What Size Unit Do I Need?

One of the most difficult things to do is figure out just what size storage unit you will need. The following is a guide to help determine what size unit you need based on the quantity of items and the specific storage situation you will have.

First, determine the quantity of items that you will actually store. Check the guide below and get the advice of your storage manager. If you will need to go through boxes or otherwise access the unit regularly, choose one size larger than actually needed to allow some shuffling space. If you are not going to access the unit until you move out, choose the smallest possible size and stack high and tightly.

  • 5 x 5 – This is about the size of an average hall closet. It will typically hold one or two small furniture items or several boxes.
  • 5 x 10 – This is about the size of a small walk-in closet. This unit will typically hold one to two small rooms of furnishings and goods.
  • 8 x 10 – This unit will hold 2 to 3 rooms of furnishings and goods or one small apartment.
  • 10 x 10 – This unit will typically hold 4 rooms of furnishings or a larger apartment. This size is also convenient for businesses wishing to store records or inventory.
  • 10 x 15 – This unit will typically hold 5 rooms of furnishings and goods or the contents of one small house.
  • 10 x 20 – This unit will typically hold 6 to 8 rooms and furnishings and goods or the contents of a 3-bedroom home. As a drive-up unit this size is convenient for vehicle storage.
  • 10 x 25 – This unit will typically hold the contents of a 3-4 bedroom home with a garage.
  • 10 x 30 – This unit will typically hold the contents of a four-bedroom home or a boat, or can be used as a small warehouse for construction or retail businesses.