What Size Storage Unit Do You Need?

What Size Storage Unit Do You Need?

So, you’re looking for a storage unit, but aren’t quite sure where to start. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Most first time storage users have similar questions regarding climate, restrictions and the most popular topic, what size unit is needed. Below is everything you need to know about what size your storage unit needs to be depending on your use.


Establish the Use

What will the storage unit be used for? Will it be freeing up closet space by storing winter clothes? Or will it be housing a vehicle or boat that has been taking up space in the driveway? Establishing what the unit will be used for, will start the searching process for the perfect sized storage unit. Think of what kind of space is required for these items. Do they need a taller unit to accommodate height? Is a climate control unit needed?


Unit Size vs. Room Size

If you’re looking to store more than just a few household items, use the information below to best place yourself in one of these four categories. From there, you can pick the specific size you will need.

  • 5x5 - 5x15 Units: These units are the smallest storage units available and can house items ranging from miscellaneous items around the house to a one bedroom apartment suite. The smallest unit is roughly the size of an average closet and is great for storing a few boxes with seasonal items or important files. The largest, 5x15, can store a bed set, dresser and other apartment pieces. These units are a good fit for housing the contents of a small apartment, like kitchen appliances, a mattress and other miscellaneous items.
  • 10x10 and 10x15 Units: These two large units are made for housing the contents of a two to three bedroom home. These units are popular during a transition between houses. King-size mattresses, entertainment centers, work equipment and more can be stored here safely. If you are looking to house large household items, these are the best match for you.
  • 10x20 - 10x30 Units: If you are looking for a large storage unit to fit the contents of a three or four bedroom home, the 10x20, 10x25 and 10x30 sized units are what you need. These units are great for families moving long distances that need a place to hold their belongings while getting settled.
  • Vehicle Parking Spaces: We offer a variety of secured parking spaces including covered or non-covered options as well as indoor climate controlled spaces. Parking spaces can be used to hold cars, boats or even motorhomes in between camping trips.


Choosing a space that fits your needs is our top priority, whether you’re looking for a mini storage unit or a big unit to hold the contents of a home. Once your unit has been chosen, always remember when positioning your belongings in the unit - don’t let it overwhelm you! You can check out more tips for storing your items here.


We have units from small to large, that are climate controlled. We also have all of the moving supplies you may need. Whether you need us for a few months, or you find that our units fit your long-term plans, give us a call or come see us, and protect your treasures! Beltline and Security Stor-Alls are located in Mobile, Alabama, for all your storage needs! Check out Beltline and Security on Facebook, or visit us online at www.StorAlls.com.

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