What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

Step 1:
Enter the quantity of items you have in the storage calculator below

Step 2:
Click “Calculate” to see what size unit you need

Step 3:
Review “Recommended Unit Size” then find a STORExpress location near you

Step 4:
Click “Reset Screen” to start over again.

Download and print a PDF of our storage calculator guide to help you determine the size you need as your pack your items. The storage unit size calculator results assumes your articles are fully stackable. More space may be required for aisles to permit access to all items.

Living Room
Air conditioner
Baby carriage
Chair, arm
Chair, straight
Chair, occasional
Chair, overstuffed
Chair rocking
Desk, writing
Desk, misc
Fireplace equip.
Sofa, 6ft.
Sofa, sectional/pc
Sofa, loveseat
Table, coffee
Table, end
Media center
TV, sm flat scrn
TV, lg flat scrn
Wall Unit
Kitchen & Dining Room
Washing machine
Buffet, base
Table, dining
Chair, dining
Table, small
Bed, bunk
Bed, double
Bed, single
Bed, king
Bed, queen
Bed, rollaway
Chair, BR
Chest, cedar
Cabinet, corner
Desk, BR
Dresser, single
Dresser, double
Box, all-purpose
Box, wardrobe
Box, legal tote
Box, book
File cabinet, 2 drw
File cabinet, 4 drw
File cabinet, cdbd
Golf bag
Hamper, clothes
Patio chair
Patio chaise lounge
Piano, baby grand
Piano, upright
Patio table
Table, game
Table, card
Rug, small
Rug, large
Sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner

Before renting a storage unit, ask yourself what size storage unit you need to store your belongings (i.e. “What storage unit do I need for a 3 bedroom house?”). Knowing what you need to store is a critical first step. Next, you can calculate the storage unit size that your items will fit in by using a storage unit size calculator. You will want to choose the right size storage unit for your residential or business storage needs.

Using the storage unit calculator above, fill in the amount of each item that you are storing. For the final step, click the Calculate button at the bottom of the form to get an estimate of the cubic feet you’ll need to store your items. This will allow you to calculate the right storage unit size for your items.

STORExpress Self Storage offers a variety of storage unit sizes at our Pittsburgh area self storage locations. Our storage units sizes ranging from 5×5 to 10×30 and we have over 70 different sized units with 9′, 10′ and 12′ ceiling heights allowing STORExpress to custom fit your storage space so that you’re not paying for more than you actually need. It is important to utilize all of the vertical and horizontal space in a storage unit that way you are not paying for a size that is too big or too small for your belongings.  The higher ceilings allow for higher stacking of boxes and furniture.

After you have determined the storage unit size you need, you’ll also need to consider whether you will need to rent a climate controlled storage unit or a regular storage unit for your belongings.

Climate controlled storage units are great for storing items that could be affected by extreme temperatures and humidity levels such as electronics, documents, family heirlooms, some furniture and clothing.  Everything else can be stored in a regular storage unit.