Small to Medium Units
Ideal for temporary storage needs, house-sitting, and general small to medium decluttering
2m x 1.5m
3m x 1m
3m x 2m (your typical garden shed size)
3m x 3m (would suit the average contents of a 1-bedroom flat)
3.0m x 4m (would suit the average contents of a 2-bedroom unit/house)
Medium to Large Units
3.0m x 5.0m (would suit a large 3-bedroom residence with average contents)
3.0m x 6.0m (would suit a small 4-bedroom residence with average contents – would also store a car)
3.0m x 7.0m (would suit a car, or contents of a larger residence)
3.0m x 8.0m (would suit a car or contents of a larger residence with outdoor furnishings)
3.0m x 9.0m(would suit a car or contents of a larger residence with outdoor furnishings and garden shed)
6.0m x 7.0m ideal for car, boat, caravan, motorbikes etc
The use of cartons, bubble wrap, paper, tape and plastic covers is recpommended for the protection of your items in transit and in storage.
• Don’t move wardrobes, drawers etc while full, you can break them. Only fill them when they are in place and fully assembled.
• Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure cartons.
• Cushions should be wrapped in plastic.
• Where possible remove the legs and casters from items of furniture e.g. bed bases, tables etc. to avoid damage and save space.
• Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.
• Furniture shouldn't be placed directly on the floor, use plastic or material to cushion heavy items.
• Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper separating them.
• Place a cover over all furniture, especially lounges, recliners and anything of value.
What size storage space do I need?
Hook’s Storage Units offers up to 14 different sized units all over 3 metres high, and at competitive prices. Our highly experienced and
knowledgeable team can take out the guesswork, and assist you to choose the perfect solution to fit your particular needs.
Click the button below to use the Self Storage Association Storage Estimator
. This handy storage calculator will help
you determine your storage space needs. Simply add your details to the calculator, which will determine the approximate space required.
• Ensure all whitegoods (fridges, freezers etc) are empty, clean and dry before storing to prevent moisture and mildew.
• Leave doors slightly ajar to prevent mould build up.
• A deodoriser placed inside fridges or freezers is also a good idea to maintain freshness.
• Don’t pack items inside your whitegoods, as you may scratch the insides or damage the shelving.
Glass and Breakables
• Wrap all breakable items separately in tissue, packing or butchers paper, box and ensure they are marked "Fragile".
• Pack breakables in sturdy boxes.
• Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in proper packing paper (newsprint can be very messy and possibly stain).
• Place packing in the top and bottom of cartons for added protection.
• Place plates, saucers and bowls on their sides to prevent any breakage.
• Empty space should be filled with packing paper.
• Ensure you haven't stacked heavy items on top of cartons containing breakables.
• Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or packed in purpose-made picture/mirror cartons.
• The original boxes are ideal to repack in.
• If the original boxes are not available talk to us about speciality boxes for electronic items.
• Ensure all electronic equipment is clean and dry before storing.
• Ensure that items above or on top of electronic equipment will not fall down or damage the surfaces.
• To minimise rust in metal items such as tools, wipe the item with a few drops of oil before storing them away.
• Pack these items away from goods that may be stained such as furniture.
• Wrapping silver in NON ACID tissue paper or plastic bags can help reduce tarnishing.
• Wipe chrome or cast iron with a little machine oil to help retard rust.
What you CAN NOT Store
Goods that are:
• Environmentally harmful
• A risk to the property of any person (including but not limited to petrol tins, paint thinner, full gas bottles or chlorine)