A Break Down of Self Storage Sizes

A Break Down of Self Storage Sizes

By John Doe

One of the easiest and most practical solutions to decluttering and organizing your home or office is to rent a self storage unit. It keeps your belongings safe as you free up your space.

But with all the storage unit size options, how do you know which one is right for you? Here's a quick guide to storage unit sizes to help you make the best decision:

The Importance of Storage Size

When it comes to renting a storage unit, the first thing you should consider is the unit’s size! While there are many options available, finding the right fit for your belongings and budget is easier said than done. When it comes to choosing a storage unit, your rent is determined by a unit’s square footage. This means larger storage units are typically more expensive, thanks to their accommodating size. However, finding the right storage unit size is vital to achieving your organizing goals.

After all, you don't want your storage space to be so small that it can't fit your belongings just to save a few dollars. On the other hand, a storage unit that’s too large will have you paying extra for unused space.

Determine The Right Storage Unit Size

Before committing to any storage facility, you need to know the amount of space you require. To do this, list all the items that will go into storage and measure each to determine the right storage unit size.

Finding the Right Size Storage Unit Size

There are three general categories of storage units: small, medium, and large storage units.

Small storage units are typically 5 x 5 or 5 x 10 and are roughly the size of a small closet.

You might have a hard time storing awkwardly shaped items in them, but they can handle a few boxes of smaller personal items like books and clothes.

Medium storage units range from 10 x 10 and 10 x 15. They can fit one or two larger pieces such as a sofa and your dining table and a household appliance or two.

Large self storage units are 10 x 20, and 10 x 25 in size. They can fit the most, including major appliances, an entire apartment, and most business storage needs.

Find Storage Units Near You!

Ready to find your perfect storage unit? Bluebird Self Storage has state-of-the-art facilities across Canada.We have a wide variety of storage unit sizes with unique features and amenities so that you can find the perfect storage solution for your needs.


Frequently Asked Self Storage Questions

What size storage unit is right for me?

Finding the right storage unit depends on the number of possessions you plan on storing at our facility. The more items you have, the more space you’ll need. At every Bluebird facility, we offer units ranging from below 5’ x 5’ to 10’ x 30’ or even larger, so you can find the right amount of storage space. To find the right unit size, explore our Storage Unit Size Guide or read this resource to see which unit fits your needs best.

Can I buy boxes and packing supplies at Bluebird?

Yes! If you’re about to move into a storage unit, our facility offers moving and storage supplies that help protect your belongings. Our supplies range from boxes, packing tape, mattress and furniture covers, and so much more!

How long can I rent a unit?

We don’t have any long-term agreements at Bluebird, so you can rent your unit for as little as a month or two or upwards of a year if you’d like! If circumstances change, we can always extend or shorten your storage stay with us.

How do I access my storage unit?

You, selected family, and any business associates can access your local facility by using our secure keypad entry using a personal security code. Individual units are protected by a lock that is only accessible by the customer. Only contacts you authorize will be able to access your unit.

Typical daily access hours are from 6AM - 11PM, so you can always access your stuff when you need it. Check with the location nearest you for more information about access hours.


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