Navigating the Unit Size Conundrum

Published on 10/31/2023

When you’re looking for a self-storage unit to store your possessions, it’s important to ensure that you choose a unit that’s the right size for your needs. The size of the unit you need will depend on the type and quantity of items you plan to store. 

Here’s a guide to the most common self-storage unit sizes and what you could fit into each one.

5’ x 5’ Storage Unit: This small storage unit (often referred to as a “closet-sized unit”) is a great choice for storing a few boxes and small furniture pieces. It can also be used for seasonal items, tools, and other overflow items from your home or business. Some examples of what you can store in a 5’ x 5’ unit are a few armchairs, several bulky winter coats, a mattress set, or a small desk and chair.

5’ x 10’ Storage Unit: A 5’ x 10’ unit is the perfect choice for storing the contents of a single room. This size can accommodate a few larger items, such as a sofa or futon, alongside other furniture, boxes, and seasonal items. You could also use it to store the contents of an antique collection, a library, or a home office.

10’ x 10’ Storage Unit: This mid-size storage unit is ideal for storing the contents of a large bedroom or small two-bedroom apartment. You can fit in chairs, tables, beds, dressers, appliances, and a variety of large and small boxes. This unit size is also often used for business storing documents, excess inventory, and large items like industrial machinery.

10’ x 20’ Storage Unit: A 10’ x 20’ storage unit is a great choice for storing the contents of a three-bedroom house. This size allows you to store furniture, multiple refrigerators, freezers, washers, and dryers, as well as a large quantity of boxes, books, records, and other items.

10’ x 30’ Storage Unit: This large storage unit is perfect for storing the contents of an entire house. It offers enough space to fit furniture from several rooms, large pieces of equipment, musical instruments, and even numerous toys. 10’ x 30’ storage units can also accommodate the contents of a small business.

No matter what kind of items you’re storing, it’s important to select a unit size that can accommodate your needs. Consider your storage needs carefully and pick a self-storage unit that fits the quantity and type of items you need to store. And if you’re ever unsure about what size storage unit you need, shoot us an email at