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August 21, 2020

Do You Need a Small Storage Unit? Read Our Sizing Guide

What size storage unit should you rent? Experts at Defender Self Storage can help answer that question. Our sizing guide below will clarify the different storage unit sizes. Then check out our temperature-controlled storage unit options at our two locations in Lorain OH and Penn Hills PA.

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Small Storage Units

Small storage units actually have a lot of space if you pack them efficiently. If you are packing up a dorm or clearing out storage space in your home, do not be afraid to consider a 5×5 storage unit (the smallest of the industry standard sizes). These can fit up to a full size mattress and a few other large pieces of furniture. After those are in the unit, pack your boxes and bins around your larger items. Other popular items for small storage units include:

  • Small dressers and desks
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Christmas trees
  • Shed tools

Lorain OH small storage units (temperature control): 5×5, 5×6, 5×7, 5×10, 7×10, 5×15 

Penn Hills PA small storage units (temperature control): 5×5, 9×4, 5×10, 5×13, 7×10

Medium Storage Units

You are not always able to bring with you all the contents of your old place to your new place right away in a move. Medium storage units can hold about 2-3 bedrooms’ worth of items, perfect for an apartment or condo renter. While most smaller storage units cannot fit larger mattresses, medium storage units have no restrictions for them and can fit multiple king sizes if need be. They can also store:

  • Water sports vehicles (jet skis, kayaks, canoes, etc.)
  • Small trailers
  • Washer/dryer
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles

Lorain OH medium storage units (temperature control): 8×10, 8×12, 10×10, 10×13, 10×15

Penn Hills PA medium storage units (temperature control): 8×10, 10×10, 10×15

Large Storage Units

Moving from a home bigger than an apartment or condo will require a large storage unit. These can hold five or six rooms’ contents. You will have room for everything in your house and then some extra space for accessing your items. Our large storage units can hold:

  • Living room furniture
  • Dining room furniture
  • Patio furniture
  • Shed equipment (lawnmowers, snowblowers)
  • Car, truck, small boat, trailer

Lorain OH large storage units (temperature control): 10×20, 15×16, 10×25, 10×30, 15×24

Penn Hills PA large storage units (temperature control): 10×20

Defender Self Storage 

Defender Self Storage has two locations with indoor temperature-controlled storage units: Lorain OH and Penn Hills PA. Our facilities have cameras monitoring 24/7 to keep your items safe. If you are still unsure what size storage unit to rent, use our storage calculator for a recommendation. You can rent or reserve online for our Lorain OH location, or reserve a storage unit for future use at our Penn Hills facility.

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