Unit Sizes

You Want To Use Every Possible Cubic Foot Of The Storage Unit, Not Just The Floor


The first thing you should put into storage is some thought. Think about what you will be storing, and how long you anticipate storing your items. Will it be large items or small items? Do you have a lot of boxes? What furniture will be placed in the storage space? Will you need regular access to certain items in the storage locker? All of these questions need to be answered before you can decide how much space you will need and where certain items should be placed inside the storage unit. Stacking items will save space, but what happens when you need to retrieve an item at the bottom of a stack? Getting a storage unit a size larger would allow an aisle in the center of the storage unit providing easy access to the items in the back, instead of climbing on top of items or having to take items out of the storage bin. Another option is to store your items in two smaller storage units, which would allow for easier access to all of your items. Ultimately, it’s your decision, so take the time to assess exactly what you will need. Please remember that our team of storage experts is ready, willing and able to help you identify what unit size and type best suites your unique storage needs.

5x5

25 square feet - It’s not a lot of space, but it’s perfect for small needs. This size unit is about the size of a small walk-in closet. Will you just be storing some boxes and smaller items? Or maybe a refrigerator and some clothes? Not a lot of room to work with, but if you work smart, you can fit a lot into this storage locker. Just storing a standard sofa? Stand it on its side, and it should fit right in. If you’re still not sure, talk to our storage experts at your neighborhood Safeguard Self Storage office.

Items stored in excess of $5,000 total value require notification and written approval of Safeguard Self Storage. Insurance is required to cover the value of all stored items. See our self storage FAQ's for additional information.

5x10

50 square feet – Not quite a room and not quite a closet. If you’re storing a couch, use the cushions as padding for any breakable items. Putting a dresser in the unit? Then stack items on top and place smaller items in the drawers. Need a place to put that book shelf? Use the shelves for boxes. Using all the available space is key to filling up this storage unit. (This storage unit will generally accommodate a room to a room and a half of furniture.)

Items stored in excess of $5,000 total value require notification and written approval of Safeguard Self Storage. Insurance is required to cover the value of all stored items. See our self storage FAQ's for additional information.

7.5x10

75 square feet – This is the storage space that gives you a little extra room. The 5x10 might work out for the things you know you’re storing, but what about those things that you forgot about? The vacuum cleaner, floor lamps, golf clubs, the last minute change of plans – that extra 25 square feet gives you room for error. Sometimes that little bit makes a big difference. (This storage unit will generally accommodate two and a half rooms of furniture.)

Items stored in excess of $5,000 total value require notification and written approval of Safeguard Self Storage. Insurance is required to cover the value of all stored items. See our self storage FAQ's for additional information.

10x10

100 square feet – A mid-sized unit, and an industry standard. The furnishings from a small apartment will fit comfortably in this size storage space. Living room set, dining room set, bedroom set…not a problem. If you have long items, make them tall. Place boxes under and on top of the table. Set mattresses against the wall and place mirrors or pictures between them. Make sure to put the big stuff in first, and then fill the empty spots with smaller items. (This storage unit will generally accommodate three rooms of furniture.)

Items stored in excess of $5,000 total value require notification and written approval of Safeguard Self Storage. Insurance is required to cover the value of all stored items. See our self storage FAQ's for additional information.

10x15

150 square feet – Around the same size as an average room in a house. This is the unit for more…more bedrooms, more furniture in each room, more stuff. Do you have a twelve foot dining table? Are you storing armoires, curio cabinets, chaise lounges or china cabinets? Maybe you need to put that treadmill in storage? This size space will give you exactly what you need. (This storage unit will generally accommodate four and a half to five rooms of furniture.)

Items stored in excess of $5,000 total value require notification and written approval of Safeguard Self Storage. Insurance is required to cover the value of all stored items. See our self storage FAQ's for additional information.

10x20

200 square feet – The size of a one car garage. This unit is large enough to accommodate the contents of a house. Furniture from the bedrooms, living room, dining room, and appliances too; everything will be very comfortable in this large size storage space. (This storage unit will generally accommodate six and a half to seven rooms of furniture.)

Items stored in excess of $5,000 total value require notification and written approval of Safeguard Self Storage. Insurance is required to cover the value of all stored items. See our self storage FAQ's for additional information.

Specialty sizes

Not sure if any of our standard sizes will work for your storage needs? Don’t worry. We have units of all shapes and sizes. When you visit your neighborhood Safeguard location, our team of storage experts will make sure you get the storage space that’s right for your specific needs. Just tell them what items you’ll be storing, and they will find you a storage unit that’s a perfect fit.

Items stored in excess of $5,000 total value require notification and written approval of Safeguard Self Storage. Insurance is required to cover the value of all stored items. See our self storage FAQ's for additional information.


*Offer subject to change and only available on selected units. This offer applies only to the rental fee. Other restrictions, taxes, and fees, including an administrative fee, apply. See contract for full details. Promotions good for new customers only. Not available on transfers or additional spaces. Pricing subject to change. Reservation or rental required to guarantee rate. Actual unit sizes may vary from approximate size estimate. Please inspect any unit before renting.

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