Determining How Much Storage Space You Need


Whether you’re moving one room’s worth of stuff or a whole house-full, you need to have an idea of what size moving or storage container you need to fit all of your things. If you get too large of a container, you’re wasting money on unused space, and too small of a container will leave you in a frustrating situation. Here is a guide to help you estimate how large of a container you will need for your belongings.

Most shipping container companies will have relatively standard sizes available, and at Porta-Stor, we offer several options to choose from. These will be listed in the measurement format of length x width x height in feet, along with the estimated amount of rooms that can fit in each size.

12 x 8 x 8 – 1 bedroom home

16 x 8 x 8 – 2-3 bedroom home

22 x 8 x 8 – 3-4 bedroom home

26 x 8 x 8 – 5-7 bedroom home

26 x 8.5 x 8 – wider option for larger homes

Porta-Stor Container Types

At Porta-Stor, we have a variety of box sizes for each type of storage. If you just need a container for transferring your items via truck during a move, you’d want a roll-off container. You can decide which size you need to use by looking at the dimensions above.

If you are moving farther away, we also offer cargo/shipping containers in two sizes: 20 x 8 x 8 and 40 x 8 x 8. These containers can be shipped by truck, train, or even overseas via boat.

You can use Porta-Stor’s containers for either moving between homes or for long-term storage. In either case, if you have further questions about how much storage space you will need, feel free to contact us. We will be able to help you decide which container will work best for your specific needs.