What Is the Average Size of a Storage Unit?

Fort Smith storage units

Storage units come in many shapes and sizes, allowing everyone to pick the best fit for the purpose of usage, therefore calculating an average size would not be very useful for determining the specific unit to choose. Rather than giving you a calculation based on standard unit sizes, here are the most common sizes for Fort Smith storage units available from storage facilities and a few tips about how to determine the size that works best for you.

Standard Unit Sizes

Most Fort Smith facilities are prepared to cater for various needs in terms of unit sizes:

  • 5 feet by 5 feet units – the size is perfect for storing seasonal décor items, such as your Christmas decorations, your garden tools and some pieces of furniture that are not too bulky;
  • 5 x 10 units – these are perfect for accommodating the items that go into a mid-sized bedroom, including a dresser, a large bed, a TV set as well as items packed in medium-sized boxes;
  • 5 x 15 units – they can accommodate whatever goes into a large bedroom, bed, dresser and accessories included;
  • 10 x 10 units – these are suitable for taking up whatever is used for furnishing a large family room and they also offer space for large and medium-sized boxes;
  • 10 x 15 units – this size is similar to the size of a garage for one car and can easily accommodate the items from three full bedrooms, including bulky furniture, such as couches, beds and tables;
  • 10 x 20 units – the size of a standard garage, these containers are suitable for storing large furnishing items, such as couches as well as large household appliances, such as a refrigerator, a clothes dryer and a washing machine;
  • 10 x 25 units – perfect for storing whatever goes into a 3-bedroom home, including smaller items packed into medium-sized and large boxes as well as furniture;
  • 10 x 30 units – all the contents of a 5-bedroom home can fit in comfortably.

Levels of Equipment Available with Self-Storage Units

Most storage facilities offer units in air-conditioned buildings to allow for the safe storage of items that are sensitive to the exposure to moisture and temperature variations as well as outdoor units that provide safe storage for items that are not sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity. All facilities are fenced and guarded 24/7, providing your items the highest level of security.

How to Choose the Unit of the Right Size

To be able to choose the best unit size, make a list with all the items that you want to move into the storage unit and try to estimate the amount of space that the items packed in boxes will require. Measure the bulkier items that need to go into the storage unit and figure out how to protect their surfaces to make them suitable for packing boxes on top on them to increase available space. Also determine whether you need an air-conditioned unit – outdoor units are usually larger, more suitable for large items.