Storage Unit Sizes Guide

Storage Unit Sizes Guide

Moving can be a daunting task, and figuring out the right storage unit size adds another layer of complexity. With numerous storage companies available, understanding standard unit sizes can make your decision-making process smoother. Bolt Storage with this guide, breaks down various storage unit sizes, helping you find the perfect fit for your needs.

Where to Start

The first step in determining your ideal storage unit size is to take a detailed inventory of your items. Measure the length, width, and height of furniture pieces, and note any larger or oddly shaped items. Additionally, estimate the number of boxes or containers you plan to store.

Storage units are often listed by floor dimensions, providing a sense of available square footage. Remember that units typically have at least an eight-foot ceiling. For a less technical approach, we've compiled a list of common storage unit sizes and their typical contents.

Small Storage Units

  • 5’x5’ Units: Similar to a walk-in closet, ideal for seasonal items or small furniture.
  • 5’x10’ Units: Minimum size for larger mattresses and suitable for one-bedroom apartment contents.

Medium Storage Units

  • 5’x15’ Units: Medium-sized units suitable for moving an entire apartment.
  • 10’x10’ Units: Half the size of a single-car garage, accommodating one or two-bedroom apartment contents.

Large Storage Units

  • 10’x20’ Units: First of the large units, suitable for a full home's worth of furniture.
  • 10’x30’ Units: The largest standard unit, useful for large house contents or temporary storage during renovations.

Extra-Large Units

Units exceeding 300 square feet are typically used by businesses for inventory, materials, or equipment storage.

Handy Tips for Picking the Right Size

For quick reference, here are some practical tips to help you determine the size you're likely to need:

  • A one-bedroom or studio apartment requires a 5’x10’ or 5’x15’ unit.
  • A two-bedroom apartment needs a 10’x10’ or 10’x15’ unit.
  • A two-bedroom house requires a 10’x20’ unit.
  • A three-bedroom house needs a 10’x25’ unit.
  • A four-bedroom house requires a 10’x30’ unit.
  • A standard car fits in no smaller than a 10’x20’ unit (unless it's compact).
  • A motorcycle requires at least a 5’x10’ unit.

Whether you're decluttering, moving, or need long-term storage, use this guide to ensure you get the right amount of space. Happy storing!

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