All unit sizes are approximate wall-to-wall measurements. Actual door openings vary depending on unit and store location. For exact measurements, please visit the Location where you would like to rent space, as unit sizes varies slightly at each location.
All unit size descriptions are estimates based on our years of experience renting storage space. What you will fit in your storage unit will vary depending on the stackability and size of items.
5x5 (25 Sq. Ft.)
Small hall closet:This space will hold small furniture, such as chest of drawers or chair. Used most often to store boxes and small items. Perfect for your office or personal records (holds approx. 50 file boxes) and/or work tools and equipment.
5x10 (50 Sq. Ft.)
Large walk-in closet: This space will hold some furniture. For example, a couch and chair, and/or dresser, and/or box springs and mattress set, plus small items and boxes. Also great for outdoor furniture, lawn mowers, garden tools, bicycles and/or motorcycles.
10x10 (100 Sq. Ft.)
Small Bedroom: This space typically holds furniture & boxes from a 1-bedroom apartment, without appliances.
10x15 (150 Sq.Ft.)
Large bedroom: This space typically holds furniture from a two-bedroom apartment with appliances, misc.items and cartons. NOTE: will not hold most vehicles.
10x20 (200 Sq. Ft.)
Small 1 car garage: This space will hold furniture from a two-bedroom home with appliances, miscellaneous items and cartons. Also may be used to store a car or truck and other small items.
10x25 (250 Sq. Ft.)
Standard 1 car garage: This space will hold furniture from a two/three-bedroom home with appliances, miscellaneous items and cartons. Also may be used to store a car/truck/boat and other small items.
12x30 (360 Sq. Ft.)
Extra long 1 car garage: This space will hold furniture from a three-bedroom home with appliances, misc.items and cartons.
What to Do:
1Utilize all the space in your unit. Make a plan as to how you are going to arrange your items. A good plan will save you the time of having to rearrange your unit. Leave an aisle in the center of your unit so that you have a walk way to the back of the unit.
2Use freestanding shelves to help organize your unit and keep your items off the floor of the unit.
3Label the boxes on all six sides and keep a list for easy reference. This will save you time if you have to look for something in particular. When packing boxes fill them without making them too heavy to lift. Always put the heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter ones on top of the heavier ones. This will prevent boxes from being crushed. Keep boxes off the floor.
4Be sure to store frequently used items at the front of the unit to avoid having to search for them.
5To protect your items cover them with moving pads, sheets, or light blankets.
6Be sure to check your unit once a month.
7Disassemble items such as tables, bed frames, etc. This will save space. Wrap and label all pieces for an easier time when you have to reassemble them. Put all hardware in bags and mark the bags accordingly.
8When you disassemble electronics, such as computers, stereos, things that have numerous cords, place small colored stickers on the cord and the same color sticker where the cord goes. This will save you the hassle of trying to figure out what goes where when it comes time to reassemble your electronics. If possible, use the original boxes to store your electronics and other items.
9Make sure that all appliances are clean and dry before storing them. Leave appliances slightly ajar to prevent mildew.
10If it is possible store couches on end. Stack chairs seat to seat. Use the inside of appliances and drawers to store smaller items. When stacking furniture use paper pads in between the items to avoid scratching.
11Store mattresses and box springs on long edges. Wrap for protection and elevate off the floor. Use two to three 2 x 4's cut to 1 foot long.
12Store mirrors and paintings on end, not flat. Pack books flat to protect their spines.
13To prevent rusting rub a small amount of machine oil on metal tools, bicycles, and equipment. Drain and clean all debris from all equipment before you store them.
14When wrapping collectibles or anything breakable, tape it after you wrap it. This should avoid mistaking them for excess paper to fill the box. Use bubble wrap or unprinted paper to wrap breakables. Group similar items together and mark the boxes accordingly.
15Clothing and draperies should be stored in wardrobe boxes, on hangers, to retain their original shapes.
16Purchase the insurance. If your belongings are worth storing, they are worth insuring.
17Rubbermaid containers are great to store your items. They have tight fitting lids and stack easily. Keep the more valuable items in the rear of the unit. This will prevent others from seeing them when you are in your unit.
18Keep out of season clothes accessible, you may have your belongings in storage longer than anticipated.
19Be aware of your surroundings when you are in your unit. If you see a potential problem or anything suspicious alert the manager.
What “Not” to Do:
1Do not use plastic to cover your belongings. It retains moisture.
2Do not store any food items. This will prevent any unwanted guests.
3Do not pack your boxes so that they are too heavy to carry them. Especially when you are packing books.
4Do not assume that your homeowners or renters insurance will cover your belongings while in storage. Purchase the insurance.
5Do not give out your password, gate code or any information to any one that is not listed as having access.
6Do not use printed newspaper for wrapping. The ink may smudge and get on your items.
7Do not forget to clean appliances before you store them.
8Do not store any toxins or flammables such as paint, oil, or gasoline.