How Big is a 130 Square Foot Self Storage Space?

By Anna Roberts

Published 7 months ago

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The inside of a 130 square foot self storage unit containing boxes, a piano a double bed and other household items.

This handy guide will give you a useful insight into whether a 130 square foot self storage space is right for you. It forms part of the Fundamentals Series on our advice centre giving you all the guidance you need to help you decide which self storage unit you need. 

Understanding the Size

A 130 square foot self storage space is the equivalent size to a large single garage. 

You may have seen one or you may even have had one in the past! It's the type of garage that when you park an old Mini inside, you don't bang the car doors on the walls as you squeeze your way out. It is not one of those tiny garages from houses built back in the days when cars were more compact. 130 square foot self storage space is the equivalent of a good size modern garage. 

Ideal for Modern Storage Needs

For today's needs, you could store the contents of a small 3-bedroom house inside it. You should be able to store some furniture, maybe one or two appliances and plenty of boxes and bags. Make the most of the space above the floor area by stacking things on top of each other and putting your items in drawers and cupboards, to get the most out of the air space and the full volume of your self storage unit. For more tips, you can check out our full guide to utilising airspace here. 

Deciphering Self Storage Lingo

Self storage is full of varying lingo, that often means the same thing. If you are in doubt you can read our full guide to the language of self storage here!  Remember the names self storage units, rooms, containers and pods effectively all mean the same thing, the space that you are renting exclusively for your use. 

Types of Self Storage Facilities 

Different types of self storage facilities call their self storage different names. For example, indoor self storage facilities act as a hotel for your possessions. They consist of a warehouse with individual rooms and communal corridors. They tend to call the spaces rooms or self storage corridors, whereas external self storage facilities might call themselves storage containers or units. 

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Never fear, however! If you're in any way unsure,'s experienced and friendly team based in Wales are here to help. We are happy to provide free and impartial advice 24/7. Just give us a call on 08000988864 or contact

Converting to Metric Measurements

Also let's not forget the elephant in the room, the glorious imperial system of measuring space that we cling to so desperately here in the UK!  130 square feet is the equivalent of 12 square metres for our friends who are more familiar with that term. When measuring the square area, we mean the length times the width. For example, a 10-foot long by 10-foot wide room would give you 100 square feet. 

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