It’s difficult to find additional space, and if you’ve ever constructed or purchased it, you know how challenging it can be to have enough of it. Storage may be costly and in great demand. That’s why UNITS Moving and Portable Storage offers a simple technique for estimating how much storage area you’ll need.

It’s easy to calculate the amount of storage space required for each room in your house once you’ve decided what to keep or store. The following are some storage needs per person that may be used as a starting point; they might help:

  • Bedroom: 50 cubic feet (for clothes)
  • Master Closet: 150 cubic feet (for clothes and shoes)
  • Kids’ Rooms: 25 cubic feet (for toys)
  • Dining Room: 10 cubic feet (place settings + storage for china, silverware, and serving dishes)
  • Living Room: 20 cubic feet (entertainment storage including TV stand, storage for music and games)
  • Smaller Spaces: No less than 5 cubic feet (storage for linens, storage for pots and pans)
  • Laundry Room: 100 cubic feet (storage + laundry equipment storage)
  • Garage: ____ (dependent upon storage needs of homeowners such as bikes, tools, etc.)

This is merely a suggestion. The amount of storage space required will differ from one household to the next, depending on its storage needs. A home self-storage facility may be able to store 300 to 600 cubic feet for each person.

Although storage may be costly, keep in mind that it is not just about filling up space – it’s also an investment that adds to the value and attractiveness of your property!

Still unsure of what size portable storage container you need? UNITS Moving and Portable Storage can help! Contact us today and learn more about the different services we offer.

Ready To Make The Move?


(855) 981-8648

Our local owners and managers are ready to assist you in what you’ll soon be calling your easiest move yet. Get started today by filling out our online quote form.