Storage Unit size guide
June 27, 2022

Self Storage Unit Size Guide

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.

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Princeton Self Storage Unit Size Guide

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

With this storage unit size especially, you want to make sure you do not rent too small of a unit. Always double-check the size of your items before attempting to store them. For example, mattresses queen size and larger will most likely not fit in our smallest storage units.

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

These ease off on sizing restrictions to offer a versatile space. Talk to our storage experts about finding month-by-month or long-term storage with Princeton Self Storage. We stay flexible, so you never have to pay for more space than you need.

Large Storage Units

You will know if you need a large storage unit. These are commonly used to store big life events, like storing the house during a move, or act as a long-term storage solution. 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. When you rent our indoor storage, your belongings get premier protection from changing New Jersey weather and temperature fluctuations. Ideal for fragile items, these storage spaces can provide you peace of mind when you need to store your valuables.

You can find your storage unit online through our contactless storage rentals. Browse the storage units we currently have available and decide if you would like to rent or reserve one. Use our storage calculator to figure out what storage unit size will best serve you. Renting completes the transaction right away, and you can move in immediately after entering your information and receiving access information. You can also reserve a storage unit for a future move-in date with no commitment. See how Princeton Self Storage can help you regain control of your home or office space. Rent storage units in Princeton, NJ, online!

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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is an SEO Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.