There are many different sizes of self storage units to choose from.  Deciding the right size depends on your needs. 

Indoor & Outdoor Storage Units: Choosing The Right Size

Many facilities offer indoor and outdoor storage units. Indoor units are located within a large storage facility. These units offer an additional layer of protection from the elements. An Outdoor unit offers ease of access. Many find the benefit of being able to drive right up to the door of your unit desirable.  

Here are a few of the most important considerations for how to choose a storage unit.

Let’s get started.

  1. Take an inventory of all the items you plan to store.
  2. Stage all your items to get a good idea of the size unit you’ll need (use a tape measure how much space you need). Try using different containers or boxes to figure out the most efficient way to store everything.
  3. Choose a storage unit that’s a little bigger than your stuff. You’d be surprised once you’ve filled up your unit how much space it takes. Remember you’ll need to leave space to get to things you need from time to time. Don’t forget, you’ll need extra space to provide ventilation so that your belongings don’t get mold or mildew. 
  4. Review the unit sizes below to help guide your sizing selection. Our Size Guide will help you choose the unit that is the perfect size for your needs.

Five by Five (5×5 Storage Unit) Approximately the size of a small closet.
Ideal for storing storage boxes, children’s toys, small furniture, chairs, dressers, clothing, floor lamps, skis and files. 

Five by Ten (5×10 Storage Unit)  
Store a few large furniture pieces (sofas, chairs, chest of drawers), box spring and mattress, about a dozen boxes and a lawn mower, bike or motorcycle. 

Five by Fifteen (5×15 Storage Unit) or Ten by Ten (10×10 Storage Unit)
Store the contents of a two-bedroom apartment or home, including appliances, boxes, furniture,  and boxed items and supplies.

Ten by Twenty (10×20 Storage Unit)
Hold the contents of a three-bedroom apartment or home, including appliances, boxes, furniture and boxed items and supplies. These storage units can store a compact car or some mid-sized vehicles. 

Ten by Thirty (10×30 Storage Unit) Approximately the size of a standard two-car garage.
Store the contents of a four- to five-bedroom home, including appliances, boxes, furniture and boxed items and supplies. These storage units are also ideal for commercial and equipment storage.

Don’t worry if after selecting a storage unit that you realize that you need either a smaller or larger unit.  When you first visit the facility be sure to inspect your storage unit and make sure that it meets your storage needs.

About Montgomery Self Storage

Visit our website or give us a call to secure a space today.

Montgomery Self Storage is a family run business. They are on the premises where your valuables are stored. They routinely look after your valuables and monitor the storage units with 24/7 security cameras. 

Montgomery Self Storage is safe offering indoor and outdoor units. They are conveniently located right off of route 84 and route 17K just minutes from Stewart Airport in the village of Montgomery. The community is super safe as are your valuables.

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