A Comprehensive Guide: How To Choose The Right Storage Unit Size For You

Welcome to Atlas Self Storage, where we understand the importance of finding the perfect storage solution that meets your needs. Whether you’re downsizing, relocating, or just need a little bit of extra space, choosing the right storage unit size is crucial. 

In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to make an informed decision and help you shop around.

Typical Storage Unit Sizes & Dimensions:

When it comes to storage unit sizes, one size does not fit all. Here’s a breakdown of the most common sizes and what each is best suited for:

5′ x 5′ (25 sq. ft.):
Ideal for small items such as boxes, small furniture, or seasonal decorations.

5′ x 10′ (50 sq. ft.): 

Perfect for storing the contents of a small studio apartment, including furniture and boxes.

10′ x 10′ (100 sq. ft.): 

Suitable for a one-bedroom apartment or condo, accommodating furniture, appliances, and boxes.

10′ x 15′ (150 sq. ft.): 

Great for a two-bedroom apartment or small house, providing ample space for furniture, appliances, and boxes.

10′ x 20′ (200 sq. ft.): 

Ideal for a three-bedroom house, offering enough room for furniture, appliances, and boxes, as well as larger items like motorcycles or kayaks.

10′ x 30′ (300 sq. ft.): 

Best suited for a four-bedroom house or larger, accommodating furniture, appliances, and boxes, along with vehicles or recreational equipment.

How to Pick the Right Storage Unit Size:

Choosing the right storage unit size depends on several factors, including the amount and type of items you need to store, as well as your budget and accessibility requirements. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you pick the perfect size:

Take Inventory: Start by making a list of all the items you plan to store. This will give you a clear idea of how much space you’ll need that you can reference with the list above.

Consider Accessibility: Think about how often you’ll need to access your belongings. If you’ll be frequenting the storage unit, you may want to opt for a larger unit to allow for easy navigation. Consider calling the facility before you’re renting from them to ask them what their standard gate hours look like!

Factor in Future Needs: If you’re only for a short term solution and think you’ll be selling some of the items out of your unit, don’t sign a year long lease for a larger unit and pay double! Try to commit to a month-to-month lease plan, or a larger unit size if further downsizing is required. In short, choose a unit size that accommodates potential changes.

Consult with Local Property Managers: Our friendly staff at Atlas Self Storage are here to assist you in determining the right size unit for your needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out for personalized guidance.

Pro Tip: Be sure to understand how you’ll be accessing your unit. The last thing you want is to rent a unit for your spare couch just to learn it’s on the 3rd floor of the storage facility and it can’t fit through their swing door.

-Atlas Storage Tip Team

Why Rent Self Storage?

Renting a self-storage unit offers numerous benefits, including:

Decluttering your home or apartment: Free up space in your home by storing seasonal items like Christmas decorations, sentimental belongings, or excess furniture in a storage unit.

Security: Our state-of-the-art security measures ensure that your belongings are safe and secure at all times. When finding a facility, be sure to go with a location that has a fence, security cameras, lighting and uses disc locks!

Flexibility: With various sizes and rental options available, you can find a storage solution that fits your needs and budget. This is especially true with month-to-month leases

Temporary Storage: Whether you’re in between moves or renovating your home, self-storage provides a temporary solution to store your belongings until you’re ready to retrieve them.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

We understand that choosing a storage unit can raise many questions. Here are answers to some of the most common inquiries:

What Is The  Most Common Storage Unit Size?

 The 10′ x 10′ unit is one of the most frequently rented sizes due to its versatility and ample space.

What size UHaul for a 10 x 10 storage unit

A 15-foot U-Haul truck is typically sufficient for transporting items from a 10′ x 10′ storage unit.

What Is The Ceiling Height Of A Storage Unit:

Our storage units typically have a standard ceiling height of 8 feet, providing ample vertical space for stacking items.

Can A Couch Fit Into a 5×10 storage Unit?

A couch can usually fit into a 5′ x 10′ storage unit, while a bed may require a larger 10′ x 10′ unit, depending on its size and other stored items.

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right storage unit size doesn’t have to be a stressful process.

By considering your storage needs, accessibility requirements, and future plans, you can select the perfect unit to accommodate your belongings. At Atlas Self Storage, we’re here to make the process seamless and stress-free.

Contact us today to find the ideal storage solution for you.