Self Storage Units - Size Up Their Size!

By: Ella Jamess


Self storage units are many and so are their sizes. Because of this, one often tends to choose the wrong size for their use. They either select a small unit to save money and end up stuffing it with their belongings, or they choose a big unit, larger than what they require and end up wasting a lot of space and their money!

Storage units are usually available in six sizes, ranging from 25 square feet to 300 square feet (sq. ft.).

If you have an inventory list ready, we have for you a ready reference guide that can help you determine what size of storage units you should choose.

Choose a 5 X 5 (25 sq. Ft.) when you have small furniture, a bicycle, several small boxes and a computer or anything similar in size. If you have storage needs for business, then approximately 35 standard files boxes can be accommodated in a 25 sq. ft. room.

You can select a 5 X 10 (50 sq. ft.) if you have the following or its equivalent: stuff of one bedroom apartment or house, four to five chairs, a set of mattresses, and several small boxes. For business storage, you can keep 85 standard file boxes and a few small file cupboards in 5 X 10 storage units.

A 10 X 10 (100 sq. ft.) is large enough to accommodate the contents of a one or two bedroom apartment, a sofa, a small desk, terrace furnishings and a few small boxes. In a 100 sq. ft room you can keep about 170 standard file boxes, bureaus and several chairs, if you have business storage requirements.

150 sq. ft. or 10 X 15 self storage rooms are large enough to contain fixtures of a standard three bedroom apartment, lawn and garden furnishings, a refrigerator, and several boxes. If you wish to clear the clutter from your office, approximately 300 standard file boxes, a writing table, a few chairs and small file lockers.

A standard 10 X 20 (200 sq ft) unit can house the complete furniture of a small house or apartment along with some musical instruments, a few chairs and tables and several standard size boxes. For storing requirements of your business, you can keep close to 350 boxes and small office furniture like a writing desk and some chairs in a 200 sq. ft room.

The largest storage units usually available are 10 X 30 or 300 sq ft in their dimensions. They have enough room for the entire furnishings of a large house or apartment, piano, complete machine equipment, a billiards table and cartons. If you are considering renovating your office or simply want to put the extra stuff in a self storage facility, a 300 sq ft unit can keep 580 standard file boxes, small workplace fittings, and surplus stock.

If you choose the appropriate size of the self storage units, you can save yourself a lot of trouble as well as money.

Too small a room can lead to clutter and too large a room is money wasted. Choosing the right sized self storage units will save both your belongings and your money.

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