Choosing A Storage Unit: What Size Do You Need?

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Whether you’re moving into a new home or you need a place to stash seasonal decorations, self storage units help you safely store your belongings when there’s no longer space for them at home.

No matter if you’re storing a few extra boxes or all of your living room furniture, it can be hard to determine what size unit you need. At Airbase Self Storage, we offer more than 20 self storage sizes, so you’re sure to find a unit that suits your needs.

To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of what you can easily store within popular unit sizes.

Mini Storage Units

Mini storage units are great for college students and people who need a little extra space that their residence doesn’t provide. These units work well for stowing away clutter and seasonal items, like clothing or decor.

At Airbase, mini storage units are the size of a small closet or half bath.

Our sizes include:

  • 4’x5’ storage units
  • 4’x7’ storage units
  • 5’x5’ storage units

Basic dorm room furniture, including a twin mattress, small dresser or desk, and several boxes, can fit within a 5’x5’ storage unit.

Mini storage units can hold:

  • Seasonal decorations
  • End tables
  • Chairs
  • Lamps
  • One appliance, like a washing machine
  • Children’s toys
  • Gardening & lawn tools
  • Camping gear
  • Business records

Small Storage Units

Are you moving into a new apartment? Are you renovating a room in your home? Small storage units, like the 5’x10’, 5’x15’ or 10’x10’, can hold the contents of an average bedroom up to the contents of a one-bedroom apartment.

These units can store:

  • Mattresses
  • Dressers
  • Living room furniture
  • Patio furniture
  • Appliances
  • Kitchen supplies
  • Excess inventory

5’x10’ Storage Units

This unit is the size of a walk-in closet or cargo van. It can fit a queen or king size mattress, couch, dresser or small dining room set, and several boxes. Think of this as the unit for a minimalist one-bedroom apartment.

5’x15’ Storage Units

A 5’x15’ storage unit is like a large closet or small bedroom. It can hold the standard furnishings for a one-bedroom apartment, minus any appliances. You’ll be able to fit a bed, desk, couch and chairs.

Have a lot of stuff packed away? This unit can hold up to 150 file boxes.

10’x10’ Storage Units

At the size of an average bedroom, you can store furniture and large appliances for a one-bedroom apartment or 200 file boxes in a 10’x10’ unit. You may be able to include patio furniture, depending on how many pieces you have.

An open self-storage unit filled is moving boxes and furniture.

Medium Storage Units

You’ll need more space if you’re moving out of a multi-bedroom apartment or home. Medium sized storage units will hold several rooms worth of furniture and belongings. They can also serve as small warehouses for businesses.

10’x15’ Storage Units

A 10’x15’ unit is the size of a large bedroom, big enough for furnishings from a two-bedroom apartment or a small house. That includes your appliances.

10’x20’ Storage Units

This size gives you a few more feet to work with. Similar to the size listed above, it can hold the contents of a two-bedroom house, including furniture, appliances and several boxes. These units work well for home or office relocations, and can be used to store inventory.

10’x25’ Storage Units

Like a large, one-car garage, a well-packed 10’x25’ storage unit can hold all of your household possessions. You’ll be able to fit interior furnishings, appliances and patio furniture from a three-bedroom house into this unit. Clients with a well-furnished two-bedroom house will find this size gives them a little more room.

10’x30’ Storage Units

Moving out of your home or warehouse space may mean you have a bit of time between closings. During those months, you’ll need to store everything safely. A 10’x30’ storage unit can handle furniture for a four- to five-bedroom house. This includes appliances, boxes and other items.

Large Storage Units

Large storage units range anywhere from 300 square feet to 450 square feet. If you have a large home with several levels, you will need a storage option with a generous amount of square footage.

Storage units that are 15’x20’, 20’x20’ or 15’x30’ are about the size of a two-car garage. They will hold the contents of several bedrooms, family rooms, entertainment rooms, and dining areas.

Ready to reserve a storage unit?

Airbase Self Storage offers several unit sizes, from affordable mini storage units to large storage units for rent on a month-by-month basis.

Reserve your storage unit today, or contact our office for more information.

Have you decided on a size? Explore our storage and packing tips to get the most out of your unit.