Storage Guide

Whether you are buying or selling a home, heading on an extended adventure out of town or making room for baby; a storage unit at Leadville Storage can help provide that extra space you need to store items from your home or apartment. 

If you have never rented a storage unit before it may seem confusing but it is actually a very simple process. 


Storage Unit Sizes

Your first step is to determine the size of storage unit you will need. The size guide below can provide a general description of how much will fit into a specific storage unit at Leadville Storage. The capacity of a storage unit will vary based on the type of items you are storing and how you pack. For instance, if you are storing large furniture or appliances those items will take up more space.

For example, a student storing items from a dorm room or small apartment would want to rent an 8x5 or 8x10 storage unit. If you are trying to declutter a packed single car garage then you may need a 10x14 or 10x20 storage unit. 


Contactless Rental Process

Once you have determined the size of the storage unit you wish to rent at Leadville Storage, simply click the "Rent Now" button to complete the process. 


We have a variety of unit sizes to meet every storage need.

5 x 4

A 5 x 4 unit is the size of a small hallway closet or coat closet. It has 20 sq ft of self-storage space. This space is perfect for outdoor gear, seasonal decor or items and several small to medium size boxes.

$60 / month

5 x 10

A 5x10 storage unit is the size of a small walk-in closet. It will fit the furnishings of a mid-sized bedroom, including a queen size mattress, dresser, television and several small to medium size boxes. Perfect for your ski gear, bikes, a kayak too!

$75 / month

10 x 10

A 10x10 storage unit is the size of half of one garage bay. It will fit the contents of a living room or two bedrooms, including several small to medium size boxes.

$145 / month Waiting List

10 x 14

A 10 x 14 Leadville Storage unit is a little msaller than one garage bay. It will fit the contents of three bedrooms and larger items such as couches, tables and TVs. It's too small to store a vehicle, but you can fit nearly everything else!

$160 / month Waiting List

10 x 20

A 10x20 Leadville Storage unit is the size of a standard garage bay. It will fit the contents of a mid size house, including several oversized items like a couch, a refrigerator, a washer/dryer and a dining room set or several large boxes.

$200 / month Waiting List

10 x 24

Leadville Storage's 10x24 units are a bit larger than a one car garage. It will fit the contents of a fully furnished 3 bedroom house, including oversized items such as a couch, mattress sets, a dresser, a refrigerator, a washer/dryer, a dining room set, an entertainment center and several large boxes.

$250 / month Waiting List


Packing your Leadville Storage Unit

Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are packing your storage unit:

  • Store all of your personal property on wood pallets or boards. Raising your items off of the floor with room helps with ventilation and the likelihood of damage due to mildew or water is lessened. Small amounts of water seepage under the door is probably, particularly near the door. 
  • Load larger items first and keep heavier items on the floor then stack light boxes on top.
  • Group items together based on rooms to make it easier to find items.
  • Store valuable items in the back of the storage unit.
  • Keep items that you may need to access later in the front of the storage unit.
  • With larger units you can create an isle down the middle to make items more accessible.
  • Remove the legs from dinning tables so they will store flat against the wall.
  • Stack dinning chairs on top of each other.
  • Consider storing mattress flat to prevent unevenness.
  • Cover mattresses and upholstered furniture with plastic covers to protect them from dust and pests.

Additional Important Items for your Leadville Storage Unit


  •  Insuring your Items: Leadville Storage does not insure the items that you are storing in the unit. We recommend that you speak to an insurance agent about renters insurance or confirm whether the items will be covered under a home owner policy.  Be sure to ask what is not covered under their policies.

  • Securing Your Unit: The type of lock you use to secure your unit is very important. A good quality lock will have a thick, hardened steel shackle and a 5-pin tumbler. We recommend that you use a disc lock which can be rented for $2.00/month or purchased from Leadville Storage for $25.00.   It is also recommended that you keep an extra key in a safe place in case you lose your key. For a fee, we will cut your lock if you lose your keys.

  • Do Not Store: Do NOT store perishable food, pet food or anything that can spoil and that will attract any unwanted pests. Do not store kitchen appliances that have not been cleaned.

  •  Unfortunately, we cannot control what your neighbor will store in their storage unit. To better protect your items pack using new boxes and avoid using boxes from the grocery store or any boxes that have been used for food or beverages. Better yet, invest in plastic totes with lids and cover mattresses, sofas, and chairs with plastic covers. 

  •  Storage units can get very hot in the summer and really cold in the winter.  Items that are volatile, flammable, combustible, explosive, or poisonous, i.e., paint, batteries, tires, asbestos, chemicals, corrosives, and pollutants are prohibited from being stored in the storage unit. 

  • Restrictions Colorado Statutes states that a facility operator cannot lease a storage unit to be used for residential purposes and a lessee may not use a leased space for residential purposes. In addition, we restrict the use of the storage unit to be used for storage only and do not allow activities such as repair or maintenance of personal property, transacting business matters other than storing items for an offsite business, or using a storage unit to conduct garage sales.