Small Storage Units
August 28, 2020

How to Pack a Large, Medium, Small Storage Unit

The biggest challenge in self storage (besides moving all your items) is figuring out what size storage unit will best suit what you need to store. If you get a small storage unit, you do not want it to be too small. But you also do not want to pay for more space than you need. Salisbury Storage Warehouse has made the process easier with our storage sizing guide. Here are the items that can fit into each size storage unit.

Sizing Guide

Small Storage Units

Whether you are a student looking to store dorm items or a homeowner trying to clear space in your house, small storage units are affordable means of doing so. They can hold approximately one bedroom’s contents. You can fit in a few large items and a number of boxes and bins. They can also store:

  • Smaller pieces of furniture (like dressers or desks)
  • Mattress (up to a full size for a 5×5)
  • Seasonal items and holiday decorations

Medium Storage Units

Medium storage units range from half to a full one-car garage and fit 2-3 rooms’ furniture. This includes larger furniture like couches and love seats. They are handy for residential and commercial use. Business owners can use self storage to hold their inventory instead of renting office space. Here are some of the many items that can fit:

  • Garage/shed tools
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Business inventory and equipment
  • Bicycles, motorcycles, scooters

Large Storage Units

Homeowners needing to store a majority of the items in their house should rent a large storage unit. They have enough room to store everything and still leave room for you to navigate through your belongings. These can hold:

  • Furniture sets (living room, dining room, patio)
  • Vehicle
  • Water crafts (small boat, canoes, jet skis, kayaks, etc.)
  • Trailer

Storing with Salisbury Storage Warehouse

Salisbury Storage Warehouse in Salisbury MD serves the greater Wicomico County area. We have drive-up, interior, and temperature-controlled storage units in all sizes, so we have you covered no matter what. Our facility has an electronic gate access system, for which you will receive a personalized access code after renting a storage unit. Find the size you need with our storage calculator. Then rent or reserve your next storage unit with Salisbury Storage Warehouse!

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Paige Weary

About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.