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How Much Self Storage Space Do I Need?

Dave Newport
  • Dave Newport
  • 24th November 2023
  • Renting Storage Space

How Much Self Storage Space Do I Need?

Welcome to The Space Program’s guide on choosing the right self storage space. Whether you’re downsizing, decluttering, or just need extra room, selecting the right-sized storage unit is crucial. Here’s a simple guide to help you decide:

Understanding Storage Sizes

Our storage units vary in size to accommodate different needs. Not all of our Space Programs offer the same size containers. The smallest size that we offer at The Space Program is 5ft x 8ft and the largest size is 40ft x 8ft.
Here’s a quick overview to help you gauge what size might be right for you:

Small Unit: 5ft x 8ft

This unit is roughly the size of a garden shed, suitable for storing a few sports items or some household bits and pieces. It’s ideal for those who just need a little extra space.

Medium Unit: 10ft

Comparable to a single garage, this unit can hold the contents of a small 1-2 bedroom house or a full load from a Luton van. It’s perfect for those in-between storage needs.

Large Unit: 20ft

This size can typically accommodate the contents of an average 3-bedroom house. If your belongings fit into a 7.5 tonne lorry, they should comfortably fit into this unit. Ideal for significant storage requirements.

Extra Large Unit: 40ft

Our largest option is recommended for a 4-bedroom house or larger. This unit offers ample space for substantial storage needs.

More Information and Assistance

For more detailed information on our storage sizes, please visit our size guide. And if you have any questions or need personalised advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch using the contact form below. Our team is always here to help you find the best storage solution for your needs.