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How To Tell The Sizes Of Storage Units

December 14, 2015
An auctioneer will state the storage auction unit number as well as the size of the locker.

What you can haul out of the unit with the resources you have available to you.

•   Do you own a box truck?
•   Do you own a pick-up truck?
•   Do you own a trailer gate?

Rent or borrow a vehicle will depend on the size(s) of storage units you buy. Educate yourself on how much merchandise can fit into a single sized locker. At auction, you can then determine if you will need to rent or borrow a vehicle to haul your products.

Self-service storage facilities can have up to seventy different unit sizes or more!

However, there are basic basic storage unit sizes you will find at public auction.

Storage Unit Sizes



5x5

5 by 5 unit with illustrated home furnishing contents inside.
(Photo: Storage Spot)


Five feet wide by five feet long. Total = 25 square feet of space.

Can hold the contents of one small room or small walk-in closet.

Store seasonal items, lawn equipment, sports equipment, small furniture, chest of drawers, or 20-30 boxes.
Also ideal to store spare tires or winter tires.

Requirements - small to medium trailer or pick-up truck or cargo van.


5x10

5 by 10 unit with illustrated household contents inside.
(Photo: Storage Spot)


Five feet wide by ten feet long. Total = 50 square feet of space.

Contents of a large walk-in closet or small studio apartment. Store furniture from mid-size bedroom including queen-sized bed, dresser, night stands, television. Small business inventory. May also fit 25 file boxes.

Requirements: large trailer.

5x15

5 by 15 unit with illustrated household contents inside.

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Photo: Storage Spot)


Five feet wide by fifteen feet long. Total = 75 square feet of space.

Contents of a one-bedroom apartment or one business space. Can store a small lawn mower or motorcycle.

Requirements – large trailer, cargo van, or 12’ truck.


10x10

10 by 10 unit with illustrated house furniture inside.
























(Photo: Storage Spot)


Ten feet wide by ten feet long. Total = 100 square feet.

Contents of an entire family room or two-bedrooms from an apartment or house. Includes storing a washer, dryer and refrigerator. Can store furniture and supplies from two office spaces or 200 file boxes.

Requirements – 15’ box truck.


10x15
10 by 15 storage unit with illustrated house furniture inside.
(Photo: Storage Spot)



Ten feet wide by fifteen feet long. Total = 150 square feet of space.

Contents of three-bedroom apartment or small house. Living room, dining room, two bed-room sets, major appliances and piano. Stores three office spaces or 80 large boxes.

Requirements – 15’ to 17’ box truck.

10x20
10 by 20 unit with illustrated household items inside.
(Photo: Storage Spot)


Ten feet wide by twenty feet long. Total = 200 square feet of space.

Contents of a three-bedroom to four-bedroom house, major appliances and items from one-car garage. Living room, dining room, bedroom sets or fits over 140 large boxes. Stores three to four office spaces and supplies.

Requirements – 20’ to 24’ box truck. 10x30 Ten feet wide by thirty feet long. Total = 300 square feet of space.


10x30 
10 by 30 unit with illustrated house furniture inside.

(Photo: Storage Spot)


Ten Feet wide by thirty feet long. Total = 300 square feet of space.

Contents of a four-bedroom to five-bedroom house including major appliances. Bedroom sets, living room, den, dining room, major appliances and contents of garage. Also stores, car(s), 2 motorcycles, recreational vehicle or truck. Fits over 200 large boxes.

Requirements – 26’ box truck.


As an auction buyer, it is important to understand the space of a room as you are responsible to clean out that locker within 24-48 hours. While each storage auction unit may not be filled vertically to capacity; the width and length could be packed. Know what type of trailer or vehicle you will need to haul the contents before you bid at auction by understanding the sizes of storage units.


Also


How To Clean Out A Storage Auction Unit

Types Of Auctions 

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