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April 20, 2022

Storage Unit Size Guide

Renting the wrong size storage unit for the amount of items you are looking to store is not uncommon. We at Community Park Storage in Cranberry Township created the storage unit size guide below to make your renting experience easy. We offer a variety of temperature-controlled and drive-up storage units in large and small sizes. Reserve your next unit with us today!

Storage Unit Size Guide

storage unit size guide

Small Storage Units

A 5×5 storage unit is not very big, but it can hold more than you think. If you pack your smaller items in a stackable way (like boxes or bins), they will better fill the space around the large furniture. Assume you can fit approximately the contents of your bedroom. Some common items for small storage units include:

  • Up to a full size mattress
  • Desk
  • Dorm furniture
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Holiday decorations

Medium Storage Units

You can fit about 2-3 bedroom’s worth of furniture in medium storage units. If you are moving from your apartment or condo, these provide a lot of space for your biggest items. Storage units are also useful for business owners. Store extra inventory, important files, and equipment in a self storage unit for a cheaper price than renting office space. Here are some items you can store:

  • Piano
  • Jet ski, kayak, canoe
  • Small trailer
  • Multiple mattresses
  • Washer/dryer
  • Appliances

Large Storage Units

Large storage units are your best friend in a big move. They can hold 4-6 rooms’ furniture with room to spare for all your boxes and for walking through the storage unit to access your belongings. These storage units are also big enough to hold any additional vehicles that do not have a place around your property. These are a few items that can fit in a large storage unit:

  • Living room furniture (sofas, recliners, coffee tables)
  • Snowblowers and lawnmowers
  • Patio and dining room furniture
  • Car
  • Small boat
  • Trailer

Community Park Storage in Cranberry Township, PA

Community Park Storage on Route 19 has experts ready to help you find the right size storage unit. We have extra wide doors on some of our storage units for easy access to load and unload. If you are still unsure how much space you need after reading our storage unit size guide, visit our storage calculator for a sizing recommendation based on what you need to store. You can also call or stop into our storage office to talk through your rental with one of our storage experts. They can help you choose between renting an outdoor storage unit with drive-up access or indoor storage with temperature control. Discover the benefits of each! You always have access to the amenities your belongings require to stay secure—whether you are storing them short term or long term.

Reserve a storage unit today for future use with no obligations or credit card information! Or choose to rent a storage unit to be able to move your items in immediately. Either way, Community Park Storage’s contactless storage rentals make finding storage units near you easy. Find your self storage in Cranberry Township, PA, here!

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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.