What size storage unit do I need?

Naturally, the size of the storage unit you require will depend on what it is that you plan to store, and how much of it. However, by simply looking at your items, it can be difficult to determine what size storage unit you will require, particularly when they’re listed vaguely as ‘small unit’, ‘medium unit’ and ‘large unit’.

Even with the square foot (sq. ft) measurements provided, it can be difficult to visualise whether the items you wish to store will fit in there. For example, perhaps not everything you wish to store will be boxed and of a ‘standard’ size or shape. To help you gain a more realistic idea of the size of the unit you require for your self-storage needs, we’ve created a handy size guide that breaks down the different sizes and how much you can fit in which size unit. Use our interactive storage space calculator at the bottom of the page to see what you can store.

What can I fit in a 25 sq ft unit?

A 25 sq ft storage unit is about the same size as a small garden shed and is ideal for storing a few household items like Christmas decorations or valuable tools, as the space can fit several boxes. This size unit is actually quite deceiving and you can fit more than you think in it as it holds a single mattress, an armchair, a dresser or sports equipment. It’s the ideal size for storing those items that you only use occasionally that get in the way and clutter up your home.

25 square foot storage container
25 sq. ft container

What can I fit in a 35 sq ft unit?

A 35 sq ft self-storage unit is around the same size as the average garden shed and is big enough to store the contents of a studio flat. You can fit big furniture items in this size unit, such as a dining table and chairs, garden furniture, plenty of boxes and even bikes too. This size unit is ideal if you don’t require too much space, but have a few items or one particularly big or awkward shaped item.

35 square foot storage container
35 sq. ft container

What can I fit in a 50 sq ft unit?

A 50 sq ft storage unit is half the size of the average garage and is big enough to contain the content of a one-bedroom flat. In this size unit, you can fit a queen size bed, a dresser, a large TV, large appliances or bikes. This size unit is also ideal for business use, storing desks, cupboards, boxes and other office equipment. Whether you have excess assets or need a space to keep your items while in the process of setting up your business, this size unit is the ideal solution.

50 square foot storage container
50 sq. ft container

What can I fit in a 75 sq ft unit?

A 75 sq ft storage unit is large enough to store the contents of the average two-bedroom flat. It can fit large mattresses, bookcases, tables, dressers, dining tables and chairs, a sofa, large appliances, or desks, chairs, files and storage boxes. Each of our units features a high ceiling, meaning you can stack things up on top of each other. This size unit is ideal for packing plenty of items in, whether for personal or business use.

75 square foot storage container
75 sq. ft container

What can I fit in a 100 sq ft unit?

A 100 sq ft storage unit is the same size as a standard garage and is able to hold the contents of the average two-bedroom flat, house or small office or small warehouse. This size unit again features a high unit, so items can be stacked up tall and this size unit can fit items such as a sofa set, garden furniture, bikes and sports equipment, as well as large appliances or big, awkward shaped items. This space is also ideal for storing the furniture you would fit in a small office, or can be used as a small warehouse space for businesses.

100 square foot storage container
100 sq. ft container

What can I fit in a 150 sq ft unit?

A 150 sq ft storage unit is around the size of one and a half garages and can hold the contents of the average three-bedroom house. It’s great for storing large items such as a piano, sofa sets, tables, floor length mirrors, wide screen TVs and is of particular use during large scale renovation projects to protect your valuable items. This size unit is also large enough for you to run a business from as it is the ideal size for using as warehouse space to store your stock or assets.

150 square foot storage container
150 sq. ft container

What can I fit in a 200 sq ft unit?

A 200 sq ft storage unit is around the same size as the standard double garage. It can hold the contents that you would typically find in a large four or five-bedroom house and is perfect for use as a large warehouse store too. It can fit in several large appliances including a fridge-freezer, sofa sets and large garden furniture. If you’re looking for storage for business use, this size unit is perfect for storing bulky warehouse stock, merchandise, office furniture and even palletised goods.

200 square foot storage container
200 sq. ft container

Why choose Storage World?

Storage World units are available in many sizes and have high ceilings with plenty of room to stack things up, helping you save money by making the most of the space. Our secure units and communal spaces are clean and bright and better still, our terms are fully flexible when you store with us, meaning you can upsize or downsize as and when required. We have two stores in convenient locations across Manchester with parking to make things even easier.

We know that it can be difficult to realise exactly how much space to opt for. If you’re struggling to visualise how your items will fit in a storage unit use the size estimator below or call our team who are on-hand to help you choose the right size for your needs.

Enquire online or call us now for your no obligation size evaluation and quote.

Space Guide

Our handy size guide below helps you visualise some of our small to medium units.

25 square foot storage container
25 sq ft

Similar in size to a Garden Shed A large car or small vans worth of stuff Up to 60 archive or medium boxes. Find out more here

35 square foot storage container
35 sq ft

The contents of a one bedroomed flat A typical vans worth of stuff Up to 100 archive or medium boxes

50 square foot storage container
50 sq ft

The contents of a 1-2 bedroom flat Half a typical garage in size Up to 125 archive or medium boxes

75 square foot storage container
75 sq ft

The contents of a 1-2 bedroom house Two full van loads of stuff Up to 175 archive or medium boxes

100 square foot storage container
100 sq ft

The contents of a 2 bedroom house Three full van loads of stuff Up to 225 archive or medium boxes

150 square foot storage container
150 sq ft

The contents of a 4 bedroom house Five full van loads of stuff Up to 350 archive or medium boxes

200 square foot storage container
200 sq ft

The contents of a 5 bedroom house Seven or eight full van loads of stuff Almost 500 archive or medium boxes