What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

Deciding what size storage unit you need is not always easy. STORAGEVILLE USA created this size chart to help.

Use the chart below to determine what size storage unit will fit your individual needs. It is always best to measure your items to ensure they will fit any particular unit, this chart was created using average-sized items. For a more detailed explanation check out our blog post: What Size Storage Unit Do I Need? 

How to Choose the Right Size Storage Unit

Selecting the correct storage unit size is crucial to ensure that your belongings are safely stored without paying for more space than you need. Storageville USA offers a variety of unit sizes, each suited to different storage requirements. This guide will help you determine the best size for your needs by considering the types of items you plan to store, how often you’ll need to access them, and maximizing the use of your storage space.

Understanding Storage Unit Sizes

Storageville USA provides several standard storage unit sizes, each designed to accommodate different volumes of belongings:

  1. Small Units (5×5 to 5×10 feet)

  2. Medium Units (10×10)

  3. Large Units (10×20 to 10×30 feet)

Let’s break down these sizes and the types of items they typically accommodate.

Small Units (5×5 to 5×10 feet)


  • 5×5 feet (25 square feet)

  • 5×10 feet (50 square feet)


  • 5×5 feet: Comparable to a small closet. Ideal for storing personal items, seasonal decorations, small furniture, and boxes.

  • 5×10 feet: Comparable to a walk-in closet. Suitable for storing the contents of a studio apartment, including a bed, small furniture, and several boxes.

Best for:

  • Students needing to store dorm room items over the summer.

  • Homeowners storing seasonal items like holiday decorations or winter gear.

  • Individuals looking to store small pieces of furniture or a few boxes.

Medium Units (10×10 feet)


  • 10×10 feet (100 square feet)


  • 10×10 feet: Comparable to an average sized bedroom. Can hold the contents of a one-bedroom apartment, including appliances, furniture, and multiple boxes.

Best for:

  • Apartment dwellers needing to store belongings during a move.

  • Small business owners needing storage for inventory or equipment.

  • Families looking to store the contents of a room or two during renovations.

Large Units (10×20 to 10×25 feet)


  • 10×20 feet (200 square feet)

  • 10×25 feet (250 square feet)


  • 10×20 feet: Comparable to a standard one-car garage. Can hold the contents of a small house, including appliances, large furniture, and numerous boxes.

  • 10×25 feet: Comparable to a large garage. Suitable for storing the contents of a two-bedroom house, including all household items, multiple large furniture pieces, and large appliances.

Best for:

  • Homeowners storing belongings during a major renovation or long-term relocation.

  • Businesses needing substantial storage for equipment, inventory, or documents.

  • Renters and homeowners alike looking to relocate or downsize.

Steps to Choose the Right Size Unit

  1. Inventory Your Items

Start by making a detailed list of all the items you plan to store. Categorize them into groups such as furniture, appliances, boxes, and miscellaneous items. This helps you visualize the volume of space you’ll need.

  1. Measure Large Items

Measure the dimensions of your largest items, such as furniture, appliances, and any large boxes or equipment. This will give you a sense of the minimum amount of space required to store these items.

  1. Consider Access Needs

Think about how often you’ll need to access your storage unit and what items you’ll need to reach most frequently. If you need regular access to certain items, you may want a larger unit to allow for aisles and easy movement within the unit.

  1. Plan for Future Needs

If you anticipate needing to add more items to your storage unit in the future, consider choosing a slightly larger unit than you currently need. This flexibility can save you from having to upgrade to a larger unit later.

  1. Consult with Storageville USA Staff

The staff at Storageville USA are experienced in helping customers choose the right unit size. They can provide valuable advice based on their knowledge of the different unit sizes and the typical items stored in each.

Maximizing Your Storage Space

Utilize Vertical Space

Stack boxes and smaller items to make full use of the vertical space in your unit. Use sturdy shelving units to keep items organized and easily accessible.

Disassemble Large Furniture

Where possible, disassemble large furniture items to save space. This includes taking apart bed frames, removing table legs, and disassembling modular furniture.

Use Uniform Boxes

Using boxes of the same size can make stacking easier and more efficient. Label each box clearly to identify its contents without having to open it.

Protect Your Items

Ensure that fragile items are well-protected with bubble wrap or packing paper. Cover furniture with blankets or furniture covers to prevent damage.

Create a Layout Plan

Sketch a layout of your storage unit, indicating where larger items and stacks of boxes will go. Leave space for aisles if you need to access items frequently. This planning can save you time and effort when moving items in and out of the unit.

Choosing the right storage unit size at Storageville USA involves careful consideration of your inventory, space needs, and future storage requirements. By taking the time to assess your belongings and understand the available unit sizes, you can ensure that you select a unit that meets your needs without paying for unnecessary space.

Remember to use tools like space estimators, consult with storage facility staff, and plan your storage layout to maximize the efficiency and safety of your stored items. With these steps, you can confidently choose the appropriate storage unit size and make the most of your storage experience at Storageville USA.