If you have decided that it might be time to take advantage of personal storage, that’s great! Storage can be useful for when you are moving, when you need to declutter your home, or storing seasonal items. Making the decision that you need personal storage is usually the easy part. Where it can get more difficult is deciding what size of storage unit you need. In today’s blog from 1st Choice Storage in Gulfport, we give some helpful insight as to which storage unit you should choose.


5’ by 5’

The 5’ by 5’ storage area is about the size of a regular-sized closet in your home. This size unit is perfect for those who don’t need a ton more space, but enough to keep some small items like clothing, boxes or knick-knacks, documents, or winter sports equipment. This is one of the smallest sizes available at most storage unit facilities.


5’ by 10’

The 50 square foot personal storage unit is roughly the same size as a walk-in closet in a home. These spaces are ideal for mattresses, medium-sized furniture, and records and documents.


7.5’ by 10’

The 75 square foot storage area is perfect for those who like the 5’ by 10’ storage unit, but need just a touch more room. For context, this is about the size of a large master bedroom closet in a home. This space is also great for furniture like couches, chairs, and dressers.


10’ by 10’

The 100 square foot storage unit is roughly ½ the size of a standard 1-car garage. This size is perfect for those with a one-bedroom apartment who are moving and need a place to keep their belongings. This personal storage unit is large enough to fit large appliances and furniture like refrigerators, washing machines, beds, and other household items that require space.


10’ by 15’

This 150 square foot storage area is about 50 square feet short of being the same size as a one-car garage. This space is a good fit for those that need a bit more space than the 10’ by 10’ offers. This size storage area also works well for business storage for companies who could benefit from having an off-site place for documents and unused furniture.


10’ by 20’

This personal storage unit is 200 square feet and is the same size as a standard one-car garage. If you organize your unit properly, you can fit the contents of a three-bedroom home into this space. This storage area is ideal for large furniture and appliances and is perfect for commercial or business storage. This also happens to be the largest temperature-controlled unit offered by 1st Choice Storage in Gulfport.


10’ by 30’

The 300 square foot unit is one of the largest personal storage areas you can rent. This is equivalent to the size of a two-car garage and can fit the contents of a five-bedroom home. Perfect for business storage or families who have a lot of belongings that need to be out of the way. This personal storage unit is one of the largest sizes available for many storage unit facilities.

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