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August 27, 2020

Sizing Guide: Need a Small or Medium Storage Unit?

Do you know what size storage unit will best fit your belongings? It can get tricky, and that is why Princeton Self Storage created this sizing guide to help you better understand the types of items that can fit into each storage unit.

Small Storage Units

If you are looking to store only a few items, small storage units are the ones for you. These are about the size of a closet and can fit about a bedroom’s worth of items. This means you can store a few pieces of large furniture followed by some boxes. Small storage units can hold:

  • Mattress 
  • Small dressers and dressers
  • Seasonal pieces, decorations, clothing
  • Boxes of miscellaneous items

Medium Storage Units

If you think a small would be too small, there is no harm in jumping up to a larger storage unit. Medium storage units can hold 2-3 rooms’ items. They can hold your apartment furniture in a move or store your small businesses’ inventory. These start to fit larger items like:

  • Washer/dryer, refrigerator
  • Garage/shed/basement/attic contents
  • Motorcycles
  • Bicycles
  • Water sports equipment
  • Small trailer

Large Storage Units

You will know if you need a large storage unit. These are most commonly used to store the contents of a house during a move. They can hold multiple rooms’ furniture and all the extra boxes holding your smaller items. Big furniture it can fit includes:

  • Power tools and work stations
  • Lawn equipment
  • Furniture sets (patio, dining room)
  • Car, truck, or other vehicle
  • Trailer, small boat

Princeton Self Storage in Princeton NJ

Princeton Self Storage conveniently sits next to the Princeton Airport on Airpark Road. We have drive-up and temperature-controlled storage units available, as well as parking for your vehicle. Find the right size storage unit for your needs with our storage calculator. Then rent or reserve your next storage unit with Princeton Self Storage!

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.