What Size of Storage Unit Do You Need?

Sep 29, 2022 in Self-Storage Leave a Comment

If you are considering renting a storage unit to declutter your home, prepare for a move, or store work-related items, it can be difficult to determine which size is best for your needs. While it is crucial to ensure that you have enough space for your possessions, it is also important to ensure that you are not paying for excess space that you do not need. As a leading provider of quality and secure storage unit rentals, the team at LoknStore knows how difficult it can be to choose a storage unit that suits your needs. That is why we have provided some information to help you determine what size of storage unit you need and ensure that you are choosing the best option for your situation and budget.

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Choosing the Right Storage Unit

To choose the right storage unit, it is a good idea to know what types of units are available and what they are typically used for. At LoknStore, we provide the following types of self-storage solutions:

Small Units (25 – 50 sq. ft)

A small storage unit can range from the size of a small walk-in closet to a large bathroom. They are often used to store miscellaneous items or furnishings from one average-sized room. A small storage unit is typically used to store:

  • Small furniture
  • Twin mattresses
  • Small dressers
  • Personal/work documents
  • Seasonal décor and items
  • Small items in stackable boxes
  • Various household items for staging

Medium Units (75 – 100 sq. ft)

A medium unit is often the size of an average bedroom, though some can be a bit larger. They can be used to store furnishings for residences ranging from 750-1,000 sq. ft. A medium storage unit can be used for:

  • Appliances
  • Tables and chairs
  • Bedroom sets
  • Sports & outdoor equipment
  • Seasonal work inventory
  • Living room furniture

Large Units (150 – 250 sq. ft)

Large storage units can be as large as a one car garage or 2 bedrooms. They can be used to store furnishings from an entire 2-bedroom home that is around 1,500 sq. ft in size. You can safely store the following items in a large storage unit:

  • Washer/dryer sets
  • Couches, loveseats, and recliners
  • Multiple bedroom sets
  • Large dressers or appliances
  • Business equipment and inventory
  • One small vehicle

Extra-Large Units (300 – 400 sq. ft)

An extra-large storage unit is roughly the same size as a two-car garage. They are ideal for storing vehicles or all furnishing from a large 2- to 3-bedroom home when moving. Extra large storage units can be used to store:

  • One large vehicle or 2 standard vehicles
  • Antiques or other collectible items
  • Large appliances such as refrigerators
  • Tools and materials
  • Business equipment
  • Multiple bedroom sets
  • Couches, loveseats, and recliners
  • Dining room sets

For further assistance on how to choose the right size storage unit, reach out to the team at LoknStore at 604-289-0028 or through our online contact form. We will work with you to answer any questions you may have and determine the perfect storage unit for your specific needs.