Making the most of small self-storage units plus where to find them in your area.
Larger, garage-size storage units may be what comes to mind when you think of a self-storage facility, but small self-storage units are also available from XtraSpace.
These small self-storage units are ideal for storing smaller volumes of items, from boxed files to spare furniture, sports equipment, ornaments, seasonal clothing or more.
What is the smallest storage unit?
At XtraSpace, our smallest storage unit is 2m2. It is about the size of a large closet and is ideal for small storage needs such as business archives, winter wardrobes and sports equipment.
We also have a 3m2 storage unit, available at more branches. It is ideal if, for example, you also want to store some small furniture items and larger sports equipment like paddleboards or surfboards.
How much is the smallest storage unit?
Small units are available for as little as a few hundred rands.
You can choose a short or longer contract to suit your needs. Opting for a more extended lease may bring down your monthly storage cost.
We frequently offer special deals on storage, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on our Storage Specials page.
How do you organise a small storage unit?
Just because it’s a smaller storage unit doesn’t mean it can’t get messy. It’s best to keep a unit organised to ensure you can always find your belongings and prevent damage.
Some ideas for keeping a small storage unit organised:
- use stackable boxes to monopolise as much of the space as possible
- use clear boxes so you can see what’s inside at a glance
- label or colour-code your boxes and keep a reference list on your phone
- consider a shelving unit if you’re storing lots of smaller boxes or items
- leave space to access items at the back
- keep more frequently used items near the door
- don’t try and cram too much in, especially large bulky items.
What can you fit in a 2m2 storage unit?
A 2m2 self-storage unit is similar in size to a walk-in closet, or a small tool shed. It has enough room for approximately 40 medium-size boxes.
This size unit is ideal for storing tools, sports equipment, boxed items like documents, seasonal clothing, linen and other guest supplies, shoes, electronic equipment or toys.
What does a 3m2 self-storage unit look like?
A 3m2 unit has about the same floor space as a third of a standard garage.
Here is an example of one of our 3m2 units so you can get an idea of the space you have to work with.
What can you fit in a 3m2 storage unit?
Our 3m2 storage units can comfortably fit a desk, a computer and six large storage boxes.
This unit size is ideal for storing a few small furniture items, like bedside tables or stacked chairs, and items packed into boxes and suitcases. It’s also ideal for storing sports equipment.
How big is a 6m2 self-storage unit?
A good way to picture the floor space in a 6m² space? Picture five and a half bath towels laid flat. Alternatively, visualise the size of 1.49 king-size mattresses.
This size unit is big enough for the contents of a typical bedroom or a not too cluttered small bachelor flat. It’s suitable for storing furniture items like a desk, stacked chairs, bookcases, a bed or a dresser, along with a few suitcases and some packed boxes.
You can also put two shelving units in a 6m2 unit, with a narrow passageway in between for access.
It would make it an ideal clean, secure storage space for archived company documents stored in lever arch files or archive boxes.
This size unit is also popular with small businesses that need to store non-perishable inventory for easy access.
Someone who runs an Etsy store might find this unit size ideal. Our branches also all offer an onsite courier service, for convenience.
Small self-storage units near you
XtraSpace branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape offer small, medium and large self-storage units.
Small storage units in Gauteng
- Alberton – from 9m2 and up
- Brakpan – from 6m2 and up
- Centurion – from 9m2 and up
- Edenvale – from 9m2 and up
- Johannesburg CBD – from 3m2 and up
- Johannesburg South – from 2.5m2 and up
- Kempton Park – from 9m2 and up
- Sandton – from 2m2 and up
- Vereeniging – from 3m2 and up
Small storage units in Durban and Pietermaritzburg
Small storage units in Cape Town
- Bellville – from 2m2 and up
- Airport Industria – from 3.77m2 and up
- Kraaifontein Industria – from 9m2 and up
At XtraSpace, all our self-storage units are clean and secure. We have 24-hour security, access control and CCTV surveillance. For more information on our self-storage units, call us on 01 09 777 777 or contact us online to get a quote.