Have you been doing some deep cleaning this summer? Or maybe you recently moved? It’s likely that if you’ve done either you’ll find yourself with a pile of items labeled: I don’t know! You can’t seem to get rid of them, but they don’t warrant taking up space in your home. If this is the case, you’re best option is to rent a storage unit. If you’re wondering exactly what size storage unit you need, this post will help you decide how much space you really need.
Two Small Rooms
This 5′ x 5′ x 8′ unit holds up to two rooms and works well for storing those miscellaneous items you can’t seem to let go of or any seasonal items. It’s a perfect place to store your Christmas tree and holiday decor, or those mementos you’ve collected through the years.
Two Small Rooms Plus
Again this 5′ x 8′ x 8′ unit holds two small rooms, but it will give you a bit more space. If you’re moving out of a studio or dorm room and need to store some items or small furniture pieces that won’t make the trip to the larger home, this is a good size unit.
These units are 5′ x 10′ x 8′ or 6′ x 8′ x 8′ and both up to 1,200 square feet and can store two bedrooms. This means you can neatly pack that guest bedroom to make room for the home gym! Check the dimensions of the furniture you’re storing before you choose which one of these to rent.
Two Bedrooms Plus
With 1,200 square feet of storage space, this 8′ x 10′ x 8′ unit can hold two rooms. This unit is preferred if you’re storing large furniture items from your home. You can pack up your old couches and coffee table along with a bedroom to make room for new furniture.
These units are 10′ x 10′ x 8′ or 10′ x 12′ x 8′. They range anywhere from 1,200 to 1,600 square feet and can help you in a number of your needs. These units are for people who are likely clearing out several rooms. Again, take notice of the different dimensions and varying ceiling heights.
If you think you need addition space there are larger units available with over 1,600 square feet of storage space. Check with your nearest self-storage location to find out what sizes they offer. In the case that you need to store a vehicle, rv or boat there are units available for these needs.
For additional tips check out this handy Self-Storage Size Guide!
Do you have any additional tips for anyone looking for a storage unit? What has worked for you?