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What Fits in a Self Storage Unit?


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One of the first things that you need to decide upon when choosing a self storage facility is what size storage unit you will need to store your belongings. Before you rent a self storage unit, you will need to determine what you will be storing in the storage unit. Then, you will be able to see what size storage unit you will need to rent.  Another determining factor in your storage unit decision is if you need to have a climate controlled storage unit to protect your belongings from extreme temperatures and humidity.  If you are unsure of what storage unit size that you will need, ask to take a tour of the facility to see the different size storage units. This will allow you to visualize your belongings in a certain sized storage unit. Storage World has a Size Guide that is a great reference to what can fit in a specific size storage unit. Storage World also has a handy storage space calculator which has a checklist of items that you might need to store and what size storage unit you will need.

Once you have finalized your storage unit decision, then it is important to correctly pack your storage unit to have the optimum space for your items. If you are storing for a longer time, leave space for ventilation and movement within the storage unit. If you need to access items more often, it is important to have these items at the front of the storage unit. If you are renting a storage unit for a business, it is important to have aisles in your storage unit and add shelving units to better organize your inventory or file boxes.

Storage World offers a variety of storage unit sizes from 5×5 to 10×30 for your personal or business belongings. If you still are not sure if your items will fit in a certain sizes storage unit, the storage unit guide below can help!

5’x5’ (25 square feet)This is the smallest size storage unit available. The size is similar to a closet. This is a great size for personal items, clothes, skis, children’s toys, small furniture and a sales representative’s inventory samples.

5’x10’ (50 square feet)-This size will allow you to store a small amount of furniture, chest of drawers, mattress, boxes and other smaller items. You can put the contents of one room, such as a bedroom or office in this size storage unit.

10’x10’ (100 square feet)-This size unit can hold the contents of a one bedroom apartment including appliances (refrigerator or stove), furniture, mattresses and boxed items. Or the contents of a living room or 2 bedrooms can fit in this size storage unit.

10’x15’ (150 square feet)-This size unit can hold the contents of a two bedroom apartment or home including appliances, mattresses, furniture and boxed items. Larger items can fit in this storage unit.

10’x20’ (200 square feet)This size unit can hold the contents of a three bedroom apartment or home including appliances, furniture, mattresses and boxed items. This is also a great option for commercial storage for inventory and storage shelves.

10’x30’ (300 square feet)-This is the largest storage unit available at Storage World. It can hold the contents of a four to five bedroom home including multiple appliances, such as washer and dryer, stoves and refrigerators, furniture and boxed items. This is another great option for commercial business storage.

Stop by any of the 3 Atlanta area Storage World locations to take a tour of our storage facilities. Our friendly and experience staff will help you with any questions that you might have about renting a self storage unit.


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