Tips to select the right size of storage unit

June 24,2021
Tips to select the right size of storage unit

You know you need a storage a unit, but how do you decide on the right size of storage unit?  When it comes to storing your belongings in a self storage space, it can be difficult to know what size of a storage unit you’ll need. Moving your items in to storage can be a big task, so you want to make sure you get the right storage unit size and only need to move it in to the storage unit once!  We make it easy for you with our size guide summarized below.

Most storage units are 8’ high but some premium facilities will offer higher ceilings such as 10’ or 12’.  Ensure you ask when inquiring about storage.

A 5x5 space is perfect for:

  • Small desks
  • Suitcases
  • Small bookcases
  • Lamps
  • Fans and other small appliances
  • Chairs
  • Sports equipment
  • Boxes of belongings
  • Single mattress

A 5x10 space is perfect for storing the contents of a small living room or bedroom:

  • Chairs
  • Sofas
  • Any size of mattress and boxspring
  • Dressers
  • Lamps
  • Most HDTVs
  • Sports equipment
  • Boxes of belongings

A 10x10 space is large enough to store the contents of 2-3 rooms

  • Mattress sets
  • Couches
  • Armchairs
  • Tables and desks
  • Dining room set
  • Wardrobe (boxes)
  • HDTVs and Stereos
  • Bicycle(s)
  • Fitness / sports equipment
  • Many boxes of belongings

A 10x15 space is large enough to store an entire 2-3 bedroom home

A 10x20 space is large enough to store an entire 4-5 bedroom home

Bow City Storage offers a large range of unit sizes, including units with overheight ceilings.

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