What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

Self storage is a great way to store your excess belongings and free up space at your home or business. However, not everybody has the exact same storage needs. Some people may only need to store a few things, while others may need to store a whole property’s worth of possessions. To meet these varying needs, storage unit sizes range from the very small to the very large. But where do you even start?

If you’re asking yourself, “What size storage unit do I need?” our team here at Stor-It has you covered with our convenient storage space guide. To further narrow down your choices, be sure to check out our storage unit size guideand storage unit size calculator to find the perfect fit.

Storage Unit Size Guide

Choosing a storage unit isn’t rocket science, but it’s easier with a bit of planning and insider knowledge.

To answer your question regarding how big of a storage unit you need, you’ll first want to ask yourself, “What do I need to store?” Knowing how many items and what kind of items you want to store will help determine how much storage space you will need.

Obviously, more items (and bigger items) will require more storage space. The good news is that we offer a wide range of storage unit sizes, so it’s just a matter of finding one that suits your needs and preferences.

For example, if you only have a few compact items, you may want to consider one of our small storage units. But if you have bulkier items, like beds, couches, and dining room tables, our large storage unit options will be a better fit. Remember, you may only have a few items now, but you might end up wanting additional space for storing more items in the future.

Choosing the Right Storage Unit: Storage Unit Sizes

After assessing your needs, you’ll want to explore the many different storage unit sizes available today. We recommend choosing a self-storage provider that offers various storage unit sizes. That way, you won’t be left with limited options and a choice that isn’t quite right. So, what are the sizes of storage units? It all depends on what your storage provider offers.

With that said, in our storage unit size guide above, we break down some standard storage unit sizes to help you get a better idea of what sizes are available and what might fit in each option. For instance, the 5’x5’ option can fit the contents of a walk-in closet, while the more spacious 10’x15’ unit can accommodate roughly three bedrooms’ worth of items. Use our handy storage unit size comparison to narrow down your choices.

Choosing the Right Storage Unit: Our Storage Unit Size Calculator

Still not sure what size storage unit you need? We’re here to help. Use our storage unit size calculator to find the right storage unit size for your individual needs.

Simply input how many of each item you’re looking to store, and then the calculator will generate its estimation for you.

Keep in mind that even with an accurate calculator and a visit to the unit itself, your final decision will come down to preference and a bit of projection into the future. Choosing the smallest unit possible will keep your costs low, but it will make movement inside your unit harder and leave you with little room to add more stuff. Choosing a bigger unit costs more, but it will leave you with more space for movement and different arrangements, as well as room to add extra belongings.

Ready to determine what size storage space you need? Contact us to speak with a member of our team directly, and reserve your unit here at Stor-It today! And for even more moving and storing advice, read our packing and storage tipspage and know that we offer packing and storage supplies available for purchase on-site for your convenience.

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