Choosing the right storage unit size is important. Complete these three easy steps to find out which size storage unit is your best fit:
Step One: Make a quick list of items you plan to store, including furniture, appliances, and any awkwardly-shaped items that will not be packed in boxes.
Step Two: Estimate how many boxes you will place in your storage unit.
Step Three: Use our visual Storage Unit Size Guide to assess which self storage option is right for your personal storage needs. Click here Estimate Storage Space
Storage Units for Oversized Items
This obviously depends on which mattress size you’re storing. Smaller mattresses will fit in almost any storage unit, while queen and king-sized mattresses won’t fit in smaller units.
Twin and full-size mattress: A 5×5 will easily accommodate all mattresses smaller than a queen-size mattress.
Queen-size mattress: Though you might be able to squeeze a queen-size mattress into a 5×5, it’s going to be a really tight fit. A 5×10 will be much better.
King-size mattress: There’s no chance you’ll get a king-size mattress into a 5×5, but like the queen-size mattress, the king will fit nicely in a 5×10 or larger.
Small Storage Units
Storage units ranging from 5×5 to 5×10 provide more space than you’d think. Some common uses for these self storage units include: Seasonal storage for holiday decorations and yard tools, storing children’s clothing, toys, and books, getting more space at home, summer storage for students.
5×5 Storage Unit:
How Big is a 5×5 Storage unit? The 5×5 is often the smallest storage unit at our locations, but it stores more than you’d think! With 25 square feet and 200 cubic feet of storage space, these units act like a small walk-in closet for smaller self storage needs.
What Fits in a 5×5 Storage unit? Though these are smaller storage units, vertical space can be maximized to provide plenty of space! Some items that can fit in a 5×5 include: Full-size mattress, Christmas tree, dresser, desk, chairs, boxes.
5×10 Storage Unit:
How Big is a 5×10 Storage unit? With 50 square feet and 400 cubic feet of storage space, a 5×10 storage unit is similar to a medium-sized walk-in closet.
What Fits in a 5×10 Storage unit? With the capability to hold the contents of a mid-sized bedroom (including boxes), some items that can fit in a 5×10 unit include: Queen and king-size mattress, dresser, couch, refrigerator, motorcycle.
MEDIUM STORAGE UNITS
5×15 to 10×15 storage units are highly versatile and are commonly used for things like: Storing the contents of an apartment or condo, additional storage to free up space at home, business storage for equipment, inventory, and materials
5×15 Storage Unit:
How Big is a 5×15 Storage unit? Comparable to a large walk-in closet, 5×15 storage units provide 75 square feet and 600 cubic feet of storage space.
What Fits in a 5×15 Storage unit? Capable of holding the contents of an entire bedroom and additional items like a TV, sofa, several boxes, and more, the 5×15 is a popular option for those moving out of a small apartment or condo. Some items that can fit include: Bedroom furniture, sofa, desk, kitchen table, washer/dryer, refrigerator.
10×15 Storage Unit:
How Big is a 10×15 Storage unit? A 10×15 storage unit offers 150 square feet and 1,200 cubic feet of storage space.
What Fits in a 10×15 Storage unit? These storage units can store several bedrooms’ worth of furniture plus some additional items. This makes them great for storing the contents of a two-bedroom apartment. Some commonly stored items might include: Contents of two to three bedrooms, living room furniture, contents of garage, some compact cars, materials for business storage.
10×10 Storage Unit:
How Big is a 10×105 Storage unit? Roughly half the size of a standard one-car garage, 10×10 storage units offer 100 square feet and 800 cubic feet of storage space.
What Fits in a 10×10 Storage unit? With enough space for multiple sets of bedroom furniture with room to spare, 10×10 storage units are commonly used to store the contents of a one or two-bedroom apartment. Some items that can be stored in these units include: Contents of two bedrooms or entire living room, grand piano, appliances.
LARGE STORAGE UNITS
With enough space to store the contents of entire homes, 10×20 to 10×30 storage units are often used for: Storing the contents of a house while moving, storing vehicles, including cars and smaller RVs/boats.
10×20 Storage Unit:
How Big is a 10×20 Storage unit? The 10×20 offers ample space for larger storage needs with 200 square feet and 1,600 cubic feet of storage space.
What Fits in a 10×20 Storage unit? Capable of storing the contents of a multi-bedroom house, some items that can be stored in a 10×20 include: Living room furniture, multiple sets of bedroom furniture, patio furniture, lawnmower, snow blower, average-sized automobile including sedans, large quantity of boxes.
10×25 Storage Unit:
How Big is a 10×25 Storage unit? With 250 square feet and 2,000 square feet of storage space, the 10×25 storage unit is one of the largest offered at Stop N’ Lock Self Storage.
What Fits in a 10×25 Storage unit? With enough space to store a fully-furnished three-bedroom house, some of the items that can fit in a 10×25 include: Large pickup truck or van, small RV, boat, commercial storage for parts, contents of garage, up to three bedrooms’ worth of furniture.
10×30 Storage Unit:
How Big is a 10×30 Storage unit? One of our largest storage units available, the 10×30 provides 300 square feet and 2,400 cubic feet of storage space.
What Fits in a 10×30 Storage unit? Similar to the space of a one and a half car garage, these self storage units can hold the contents of up to a five-bedroom house. Some items that can fit in a 10×30 might include: Automobile (with room to share), contents of four to five bedrooms, multiple sets of living room furniture, large quantity of boxes., patio furniture, desks, chairs, and other home office furniture.