What Fits in a 10 x 10 Storage Unit

Whether you are moving, renovating your home, downsizing, decluttering, or are a student or military member, EZ Storage in Boston has the best storage options for just about any storage need. We have every type and size of storage unit from indoor, temperature control mini storage to large commercial storage.

Choosing the right-size storage unit will ensure that your possessions are easy to load, easy to access and protected while in storage. 10 x 10 storage units are a very popular option for household storage. Here is everything that will fit inside a 10 x 10 storage unit. You can learn about our other sizes here as well.

What Typically Fits In A 10’ x 10’ Storage Unit

A 10 x 10 storage unit is ideal for both moving and storage. It is large enough to hold about 2-3 rooms or small studio’s worth of furniture. In general, a 10 x 10 storage unit is good for an 800-square-foot room or apartment. To help you find the right unit for your needs, here are some things that can fit in a 10 x 10 storage unit:

  • Two queen-sized mattresses or one king-sized mattress
  • Bookcases, entertainment centers, and cabinets
  • Sofas, loveseats, and armchairs
  • Large pianos
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Dressers and nightstands
  • Small and large household appliances
  • Small business inventory, documents, and marketing pieces
  • Tools and smaller construction equipment
  • Signs, banners, and brochures
  • Jet skis, motorcycles, snowmobiles, 4x4s, and other small recreational vehicles
  • Sports equipment and tailgating supplies
  • Patio furniture and other outdoor living accessories
  • Toys, clothes, and other children’s necessities

In general, you can fit an average of 100 medium-sized boxes inside of a storage unit if you stack them strategically.

Infographic of what fits in a 10 x 10 storage unit.

What Will Not Fit In A 10’ x 10’ Self Storage Space

10 x 10 storage units are an excellent secure storage solution, but not everything can fit. Here are some things that need a larger storage solution than a 10 x 10 unit:

  • Cars, trucks, and other road vehicles
  • Boats
  • Large construction equipment
  • Trailers and trucking supplies
  • Recreational vehicles and campers

All of these items require a much larger storage solution like a 10’ x 20’ or 10’ x 30’. In some cases, you may also need more than one unit.

Determining The Size Of The Storage Unit You Need

If you’re not sure which sized unit will meet your needs, you can start by reading our guide to choosing storage unit sizes.

The first step to determine your storage needs is to start by making a list of everything you need to store. Then you will measure each of the items you are planning to put in storage.

Storage units are measured in volume. So it would be 10’ (width) x 10’ (depth) x 8’ (height) or 800 cu. ft. For each of your items, you will then measure the height, width, and depth. From there you can calculate if your items will or will not fit.

Keep in mind some strategies can help you save space in a 10×10 unit.

Strategic Packing Saves Space

You can get a lot of possessions in your storage unit if you are strategic…even if you are renting a smaller 5 x 10 unit.

Utilize the height

First, you want to make sure you are taking advantage of the height of the unit. Most storage units typically have 8-foot tall ceilings, the standard ceiling height. Stacking can help you take advantage of the vertical space. Review your items and think about what items could be stacked on top of one another.

Stack smart

A good idea to help you stack is to purchase some stackable totes. These will protect your items while they are stacked. Stack heavier items at the bottom and lighter at the top.

Use shelving

Another option is to put in some shelving that can take advantage of the vertical space. Shelves don’t just help you take advantage of the space. They keep your possessions organized and safe. Putting a shelving unit in your storage space is also a good idea for small businesses to manage their inventory or store documents.

A storage unit with boxes in it

Organization Optimizes Your Storage Space

One of the best ways to take advantage of your storage space is by getting organized.

Once you know what you are going to store, you should invest in some packing supplies that can keep you organized. We recommend clear tubs and storage boxes. They help you see what you have stored. You also want to label all your possessions to make them easy to find.

When placing items in your storage rental, think strategically. The items you are most likely to access should be at the front and top, where they are easy to access. Those that you are less likely to access should be packed at the back and bottom where they are not in the way of the items you most often access.

Staying organized will not only help you save space, but it will also make accessing your possessions easier.

How To Find Self-Storage To Fit Your Needs

10×10 won’t be big enough for most single family home storage, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t full of your most important possessions.

Choosing the right self storage company will keep your possessions safe. Look for a self-storage company that offers secure storage. They typically have security features like a fenced property that is well-lit, has controlled gate access, door alarms, and security cameras.

Another consideration is how long you need to store your items. If it’s for the short term, look for a place that offers month-to-month. This is also helpful if you need to upgrade your 10×10 storage unit to a larger storage solution.

When you are ready to rent a storage unit, contact EZ Storage. With three convenient self-storage locations, we provide secure, storage services for all your needs.