Sizing Up Your Storage Needs

Please store cardboard boxes off the floor (wood pallets work well).

Approx. Unit size

How much will fit

About the size of a..

5' x 5'


1.5m x 1.5m
Small furniture, boxes, garage tools, washer, dryer or other small items.Small half bathroom

5' x 10'


1.5m x 3m
A couch, chair, dresser, mattress set, boxes, and small items.Walk-in closet

5' x 12'


1.5m x 3.6m
Similar to the 5 x 10
A couch, chair, dresser, mattress set, boxes, and small items.
Walk-in closet

9' x 10'


2.7m x 3m
One bedroom apartment with appliances , boxes and small items.Mid-sized bedroom

10' x 10'


3m x 3m
One bedroom apartment with appliances , boxes and small items. Motorbike or ATV.Average-sized bedroom

10' x 12'


3m x 3.6m
One bedroom apartment with appliances , boxes and small items. Units vary with some having 8' doors wide while others have 10'.Average-sized bedroom

10' x 15'


3m x 4.5m
Furnishings from a two bedroom apartment or small house without appliances, plus cartons and small items.  Sleds.Large bedroom

10' x 20'


3m x 6m
Furnishings from a three bedroom home with appliances or a car or truck.Small one car garage

10' x 25'


3m x 7.5m
Furnishings from a three bedroom home with appliances or a car, truck or boat, or other recreational equipmentStandard one car garage

12' x 20'


3.6m x 6.1m
Similar to the 10' x 25' but with a 10' wide door.
Furnishings from a three bedroom home with appliances or a car, truck or boat, or other recreational equipment
Standard one car garage

12' x 25'


3.6m x 7.6m
Furnishings from a three-four bedroom home with appliances or a car, truck or boat storage, or other recreational equipment. Each unit has 9' high doors.Standard garage

12' x 30'


3.6m x 9.1m
Furnishings from a four or five bedroom home with appliances, basement and garage items or space for vehicles, skidoos, atv's, or motorbikes on or off trailers.Long one car garage with 10' wide door.

12' x 35'


3.6m x 10.5m
Furnishings from a four or five bedroom home with appliances, basement and garage items or space for vehicles, skidoos, atv's, or motorbikes on or off trailers.Extra long one car garage
*has wider door
  • LABEL & NUMBER BOXES ON ALL FOUR SIDES.
  • USE COLORED STICKERS TO IDENTIFY DIFFERENT ROOMS.
  • KEEP AN INVENTORY OF THE CONTENTS.
  • ALWAYS USE NON PRINTED NEWSPRINT (INEXPENSIVE AND WON’T STAIN)
  • USE BUBBLE WRAP, PLAIN NEWSPRINT OR STYROFOAM CHIPS TO PROTECT BREAKABLES .
  • USE ‘FRAGILE’ LABELS WHERE NEEDED.
  • USE ZIP LOCK BAGS TO KEEP KNOBS AND OTHER SMALL ITEMS TOGETHER.
  • REMEMBER TO LEAVE A WALKWAY IN YOUR STORAGE UNIT FOR EASY ACCESS!
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