What size storage unit should I get?

OK, so you know you need a storage unit in Laurel, MD. How much space do you need? We will focus on 5’x5′, 5’x10′, 10’x10′, 10’x15′, and 10’x20′. There are bigger spaces, too.

Let’s say you have a one-bedroom apartment. For starters, note that if you have a tape measure, you can use your own apartment or house as reference for how big these spaces are. To get an idea for how big a 5’x10′ is, for example, start in the corner of your living room and measure 5′ in one direction and 10′ across. Generally storage units are at least 8′ tall, and that most are taller than that at American Patriot Self Storage. Can you fit your sofa, bed, lamps, chairs, tables, and miscellaneous boxes in that space, if you stacked everything up? If not, measure out a 10’x10′ in your living room, and imagine putting everything in it. Our estimate, as seem below, is that a 10’x10′ is better for a 1 bedroom apartment.

Also note that, unless you have lots of time and like lifting things, it is better to have too much space than too little. It is a pain in the neck (and back) to move from a smaller unit into a bigger one because one sofa simply won’t fit. Of course, we are completely happy to work with you to transfer into a larger unit, if need be.

Here is a handy chart that can help you figure out how much space to rent. If you have any questions, feel free to call our friendly staff at 757-397-1990!