Straight from the saying “Go big or go home”, it’s definitely better to go bigger than to have to go back home. When it comes to self storage, choosing an appropriate storage unit size may seem daunting. That’s why most self storage facilities have knowledgeable property managers who can assist you in picking a self storage unit size that is big enough for your storage possessions. Most people who have never used self storage before don’t realize how much bigger a 10 foot by 10 foot storage unit is compared to a 10 foot by 5 foot unit, or even the small 5 foot by 5 foot storage unit. The typical smallest self storage unit is a 5’ x 5’. While these are usually the cheapest self storage units, they don’t hold much. They are meant for a small room’s furnishings at best, for example: a lamp, desk, dresser, and chair from a small home office could fit into one of these units. Whereas a 5’ x 10’ is twice as big and is intended for one regular sized room’s furnishings, for example: a mattress, dresser, small couch, a few chairs, and side table from a regular bedroom. Finally a 10’ x 10’ is 100 square feet big and can hold the furnishings of up to three regular sized rooms. This size self storage unit can hold a few mattresses, a few dressers, some tables, a desk, chairs, lamps, and other packed boxes. Most people who are moving or planning to storage furniture for a few months or more usually need a self storage unit that’s at least 10’ x 10’. Then there are 10’ x 15’ units, 10’ x 20’ units, and even bigger units which can each hold one more room’s furnishings from the previous size. As mentioned earlier, if this guide isn’t enough help for you to decide on what size unit you may need, a professional self storage employee can help you determine what’s best for you based on your particular items you plan to storage. But when in doubt go bigger. That way you don’t have the hassle of arriving to your storage unit with all your possessions, and not realizing it’s too small until you’ve put half of your possessions away in it.