What Size Self Storage Unit is Right for Me?

What Size Self Storage Unit is Right for Me?

By John Doe

Making sure that you get the right size storage unit is important, Horizon Mini Storage is here to make it easier for you. Check out these tips below to find out which size self storage unit fits your needs best.

Step 1:  Make a quick list. Include any items you plan to store, furniture, appliances, and any odd shaped items that will not fit in boxes or bins.

Step 2: How many boxes do you plan on placing in your storage unit

Step 3: Check out our website size calculator to get a good idea of what size unit you may need. If you need some extra help call one of our storage experts today!

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Depending on what size mattress you may be storing you may need a larger unit than you had intended.

Twin and Full Size Mattress: A mattress that is smaller than queen-size mattress can fit in a 5×5 storage unit, a twin or full size mattress fits in a 5×5. Queen Mattress: A queen size mattress may be able to fit into a 5×5 but it will be a pretty tight fit. A 5×10 will fit a queen size mattress much better. King Mattress: You will not be able to fit a king size mattress into a unit smaller than a 5×10. A 5×10 self storage unit or larger will fit a king mattress nicely.Depending on what size mattress you may be storing you may need a larger unit than you had intended.

Small Self Storage Units

Considering a smaller unit for your belongings? A 5×5 or a 5×10 can provide more space than you would think it may be perfect for your items. Common uses for smaller storage units are childrens clothing, toys, and books, summer storage for students, gardening tools, and holiday decorations.

A 5×5 storage unit is the smallest unit we have at Horizon Mini Storage and it is able to hold more than you would think! These units are 25 square feet and 200 cubic feet of storage space, and a 5×5 storage unit acts like a small walk-in closet. Though a 5×5 is a smaller storage unit, vertical space can be maximized which provides plenty of additional space. Items that can be stored in a 5×5; twin or full size mattress, christmas trees, a dresser, a desk, chairs, and boxes.

A 5×10 storage unit offers 50 square feet and 400 cubic feet of storage space, this space is similar to a medium walk-in closet. A 5×10 unit can hold the contents of a small or medium bedroom, such as a queen and king sized mattress, dresser, couch, refrigerator, or even a motorcycle.

Medium Size Units Medium storage units like a 5×15, 10×10 or 10×15 are commonly used for storing contents of an apartment or condo, additional storage for freeing up space at home, business storage for things like equipment, inventory, or materials.

A 5×15 unit is comparable to a large walk-in closet and provides 75 square feet and 600 cubic feet of storage space. Some items that can be stored in a 5×15 storage unit include bedroom furniture, couch, desk, table, washer and dryer, and a refrigerator. This unit is able to hold the contents of an entire bedroom and additional items like TV and several boxes. A 5×15 is a good option for those moving out of a small apartment or condo.

A 10×10 storage unit is roughly the size of a one-car garage offering 800 cubic feet and 100 square feet of storage space. This unit allows space for multiple sets of bedroom furniture with room to spare. 10×10 self storage units are typically used to store contents of a one or two bedroom apartment. Items that fit in a 10×10 self storage unit are the contents of two bedrooms or the entire living room, a grand piano, and appliances.

A 10×15 self storage unit has 150 square feet and 1,200 cubic feet of space. If you need to store the contents of a two-bedroom apartment, or several bedrooms from your home this may be the perfect storage unit for you. Commonly stored items in a 10×15 unit include two or three bedroom contents, living room furniture, contents of a garage, materials for business storage, and some compact cars.

Large Storage Units A 10×20, 10×25, or 10×30 offer enough space to store an entire home during a move, storing vehicles, and small RVs and boats.

10×20 self storage unit is ample space for larger storage needs such as the contents of a multi-bedroom house. Patio furniture, living room furniture, multiple sets of bedroom furniture, lawnmower, snow blower, a large quantity of boxes, and average sized vehicles are also items that fit great in 10×20 self storage units.

A 10×25 unit has 250 square feet and has enough space to store a fully-furnished three bedroom home. Large pickup truck or van, small RV, boat, commercial storage for parts, contents of a garage, up to three bedrooms worth of furniture are some of the items that can fit in a 10×25 self storage unit.

A 10×30 storage space is similar to a one and a half car garage, and can hold up to a five bedroom house. Some items that can fit in a 10×30 self storage unit are multiple sets of living room furniture, a very large quantity of boxes, patio furniture, home office furniture, or an automobile with room to spare.

When you are looking for a self storage unit making sure you have the correct size for the items you need is extremely important. Now that you know which unit may be correct for your belongings, rent online today. Horizon Mini Storage is happy to help with deciding which unit may be best for you, call today and we would be happy to answer your questions!


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