Storage Unit Size Guide

You have extra items that you no longer have room for you in your home. You know you need to store them, but how big of a storage unit do you need? It’s a common question we hear at The Lock Up, so our experts have put together a storage unit size guide to help clients find the perfect size unit for their needs.

storage unit size guide

Browse our storage unit size guide below to get a better idea of what the ideal storage unit is for your needs.

5’ x 5’: This size unit is ideal for some small furniture like desk chairs, electronics, about 35 file boxes, seasonal items, business records or even sales rep materials. A 5’ x 5’ storage area can be compared to a hall closet or half bathroom.

5’ x 7.5’: This size unit can hold approximately one entire room’s worth of furniture. If you’re looking for a storage unit to hold boxes, this size unit can hold about twenty boxes as well as bicycles, business records and seasonal items.

5’ x 10’: This size unit is ideal for keeping some furniture, about one room’s worth of furniture, including a mattress set, couch or chair. In addition, it can hold about 20 boxes as well as bicycles, sales rep supplies or extra paperwork in your home, business records and seasonal items. A 5’ x 10’ storage space can be compared to a walk-in closet.

7.5’ x 10’: A little wider than other units, this size storage unit can hold the furnishings of a one-bedroom apartment, including a desk, patio furniture and a stacked washer and dryer. It can also hold about 150 file boxes, bicycles, paperwork and seasonal items. It can be compared to a large walk-in closet.

10’ x 10’: This size unit is the size of an average bedroom, and can hold all the standard furnishings from a one bedroom apartment with a refrigerator or stacked washer and dryer. It can also hold miscellaneous small items, or 170 standard file boxes.

10’ x 15’: A 10’ x 15’ storage unit has the storage area of a large bedroom and can hold all the furnishings from a two bedroom apartment or small house without major appliances. If you want to fit a large number of boxes, this size unit holds about 290 standard file boxes.

10’ x 20’: This size unit is ideal if you would like to store a car or truck. It can also hold the furnishings of a three or four bedroom apartment or home with all the major appliances.

10’ x 25’: This size unit is similar to the size of a large one car garage and can hold the contents of a 26 foot moving van. It can hold the contents of a three or four bedroom home or apartment with appliances or can hold a car or truck.

10’ x 30’: This size storage unit is similar to the size of a two car garage, and can hold all the contents of a 40 foot moving van. It can hold all the furnishings and appliances from a large home or can hold a car, truck or boat.

Have more questions about our storage unit size guide? Contact us today.