What Fits in 10 x 20 Storage Unit?

When you’re preparing to move your possessions into a storage unit, it can feel stressful to pick the right size. Of course, you want enough space for all your belongings, but you don’t want to waste money on a bigger unit than you need.

Peavler Moving & Storage can answer all your questions and concerns about which storage unit size to pick. Here are some common questions movers have about 10 x 20 foot storage units.

Storage Unit Sizes Offered by Peavler Moving & Storage

Peavler Moving & Storage offers five sizes of climate-controlled storage units:

  • 5×10
  • 10×10
  • 10×15
  • 10×20
  • 10×30 

For those who don’t regularly use these measurements, it can be hard to visualize how much and what kind of items fit into these spaces. Let’s look at what fits a 10 x 20 storage unit.

How Big is a 10 x 20 Storage Unit?

10 x 20 storage units are 10 feet in width and 20 feet in depth. The height of the storage unit can vary in size, but most are eight feet tall. This allows 1,600 square cubic feet of storage space.

If you’re having trouble envisioning the size of a 10 x 20 storage unit, it’s almost identical to the dimensions of a one-car garage.

What Fits in a 10 x 20 Storage Unit?

When packed correctly, a 10 x 20 storage unit can hold the belongings and furniture of an average five-room house! Since it is the size of a one-car garage, most cars (excluding oversized vehicles) can fit in a 10 x 20 storage unit.

What Furniture Fits in a 10 x 20 Storage Unit?

Most people rent storage units to store their furniture and belongings temporarily. So what would fit in a 10 x 20 space?

Of course, you can’t fit everything (a car and a five-room house) in a 10 x 20 space. But some common items that fit easily in this sized space include:

  • Bedroom furniture: any bedroom furniture, such as bed frames and mattresses, dressers and nightstands, and shelves and desks can fit. Some larger pieces of furniture (such as bedframes) may need to be disassembled.
  • Living room furniture: couches, bookcases, coffee tables, side tables, and more.
  • Vehicles and outdoor equipment: cars, vans, and trucks (as long as they are not oversized) can fit in this sized space. Additionally, other large outdoor equipment such as canoes, ATVs, jet skis, lawnmowers, and trailers can fit.
  • Outdoor furniture: many customers protect their outdoor patio furniture from the harsh winter elements by storing it in a 10 x 20 storage unit.
  • Kitchen contents: tables, chairs, chest freezers, refrigerators, and additional appliances.

What Else Are 10 x 20 Storage Units Used For?

While most people use storage units for their personal belongings, they can also serve two other purposes:

  • Business Items: whether it’s excess stock, materials, files, equipment, or office furniture, business owners can take advantage of a 10 x 20 storage unit and store their office items outside their homes.
  • Estate Inheritance: inheriting an estate can feel overwhelming. It takes time to sort through a loved one’s belongings, and this process shouldn’t be rushed. Storing inherited items in a storage unit gives you plenty of time to store and sort these items with care and consideration.

Is a 10 x 20 Storage Unit the Right Size for You?

There are many factors to consider before renting a 10 x 20 storage unit size.

First, consider the size of your house or office. If your house is larger than an average five-room house, your possessions won’t fit in 10 x 20 space. Additionally, consider the quantity of belongings you wish to store. Some five-room houses are packed to the brim and others aren’t.

Secondly, consider how you would like to access your belongings. If you are traveling overseas and access doesn’t matter, then you might be able to stuff your storage space to the gills. But, if you’re a small business owner or want easier access to seasonal items, then you should make sure you have pathways and can move your belongings around easily. Even if all your possessions fit in a 10 x 20 space, a 10 x 30 storage unit may be easier in the long run.

Finally, consider the size of the furniture and equipment you are storing. Multiple large pieces of furniture, cars or outdoor equipment, and an abundance of possessions may not fit in this space.

If you have any questions about what will fit in a 10 x 15 storage unit, don’t hesitate to contact Peavler Moving & Storage! We are happy to assist with any moving and storage needs.

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