Self Storage Unit Sizing Guide
5X5 – (25 sq. ft.)
This is roughly the size of a normal home closet. Perfect for boxes or totes, records, and other small miscellaneous things.
5X10 – (50 sq. ft.)
This size unit will store the contents of a studio apartment. It will store a twin size mattress set, table and chairs, and boxes and totes. It’s also the right size for storing a motorcycle.
5X15 – (75 sq. ft.)
This size is perfect for storing the contents of a 1 bedroom apartment. Ideal for a couch, chair, dining room set, sporting equipment and bicycle. Also good for business merchandise and seasonal items.
10X10 – (100 sq. ft.)
Great for storing the items of a 2 bedroom space. Larger appliances, dining set, furniture and bedrooms sets. Entertainment center and other various items.
10X15 – (150 sq. ft.)
Ideally sized to handle the contents of a 3 bedroom space. Larger furniture and appliances, sporting equipment, entertainment centers and TV’s. Tool boxes and larger musical equipment like drums or keyboards.
10X20 – (200 sq. ft.)
This size unit will hold a small car, or the contents of a 3 to 4 bedroom home. With plenty of room for storing sporting equipment and seasonal items as well.
10X25 – (250 sq. ft.)
This is basically the size of a typical garage. So it’s perfect for a car or even a small boat with trailer, or the contents of a full home.
10 X 30 – (300 sq. ft.)
Room for a large vehicle, or even two small vehicles end to end. Perfect for storing the contents of a large home.
Place the larger items like furniture and appliances to the back of the unit.
Pallets or a tarp on the floor to keep furniture and boxes off a porous cement floor.
We never recommend storing mattresses in plastic covering since it traps moisture inside.
Try to utilize all of the vertical space by stacking items.
Storing items in totes is best, as the stack easy and have molded handles.
Place heavier items on bottom with lighter items on top of them.
To save space place blankets on top of bureaus so you can flip another dresser on top.
Store breakables in bath towels and place in bureau drawers.
Always take an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place.