What Size of Heated Storage Unit Do You Need?

Do you need to move things out of your home and into heated storage to protect it all? If so, you're likely wondering what size unit you need to get the job done. While you always have the option to upgrade to a bigger unit down the road, you likely want to get it right the first time. 

25 Square Feet

One of the smallest units that you can buy is going to be 25 square feet, which is roughly the size of a closet. This is ideal for people that need a minimal amount of self-storage, and simply want to stop looking at the items as they take up room in their home. A common reason to use this type of unit is for seasonal items that you'll constantly be rotating in and out, and take up a lot of space when they are not being used. 

100 Square Feet

The next notable size up that you'll typically see at a storage facility is around 100 square feet. Many people use this size storage unit when they need to temporarily move out of a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment and do not have their next place lined up. It is also great for freeing up space during a home renovation project since the size works great to clear out some room of your home so that your hardwood floors can be refinished. It can also be ideal for a college student that is in between semesters and can't stay in their dorm or apartment after their current lease ends.

200 Square Feet

You'll find a significant upgrade in size when you move up to a 200 square foot unit. This unit is about the size of a one-vehicle garage, and it can hold a lot of stuff. Some people use this size storage unit when they are between homes since it should be capable of holding the entire contents of a two-bedroom home. One thing to keep in mind is that you also have the height of the unit that goes toward the ceiling, which can open up a lot more storage space than you imagine once you start packing it as high as it can go.

Unsure about the size of the storage unit you need? Tell your local storage facility what you need to store, and they'll help you figure out the appropriate unit for your needs.