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One of the main benefits of self-storage facilities is that the units inside the facilities are available in a variety of sizes. If you do not need a lot of space for your belongings, you can rent a small unit, but if you have large items such as TVs, stereos and bookcases, you would probably need a larger unit. Not all self-storage facilities have the same size units so before you sign a contract, you should tour some of the units to get an idea of the sizes that exist at the facility. Below are some typical sizes available in your everyday storage facilities.
5×5 Storage Units
This is a common size that you find at most self-storage units and this is a basic size for those who do not have many heavy items to place in a storage unit. This size resembles a home closet and is good for putting bags of clothes, medium-sized boxes of items and possibly one or two small coffee tables. If you just sold most of your larger items and only have boxes filled with documents or heirlooms, this unit will satisfy your needs.
This unit size is large enough to fit items from one room of your house and this is convenient for those who have one-bedroom apartments, but are in the process of moving to another apartment. A 10×10 can hold a medium-sized bed, boxes of items from your current bedroom and a few minor items from other rooms in the house such as your desktop computer, portable refrigerator or baby’s crib.
If you have large or medium-sized appliances such as a washer and dryer, this is the ideal size for you if you want to rent a storage unit. Other items that would fit in this type of unit include a futon, coffee table, flat screen TV, headboards and microwave.
This size generally has up to 300 square feet of space and it can hold just about anything. If you need space for your stove, refrigerator, kitchen table, boxes of silverware, outdoor chairs, bags of clothing and all of the desktop computers in the home, this is the right size for you.
No matter what your storage requirements are, your neighborhood self-storage facility will have the right unit to fit your needs. Call a location nearest to your home. A customer representative can generally help you over the phone, so you do not need to wait around once you arrive at the facility.