Choosing the Right Storage Unit Size for Your Belongings

Published on 8/10/2023

What can I store in a 10x10 storage unit?
A 10x10 storage unit, roughly equivalent to the size of a standard bedroom, offers ample space for storing the contents of a one-bedroom apartment or a small office.  Items that fit well in the size unit include furniture like sofas, chairs, and dressers, along with boxes of personal belongings, small appliances, electronics, and seasonal items.  It’s also suitable for storing business inventory, records, or files.

What items are suitable for a 10x20 storage unit?
A 10x20 storage unit provides even more space and is ideal for storing larger items or the contents of a multi-bedroom home.  You can comfortably store furniture sets, appliances big or small, large boxes, sporting equipment, garage items, and even vehicles like motorcycles, ATVs, or small boats.  Additionally, seasonal decorations, business inventory, or excess belongings during a move can easily find a place in this size unit. 

How do I decide between a 10x10 and 10x20 unit?
Choosing between a 10x10 and 10x20 storage unit depends on the volume and size of items you plan to store.  If you have the equivalent of a single bedroom’s worth of belongings, a 10x10 unit is likely sufficient.  However, if you have larger furniture pieces, contents of a multi-bedroom space, or your items include valuables you do not want to risk damaging with stacking, a 10x20 unit would be more appropriate.  Assessing your storage needs and items’ dimensions will help you make the right choice. 

Can I store vehicles in these units?
Yes, both a 10x10 and a 10x20 unit can accommodate vehicles, but the choice depends on the type and size of the vehicle.  A 10x10 is suitable for motorcycles, while a 10x20 unit can house small boats, ATVs, or even a compact car.  Ensure you measure your vehicle’s dimensions and factor in extra space for maneuvering when considering the 100 vs 200 square footage. 

How do I optimize the space in my chosen storage unit size?
Maximizing space efficiency in your selected storage unit size is essential.  Begin by disassembling furniture and stacking boxes to save space vertically.  Use shelves, racks, and storage containers to keep items organized and easily accessible.  Consider creating pathways within the unit for easy movement when adding or removing items.  Properly labeling your boxes also aids in locating items quickly.  Don’t forget to protect any unboxed or valuable items with coverings to prevent damage.  Utilizing the space with these strategies ensures you’re making the most of your 10x10 or 10x20 unit. 

Can I change to a larger or smaller unit if my needs change?
Absolutely! Our goal is to accommodate your evolving storage requirements.  If you find that your belongings require more or less space, you can always transition to a different unit size.  Although we cannot guarantee immediate availability, our staff can guide you through the process of transferring a storage unit that aligns perfectly with your needs.  Your satisfaction and convenience remain our top priority.