Much like self-storage units, the need for storage comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes. From a temporary storage space for furniture during a house move, to a long-term solution for storing important business documents, the size of a self-storage unit depends on the requirements of those renting it.

However, for newcomers to self-storage, it can be difficult to work out what size storage unit you need. Let us help you find the best unit for your needs and ensure you pay only for as much space as you require.

In this self storage size guide, we’ll take a look at the most popular types of self-storage units and lockers at each of our 6 secure storage facilities. Whilst our storage units are available in much larger sizes than those mentioned in this post, we’re covering the units that most customers ask about.

Storage Container Sizes:

Storage Lockers 10sqft (1 cubic metre)

The smallest of our self-storage offerings are our secure storage lockers. These provide a handy space for students to store some of their university contents when they move back home for summer and serve as effective storage spaces for temporary home offices.

Our lockers come in one size, enough to fit in a box of your belongings, a home computer and monitor, or a couple of rucksacks.

16 Sq Ft (approx. 1.4sqm)

The smallest of our unit sizes this is ideal for storing bags of items or 4 small boxes, as an attic overspill for example. A 16 sq ft unit is comparable in size to a double wardrobe; or the storage of an estate car. The big difference being that there is no need to fork out over £16,000 for this storage unit.

25 Sq Ft (approx 2.3sqm)

The next unit size up is the 25 sq ft unit. The size of the space could be likened to the size of a telephone box or a small garden shed.

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These units are perfect for people moving from a small apartment who don’t have a huge amount of furniture and belongings but require a space to declutter and store up to 40 medium-sized boxes.

As with all of our various sizes, this storage unit features a high ceiling, making it an ideal solution for storing your belongings.

35 Sq Ft (approx 3.2sqm)

In these units you could fit the contents of a small van or one-bedroom studio flat. This is an idea for workmen looking for additional storage space for their tools and machinery, and with on-site forklift services you can be sure that we have the extra muscle to help you to and from your unit!

With the space to store up to 60 boxes, the 35 sq ft storage unit is a brilliant choice for both domestic and business use.

50 Sq Ft (approx 4.6sqm)

The spacious 50 sq ft unit is ideal for those looking to store enough items to fill a transit van, or regular garage. Again, this is often useful to those moving from or into a one bedroom flat, and there is more space for all those little extra items.

Small businesses may find this unit the ideal size for storing stock.

75 Sq Ft (approx 7sqm)

This is one of the more popular unit sizes, it’s popular with those moving to or from a two-bedroom house, and those undertaking a house renovation or extension. This unit provides a secure space to declutter during this busy time.

The space available in a 75 sq ft unit is much like a small office or large stock room. you could easily fill the unit with the contents of two full transit vans (one ford transit van) or 150 medium-sized storage boxes. By the way – boxes are also available for a great price at each of our sites – and you don’t need to store with us to take advantage of our great choice and prices!

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100 Sq Ft (approx 9.3 sqm)

The 100 sq ft unit is the size of a single garage, so is often used as a ‘second garage.’ These units are great for anyone moving from a 2-bedroom house or even a 3-bed house that requires a little extra space to store excess furniture and declutter ahead of sale. Alternatively, if you’re between sales self storage is a secure way to store your possessions over the bridging term.

This storage unit size is also useful for an office clearance as you can fit a whopping 200 medium-sized boxes, or the contents of a full Luton Van (not small by any means), and then some!

125 Sq Ft (approx 11.6 sqm)

If the 100SQ FT UNIT isn’t big enough for your 3-bedroom house, this 125 sq ft unit will certainly be ideal. The extra space is convenient to store the additional furniture and items from the third bedroom (such as beds, drawers, and wardrobes).

Aside from moving home, this storage unit can hold large seasonal items like and garden furniture, pool accessories and sporting equipment – items that are too bulky to store in the home year-round. In these units you could fit 230 medium-sized boxes, or the contents of three Luton vans that is equivalent to a 7.5 tonne van – now that IS a lot of stuff!

150sqft (approx 14 sqm)

Equivalent to one and a half garages, the 150 sq ft unit is suitable for the contents of at least a 3-bed house, and potentially a 4-bedroom house.

The storage unit can hold up to 250 medium-sized boxes, so it could be the ideal place for online traders to store their stock.

Much bigger storage units are available, of course, covering storage requirements up to 5000 sq ft! (approx. 464sqm)

All of the above storage units feature 24/7 CCTV and are individually armed, ensuring your belongings, will be stored safely and securely.

We have self-storage centres in Preston, Liverpool and four other locations across the North-West.  Use our brilliant storage space calculator  to find the right storage unit for you. Be sure to use our online quote calculator today to see how much you could save on our self-storage units.