Storage Unit Size Guide

Choosing the right storage container size is crucial if you don’t want to fall short of moving space on the day of your move. Making last minute moving arrangements for your belongings can be not only stressful but also incredibly expensive! At the same time, you don’t want to bear the unnecessary cost of unutilized space. To help you pick the perfect size container for your belongings, we’ve put together a guide to help you choose the right moving container.


How to Choose the Right Storage Size Container

Our tips for choosing the right storage container size for your belongings are based on your home size. Generally, the size of your home gives a rough estimate of the amount of belongings you’ll need to store. In typical scenarios, it’s a reasonably good indicator of the storage container size you will need! However, there are also a few exceptions.  

For instance, if you have a small size apartment that is heavily decorated with furniture, picture frames, and plants, you may require a much larger container that would probably suffice a home much bigger than yours. At the same time, if you have a sparsely decorated large apartment, a smaller storage unit size may be perfect to accommodate all your stuff. Therefore, it’s best to consider the amount of belongings you have in addition to the size of your home.

To suit different space requirements, Cool Box offers three storage container sizes.



Compact 12 Foot Cool Box Moving Storage Container

The 12ft Cool Box is our smallest size unit, ideal for individuals moving out of a studio apartment. This compact moving container is quite roomy and may be suitable for a couple living in a small one-bedroom condo. If you’re an individual who will be moving into an apartment by yourself, this storage container size will be the perfect fit for you. It can accommodate basic furniture, few appliances, and other items like bedding, clothing, and kitchenware.

  • External dimensions: 12ft x 7ft x 8ft
  • Internal dimensions: 6ft x 7.5ft x 11ft


Mid-Sized 16 Foot Cool Box Moving Storage Container

Our mid-sized unit is ideal for couples living in a 2-bedroom apartment or small house. It can accommodate furniture and belongings for those moving out of a small home or two-bedroom apartment or condo.

This versatile unit is also perfect for short or long-term storage. Because of the storage container size, it will fit in your driveway, ensuring you can easily access your belongings at any time. If storing the unit on your property is not feasible, it can be stored at one of our secure yards for no additional cost.

The 16ft storage unit is comparable in size to a personal moving truck without the inconvenience of having to drive it yourself. Because Cool Box storage containers are placed at ground level, it eliminates the inconvenience of having to move your belongings up and down a ramp.
• External dimensions: 16ft x 8ft x 8ft
• Internal dimensions: 7ft x 7.5ft x 15ft


Large-Sized 20 Foot Cool BoxMoving Storage Container

This is our largest container, ideal for families moving from a large house or a three-bedroom apartment. Its super-size can comfortably accommodate all your belongings, eliminating the unnecessary hassle of having to pack three separate small-sized units. Our 20-foot container is comparable in size to a large moving truck.

If you own considerably large furniture and electronic appliances along with all your other belongings like clothing, bedding, and kitchenware, this storage container size is the right fit for you. Alternatively, you can use it as a short or long-term storage unit, especially during home renovations and remodeling.
• External Dimensions: 20ft x 8ft x 8ft
• Internal dimensions: of 7.5ft x 7.5ft x 19ft

By utilizing this storage unit size guide, selecting the perfect container for your requirements should be a breeze. Contact us to receive more information about Cool Box storage containers today! For a quick online estimate of our moving storage container rates, fill out the Instant Quote form.