Storage Unit Size Guide



Find the Right Self Storage Unit For You

Self Storage Advisor has the tools and resources to help you save time and money in finding the right Self Storage unit size. Our storage advisors are also available via Phone, Text or Chat to help you make the best decision.

Find the Right Vehicle Storage for Your RV, Car, or Boat

If you are simply running out of space in your garage, in need of seasonal parking, or require a solution for an over-sized vehicle, we provide the resources to help you find the best storage options for your vehicles.

Up to 75 Square Feet - The right storage units for up to a 1 bedroom apartment.

5X5 Unit Size

Perfect for: Misc. Items

  • Twin mattress set
  • Small furniture
  • Several boxes
  • Decorations
  • Other smaller items

5×10 Unit Size

Perfect for: Up to 1 Bedroom Apt

  • Queen size mattress
  • Bedroom or living room furnishings
  • TV
  • Several boxes

5×15 Unit Size

Perfect for: Up to 1 Bedroom Apt

  • Queen size mattress
  • Bedroom furnishings
  • Living room furnishings
  • Multiple large boxes
Up to 200 Square Feet - The right storage units from 2 bedroom apartment to Multi-Bedrooms House.

10X10 Unit Size

Perfect for: Entire Family Room or 2 Full Bedrooms + Several Boxes

  • 2 bedrooms or living room furniture
  • Larger furniture
  • Multiple boxes

10×15 Unit Size

Perfect for: 3 Bedroom Home + Larger Items + Several Boxes

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Living room furniture
  • Larger furniture
  • Multiple boxes

10×20 Unit Size

Perfect for: Fully Furnished 4 Bedroom Home + Large Items + Large Boxes

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Living room furniture
  • Refrigerator, dining room set, washer/dryer
  • Multiple boxes
Up to 300 Square Feet - The right storage units for fully furnished 3-4 bedroom house

10X25 Unit Size

Perfect for: Fully Furnished 4+ Bedroom Home + Oversized Items + Several Large Boxes

  • 4+ fully furnished bedrooms
  • Mattress sets
  • Living room furniture
  • Refrigerator, dining room set, washer/dryer
  • Multiple large boxes

10×30 Unit Size

Perfect for: Fully Furnished 5 Bedroom Home + Oversized Items + Household Equipment

  • 5 furnished bedrooms
  • Mattress sets
  • Living room furniture
  • Refrigerator, dining room set, washer/dryer
  • Household equipment
Includes Vehicle Storage & Outdoor + Covered Parking



15 Foot Parking

10’ x 15’ Parking Space:

Perfect for: Small Compact Cars, Motorcycles, ATVs

* Covered parking and indoor parking heights are estimated. Call the facility manager for details.




20 Foot Parking

10’ x 20’ Parking Space:

Perfect for: Larger Cars, SUV’s, Trucks

* Covered parking and indoor parking heights are estimated. Call the facility manager for details.


26 Foot Parking

10’ x 26’ Parking Space:

Perfect for: Class B RV’s, Boat & Trailer

* Covered parking and indoor parking heights are estimated. Call the facility manager for details.



30 Foot Parking

10’ x 30’ Parking Space:

Perfect for: Buses, Large RV’s

* Covered parking and indoor parking heights are estimated. Call the facility manager for details.


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Self Storage Size Guide: How to Find the Best Self Storage for You – EASY & FAST

Choosing the right self storage unit size is important and is a decision that will save you time, hassle, and money in the future. Here are three easy steps to help you make the right choice!

1: Create a list of items you plan to store (including furniture and appliances)
2: Have an estimate of how many boxes you plan to have in your storage unit
3: Keep track of unusual shapes and sizes, and the measurements of your largest items
4: Lastly, compare your list, number of boxes, and measurements against our visual storage size guide to confirm the best storage unit size for you

Not sure where to start? Our friendly self storage advisors can help you find the perfect storage unit size and take the guess work out of your search for self storage.

You’ll get:

  • One-on-one storage consultation
  • Friendly & professional self storage advisor
  • We’ll even send you the best storage options near you

Call 1-855-894-7867 to get started right now!

Self Storage At a Glance

If you’re new to self storage you’re probably wondering, what is self storage and when or why will I need it? One easy way to understand the concept of self storage is to think of it as an extension of your home, garage, or business.

Self storage has many practical and convenient applications. Self storage is a safe space to store seasonal and sporadic items that take too much space at home. It’s a place where you can store RV’s, boats, and motorbikes during the off-season. It’s also a place to keep business archives safe and organized. Oftentimes, self storage is the best solution when you find your life is in transition and you need a temporary holding place for belongings.

There are many scenarios of when you might need a self storage unit. You could be downsizing, spring cleaning, or moving. These things are quite tasking and that’s why we’re here to provide a smoother experience!

Will You Be Locked Into the Size You Reserve?

There’s nothing to worry about if you suddenly realize the unit you reserved was too small or too big for your needs – we will be more than happy to accommodate your change of preference. To make a change in the size you reserved, you can either give us a call at 1-855-894-7867 or visit the facility in which you made your reservation(s). Make sure to have your confirmation number from your reservation email, chat, or text at the time of the call in order to have a more prompt experience when speaking with your storage advisor or on-premise self storage manager.

How Much is a Small Storage Unit Per Month?

Storage unit prices vary based on many factors. The storage unit size, facility amenities, market supply and demand, and time of year you are renting all impact the price of a storage unit. There are a few ways you can make sure you’re getting the very best deal on a storage unit. First of all, compare prices of at least 3 well-reviewed storage facilities near you on a popular self-storage directory website, like Second, call or text a storage advisor to find out more about prices and possible sales or discounts. If you are looking for the best self storage options for you, call Self Storage Advisor today at 1-855-894-7867.

Can You Rent a Storage Unit for 1 Month?

Yes! Almost all self storage facilities accommodate flexible leases allowing storage customers to rent a storage unit for any amount of time they need it, but every storage provider is different and a little research is required to safeguard against unexpected surprises throughout the self storage experience. Most storage operators offer a month to month lease. Some operators will prorate and others require payment for the first 30 days up front. Either one of these terms allows you, the customer, to store your items without a long-term commitment.

In addition to a month-to-month lease, offers the flexibility to reserve your self storage unit with zero obligation and no downpayment. A flexible, no obligation, self storage reservation allows you to lock in the low rate and discounts on the self storage unit at the time of your choosing, and then you can follow up with the manager of the facility to discuss any relevant terms or questions that may not have been answered in the reservation confirmation and move-in reminder messaging. It is always a good idea to ask the self storage manager to verify their terms and conditions before move-in.

What Can You Fit Into a 10×10 Storage Unit?

A 10’ x 10’ storage unit is one of the most popular, medium-sized, self storage units. The 10’ x 10’ storage unit is 10 feet wide and 10 feet long and usually has an 8 feet tall ceiling. The 10’ x 10’ storage unit is about half the size of your standard, single car garage or about the size of a small bedroom and is able to contain the contents of two bedrooms or the contents of an entire family room, plus several medium sized boxes. The 10’ x 10’ is the perfect unit for storing large appliances and furniture such as mattresses, sofas and armchairs.

Can a Queensize Bed Fit Into a 5×5 Storage Unit?

A 5’ x 5’ storage unit is about the size of a standard closet and is the best choice for storing the contents of a small room, but will it hold a queen mattress? While a queen mattress is officially 5’ wide, it’s possible to make a queen-sized mattress fit into a 5’ x 5’ storage unit. It may fit more easily angled, from corner to corner, but this takes up valuable space for packing anything else into the storage unit. 5’ x 5’ storage units are more suitable for items smaller than a queen mattress, like a desk, chair, dresser, garden tools, seasonal items, office supplies, or your miscellaneous boxes. It would be more ideal to store your queen-sized bed into a 5×10 storage unit.

Can You Park a Car in a Storage Unit?

Yes! A 10’ x 20’ Drive-Up Access Storage Unit is similar to storing your car in a single-car garage and is ideal for storing your vehicle in a way that will protect it from the elements. More affordable vehicle storage options are also offered at many self storage facilities, including Indoor Vehicle Storage, Outdoor Parking, and Covered Parking. Indoor Vehicle Storage is similar to Drive-Up Storage in that your car will be protected from the elements but your car will be in a large garage area where other cars can also park. Outdoor Vehicle Storage within a gated access parking lot is the most affordable vehicle storage option but offers zero protection from the elements. Some facilities offer Covered Parking which is outdoor vehicle storage with parking spaces underneath a canopy or roof. Covered Parking provides the affordability of outdoor storage with some protection from the sun and weather.

Can You Park a Car Into a 10×20 Storage Unit?

Most cars will fit into a 10’ x 20’ Drive-Up Access Storage Unit. It is important that you know the dimensions of your vehicle in order to reserve the best size storage unit for your needs. You can identify the length of your vehicle easily by searching for the make and model on the internet. When you know the exact length of your vehicle you can determine if you can save money by renting a smaller 10’ x 15’ storage unit, or if you need to rent a larger storage unit. Our friendly self storage advisors can help you every step of the way and can find the perfect storage solution for your vehicle with zero hassle and no obligation. Call 1-855-894-7867 to get started!

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