The storage unit size you need all depends on the amount and type of items you plan to store.
Do you have furniture, or just boxes? What about clothing? Artwork? Electronics? How big are they? How much do you have?
Looking at all these variables, you can get an idea of the types of storage units you need to look for. While you can assume that more items require more space, it helps to have a storage unit calculator on your side. At Modern Storage, we have those tools for you and our staff is top-notch.
To help you get started, we ask that you take a general inventory of the items you need to store. Then, we can walk you through the best storage unit options.
Our most popular storage unit size is a 10x10. A 10x10 is equivalent to the size of a large one-car garage, so it can hold the contents of an average-sized bedroom or one-bedroom apartment. Between all of our Arkansas storage locations in Little Rock and Maumelle, you can also find 10x10 units that are climate controlled should you be storing more precious items. In the Arkansas humidity, our climate controlled 10x10 units can be a lifesaver.
Our second-most popular storage unit size is a 5x10, which is equivalent to the length of a motorcycle. This unit size can hold items from a small bedroom, such as a couch, mattress, and several boxes. This unit size is perfect if you need a temporary storage solution for small quantities. So, the average college student will love this storage size.
Sometimes even a 5x10 is too much for the average person. If you just need to storage boxes and small items, but no furniture, a 5x5 storage cube works perfectly.
At Modern Storage West Little Rock, we even have what we call “storage lockers.” These storage lockers measure 4x4 and can accommodate smaller items comfortably without the expense of a larger unit. This is definitely our most cost-effective storage unit size.
Now, if you need to store multiple rooms’ worth of belongings (say if you are storing items from a larger two- or three-bedroom home), we have many storage unit sizes larger than a standard 10x10.
10x20, 10x30, 12x30…these are better options for you if you need a storage unit to contain much more stuff.
The biggest problem we run into is that most people are misinformed about storage unit sizes. They think the sizes they see online are bigger than they are in the real world. We understand that! Sometimes, it’s hard to visualize how much you really have.
One tool we use at Modern Storage West Little Rock to combat this problem is our display unit center. If you aren’t sure which storage unit size you need, you can see each unit size, walk through it, and picture your items inside. Then, you will have a better idea of each unit size before you reserve one.
If you are unable to visit one of our locations, the next best thing is to try out our online storage unit calculator. This tool can help you estimate your items and unit sizing options. If that doesn’t answer what size storage unit you need, just contact us! One of our consultants can walk you through the process of selecting a storage unit, no trouble at all.