Sometimes it is hard to tell what sized storage container you need based on how many belongings you need to store. The worst is renting a storage container that is way too big or way too small than what you need. To make sure that doesn’t happen, here is a quick and straightforward guide on the different sized storage containers and what can typically be stored inside of them.
6 & 8 Foot Storage Container
The smaller sized containers; the 6 foot and 8 foot, are often used to store or transport smaller items such as bikes, lawnmowers and other garden tools.
Dimensions: 6′ x 6’6’’ x 6’6’’
Dimensions: 8′ x 7’6’’ x 7’6’’
10 Foot Storage Container
The 10 foot container would be the ideal size for someone moving into or out of a studio or small one bedroom apartment. The 10 foot storage containers have 561 cubic feet of storage, making it the perfect size to fit basic furniture, clothes, and appliances.
Another use for a 10 foot storage container is a kiosk or concession stand for your business or school.
Dimensions: 10′ x 8′ x 8’6’’ft
20 Foot Storage Container
The 20 foot storage container is large enough to store all the belongings from a home or three bedroom apartment/condo. This sized storage unit is the relative size of a moving truck allowing you to fit all your large furniture, bedding, large appliances and more! Whether you are moving or just need to store your belongings during a home remodel, this sized storage container is perfect for you.
Dimensions: 20′ x 8′ x 8’6’’
40 Foot Storage Container
This larger 40 foot storage container is very spacious. Because of this, they are primarily used for storage or shipment of bulky items such as heavy machinery. Because this sized container is so large, many convert them into offices, garages, classrooms and more!
Dimensions: 40′ x 8′ x 8’6’’
45 Foot Storage Container
Similar to the 40 foot storage container, the 45 foot is typically used for industrial or commercial storage or shipment. Many individuals and businesses do recreate these units into offices, small businesses or classrooms.
Dimensions: 45′ x 8′ x 8’6’’