Right-sizing Your Storage Unit

Posted on Apr 9 2014 - 10:45pm by Brent Hardy


It’s a question we get all the time: What is the right size storage unit for my stuff?


There are general guidelines, but how can you know if your stuff compares to the generic templates used to generate those guides?


The trick is to not over-think the project. The vast majority of customers will find that their stuff fits into the storage unit that the guidelines recommend. If you have a 1 BR apartment, go with a 10’ x 10’. A three-room office? 10’ x 15’.


Here’s a handy visual for matching your needs to the best unit size. First, the sizes:

Sizes chart

What to choose for personal use:

Personal use chart

And business use:

Business use chart

Brent Hardy

About Brent Hardy

VP Facilities Management
Extra Space Storage

Brent Hardy has been with Extra Space Storage since 2001. He currently oversees all corporate construction & facilities management activities for Extra Space Storage. Brent has been the driving force for corporate responsibility with energy management and sustainability programs. His successful management in these areas has directly contributed to the growth of Extra Space Storage. Brent’s green initiatives have included solar power, implementing energy efficient lighting systems and daylight harvesting on a corporate scale for over 800 properties. He enjoys fishing, water skiing, avoiding airplanes and spending time with his wife and four daughters. Brent began his career in self-storage after spending several years with various firms in construction and operations management both in Salt Lake and New York City.

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