Home » What Size Self Storage Unit Do I Need?

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when entering into self storage is what size to get. If you go too large, you might be wasting money with a lot of empty space. If you go to small, your possessions will be cramped and you’ll be forced to squish and cram things in ways that might result in breakage.

When trying to determine what size is right for you, be sure to assess what you intend to store. Gauge the amount of items that will be in boxes, and how much of it you will need access to. Also be certain to consider any items that are fragile.

Fragile items should be stacked on top of other more durable items, and belongings you will need consistent access to should be stored toward the front of the unit.

The following is sizing advice on what each of our units can handle:


5′ x 5′ (25 sq. ft.):

Can hold a sofa, a small mattress set, boxes and small items. Useful for lamps, garden tools, or seasonal decorative items.



5′ x 10′ (50 sq. ft.):

Can handle furnishings such as a couch, table, as well as multiple chairs with some spare room for boxes.



10′ x 10′ (100 sq. ft.):

Accommodates belongings from multiple rooms, including living room and kitchen. Example items could be living room set, kitchen set, or two bed room sets.



10′ x 15′ (150 sq. ft.):

Can handle up to three bedroom sets, or large cumbersome items such as pianos and workout equipment.



8′ x 19′ (152 sq. ft.):

This room is longer and more slender, making it best for lengthy pieces of wood, pipe, benches, and living room sets.



10′ x 20′ (200 sq. ft.):

A very large space that can hold up to five bedroom sets. Can also handle bulky items like washers, dryers, living room furniture, and more.



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UNIT SIZE APPROXIMATE: Unit sizes are approximate and for comparison purposes only.