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Storage Unit Size Guide – how much space do you need?

You’ve figured out that self-storage is the right solution for needing more space. But how much space do you need? All our storage units are 8.5′ in height except for our smallest “locker” storage unit, which is 5’W x 5’D x 4’H and are ideal for five to 10 small items or boxes.

This chart outlines the storage unit sizes that are best for a variety of needs.

 

Sizing Chart
Residential Self-Storage Size Business Self-Storage
Ideal to store smaller items, including clothing, small pieces of furniture or 10-15 small boxes. 5′ x 5′ Holds contents of a regular closet or stores small office equipment, filing cabinets or 15 small boxes.
Can hold the contents of a large walk-in closet, or a small couch, bikes, mattresses, or 15-20 storage boxes. 5′ x 10′ Storage space for extra chairs, a desk, small office equipment, filing cabinets or 20 filing boxes.
Holds the contents of a small studio apartment, including mattress set, fridge, small appliances or up to 25 boxes. 5′ x 15′ Ideal for storing couch, extra chairs, desks, small office equipment, filing cabinets or 25 filing boxes.
Suitable for contents of a small one-bedroom apartment, including couches, mattress set, dresser or 30 boxes. 10′ x 10′ Storage for contents of a small office, including medium-size equipment, filing cabinets or 30 boxes.
Space for contents of a large garage, including patio furniture, small vehicle or 35 medium-size boxes. 10′ x 15′ Space for contents of a small office, including chairs, desks, equipment, filing cabinets or 35 boxes.
Room for the contents of a three-bedroom apartment, patio furniture, small vehicle or 40 medium size boxes. 10′ x 20′ Holds the contents of a 1,200 square foot office, including larger office furniture, filing cabinets or 40 boxes.
Holds the contents of a large garage, including patio furniture, small vehicle or 45 medium-size boxes. 10′ x 25′ Holds the contents of a 2,000 square foot office. Ideal for large office equipment and trade show displays.
Ideal for storing large appliances, patio furniture, large furniture items, a vehicle or 45 medium boxes. 15′ x 15′ Storage for the contents of a 3,500 square foot office, including furniture, trade show displays or vehicle.
Storage for contents of a five-bedroom house, including appliances, larger furniture pieces, vehicle or 50 medium boxes. 20′ x 20′ Ideal for the contents of a 5,000 square foot office, including large equipment, furniture and trade show displays.

Business Storage Unit Needs

 

  • 5′ x 5′ (25 sq. ft.) – Will hold the contents of a large office closet filled with files, books, office chairs, and a few storage boxes.
  • 5′ x 10′ (50 sq. ft.) – Will hold the contents of one office room, including desks, bookcases, filing cabinets and large storage boxes. Ideal for storing equipment and tools.
  • 10′ x 10′ (100 sq. ft.) – Will hold the contents of an entire office, including desks, chairs, computers and a few storage boxes.
  • 10′ x 15′ (150 sq. ft.) – Will hold the contents of three office rooms could fit in this size unit, including several desks, computers and boxes. 
  • 10′ x 20′ (200 sq. ft.) – Will hold the contents of five office rooms (desks, computers, bookcases and file cabinets) in this size, or a five-year supply of business and tax files. 
  • 10′ x 30′ (300 sq. ft.) – Will hold the contents of five office rooms – many desks, several large boxes, seasonal storage, a few sets of large storage shelves and/or a few pallets of inventory, depending on how high you stack them.