- Size Guide
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January 31, 2018|
Once you have determined the items you will need to store, it’s time to consider their sizes and weights. Some items can stack on top of each other, while others may be too heavy or awkward in shape, requiring their own space. One way to help with choosing a storage unit size is by actually packing your belongings and stacking them together. Without damaging any items inside the boxes, use a tape measurer to see how much space you need. Try using different containers or boxes to figure out the most efficient way to store everything.
Depending on how long you plan to store items, it may be important to provide space for ventilation and access. When storing belongings for short periods of time, it is usually okay to pack them closer together. When storing belongings for longer periods of time, however, providing extra space not only for ventilation, but also for a walkway so you can get to your items is also vital. For belongings that you may need to access regularly, consider leaving enough space in your unit for an aisle. Then, be sure to arrange those belongings along the aisle for easy access.
To help you determine how to choose a storage unit size that works for you, we summarized this process in the five easy steps below.
Each of the types of storage unit sizes and the items they are used to traditionally store are featured below. For more details on choosing a storage unit, along with a visual breakdown of what can be placed in each unit, be sure to visit our Storage Unit Size Guide.
About the size of a small walk-in closet, 5×5 storage units are ideal for personal items, clothes, boxes, skis, children’s toys, small furniture, business records or sales rep materials.
5’x10′ units can store small amounts of furniture, sofas, chairs, chest of drawers, box spring and mattress, business supplies and record, plus other small items and boxes.
7.5’x10′ units can also store small amounts of furniture, sofas, chairs, chest of drawers, box spring and mattress, business supplies and records, plus other small items and boxes.
10’x10′ storage units can hold the contents of a one-bedroom apartment with major appliances, furniture and boxed items and supplies.
10’x15′ storage units can hold the contents of a two-bedroom apartment or home, including appliances, boxes, furniture and boxed items and supplies.
10’x20′ storage units can hold the contents of a three-bedroom apartment or home, including appliances, boxes, furniture and boxed items and supplies. These storage units are also ideal for commercial inventory and storage racks.
10’x30′ storage units can hold the contents of a four- to five-bedroom home, including appliances, boxes, furniture and boxed items and supplies. These storage units are also ideal for commercial and equipment storage.
Determining the right size storage unit for your needs will prove to be your best value. Before making a final decision, visit your nearest ezStorage facility and ask to see a unit that is the same size you are considering. Viewing the space may be easier than trying to picture it in your head. Also, a reputable storage facility will have staff that are trained and experienced in helping tenants determine the proper storage space so bring your inventory list and packing estimate details to discuss. You can always visit our FAQ page to find answers to your self storage questions.
We’ve also created the Ultimate Guide for Renting Your First Storage Unit, filled with everything you need to know to find the right storage solution for you.
At ezStorage, our storage professionals are here to help make your storage experience simple. Stop by one of our many storage facilities near you today!
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Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.
How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.
Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.
Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.
What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.
Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.
Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.