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Self-Storage Questions Answered: Which Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

Don’t get caught buying storage space only to find that your stuff doesn’t fit. Find out exactly what can go in your average unit in this article

If you’re one of those couples or families that has started to accumulate a bunch of extra stuff that they’re running out of room for, the most convenient and affordable solution is putting it all into a safe, climate-controlled storage unit. But figuring how just how much you can fit into one of these spaces can be a bit tricky without experience.

The eye test is a good start and so is sizing up how your things stack in the garage, but there’s no substitute for years of experience. At Migson Public Storage, we have a variety of flexible options ranging from a little extra space for your winter gear to outdoor storage for your boat!

If you’re asking yourself “which size storage unit do I need”, here’s your answer:

5 x 5 – 25 SQ. FEET – 4 FEET HIGH 

Your basic storage unit for the extra stuff you don’t want to keep at home. It’s a good place to start. Items that fit include:

  • Suitcases
  • Snow tires
  • Clothing bags
  • Assorted boxes
  • And office supplies

5 X 10 – 50 SQ. FEET – 8 FEET HIGH

If the smaller size isn’t enough for your stuff, most people jump right to the wider unit with a taller ceiling. Think of this as a big closet in your house. You can fit:

  • Small mattresses
  • Dining room sets
  • Desks
  • Small miscellaneous items
  • A lawnmower
  • A chest of drawers

5 X 15 – 75 SQ. FEET – 8 FEET HIGH

Now we’re really beginning to step it up. This next size is like a big walk-in closet in your home and one of our most popular sizes. It’s where you can start storing big items. You can fit:

  • Couches
  • Patio sets
  • Most bedroom furniture
  • And more

It works for your typical 3-BR apartment.

10 x 20 + – 200 SQ. FEET + – 8 FEET HIGH +

This range is for the family that has a 3-BR house worth of stuff they need to store or more. If you’ve got it, this range can fit it. Anything from your:

  • Home appliances
  • Furniture
  • Big boxes
  • And patio sets

To even a car. Once you get to this size or more, you’ll be able to fit anything. Chances are that if you need this size storage, than you already know.

Renting an affordable self-storage unit is the best way to keep your things safe and out of the way, but you don’t want to get caught without enough room. If you’re wondering which size storage unit you need, and we will help you out.



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Posted on March 9, 2017 | Uncategorized

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