What Size Building Do I Need?
If you find that you need a storage building, some guidelines on just how much a specifically sized building will hold may be helpful. Standard sizes for storage units range from 8 X 10 feet to 20 X 20 feet.
A 8 X 10 foot storage building is comparable in size to a walk-in closet. This unit is 80 square feet and will store a sofa, chair, dresser, and mattress set in addition to miscellaneous boxes and small items.
The next size, a 10 X 10 foot storage building, compares to a large walk-in closet, or one half of a one-car garage. It will generally hold the furnishings of a one-bedroom apartment: approximately three rooms of furniture, boxes of smaller items, and possibly appliances.
A 10 X 15, 150 square feet of space, will house the furnishings of a two-bedroom sized apartment or small house. This unit will generally hold all furnishings and personal effects, with or without major appliances.
A 10 X 20 foot storage unit is comparable to a smaller one-car garage. These 200 square feet of space allow storage for a small house, apartment or townhouse, incl.
The next sized storage unit, at 10 X 25 feet, is the approximate size of a standard one-car garage and will store all furnishings, including appliances from a two-bedroom home, along with a single automobile.
A 10 X 30 foot unit, with 300 square feet of space, will store the contents of a 40 foot moving van, which could include furniture from a three or four-bedroom home, along with appliances and a car, truck or boat.
A 12 X 30 storage building will house 360 square feet of commercial inventory, construction materials or landscaping equipment, or the contents of a larger home.
A 20 X 20 foot storage building will hold the contents of an entire larger home.
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