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PODS Self Storage Size Guide

SELF STORAGE SIZE GUIDE – HOW MUCH SPACE???

It can be a difficult question to answer when you need self storage in Manchester. How much storage space do I actually need? It’s hard to visualise and quantify your home or items into a specific self storage size or certain size of PODS container. That’s why we have put together some handy ideas and a self storage size guide for our self storage containers, what they may hold and the size of property we recommend for each storage unit/s.

Nobody wants to pay for storage space they don’t use. But what’s even worse is discovering that you need more space after you’ve loaded most of your stuff. However, the good thing is – if you book your PODS container in advance, you will know if you need more space well ahead of your move. Much better than hiring a van and finding out it’s not big enough on moving day!!! The handy table below uses the square footage of your home, and how heavily or lightly furnished it is, to approximate the container size or multiple sizes that best suit your needs.

PODS Container Size Guide

If you do not know the square footage of your home then the following may also help you. It is also useful to know the requirements needed for the delivery of our PODS self storage containers. They are delivered using our unique PODZilla lifting system.

7ft PODS CONTAINER

If you’re looking at decluttering or box room type storage. We recommend our smallest 7ft PODS container which holds around 50 large boxes or items of furniture. Remember sofas can be stood on their end if required and items can be stacked right to the top as its 7ft tall inside! The 7ft PODS container gives you 35sqft of space and is approximately 5 feet wide by 7 feet deep and 7 feet tall. We deliver and load this unit for you, so you don’t need to lift a finger. You just need to make sure all your items are boxed, packed, dismantled (where appropriate) and are ready to go!

Read more about the 7ft Load & Go service.

7ft PODS Container

12ft PODS CONTAINER

If you have a small 1-2 bed apartment or a 1-2 bed house (not too heavily furnished) we would recommend our 12ft PODS container, it’s the size of a small garage so should be perfect for this size of property. It is 12 feet long, 8 feet wide and 8 feet high, so there is plenty of head height to move around items inside and stack them to the top of the container to maximise your self storage space. The 12ft PODS container is the smaller of our 2 containers available for on site storage, so many of our customers use this during renovations or when moving a smaller or limited house contents. Our 12ft PODS Container gives you 100sq feet of self storage space if you are comparing us to traditional self storage rooms.

12ft PODS Container self storage size guide

16ft PODS CONTAINER

This is the largest single container we offer. At 16 feet long, 8 feet wide and 8 feet tall it is the same width and height as the 12ft PODS container but is an extra 4 feet in length. We recommend the 16ft PODS container for 2 bedroom properties and up to a 3 bedroom house in some cases. It all depends on how much “stuff” you have to move and store from your property as to what size you will need. This is our most popular size for both moving house and self storage. The 16ft storage unit provides around 1000 cubic feet of space or 130sq feet if you are comparing to other self storage sizes.

Multiple containers can be provided for larger moving and storage needs. We can deliver one container for decluttering all your non essentials prior to your move, which can be really helpful to clear some space. Have a look at our handy Storage Calculator and if you input your items it will give you a really good insight into the size of container or number of containers you may need.

16ft PODS Container

I’M STILL NOT SURE  SO HELP ME WITH SELF STORAGE SIZES!

It depends how heavily furnished your property is with regards to the items you are putting into storage.  Remember to take into account any outside space, sheds and garages as these spaces are often forgotten about if you’re moving and need storage. These spaces can be really quite full with boxes, crates, tools, furniture and appliances.

Also some things do stack better than others. If you have a lot of awkward or very large items, you may find you need a larger space than anticipated. It is always better to slightly over estimate that under to estimate when it comes to self storage spaces. You don’t want things to be crammed in too tightly and you want to make sure your furniture is protected properly.

Visit PODS Container Sizes to see all of the options available.

PODS Storage Calculator

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Rooms

Items

  • Sofa small
  • Sofa large
  • Sofa medium
  • Sofa bed
  • Cabinet large
  • Armchair small
  • Armchair medium
  • Armchair large
  • Armchair recliner
  • Coffee table
  • Sideboard large
  • Sideboard small
  • Cabinet medium
  • Sideboard medium
  • Bookcase tall
  • Welsh dresser
  • Grandfather clock
  • Grand Piano
  • Piano baby grand
  • Piano upright
  • Bureau
  • TV tube large
  • Writing desk
  • Rug large
  • Hi fi
  • Bookcase small
  • TV tube small
  • Large plant
  • Cabinet small
  • CD tower
  • TV flat screen large
  • Mirror large
  • Footstool
  • Lamp floor
  • Hi fi speaker
  • Piano stool
  • Nest of tables
  • Bags
  • TV stand
  • Pictures large
  • Large box
  • Tall box
  • Boxed already 3cuft
  • Rug small
  • Table lamp
  • Small box
  • VCR/DVD/Bluray
  • Indoor plant
  • Small box
  • Small table
  • Mirror small
  • TV flat screen small
  • Satellite/Freeview box
  • Small Archive box
  • Large Archive box
  • Pictures small
  • Welsh dresser
  • Large dining table
  • Cabinet large
  • Medium dining table
  • Sideboard large
  • Small dining table
  • Sideboard medium
  • Bookcase tall
  • Cabinet medium
  • Sideboard small
  • Bookcase short
  • Cabinet small
  • Dining chair
  • Mirror large
  • Tall box
  • Pictures large
  • Large box
  • Rug small
  • Table lamp
  • Small box
  • Boxed already 3cuft
  • Mirror small
  • Pack 6
  • Small table
  • Pictures small
  • Sundry cuft
  • Bed divan queen size
  • Bed divan king size
  • Bed bunk
  • Bed divan double
  • Wardrobe single
  • Wardrobe double
  • Wardrobe triple
  • Chest of drawers large
  • Sofa bed
  • Bed frame king size
  • Bed divan single
  • Bed frame queen size
  • Futon
  • Bed small childs
  • Chest of drawers medium
  • Chaise longue
  • Bed frame double
  • Dressing table
  • Bookcase tall
  • Chest of drawers small
  • Nursery chest/dresser
  • Bed frame single
  • Bookcase short
  • Cot
  • Play pen
  • Occasional chair
  • Trunk
  • Indoor plant
  • Chair rocking
  • Ottoman box
  • TV flat screen large
  • Wardrobe
  • Mirror large
  • TV stand
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Clothes basket
  • Chair child
  • Suitcases
  • Picture large
  • Pack 2
  • Table lamp
  • Boxed already 3cuft
  • Small table
  • Pack 6
  • Mirror Small
  • Picture small
  • Sundry cuft
  • Meeting table
  • Office desk
  • Table
  • Photocopiers
  • Fridges
  • Server cabinet 6ft
  • Computer desk
  • Filing cabinet 4 drawer
  • Server cabinet 3ft
  • Filing cabinet 2 drawer
  • Swivel chair
  • Executive chair
  • Static chair
  • Computer desktop
  • Tall box
  • Fan
  • Printer
  • Pictures large
  • Large box
  • Desk pedestal
  • Crates
  • Pack 2
  • Boxed already 3cruft
  • Printer network
  • Small box
  • Hard drive
  • Pack 6
  • Monitor flat
  • Fax machine
  • Archive boxes
  • Computer laptop
  • Computer monitor
  • Sundry cuft
  • Pictures small
  • Fridge freezer US style
  • Freezer chest
  • Freezer tall
  • Fridge freezer
  • Kitchen cabinet
  • Cooker range
  • Freezer or fridge small
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Cooker large
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooker small
  • Table breakfast
  • Air con unit
  • Baby high chair
  • Dehumidifier
  • Indoor plant
  • Cabinet small
  • Microwave
  • Mirror large
  • Tall box
  • Chair breakfast
  • Picture large
  • Large box
  • Pack 2
  • Stool
  • Bin
  • Boxed already 3cuft
  • Small box
  • Pack 6
  • Mirror small
  • Ironing board
  • Picture small
  • Sundry cuft
  • Trampoline
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis table
  • Cabinet small
  • Pack 2
  • Large box
  • Small box
  • Sideboard large
  • Sideboard medium
  • Sideboard small
  • Hall table
  • Mirror large
  • Pictures large
  • Large box
  • Mirror small
  • Indoor plant
  • Small box
  • Pictures small
  • Tall box
  • Large box
  • Small box
  • Ride on mower
  • Snooker table 6ft
  • Climbing frame
  • Tall plastic shed
  • Wendy house
  • Canoe
  • Garden bench
  • Picnic table
  • Swing
  • Workbench
  • Garden lounger
  • Garden chest
  • Ladder
  • Portable BBQ
  • Slide
  • Large outdoor plant
  • Garden table
  • Sandpit
  • Tool case
  • Car roof box
  • Bicycle
  • Weights machine
  • Running machine
  • Exercise bike
  • Rattan chair
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Parasol
  • Medium outdoor plant
  • Step ladder
  • Tool cabinet
  • Mower petrol
  • Garden ornament
  • Tall box
  • Garden chair
  • Mower elec
  • Outdoor bin
  • Heater gas
  • Spare tyre
  • Child's tyre
  • Skis snowboard
  • Pushchairs
  • Strimmer
  • Small outdoor plant
  • Pack 2
  • Boxed already 3cruft
  • Garden hose
  • Stacking chair
  • Folding chair
  • Golf clubs bag
  • Pack 6
  • Sundry cuft

Results

Suggested Sizes

DISCLAIMER: This calculation is an estimate only. Actual unit size may vary.

The correct amount of self storage container space can massively vary depending on how much stuff you have and the size of certain items. Our self storage size guide calculator gives you a much more accurate idea of which container or combination of containers you’ll need. Make sure to include the contents of all your rooms and spaces. Don’t forget the garage, loft, basement, and sheds. And remember, you can stack your belongings inside your container to make use of the height.