When planning on using a self‐storage unit it is important to know the quantity and type of goods you are storing in order to pick the right size.
Storage units range from 5×5 units to large units that can hold the contents of an entire home. Here is a guideline for each size unit with examples of how much you can expect to store.
These units are 25 sq. ft and can be considered the equivalent of a closet or a small half bathroom. A unit of this size will fit several small boxes, a small dresser and office chair. It is perfect for storing seasonal items like garden tools and hockey equipment. For a business this unit can hold approximately 30 small file boxes.
This unit is 50 sq. ft and about the equivalent of a walk in closet. A unit this size can easily store the contents of a mid‐size bedroom or a small apartment living room. It can store several small to medium size boxes, a queen sized bed and bureau or a couch and chair. A business can store several filing boxes or the contents of a small office.
This unit is 75 sq. ft and is similar to the size of a large walk in closet. It can hold several medium size boxes, the contents of 2 bedrooms or the contents of a kitchen and bedroom. A business can store 2 offices and some filing boxes
A unit of this size is 100 sq. ft and is the size of a large bedroom. Expect to fit the contents of a large family room or two full bedrooms or a small one bedroom apartment. This unit will store 2 large offices and several filing boxes.
This unit is 150 sq. ft and can hold the contents of a 3 room apartment or 3 bedrooms of a house. It will also accommodate appliances and larger items like flat screen televisions and large couches. For business, this unit will store 3 office spaces and several large and medium size inventory boxes.
This unit is 200 sq ft. The size of a standard one car garage, a unit of this size can accommodate the contents of an entire 3 bedroom home including several boxes and appliances. For business, expect to be able to store 3 to 4 office spaces and several boxes.
This unit is 250 sq ft. and can accommodate the entire contents of a 4 bedroom home including large appliances and large furniture. For businesses this size unit can be used to store the equivalent of 4 office spaces and several medium and large boxes.
If you are planning on storing odd sized goods, it is best to visit a unit to get a good visual sense of space. Always take inventory of what you are planning on storing and leave yourself some space for adding inventory or items at a later date.
If you have any questions contact our professional self‐storage consultants to help you with choosing the right size unit for your needs.