Most people have no idea what size storage unit they need. It’s important to research what size unit you need. That’s why we’re breaking down each of the standard sizes. This will give you a better idea of what will fit in what size.
A 5×5 is about the size of a large closet. It is great for storing small seasonal items, extra clothing boxes, office supplies, books, or other small items. Typically they have 8-10 foot high ceilings so if you pack well you may fit more than you expect into one of these smaller units.
A 5×10 is a great sized unit for storing the contents of a one, possibly two bedrooms or spaces with small pieces of furniture. With 50 square feet of space, these units easily store small bedroom, living room or office furniture, outdoor items such as bicycles, patio furniture and lawnmowers.
A 10×10 contains plenty of space to hold the contents of a typical one bedroom apartment. One hundred square feet allows for plenty of space for two full rooms of furniture including sofas, bedroom furniture, kitchen appliances, and much more. You will probably even have room for extra boxes of clothing, kitchen items, seasonal items, or office records.
A 10×15 holds the contents of three full rooms of furniture, a large office space, or a small house. You’ll have plenty of room for multiple pieces of large furniture such as sofas, beds, pianos, and office desks. You’ll also have room left over for all of those smaller items.
200 square feet of space provides room enough for a moderate sized house with typical furniture. This large unit can store multiple large furniture items like refrigerators, living room furniture, washers, dryers, and still leave room for those smaller items and many large boxes. A 10×20 is also large enough to store most vehicles if the storage facility allows.
A 10×30 unit provides plenty of space for 5-7 rooms of furniture or office equipment. It is also a great sized unit to store a vehicle while leaving plenty of space around the vehicle to store additional items such as boxes, bicycles, or smaller furniture items.
We hope this gives you better knowledge on what size self storage unit you will need. If you need more explanation or a picture, please visit our Size Estimator.