How much storage space do I need?

Date 09.07.2021

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Blue Bear Self Storage livechat

In our last blog article, we answered the question, "How much does self-storage cost?" It's one of our most frequently asked questions. But it competes for first place with the query, "How much storage space do I need?" At Blue Bear, we understand why this second question is asked so regularly. Trying to judge how much space you're going to need is tricky. It's hard to envisage your belongings in a container storage unit.

There are also a couple of important points to consider here. Firstly, access, you'll want to be able to get to your items easily if needed. Cram things in too tightly, and you won't be able to do that. Secondly, cost, we understand you don't want to pay for unused space. So, it's important to get things just right. And to help you get your Goldilocks on, we've created a handy visual guide on our unit sizes page. Just click on the 'more information' link under the graphic of each container storage unit.

That said, we're going to answer your frequently asked question, "How much storage space do I need?" right here. Read on for all the details:

How much storage space do I need?

40 ft Unit:

Measuring 8ft x 8ft x 5ft, this size container storage unit is available at our Buckingham, Corby, St Ives and Huntingdon storage sites. It's perfect if you need extra space. Perhaps, you need to empty your garden shed to make room for a home gym. If you've filled a transit van, you'll fill this unit too. In short, it holds 50 - 75 storage boxes.

It's also good for smaller businesses who want to store excess stock, tools and boxes of documents.

80 ft Unit:

Measuring 10ft x 8ft x 8ft, this size container storage unit is available at each of our Blue Bear Self-Storage sites. If you're between houses and need to store the contents of your 1 - 2 bedroom home temporarily, this is the size for you. You can fit 100 - 150 storage boxes in this unit. It's great for small to medium businesses that need to store larger equipment or excess stock. This is our 'Goldilocks' container storage unit. If the 40 ft is too small and the 160 ft too large, this container has you (and your belongings) covered.

160 ft Unit:

Measuring 20ft x 8ft x 8ft, this is our largest size container storage unit. Once again, you'll find it at all our Blue Bear Self-Storage sites. It will easily swallow up the contents of a 4 bedroomed home, holding 230 260 storage boxes. If you're a business owner or key decision-maker looking for a way to replace expensive warehousing, we have the answer to your problem!

So, now we've answered your question, "How much storage space do I need?" get an instant quote HERE. Or call our team to book your storage unit.

How much storage space do I need? A guide to container storage unit sizes

Other Articles

Read some of our additional blogs below for more helpful storage tips and tricks

Blue Bear Self Storage – Staying safe and secure

At Blue Bear Self Storage the security of your belongings is of…

Self Storage Tips: How to pack items for storage

Whether you’re moving house or your office is being refurbished…

Student Summer Storage – Save money for the sun!

We were students once so we understand the running battles that…

Self Storage – Winter is coming to Buckingham & Petersfield

There may be a promise of an Indian summer but let’s not forget…

Get recommendations, updates and newsletter

Blue Bear Self Storage pulling newsletter