Self Storage Unit Dimensions

Making the right choice for your Safe Self Storage unit

The first thing you need to do is estimate how much space you will need for what you have to store.

It can be a guessing game if you don’t have any direction. So we have created some simple steps to help you make a determination of the right sized storage unit.

Step 1: You begin by having a list of all the material and items you need to store.

Step 2: Get a sense of item category by listing your items in groups. This will provide you with the necessary information to plan how you will pack your items and where you will need to place them in the storage unit.

For instance:

  • Packing fragile items in boxes.
  • Keeping items in front that you need frequent or early access to.
  • Putting heavier boxes lower in the stacking order.
  • Leaving the large, or awkward sized items aside so they can be stacked on top of the neat boxes, or put in a corner.

Step 3: Make a list of all you store, mark all your boxes with the contents listed on the side. Keep your list at home and a copy in the storage unit.

There are several basic sizes of storage units. Below is a reference guide to what is available at our Safe Self Storage facility:

Dimension Equivalent To Storage Possibilities
5x5 Storage unit5×5 25 sq. ft. Hall Closet A set of smallish furniture: chest of drawers, twin size bed, 10 large boxes boxes and a bicycle.
5x10 storage unit5×10 50 sq. ft. Walk-in Closet Living room furniture such as a sofa, easy chair, set of drawers, box-spring and mattress, several boxes and small miscellaneous items.
10x10 storage unit10×10 100 sq. ft. Large Walk-in Closet The contents of a one bedroom apartment including appliances such as a refrigerator or a washer and dryer, plus boxes and small items.
10x15 storage unit10×15 150 sq. ft. Average Bedroom The contents of a two bedroom apartment, plus cartons and small items.
10x20 storage unit10×20 200 sq. ft. Large Bedroom The contents of a 2 to 3 bedroom apartment/house including major appliances. You may also store a car or truck in this unit.
10x30 storage unit10×30 300 sq. ft. 1 1/2 Car Garage The contents of a four or five bedroom house including the major appliances. You may also store a car, truck or boat in this unit. This unit allows storage for the contents of a 30 foot moving van.

Hall Closet

A set of smallish furniture: chest of drawers, twin size bed, 10 large boxes boxes and a bicycle.

small closet self storage

Walk-in Closet

Living room furniture such as a sofa, easy chair, set of drawers, box-spring and mattress, several boxes and small miscellaneous items.Large closet style storage

Large Walk-in Closet

The contents of a one bedroom apartment including appliances such as a refrigerator or a washer and dryer, plus boxes and small items

large indoor storage unit

Average Bedroom

The contents of a two bedroom apartment, plus cartons and small items.10x15 Inside Unit

Large Bedroom

The contents of a 2 to 3 bedroom apartment/house including major appliances. You may also store a car or truck in this unit.

Large bedroom size storage

1 1/2 Car Garage

The contents of a four or five bedroom house including the major appliances. You may also store a car, truck or boat in this unit. This unit allows storage for the contents of a 30 foot moving van.

10x30 inside unit

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