What Size Storage Container Do You Need?

Storage Container

No matter if you’re looking for a temporary or a more permanent storage solution, knowing what size storage container you need is the first decision you have to make. We offer 20’ and 40’ containers that can either be rented or purchased for your home or business storage needs. While every storage situation is unique, below we will offer some clarity on what size storage container you may need!

Weight & Size Capacities

Here is a quick breakdown of the weight and size capacities for our 20’ and 40’ storage containers.

In a 20’ container you have access to 1,150 cubic feet of storage; the interior measurements of the container are: 19’4” long, 7’8” wide, and 7’10” high. This gives you 146 square feet of floor space to use – or about ten pallets without stacking.

With a 40’ container, on the other hand, you can utilize up to 2,400 cubic feet with interior measurements of 39’6” high, 7’8” wide, and 7’10” high. A 40’ container has 285 square feet of floor space and can hold 22 standard pallets without stacking.

What Can Fit in a 20’ Container?

Generally speaking, a 20’ container can fit 1-2 bedrooms. Other comparisons are 200 mattresses or 50 refrigerators. The best part about 20’ storage containers is they will fit in your driveway! This makes them perfect to hold your home’s contents during a remodel or additional storage of materials, products, home goods, etc.

What Can Fit in a 40’ Container?

A 40’ storage container can fit the contents of a five to six-bedroom house. Keep in mind though that because the objects you’re storing are not all a uniform shape, you likely won’t be able to fit the container from end to end. You can fit large machinery, between two to four cars, and a wide range of awkwardly-sized items in a 40’ storage container.

Space Needed for Storage Containers

Keep in mind that besides the interior storage space you’re looking for, you also need to make sure you have the space to actually store the container on your property. For example, to drop off a 20’ container you need 85’ of straight distance, while with a 40’ container you need 140’ of straight distance.

You will also need to have a relatively flat and stable space to store the container, as well as a minimum width of 16’ and a minimum height of 13’6″.

Still have questions about which size storage container you need? Our team at Lone Star Storage Trailers will be happy to answer your questions and get you scheduled for your storage container delivery. Just give us a call today!