Storage Tips – How to Pick What Size Storage Locker Will Work For You

Having the right size storage unit is one of the best ways to improve your storage experience. The key is to make sure your storage unit is large enough for your needs but not too large that you’re paying more than you need to.

The best way to pick the right size of storage unit is to take a general inventory of the items you need to store.

  • For large things, like furniture, take measurements of each item.
  • Make an estimate of the number of boxes and their sizes
  • Note any awkwardly shaped items that will not be packed in boxes.

Always lean on the side of over estimating how much space you will need, as there are always items that are forgotten and to improve your overall experience. For longer term storage, we also recommend leaving a small space to allow for airflow and ventilation that keeps your belongings dry and crisp and allows for a clear pathway to all of your boxes and belongings.

Here are some quick guidelines on standard size storage units and what you can expect to store in each.

Category #1:  25 square feet
A 5×5 storage unit is the size of a small closet.  Our small storage units are ideal for storing extra items such as small to medium-sized boxes, twin-size mattresses, dresser, books, records/files, and other small miscellaneous items. This space is also perfect for garden tools, seasonal décor and sports equipment.

Category #2:  50 square feet
A 5×10 storage unit is the size of a small walk-in closet. Our small to medium storage units are ideal for storing the contents of a studio apartment or small 1 bedroom home, including a number of boxes, small mattress and bedroom set, chairs, and kitchen appliances.

Category #3:  75 square feet
A 5×15 storage unit is the size of a large walk-in closet. Great for storing the contents of a 1 bedroom apartment or home.  Ideal for furniture including a queen-sized bed, a dresser, a nightstand, a couch, chair and small dinning set, sporting equipment, bicycles, business merchandise, seasonal items, and sporting equipment.

Category #4:  100 square feet
Our most popular storage unit size. A 10×10 storage unit is the size of half of a standard one-car garage. Our large units are ideal for storing the contents of an entire family room or two full bedrooms, including several small to medium-sized boxes.  Perfect for holding an entertainment center, king-size mattresses, larger appliances, dining room, furniture, and other various items you’d find in a 2 bedroom space.

Category #5: 150 square feet
A 10×15 storage unit is a little smaller than a standard one-car garage. Perfect for holding the contents of three full bedrooms and larger items such as a piano, couches, tables, or large-screen TVs, plus several medium to large-sized boxes.

Category #6: 200 square feet
A 10-x20 storage unit is the largest space we have available. This size of unit is perfect for those in-between homes and can hold roughly 5 bedrooms, and larger items like washers, dryers and refrigerators.

We offer competitive rates with other storage facilities in the Lower Mainland and North Shore. Take a look and see or call to speak to a representative who can help you determine how much storage you’ll need.