What size storage unit do I need?

If you’re renting a self-storage unit for the first time, you might be wondering how much space you actually need. Although we can provide dimensions of our self storage units, it can be hard to visualise the space. In this blog, we provide details on our range of storage units so you can make an educated decision. 

Choosing the right storage unit will not only help you save money, but also take a lot of stress out of the process. Read further to discover what’s the correct choice for your needs.

EOFY is a great time to reflect on your finances, review your assets and brainstorm how you want to proceed with the next financial year. So, before you go buying too many goodies during the sales… it’s always a wise idea to organise your current business items in your business storage unit… and then go shopping for new office supplies after!

An organised business storage unit makes for an organised and prosperous business year. Follow our steps on how to begin the process and get your business ahead of competitors!

Storage Unit Size Guide

We have come up with a great size guide that easily explains which unit will suit your storage needs best. With our help, you can pick the perfect storage unit for your belongings – and avoid overpaying for space you don’t need!

Files and Documents

Files and documents are one of the most common items to store in your storage unit. Considering businesses and individuals need to keep records for 5 years (in most cases) from the date of lodgement, your files can quickly accumulate! Renting a storage unit is the perfect solution for safely storing your documents. 

The great perk of storing documents is the fact they take up very little space! Depending on the amount of files you have, we would recommend choosing one of our smaller storage units (around 2.3m2). Unless you would like to store other items with your belongings, a smaller unit should be fine.

Miscellaneous goods/boxes of items

If you’re moving house or you live in an apartment, you might be seeking to rent a storage unit to hold extra goods, miscellaneous objects and sentimental items that you don’t have the heart to throw out! If this sounds like you, we have the storage unit to accommodate your needs.

Choosing the correct size of your storage unit will depend on how many items you’re looking to store. Generally, if you’re looking for somewhere to store boxes of items you can choose our smaller storage units. But, the larger the items and the quantity of storage, the bigger the storage unit you will need.


Storage units are incredibly useful for tradesmen/women who need somewhere to store their tools, gear and equipment. Whether you’re a gardener looking to store your spades and wheelbarrows or you’re a mechanic who can’t fit all of the automotive tools in your home’s shed—storage units play an important role in the runnings of your business. 

Size wise, you might want to choose a bigger storage unit to accommodate . If this is a business expense, speak to your accountant about writing the payment off at tax time.

Furniture/household goods

Customers store furniture and household goods in their storage unit for a variety of reasons. Whilst many use storage units as a way to store furniture when they’re in-between living arrangements. Others use storage units as a way of keeping safe furniture they’re planning to sell. Either way, you will want to make sure you have a storage unit to accommodate your items.

Our facility has units ranging in size from 2.3m2 to 34m2. You might want to consider choosing 34m2 (which is the size of a small apartment) if you have a lot of furniture you need to keep safe.

Choosing the correct storage unit size

No one likes feeling stressed, especially when it comes to finding the perfect self storage unit size for your belongings. If you’re not sure which unit to choose, our team is more than happy to offer advice based on your specific needs. We always recommend viewing your storage unit before renting to make sure it meets all of your requirements.

For any questions, tips or advice chat to our team today!