Self-Storage Size Guide

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Storage Unit to Fit Your Needs

The most frequent question customers ask when getting ready to rent a storage unit is, What size storage unit do I need to fit all my stuff? Our popular size guide below will help guide you pick what size is most appropriate for all your belongings. Units are generally broken apart by small, medium or large, regardless of your need for outdoor or indoor storage. 

Locations may have varying size options, but the most common sizes found at all of our storage facilities are listed below. Check out the guide for what items can be stored and helpful comparisons to our U-Haul trucks and trailers if you’re also renting one to move your items.  

How Big is a Storage Locker?

More commonly, what is a storage locker? We define them as reduced height storage units. While the standard height is 8 ft for a storage unit, storage lockers can range anywhere between 4 ft to 6ft. They are great for storing small seasonal items. 

Common Items Stored in a Storage Locker

  • Seasonal Clothing
  • Couple of Small to Medium Sized Boxes
  • Small Items

 Common Uses Storage Lockers

  • Storing Seasonal Decorations
  • Storing Between Semesters

 What Vehicle Should I Use to Transport Items Into Storage?

  • Moving van or pickup truck
  • Your Personal Vehicle

How Big is a 5' x 5' Storage Unit?

Commonly compared to a closet space, this storage unit is perfect for customers that have run out of storage space at home and need a little extra room for their belongings. 

Measurements:**

  • 25 square feet
  • 200 cubic feet

 Common Items Stored in a 5’ x 5’ Storage Unit

  • Twin-Sized Mattress Set
  • Seasonal Clothing
  • Books/Documents
  • Sporting Equipment/Gear
  • Business Inventory or File Boxes
  • Small to Medium Sized Boxes
  • Holiday Decorations

 Common Uses for 5’ x 5’ Storage Unit

  • Decluttering Home/Apartment
  • Storing Seasonal Items
  • Storing Dorm Room Items Between Semesters

 What Vehicle Should I Use to Transport Items Into Storage?

  • 4’ x 8’ or 5’ x 8’ cargo trailer
  • Moving van or pickup truck

How Big is a 5' x 10' Storage Unit?

Commonly compared to the space of a small room or a larger closet, this storage unit is ideal for customers that have a studio apartment or one bedroom worth of items to move. 
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Measurements:**

  • 50 square feet
  • 400 cubic feet

Common Items Stored in a 5’ x 10’ Storage Unit

  • Queen-Sized Mattress Set
  • Dresser & Nightstands
  • TV Stand & Flat-Screen TV
  • Loveseat and Chairs
  • Bicycle & Other Sporting Equipment
  • Boxes of Clothing & Household Items

Common Uses for 5’ x 10’ Storage Unit?

  • Moving to/from Apartments
  • Housing Belongings Mid-Renovation
  • Storing Extra Inventory & Office Supplies

What Vehicle Should I Use to Transport Items Into Storage?

  • 10 ft. Moving Truck

How Big is a 5' x 15' Storage Unit?

About the size of a large extended walk-in closet, this narrow storage unit is perfect for storing items you’d typically find in one bedroom or a small studio apartment.

Measurements:**

  • 75 square feet
  • 600 cubic feet

 Common Items Stored in a 5’ x 15’ Storage Unit

  • Queen-Sized Mattress Set
  • Dresser & Nightstands
  • TV Stand & Flat-Screen TV
  • Loveseat and Chairs
  • Bicycle & Other Sporting Equipment
  • Extra Appliance (Washer, Dryer, or Refrigerator)
  • Boxes of Clothing & Household Items

 Common Uses for 5’ x 15’ Storage Unit?

  • Moving to/from Apartments
  • Housing Belongings Mid-Renovation
  • Storing Extra Inventory & Office Supplies

 What Vehicle Should I Use to Transport Items Into Storage?

  • 15 ft. Moving Truck

How Big is a 10' x 10' Storage Unit

Generally the most common storage unit at any indoor facility, the 10’ by 10’ storage unit has space equivalent to ½ a standard one car garage. Store up to three rooms of items or 2 full bedrooms. 

Measurements:**

  • 100 square feet
  • 800 cubic feet

Common Items Stored in a 10’ x 10’ Storage Unit

  • King-Sized Mattress Set
  • Two Couches or Sectional Living Room Set
  • Coffee & End Tables
  • Major Appliances (Washer/Driver, Refrigerator)
  • Entertainment Center + Flat-Screen TV
  • Boxes of Items (Clothing, Sentimental, etc.)

Common Uses for 10’ x 10’ Storage Unit?

  • Remodeling a room and need to move items out
  • Freeing up space in garage
  • Housing apartment or small home for short term move

What Vehicle Should I Use to Transport Items Into Storage?

  • 15 ft. Moving Truck

How Big is a 10' x 15' Storage Unit?

Whether you need a climate controlled unit or drive up, the 10’ x 15’ is a little smaller than a standard one-car garage. Store the contents of four rooms or three fully furnished bedrooms. 

Measurements:**

  • 150 square feet
  • 1,200 cubic feet

 Common Items Stored in a 10’ x 15’ Storage Unit

  • King & Queen Sized Mattress Sets
  • Sofa & Loveseat Couch
  • Entertainment Center
  • Dining Room Set
  • Refrigerator or Washer/Dryer Combo
  • Music Equipment (Piano, Speakers, etc.)
  • Boxes of Items (Clothing, Paperwork, Misc. Items)

 Common Uses for 10’ x 15’ Storage Unit?

  • Moving Between apartment & home
  • Spring cleaning home or apartment
  • Making space in a garage

 What Vehicle Should I Use to Transport Items Into Storage?

  • 20 ft. Moving Truck

How Big is a 10' x 20' Storage Unit?

Free up the standard one-car garage space at home and load your extra belongings into a 10’ x 20x storage unit. This space can store up to 4 bedrooms or use it to store a vehicle. 

Measurements:**

  • 200 square feet
  • 1,600 cubic feet

 Common Items Stored in a 10’ x 20’ Storage Unit

  • Four Bedroom Sets
  • Living Room Furniture Set (Couches, Tables, TV Stands)
  • Kitchen Appliances and Items (Refrigerator, Pots/Pans, etc.)
  • Dining Room Set
  • Patio Furniture
  • Exercise Equipment (Weight Sets, Treadmill, etc.)
  • Medium & Large Moving Boxes of Household Items
  • Wardrobe Boxes with Clothing

 Common Uses for 10’ x 20’ Storage Unit?

  • Moving between home closings
  • Housing belongings during deployment
  • Storing household furnishings during renovation

 What Vehicle Should I Use to Transport Items Into Storage?

  • 26 ft. Moving Truck

How Big is a 10' x 25' Storage Unit?

Slightly larger than the standard one-car garage, this 10’ x 25’ can be found at a climate controlled facility or as a drive up. Use it to store up to 4 furnished bedrooms or six rooms. Boats, vehicles, water skis, and other recreational toys will also fit into this size unit. 

Measurements:**

  • 250 square feet
  • 2,000 cubic feet

 Common Items Stored in a 10’ x 25’ Storage Unit

  • Bedroom Furniture from Each Room (Frame, Mattress, Nightstand, Dresser)
  • Major Appliances (Washer/Dryer, Refrigerator)
  • Sofas & Couches and Recliner or Accent Chair
  • Home Office Furniture (Desktop, Chair and Shelving)
  • Kitchen & Dining Room Set
  • Outdoor Patio Furniture
  • Rugs from Each Room
  • Boxes of Clothes & Household Items

 Common Uses for 10’ x 25’ Storage Unit?

  • Storing household belongings during deployment
  • Storage in between closing
  • Extra warehouse space for small businesses

 What Vehicle Should I Use to Transport Items Into Storage?

  • 26 ft. Moving Truck + 5’ x 8’ Cargo Trailer

How Big is a 10' x 30' Storage Unit?

Commonly the largest space at any storage facility, this unit has the space of a standard 1 ½ car garage. The 10’ x 30’ storage unit is large enough to house an entire household of belongings, including and up to a fully furnished 4 bedroom home and garage. Our 10’ x 30’ can also be used to store recreational vehicles. 

Measurements:**

  • 300 square feet
  • 2,400 cubic feet

 Common Items Stored in a 10’ x 30’ Storage Unit

  • Four Bedroom Furniture Sets
  • Living Room Furniture (Couches, Tables, Lamps, etc.)
  • 4 to 6-Person Dining Room Set
  • Major Appliances (Washer/Dryer, Refrigerator)
  • Exercise & Sporting Equipment (Treadmill, Bikes, etc.)
  • Small to Large Moving Boxes of Household Items
  • Boxes of Clothing and Shoes

 Common Uses for 10’ x 30’ Storage Unit?

  • Storing belongings in between home closings
  • Storing vehicle along with belongings
  • Additional warehousing space for businesses

 What Vehicle Should I Use to Transport Items Into Storage?

  • 26 ft. Moving Truck with a 6’ x 12’ Cargo Trailer

Found your storage room size? Now search for a self-storage location that near you!  

**Measurements are based on an 8 ft standard ceiling height. All sizes are approximate.