Self Storage Size Guide

Choosing the Right Self-Storage Unit for You

Planning a move or looking to free up some space at home, but not sure what size storage unit you need? Value Store It can help. With our interactive guide below, you can quickly see all of your available options to get a better idea of what size you need—without even having to leave the house!

5×5 Unit

This unit gives you about 25 square feet of storage, or the contents of one lightly furnished room, dorm room, or large closet, including:

  • Dresser
  • Boxes
  • Chairs
  • Desk
  • Lamps
  • Framed art
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5×10 Unit

This unit gives you about 50 square feet of storage, or the contents of one room, including:

  • Appliances
  • Bookcase
  • Dresser
  • Boxes
  • Chairs
  • Desk and lamps
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5×15 Unit

This storage unit gives you about 75 square feet of storage, or the contents of two rooms, including:

  • Mattress sets
  • Appliances
  • Dresser
  • Bookcases
  • Household items
  • Desk and chair
  • Couch and boxes
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10×10 Unit

This storage unit gives you about 100 square feet of storage, or the contents of three rooms, including:

  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Motorcycle or scooter
  • Mattress sets and small tables
  • Appliances
  • Bookcases and dressers
  • Desk, chair and boxes
  • Couch and chairs
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10×15 Unit

This storage unit gives you about 150 square feet of storage, or the contents of four rooms, including:

  • Armchairs and Couch sets
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Motorcycle or scooter
  • Appliances and small tables
  • Mattress sets and dressers
  • Large bookcases and boxes
  • Desks and chairs
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10×20 Unit

This storage unit gives you about 200 square feet of storage, or the contents of five rooms, including:

  • Armchairs and end tables
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Mattress sets and boxes
  • Dressers and nightstands
  • Large bookcases
  • Desks & appliances
  • Couch sets or compact car
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10×30 Unit

This storage unit gives you about 300 square feet of storage, or the contents of six rooms, including:

  • Living room furniture and boxes
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Motorcycle or scooter
  • Mattress sets and appliances
  • Dressers and nightstands
  • Desks, chairs, and bookcases
  • Car and lawn care equipment
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How to Use the Self-Storage Size Guide

The first step in determining which storage unit size is right for you, is knowing what you’ll be storing in it. If you’ve already planned what you’re going to put in storage, then you can jump ahead to the next step, which is to get all your smaller items in boxes. Knowing how many boxes you have to fit in your storage room will help you get a better idea of the size you need.

Remember: you want a room that’s big enough to hold your boxes and larger items, but also has enough room for you to move your things (and yourself) around in, comfortably.

Now that you have a good idea what you’ll be storing, it’s time to use our interactive size guide. It’s easy—and fun! As you watch the items fall into place you’ll learn how to pack your items in your self-storage unit so you can maximize your available space.

As you can see in the guide, Value Store It offers seven different sized units, available in the following sizes:

Size: What You Can Fit: Adequate For:
5×5 5x5 About the size of a small closet
5×10 5x10 About the size of a small walk-in closet
5×15 5x15 About the size of a large walk-in closet
10×10 10x10 Half the size of a typical one-car garage
10×15 10x15 Slightly smaller than a typical one-car garage
10×20 10x20 Same size as a one-car garage
10×30 10x30 Same size as a 1 1/2 car garage