Self Storage Unit Sizes How Much Space Do You Need?September 30, 2023
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By Jason Kay
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
Basically, 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.
To 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.
Each 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 most appliances.
–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 house.
–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 – by 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 five-bedroom house.
Hopefully, this guide has helped you visualize how well you are going to be able to fill your storage space so that you can choose which self-storage unit size will fit your storage needs just right.
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