Livingroom
Air conditioner
Bookcase
Baby carriage
Bookshelves
Cabinet
Chair, arm
Chair, straight
Chair, occasional
Chair, overstuffed
Chair rocking
Desk, writing
Desk, misc
Fireplace equip.
Sofa, 6ft.
Lamp
Sofa, sectional/pc
Sofa, loveseat
Table, coffee
Table, end
Media center
TV, sm flat scrn
TV, lg flat scrn
Wall Unit
Kitchen & Dining Room
Freezer
Dehumidifier
Dishwasher
Range
Refrigerator
Washing machine
Dryer
Buffet, base
Table, dining
Chair, dining
Server
Bedroom
Table, small
Chair
Bed, bunk
Bed, double
Bed, single
Bed, king
Bed, queen
Bed, rollaway
Bookshelves
Chair, BR
Bureau
Chest, cedar
Cabinet, corner
Desk, BR
Dresser, single
Dresser, double
Nightstand
Armoire
Misc
Box, all-purpose
Box, wardrobe
Box, legal tote
Box, book
Bicycle
File cabinet, 2 drw
File cabinet, 4 drw
File cabinet, cdbd
Golf bag
Fan
Suitcase
Hamper, clothes
Patio chair
Patio chaise lounge
Piano, baby grand
Piano, upright
Patio table
Table, game
Table, card
Rug, small
Rug, large
Sewing machine
Trunk
Vacuum cleaner
Your estimated cubic footage

Storage Calculator Notes:

Industry average sizes are used for each item – your actual items may be bigger (or smaller). 

This is calculated in Cubic Feet, so you’ll need to keep that in mind when considering the unit size you’d need.  With a ceiling height of 8′, you can divide the calculated total by 8 to get a rough idea of the square footage required, but the reality is a lot trickier than that: remember that not everything you have can be neatly stacked (assuming you have a variety of typical household items, and not just a bunch of 2’x’2’x2′ boxes). 

Consider how much time you’ll want to spend playing “real life Tetris” to optimize space usage.   As fun as it can be doing so, you should probably do that when loading a moving truck, not when loading your storage unit – if you pack everything in tight and “optimal,” you’ll inevitably need to retrieve something from storage a month later, only to find it buried and inaccessible. 

You’ll also likely want to allow yourself some room to maneuver and a walkway through your items to reach items in the back and on the sides.