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How to choose the ideal storage unit size for your needs

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People use storage for a number of different reasons. From relocating to renovating, self storage is a great way to free up space at home or the office, but how do you decide which size unit is the right fit?

Before deciding on a storage unit size, it’s important to understand the different unit sizes available and how much space you will actually need. As self storage experts, we’ve put together a list of the most common storage unit sizes and how they can meet your needs.

A small garden shed (25 sq ft unit)

Storage unit rental isn’t only necessary for large amounts of space. Sometimes, you just need a small unit to keep a few seasonal items. If you’re looking to store Christmas decorations, valuable tools or sports equipment, then the 25 sq ft unit is a perfect solution.

An average garden shed (35 sq ft unit)

A 35 sq ft unit can fit the contents of a studio flat, including big furniture items like a dining room table and chairs. If you’re planning on travelling for a long period of time or renovating a section of your home, then this unit will have you covered. 

Half an average garage (50 sq ft unit) 

Did you know that a 50 sq ft unit can fit all of the contents of a one-bedroom flat? While it’s a popular option among homeowners who are relocating or downsizing, it’s also a great solution for businesses. Excess assets, office furniture and stock are safe and secure in these units.

Half of a standard garage (75 sq ft unit)

The contents of an average, two-bedroom flat will fit snug inside a 75 sq ft unit. The high ceiling design means that boxes can be stacked on top of one another, making space for larger pieces of furniture. 

Standard garage (100 sq ft unit)

Cut down on expensive warehousing costs and rent a 100 sq ft unit instead! These units can  fit the contents of an average two-bedroom home, small office or small warehouse. As your business grows or your needs change, our flexible lease agreements will allow you to downsize or upsize your unit hassle-free.

One and a half garages (150 sq ft unit)

The majority of the UK population lives in semi-detached houses, many of which have three bedrooms. That’s why the 150 sq ft unit is such a popular choice, meeting the needs of many homeowners around the UK. These units are also a common option for businesses that need a secure and central space that can be used as an operational base. 

Standard double garage (200 sq ft unit)

A 200 sq ft unit is the perfect solution for large warehousing needs. It’s also a great size to hold the contents of a large four- or five-bedroom house. The unit fits bulky furniture, merchandise and even palletised goods. 

At Storage World, we have a wide variety of secure storage units that you can downsize or upsize at no extra cost. Contact our friendly team or check our handy online size calculator to find out which size unit will best suit you and your budget.  
If you’re wondering where you can find your nearest storage facility, we’ll be happy to point you in the direction of our various stores located in Manchester Central, Middleton, and Hale & Wilmslow.


Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick