Important Storage Tips for Twin Cities, MN Residents

Guide to Boxes and Packing Materials


Number of Rooms: 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8
Small Box: 17 15 20 30
Large Box: 2 3 4 6
Extra Large Box: 1 3 4 6
Dish Pack Box: 1 2 3 4
Wardrobe Box: 2 4 6 8
Rolls of Tape: 2 4 6 8


Packing Boxes 101 — Label all boxes for easy retrieval. Fill boxes completely when stacking to avoid collapse and place the heaviest boxes on the bottom and label “this side up”.

Storing Upholstered Furniture — Upholstery should be placed on a pallet to protect furniture. Allow space between the fabric and any covering. Never use plastic; it can collect moisture, which will cause mold and mildew.

Insuring Your Items — If your property is not covered under your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, we can provide you with information about insurance coverage.

Picking a Storage Unit Size — Use our size estimator as a beginning reference when thinking about what size will accommodate your belongings. It’s also a good idea to stop in and look at several spaces in order to get a feel for the size you will need.

U of M

670 Pelham Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: (651) 772-4494

St. Paul

1500 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: (651) 645-5072