Calculating how much storage space you need is not an easy task. You don’t want to pay for space you won’t use. You also don’t want to end up with too little storage space and be forced to send part of your load back to its original destination.
We’ve created a basic size guide, based on our available self-storage units, to help you determine the space you need.
3 m2 unit
Our most compact unit is the size of a large walk-in closet. It’s the ideal solution for students who want to store their possession over the holidays. It can accommodate a standard-sized desk, PC and up to six fairly large boxes of items, if properly stacked.
If you need to store sports gear, one or two suitcases, documents and records, a couple of surfboards or the contents of your garden shed, this comparatively small unit will also likely be adequate.
9 m2 unit
Our medium-sized self-storage unit is the ideal fit for the contents of a small office or study. It will take a desk, chair and plenty of packing boxes, with room to spare.
Alternatively, this size unit will let you store your vinyl, books, flat-screen TV and sports gear, and even up-end an old sofa or stack a few bar stools or chairs.
12 m2 unit
A 12 m2 unit is suitable for the contents of a one-bedroom pad. All the furniture, a double bed and mattress, small and large appliances – microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and washing machine – and electronic equipment will generally fit.
If you need a better idea of the capacity of this unit, it can hold about 250 file boxes, or the contents of two medium-sized offices.
16 m2 unit
A 16 m2 unit has room for storing the contents of an average three-bedroom family home. It can take two double and two single beds and mattresses, a fridge, stove, dishwasher, washing machine, home entertainment system, TV and a couple of one- or two-seater couches.
You can store your outdoor patio furniture, and plenty of packing boxes too. To get a better idea of the floor capacity, the unit can house a vehicle or small boat.
33 m2 unit
A 33 m2 unit is suitable for the contents of a four or five bedroom home. Lounge, dining room, kitchen and patio furniture and equipment, large and small kitchen appliances, heaters, tools and the contents of a garden shed are likely to fit.
45m2 and up
Some XtraSpace branches offer mini factory and warehouse spaces, ranging from 45 m2 right up to 200 m2 or more. For example, large spaces like these are available at our Johannesburg CBD, Wynberg/Sandton and Durban Central branches.