When it comes to self-storage units, size doesn't just matter -
it's everything. You don't want to pay more for a storage space that
will only sit half full when you can pay less for a smaller self-storage
unit with all its space maximized.
It's all about picking the
right size and knowing how to manage the space you have to let you fit
all the things you need to put in storage. Not to worry though, there
are a lot of self-storage unit sizes to choose from and almost all will
provide you with enough space to store your things. The sizes also
increase in just the right increments so that you never have too much or
too little space; of which every square inch ought to be worth every
cent you spend for it.
Take Your Pick
self-storage unit sizes range from the smallest at 5 ft. x 5 ft. or 25
square feet, which is roughly the size of a hall closet or half a
bathroom to a 10 ft. x 30 ft. or 300 square foot deluxe garage size that
can probably house one car comfortably with lots more room to spare.
give you a better of idea of the choices that are available to you,
here are the standard sizes that are available at most self-storage unit
provider companies, together with a brief description of what items or
furnishings, and how many, will fit into each given size.
description should give you an idea of how much space you need. Just
think about what that you want to put into storage and see which unit
size will be able to accommodate your things.
• 5 x 5
at 25 square feet, this smallest of self-storage unit choices will give
you just enough room to put in small furniture like a chest of drawers,
small boxes, a small mattress set and some other small items.
• 5 x 10
- this is roughly the size of a walk-in closet and will allow you to
store a couch, chairs, a chest of drawers, mattress set, some yard
equipment and other small items.
• 5 x 15 or 8 x 20
- this unit size is roughly 75-80 square feet and is similar to that of
a small bedroom or a hallway. It will store most furniture from a
one-bedroom apartment, including a refrigerator, washer and dryer, as
well as some other small furniture and miscellaneous items.
• 10 x 10
- this is the average size of a regular bedroom and can fit most
furnishings from a one or two-bedroom apartment including patio
furniture as well as most appliances.
• 10 x 15
at 150 square feet, this is about the size of a large bedroom and will
hold a two-bedroom apartment or a small house's furnishings including
• 10 x 20
- at this size, a lot
of things can already be stored, with some extra room to spare. About
the same area as a one-car garage, the 10 x 20 ft. self-storage unit can
accommodate the furnishings of a two or three-bedroom apartment or
• 10 x 25
- this 250 square foot space is
the same size as a standard one-car garage and can probably fit just
that - a car, even a pick-up or a boat. If not, it can comfortably
accommodate all the furnishings including major appliances of a three or
four-bedroom house or apartment.
• 10 x 30
far the largest space and the biggest self-storage choice you can avail
of, the 300 square foot unit is as big as an extra-large one-car garage
and can house either one vehicle such as a car, truck or boat; or all
the furnishings, appliances and other major and minor items of a four or
Hopefully, this guide has helped you visualize how well you are going to be able to fill your storage space so that you can find a self-storage unit
size will fit your storage needs just right.