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Find the Right Size Storage Unit with Help from U•STORE•IT

Know you need storage but not sure what size unit is right for you? The U•STORE•IT team is on hand to help you rent the correct space. Use the information provided here to learn how to choose a storage unit, and then inquire with us about availability and pricing for your desired unit using our online quote form.


Calculating Square and Cubic Feet


Remember that the size of each of our storage units can be calculated simply by multiplying the unit’s length by its width:

5 ft. x 10 ft. = 50 square feet


To determine the amount of cubic feet in a unit, multiple the square feet by the height of the unit (most of our units are 10’ tall):

50 sq. ft. x 10 ft. = 500 cubic feet


Determining Storage Needs by Home Size


How many bedrooms does your house or apartment have? Here’s a guide to help you estimate the size storage unit you will need.


  • 1 bedroom home = 50 to 100 square feet of storage needed
  • 2 bedroom home = 100 to 150 square feet of storage needed
  • 3 bedroom home = 150 to 220 square feet of storage needed
  • 4 bedroom home = 250 to 300 square feet of storage needed


Determining Storage Needs by Number of Archival Boxes


If you need a home for your boxes of archived paperwork or other important documents, we recommend the following storage amounts:


  • 150 boxes = 50 square feet of storage needed
  • 300 boxes = 100 square feet of storage needed
  • 450 boxes = 150 square feet of storage needed
  • 600 boxes = 200 square feet of storage needed


Determining Storage Needs by Vehicle Size


If you have a moving van full of stuff, how large of a storage unit do you need? We recommend the following:


  • ½ ton cargo van = 25 to 50 square feet of storage needed
  • 1 ton cube van = 100 square feet of storage needed
  • 3 ton vehicle = 150 to 200 square feet of storage needed
  • 5 ton vehicle = 220 to 300 square feet of storage needed


Take the Next Step: Explore Prices and Get an Estimate


Now that you have a sense of which storage unit is best for you, explore unit availability by choose the U•STORE•IT location closest to you!


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