What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

Knowing what storage unit sizes you need can be a difficult task. Especially if it’s the first time ever you’re renting a storage unit.

A storage unit is always the best solution for securing your excess belongings. A common occurrence is people wasting money on a too-large unit or trying to save money on a unit that’s too small.

So how do you find the correct storage size? We’re here to help you with that. Check our table below to get a quick overview of what’s the ideal storage size for you. We also explain a bit more in detail what you can expect of each storage size.

 

Storage unit size guide: Table & Explanation

Unit size Total space (sq. ft.) What it fits
5 ft. x 7 ft. 35 Small personal items
5 ft. x 10 ft. 50 1-bed apartment
5 ft. x 15 ft. 75 1-bed home
10 ft. x 10 ft. 100 2- to 3-bed home
10 ft. x 20 ft. 200 3- to 4-bed home

These are some of the general rules you can follow. Below we go in a bit more detail what each unit size can store.

What size storage unit do I need for my items?

5 ft. x 7 ft. unit: 35 square feet

(size is equivalent to a small closet)

This unit has the size of a small closet and is perfect to store stuff like clothes, seldom-used decor, a twin-size bed, camping and outdoor gear, gardening tools, etc.. 

This is our smallest unit size, so don’t expect it to store much. It’s about the size of a small dresser. If you’re just packing all the content of your dorm room (without the bigger furniture), then this size should provide you with enough space.

Some of the items a unit size like this can store: clothes, boxes, skis, personal items, children’s toys, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

 

5 ft. x 10 ft. unit: 50 square feet

(size is equivalent to a walk-in closet)

This unit has the size of a small walk-in closet. It’s perfect for people that need a bit more space than a regular closet, and need to store some bigger items as well. If you need to store your belongings from a small 1-bedroom apartment, then this is the right size for you.

Some of the items a unit size like this can store: small furniture such as chairs, sofas, box springs and mattresses, business supplies and records. Other small items and boxes will also be possible with this storage unit size.

 

5 ft. x 15 ft. unit: 75 square feet

(size is equivalent to a large closet)

This unit has the size of a large closet. It’s ideal for people that need a bit more storage space. This storage unit is recommended for people moving from a 1-bedroom home. 

Some of the items a unit size like this can store: Basically the same as the 50 square feet-sized unit, but a bit larger. This could be perfect for persons that aren’t sure what size they need. Items such as small furniture, mattresses, business supplies and records can all be easily stored here.

 

10 ft. x 10 ft. unit: 100 square feet

(size is equivalent to a standard one-car garage)

To give you an idea, an average bedroom measures 10 ft. x 12 ft. You can think of this storage unit as either a small bedroom or a standard one-car garage. If you need to store items from your 3-bedroom house, then a bigger storage unit like this one is recommended.

Some of the items a unit size like this can store: major appliances with lots of boxes, mattresses, nightstands, bed frames, dressers, business storage files, etc..

 

If you’re in need to store furniture from a kitchen or dining room alongside your bedroom items, you most likely need to choose a larger size. Get in touch with Honor Storage today and we help you choose the correct storage size.

Also check out our other articles on our self-storage blog here.

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