Selecting The Right Size
Use these guidelines to estimate how much storage space you'll need. Or... make a list and we'll help you select a space that's just right.
Unit Size How Big? How Much Will Fit?
- 5 x 5 - About the size of a half bath.
A chest of drawers, several boxes, small items
- 5 x 10 - Walk-in closet.
A couch, chair, misc. items, mattress set,
- 10 x10 - Average / small bedroom.
Furnishings from a one bedroom apartment
with washer and dryer, plus several boxes,
- 10 x 15 - Large bedroom.
Furniture from a two bedroom apartment or
small house without appliances, plus boxes,
- 10 x 20 - Small single garage.
Furniture from a small house or two bedroom
apartment with appliances, or a car or pickup
- 10 x 25 - Standard one car garage.
Furnishings from a two bedroom home with
appliances, or a car, pickup or boat
- 10 x 30 - Extra-long one car garage.
Furnishings from a three bedroom home with
appliances, or a car, pickup or boat. Will hold
contents of a 40-ft. moving van.
Tips (Pack Like The Pros Do)
To protect your things, it's important to pack your belonings like the Pros:
1. Have the right kind of boxes... the right sizes and
strength to make stacking safe and easy, special boxes
for dishes, lamps, and hanging garments.
2. Use packing items such as sealing tape, padding,
bubble wrap, wrapping paper, and oversized plastic
storage bags, to keep out insects, moisture, dust. Vinyl
furniture covers for couches, chair, mattress sets, etc.
3. Disassemble furniture, remove table legs or turn upside
down, store table on edge, place all furniture on pallets
for air circulation, prevent moisture damage.
4. Hang clothes in garment boxes. Pack shoes, sweaters
and other folded clothes in the bottom.
5. Store couches on end (on pallets to allow air
circulation), remove cushions, store on top, stack
garment boxes in the cushion area.
6. Pack the inside space of refrigerator, (leave the door
partially open) washer and dryer and every piece of
7. Place items you'll need most often near the front of
8. Store most valuable items (TV and stereo systems,
skis) in the back of the unit.
9. To prevent boxes from collapsing, fill empty spaces
with wads of paper, place larger heavier boxes on
bottom, lighter and odd shaped items on top.
10. Leave a center aisle, label all boxes and seal with
packing tape to keep out dust.