Are you looking for a secure and organised way to store your belongings? Renting a storage unit is the perfect solution! But with so many different sizes available, finding the right one can be tricky. To simplify this process and help you make an informed decision when selecting a unit, we’ve created our ultimate size guide.
Our resource includes valuable tips on assessing space requirements and optimising storage – ensuring that all of your items are kept safe while maximising the capacity of any unit size.
Ease into organising with our helpful guide today.
Assessing Your Needs
Before you start browsing different unit sizes, it’s essential to create a list of all the belongings you need to store and measure their dimensions. This will provide you with an accurate estimate of how much space you’ll require, ensuring you don’t rent a unit too big or too small.
By creating a detailed inventory, you can also ensure that your belongings are organised and easily accessible, minimising the chances of damage and confusion when retrieving them.
Pro Tip: If you’re storing furniture, make sure to disassemble it before moving it into your storage unit. This will help you save space and keep your items in better condition.
Choose the Right Storage Unit Size
10 sq. ft. Storage Unit
10 sq. ft unit is perfect for storing small items or a few boxes, such as seasonal clothing, holiday decorations or important documents.
- Students: this size is perfect for storing dorm room essentials over the holidays.
- Small business owners: this size is perfect for storing inventory, supplies or equipment.
- Decluttering your home: this size can help you store those sentimental items you’re not quite ready to part with but don’t have space for in your home.
Pro Tip: Stack your boxes to make the most of your vertical space. Use shelving units to help keep everything organised and accessible.
25 sq. ft. Storage Unit
This size can accommodate larger items, such as bicycles or small furniture items and can fit several medium-sized boxes.
- You can store a twin-sized mattress, bed frame, desk, chair and a few boxes in this unit.
- If you’re a small business owner, you can store additional inventory, supplies or files.
- You can store seasonal equipment, like lawnmowers and gardening tools, during the off-season.
Pro Tip: Use bubble wrap or moving blankets to protect your furniture from scratches or damage during transport and storage.
50 sq. ft. Storage Unit
When it comes to storing larger items like sofas, chairs or mattresses, a 50 sq. ft. unit is an excellent option. This size is also suitable for storing appliances like refrigerators or washing machines.
- If you’re moving to a new home, you can store the contents of a small apartment or a few large items from a larger home.
- You can store a queen-sized bed, a dresser, a couch and a few boxes.
- Small business owners can store large inventory items, like display cases or merchandise racks.
- Additionally, this unit size is perfect for storing a vehicle, like a motorcycle or ATV.
Pro Tip: Use a furniture dolly or a truck to move heavy items. This will make the process much easier and safer for you and your belongings.
75 sq. ft. Storage Unit
This size can store the contents of a small apartment, including large furniture pieces like couches, tables, appliances and several boxes.
- Small business owners can store additional inventory, supplies or office equipment.
- Homeowners can store a queen-sized bed, a dining table set, a refrigerator, a washer and dryer and around 30 medium-sized boxes.
Pro Tip: Label all of your boxes with the contents and room they belong in. This will make it much easier to find what you’re looking for when needed.
100 sq. ft. Storage Unit
When you have a lot of furniture or a significant collection of items, a 100 sq. ft. unit provides ample storage space. This size can store a full bedroom set, including a king-size bed, dressers, nightstands and several boxes.
- Suitable for storing large items like sectional couches, dining room sets or pianos.
- Perfect for homeowners who need to store the contents of a small home or apartment.
- Perfect for small business owners who need additional space for inventory or equipment.
- You can also use this size unit to store a vehicle, like a car or a small boat, with some extra space for additional boxes or smaller items.
Pro Tip: Use vacuum-sealed bags to compress items like comforters and pillows. This will help you save space and keep your items fresh and clean.
150 sq. ft. Storage Unit and Larger
This size can comfortably accommodate:
- Large homes or offices that require space for furniture, appliances and equipment.
- A whole-house inventory; multiple rooms of furniture, appliances and collections.
- Small business owners who need extra space for their inventory, tools and equipment.
Pro Tip: Store your vehicle on jack stands to relieve the weight on the tires. This will help prolong the life of your tires and prevent flat spots.
Storage containers are a secure and viable alternative to traditional indoor storage units and can be used whether you require a personal or business storage solution. They are perfect for:
- Storing furniture during a large house move.
- Protecting costly items while downsizing.
- Serving as a secure workshop space for entrepreneurs.
- Storing costly equipment and tools.
- Protecting and storing excess business inventory or office supplies.
Pro Tip: Outdoor containers also often offer drive-up access, allowing you to easily load goods from your car into the unit.
Wigwam’s Size Guide/ Space Calculator
At Wigwam Self Storage, we understand that choosing the right storage unit size can be a daunting task. That’s why we’ve created a handy space calculator to make it easier for you.
By simply entering the items you plan to store, we’ll give you an estimate of the unit size that is suitable for your needs.
Pro Tip: Make sure to measure the height of your items as well as their width and depth to ensure that you select a storage unit with adequate vertical space.
Looking for a storage unit to suit your needs? At Wigwam Self Storage our experts will help you find the right fit! From 10 sq. ft. up to 150 sq. ft. and beyond, we offer expansive storage solutions tailored just for you. Get started today by exploring our convenient online space calculator tool – it’s never been easier to start storing smarter!
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