In San Francisco, just like any major city, empty/open space is coveted, as is storage space, which is not cheap. For instance, an additional storage space at one of the new developments in San Francisco, Rockwell, costs $12,000. And because of that, being creative and smart about how to store and what to store, basically getting rid of all the shit you don’t need, is important.

The folks at SpareFoot, who provide tips about self-storage, moving, home organization, and much more sent me this great infographic to share with all of you, and some great information to boot. In one of his articles, Brian Shreckengast analyzes how many storage units you’d need to store Golden Gate Park (working on that visual).

At only 47 square miles, San Francisco is one of the most compact cities in the nation. But despite its size, it’s still home to one of the nation’s largest urban parks: Golden Gate Park. At three miles long and a half mile wide, the park covers 1,017 acres and features trails, sports fields, gardens, and playgrounds. In order to better express the park’s true size, we used mapping tool MAPfrappe to draw an outline around Golden Gate Park, which we could then move anywhere around the globe. This special tool adjusted our outline’s shape to account for Google Maps’ Mercator Projection distortions, which means the size of the outline remained accurate.

If you were wondering how many 10×10 storage units you’d need to store Golden Gate Park (these are the things we think about here at SpareFoot) well, that would be 4,460,544 units. And as the average price of a 10×10 storage unit in San Francisco is $219, you could expect to pay $976,859,136 in monthly rental fees — and you thought your rent was getting bad.

(Wait for it…the image may take some time to load, it’s massive…patience…come on little buddy…there it is!)

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