Even though there are tens-of-thousands of storage spaces rented each day from self storage companies, it is still a fact that millions of Americans do not know what to expect when renting from a self storage company.  With that in mind, this article will briefly list the various sizes found at more storage facilities, and what those sizes mean with regards to storage volume.

This information comes from Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, one of the leading storage facilities in the Fort Worth area.  Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about self storage services, including car storage, boat storage, RV storage, and trailer storage.

Storage spaces available at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage


Small furniture, boxes, small office items. Remember that there are eight vertical feet to play with as well, so strong boxes, stacked on top of each other, means a great deal of storage space for office/business records, or family mementos, etc.


Great for summer furniture, mattresses, about the size of a standard walk-in closet.


Enough room for the standard furnishings of a one-bedroom apartment, plus boxes, basically the same size as a standard small bedroom.


150 square feet, enough room for standard furnishings of a two-bedroom apartment.


Two bedroom apartment/house, plus appliances, plus storage boxes.


Three bedroom house, plus appliances, plus lawn furniture, plus boxes.


Four-or-five bedroom house, plus appliances, plus yard furnishings, plus boxes.


Six bedroom home plus all other furnishings and belongings and anything else you may have accumulated.

What are the costs of storage spaces?

Costs at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, comparable to other storage facilities across the United States, range from $45 for the smallest mini storage unit to $345 for the largest unit, per month.  Prices will vary a small amount, but that price is pretty much what you can expect no matter where you live.

Short-term or long-term rentals

You can rent by the month, you can rent by the year, and anything in-between.

Things to consider regarding the size of storage unit you need

We cannot overemphasize this enough. The better job you do packing your items, the less room you will need to rent.  Packing in hard-covered boxes, like plastic tote boxes, will mean you can stack them on top of each other, six, seven feet high.  A simple 5’x5’ storage unit, 25-square feet in horizontal storage space, becomes 200-cubic feet when you consider the vertical storage space.

A final word about storage spaces

The general rule about storage units is this: you can store pretty much anything in them as long as the items are not perishable, as long as they are not uber-expensive, and as long as they are not illegal.  If you want to store your car in a storage space, you can.  If you want to store your boat in one, you can.

Check with the storage company about insurance, and check with them about move-in specials.  And if you are in the Fort Worth are, call Blue Mound 287 Self Storage with any other questions you might have.