Unlock the Secret: When to Change Your Storage Unit Size? 

January 31, 2024

Are you currently storing your belongings with us, but uncertain if you need a bigger or smaller space? Are you constantly rearranging your items in your storage unit to make them fit? It may be time to consider changing your storage unit size. 

It’s crucial to understand that the size of your storage unit plays a vital role in ensuring the safe and efficient storage of your belongings. That’s why we’re providing you with some insights on when to make this crucial decision. 

At The Storage Locker, we understand that choosing the perfect storage unit size can sometimes be challenging. Mistakes can happen, or you may simply find yourself needing more space. Don’t worry; we’ve prepared this quick storage unit size guide to help you determine if it’s time for a change. 

What Are the Storage Unit Size Options at The Storage Locker? 

Let’s start by reviewing the storage unit size options we offer, as we understand that it may have been a while since you initially selected your unit. 

1. 5′ x 5′ Units: Ideal for Small Items and a Few Boxes 

If you’re looking for a small storage unit for small items or a handful of boxes, this size is the perfect choice for you. We designed these compact units for easy access to small yet essential items, whether you’re storing seasonal decorations or sporting equipment. If you’re thinking about retrieving some of your belongings but still need our service, it’s time to consider our 5’ x 5’ units. 

2. 10′ x 10′ Units: Perfect for Furnishing a One-Bedroom Apartment 

As the title suggests, if you plan to store the contents from a one-bedroom apartment, you should consider upgrading to a medium sized unit as our 10’ x 10’ units. These units provide more space for items like bedroom sets, living room furniture, kitchen appliances, and more. Even if you still want to store a couple of boxes and personal items from your 5’ x 5’ unit, you’ll find enough space here.

3. 10′ x 20′ Units: Spacious Enough for Multi-Bedroom Homes and Vehicles 

Imagine this scenario: you’re about to move to a new location for a couple months, you’re getting a furnished apartment paid by your company, you want to save a couple bucks for rent, and you think your you will need a large storage unit. The solution is simple—opt for our 10’ x 20’ unit. 

No need to overthink it; we’re here to assist you. 

P.S. Depending on the number of other belongings you’ve already stored, you can even use it as vehicle storage. 

What Should You Consider Before Changing Your Storage Unit Size? 

Now that you know the available storage unit sizes at The Storage Locker, it’s essential to recognize when it’s time to make a change. Here are some signs indicating that you might need to move to a bigger or smaller storage unit: 

1. Overcrowding: 

If you find it challenging to navigate your unit or constantly need to move items to access smaller objects, it’s a clear sign that you may need a larger space. Consider upgrading to our 10’ x 10’ or 10’ x 20’ units. 

We know nobody likes having to climb or move things to find something they’re looking for, so don’t struggle and request your upgrade with our staff. 

2. Unused Space: 

On the other hand, if you have unused space in your unit, you might be paying for more space than you need. Downsizing to a smaller unit, like 5’ x 5’, could save you a couple bucks. 

If this happens to be the case, don’t worry, we genuinely enjoy having happy customers and being able to offer them the best possible service. 

3. New Additions: 

When you acquire new items through purchases or gifts, it’s crucial to reassess your storage needs. If you’ve gathered more belongings that you don’t need at home, it might be time for an upgrade. 

With this information, you can rest assured that whatever happens, our storage facilities will always have the perfect space for you to store everything that you may not need for a period of time. 

4. Life Changes: 

Major life events like the one that we were talking about before, maybe downsizing your home or even welcoming a new family member could impact your storage needs, so be sure to adjust your storage unit size to accommodate these important changes.  

Life takes many twists and turns, and we never know when something like this might happen, which is why at The Storage Locker, our units can fit different kinds of needs. 

At The Storage Locker, we aim to make your storage experience as convenient as possible. Whether you’re looking to downsize or upgrade, our range of storage unit sizes ensures you’ll find the perfect fit for your needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff if you need expert guidance on choosing the right storage unit size for you. 


Correctly identifying the signs that indicate a need to downsize or upgrade your storage unit size is crucial. By doing so, you can optimize your space and budget. Pairing this with the selection of the appropriate unit size at The Storage Locker ensures that your belongings remain safe and accessible whenever you need them. 

Whenever you have questions or need any kind of support at The Storage Locker, please know that our staff is ready to assist you, always striving to find the best option for your needs. 

If you’ve made it this far, you need a place to store your belongings, but you haven’t yet tried our storage solutions, you can contact us here. 



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