Which Size Storage Unit Is Right For You?

So, you’ve come to the conclusion that you need a storage unit to house some or many of your belongings, but how do you know what size unit you may need?

Most storage facilities, including all of Pacific Rim Storage’s locations, offer a variety of storage unit sizes to accommodate different storage needs. While it is great to have options, sometimes it can be tough to determine what size is right for you, which is why we’ve put together this handy storage unit size guide.

  • 5’ X 5’

    This unit is similar to the size of a small walk-in closet. In this space, you can fit about 10 large moving boxes, with a bit of room to spare. This size storage unit is ideal for seasonal decor, sports or gardening equipment, boxed items, chairs, home accents (lamps, picture frames, small tables), and bookcases.

  • 6’ X 15’

    This storage unit is similar in size to a standard bedroom but fits the contents of up to two bedrooms if packed properly. You could store 30 large moving boxes in this unit with room to spare. This unit is ideal for storing furniture such as beds, dressers, chairs, sofas, and desks. It is also a great option for storing large office furniture, several workstations, restaurant equipment, or inventory for a small business.

  • 10’ X 15’

    This unit would be comparable in size to your average living room area. It is ideal for someone moving a 3-4 bedroom home that needs a place to store everything during the move. In this space, you could store 60 large moving boxes with room to spare or large furniture items such as couches, beds, dressers, cabinets, large appliances, TVs, dining sets, and more. You could also store larger sports and activity equipment in this unit, such as kayaks or paddleboards.

  • 10’ X 20’

    With approximately 200 sq. ft., you can store so much in this unit. A 10’ X 20’ unit has space for 80 large moving boxes or a variety of household items including 2-3 bedroom sets, a washer and dryer, two sofas, a refrigerator, a dining set, a patio set, a home office setup, and more. This is ideal to store the contents of five rooms or more.


Whatever you need to store, chances are Pacific Rim Storage has a unit size that will be just right for you. We also have storage options for vehicles, boats, recreational vehicles, and more.

To learn more about our storage options and chat with our knowledgeable staff about which size storage unit is right for you, choose the location closest to you and get in touch with us.