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Choosing the right size storage for your needs


Renting a Storage
Renting a storage unit can be daunting. Depending on the size of your items that are to be stored, how do you choose which size unit? We hope to make things a little bit easier for you. Use the following guidelines to help you choose what will be the best unit for your needs. If you have any additional questions or need assistance, feel free to contact us. We are always willing to help.  
 
UNIT SIZES  
 
5X10 UNITS  
5x10 units are 50 square feet. Some items that are suitable for storing in 5x10 units are furniture, chairs, boxes of personal items, Twin and Full sized mattresses.  
 
8X10 UNITS  
8x10 units are 80 square feet and larger than a standard walk-in closet. These units are best suited for storing items such as larger boxes of personal items, small furniture and larger mattresses and frames.  
 
6X12 UNITS~ 10 FOOT CEILING  
6x12 units are 72 square feet and although they are smaller than the 8x10’s they have a 10 foot ceiling, giving you 160 more cubic feet of storage, therefore they are capable of storing many more items such as large appliances (washers, refrigerators), mattresses, bed frames, multiple boxes of personal items, cabinets, and seasonal gear.  
 
10X10 UNITS  
10x10 units are 100 square feet. They are suitable for storing items such as large appliances (washers, refrigerators), mattresses, bed frames, multiple boxes of personal items, cabinets, and seasonal gear.  
 
10X12 UNITS~ 10 FOOT CEILING  
10x12 units are 120 square feet along with the taller ceiling, these will hold many more cubic feet of items. Most items from a studio apartment or 1 bedroom homes could fit in this unit.  
 
8X16 UNITS  
8x16 units are 128 square feet. They are suitable for storing items such as large appliances (washers, refrigerators), mattresses, bed frames, multiple boxes of personal items, cabinets, and seasonal outdoor gear.  

10X20 UNITS  
10x20 storage units can store the contents of a small 2 or 3 bedroom home. Some items that are commonly stored in a unit of this size includes large furniture (sofas, tables, etc.), king sized mattresses, seasonal gear, and large appliances (washers, refrigerators, etc.).  
 
10X30 UNITS~ ACCESS ON BOTH ENDS  
10x30 units are 300 square feet. They are suitable for storing items such as large appliances (washers, refrigerators), mattresses, bed frames, multiple boxes of personal items, cabinets, small vehicles, utility trailers and seasonal gear. The doors at both ends allow for greater access.  
 
12X32 UNITS~ 10 FOOT CEILING, 9 FOOT DOOR  
12x32 sized storage units can store the contents of a multiple bedroom house along with your garage. Some items that are commonly stored in a unit of this size includes large furniture (sofas, tables, etc.), seasonal gear, king sized mattresses, and large appliances (washers, refrigerators, etc.). Boats, campers and other large vehicles can be stored as well.