Storage Unit Sizes Guide
Moving can be very frustrating, and figuring out the right storage unit size adds another layer of complexity. With numerous storage companies available in the Binghamton area, understanding standard unit sizes can make your decision-making process smoother. Regardless of where you live - Binghamton, Endicott, Endwell, Vestal, Chenango Bridge or Conklin, Laing Self Storage offers a breaks down of various storage unit sizes, helping you find the perfect fit for your needs.
Where to Start
The first step in determining your ideal storage unit size is to take a detailed inventory of your items. Measure the length, width, and height of furniture pieces, and note any larger or oddly shaped items. Additionally, estimate the number of boxes or containers you plan to store.
Storage units are often listed by floor dimensions, providing a sense of available square footage. Remember that units typically have at least an eight-foot ceiling. Here are some of the unit sizes to compare
Small Storage Units
5x5 Units: Similar to a walk-in closet, ideal for seasonal items or small furniture.
5x10 Units: Minimum size for larger mattresses and suitable for one-bedroom apartment contents.
Medium Storage Units
5x15 Units: Medium-sized units suitable for moving an entire apartment.
10x10 Units: Half the size of a single-car garage, accommodating one or two-bedroom apartment contents.
Large Storage Units
10x20 Units: First of the large units, suitable for a full home's worth of furniture.
10x30 Units: The largest standard unit, useful for large house contents or temporary storage during renovations.
Units exceeding 300 square feet are typically used by businesses for inventory, materials, or equipment storage.
Handy Tips for Picking the Right Size
For quick reference, here are some practical tips to help you determine the size you're likely to need:
A one-bedroom or studio apartment requires a 5x10 or 5x15 unit.
A two-bedroom apartment needs a 10x10 or 10x15 unit.
A two-bedroom house requires a 10x20 unit.
A three-bedroom house needs a 10x25 unit.
A four-bedroom house requires a 10x30 unit.
Whether you're decluttering, moving, or need long-term storage, use this guide to ensure you get the right amount of space or visit our unit size guide page to help decide on which size locker would fit your needs.