What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?
Figuring out what size storage unit you need doesn’t have to be a guessing game. With our handy guide, you’ll be able to quickly and accurately estimate how much storage space you’ll need.
Before getting into the nitty-gritty details, here’s a quick, simple breakdown of some common storage unit sizes:
Small storage units
A small storage unit can be the perfect option for storing extra books and smaller items, but oftentimes, the space is smaller than it sounds. Carefully assess how much space your items will take up before springing for one of these units.
5 x 5 storage unit
A 5 x 5 storage unit is one of the most popular storage units out there. It’s relatively cheap, flexible, and will fit most peoples’ temporary storage needs.
What fits in a 5 x 5 storage unit?
A 5 x 5 storage unit is about the size of a small walk-in closet. It’s ideal for storing boxes. You could also fit in narrow pieces of furniture, like bookcases or lamps.
How much does a 5 x 5 storage unit cost?
Depending on whether or not you want a climate-controlled unit, monthly prices for 5 x 5 storage units will vary.
Can a couch fit in a 5 x 5 storage unit?
It’s not very likely, but if it’s a small couch you might be able to squeeze it in. You’ll have to stand the couch on end, and because most unit ceilings are 8 to 10 feet tall, that’s the measurement you’ll need to take into account.
Can you fit a washer and dryer in a 5 x 5 storage unit?
It depends, of course. If there’s nothing else in the storage unit, you might be able to make it work. Keep in mind that most storage units have a standard height of 8 to 10 feet, and it will be a squeeze, so make sure you take accurate measurements before moving your washer dryer in.
5 x 10 storage unit
A 5 x 10 storage unit is the next step up. It’s primarily for people looking to store a few boxes as well as a few pieces of furniture or an appliance or two.
What can fit in a 5 x 10 storage unit?
A 5 x 10 storage unit is the size of a relatively large walk-in closet. It can hold anywhere from 10 to 15 medium or large boxes, as well as 1 or 2 larger pieces of furniture.
Can a queen-size bed fit in a 5 x 10 storage unit?
Absolutely. In addition to a queen-size bed, a 5 x 10 storage unit will also fit a television set, a small dresser, and even another piece of furniture or an appliance.
Medium storage unit
The storage units in the next level are designed to hold multiple pieces of furniture. If you’re looking to store the contents of a large apartment or small home, these units will likely fit your needs.
5 x 15 storage unit
A 5 x 15 storage unit is designed for people looking to store the contents of a complete room.
What can a 5 x 15 storage unit hold?
A 5 x 15 storage unit is the size of a small bedroom or a large walk-in closet. It can hold everything contained in one bedroom, including a large bed and a dresser, as well as other appliances and several boxes.
10 x 10 storage unit
What can fit in a 10 x 10 storage unit?
A 10 x 10 storage unit will hold the content of two full bedrooms, including beds, dressers, lamps, rugs, end tables, as well as packed boxes.
10 x 15 storage unit
A 10 x 15 storage unit is about the size of a one-car garage. It will fit the contents of three bedrooms, and larger items like pianos, couches, and tables should all fit comfortably inside.
Can a car fit in a 10 x 15 storage unit?
Perhaps. Standard-sized cars will often fit, but it will be a very tight squeeze, so we don’t recommend this size unit for storing your car. If you have a larger truck or SUV, you certainly need to go up one size in storage units.
Large storage unit
If you have a large amount of furniture to store away, or if you’re looking to store the contents of a house while you move about, a large storage unit might be the right fit for you.
10 x 20 storage unit
A 10 x 20 storage unit will fit large appliances like a washer, dryer, and refrigerator, and all the contents of a medium-sized house.
How much is a 10 x 20 storage unit?
Prices for a 10 x 20 storage unit will fluctuate by area and type of unit (outdoor or indoor). While they are often some of the more expensive units, they do offer some of the most ample storage space.
10 x 25 storage unit
How big is a 10 x 25 storage unit?
A 10 x 25 unit offers 250 square feet of storage space, which is about the size of a one-car garage. It can comfortably fit the contents of a three-bedroom house — that includes bed frames and mattresses, couches, dressers, and even bulky appliances like refrigerators and washing machines.
How do I find a 10 x 25 storage unit near me?
Get online! Search for storage units near you and make a few calls to see who has larger units available. And you might even find that EZ Storage has a variety of units available near you.
How many vehicles can fit in a 10 x 25 storage unit?
In general, a 10 x 25 is designed to be about the size of a one-car garage. That means that, while you might be able to fit two small vehicles, we don’t recommend it. Getting in and out of the vehicles will be a real challenge.
10 x 30 storage unit
One of the largest possible standard units out there, a 10 x 30 storage unit will fit everything contained in a well-furnished, multi-bedroom house, including couches, beds, dressers, and large appliances. On top of that, you’ll also have space for several large boxes.
For a visual representation of what our units might look like, take a look at these illustrations. They should give a clearer idea of just which items you can expect to fit into our storage units.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what size storage unit I need?
Finding a good estimator tool online can help, but there are also a few rules of thumb to consider. A 5 x 5 storage unit, for instance, is the size of a small closet, and it’s mostly ideal for boxes. Move up to a 5 x 10 unit, and you’ll likely be able to fit in a piece of furniture or two. Once you’ve reached a 10 x 10 unit, you’ll have the space of a small bedroom that can house the contents of a small one-bedroom apartment.
What is the most popular storage unit size?
The 10 x 10 unit is generally the most popular storage unit size. It’s an average-sized space that’s highly flexible, and it will usually hold the entire contents of a two-bedroom apartment.
What is the smallest storage unit you can get?
Most businesses offer a 5 x 5 space as their smallest unit — think of it as a linen closet.
What sizes do storage units come in?
Storage units often come in dimensions that are determined by multiples of five. Some common sizes include 5 x 5, 5 x 10, 5 x 15, 10 x 10, 10 x 15, 10 x 20, 10 x 25, and 10 x 30.
How do you calculate storage unit size?
Simply multiply the measurements in the name of the storage unit. For instance, a 5 x 5 unit offers you 25 square feet of floor space. Heights differ depending on the company you’re using, but they’re often around 8 to 10 feet.
Can I use a storage unit as a workshop?
No, you can’t use your storage unit as a workshop. Although some companies may allow offices or warehousing functionalities in their storage units, workshops simply aren’t an option.
Can I run a business out of a storage unit?
That depends on the company and the type of unit. If you’re using a personal storage unit, the odds are you won’t be able to run a business out of it, while a commercial storage unit might allow it.
Can you use a storage unit as a shop?
In many cases, you’ll be able to use storage units as a warehouse to store your business’s goods, but you won’t be allowed to sell directly out of them. In other words, no, you can’t use a storage unit as a shop.
Do storage facilities accept deliveries?
Depending on the company, you can receive deliveries directly to your storage unit. Get in touch with your company to ask about their policies — most companies will accept deliveries with some form of prior notice.
What is the average height of the ceiling in a storage unit?
The ceiling height of a standard storage unit usually ranges from 8 foot to 10 foot. Some EZ Storage facilities may have units with taller ceilings available.