The most common first question that comes to mind when considering a storage unit rental is what size unit should I rent or, “How much can a 10×15 storage unit hold”? First off, we like to make clients aware that we have a variety of unit size options available for rent within our facility and we are happy to help aid in the process of selecting the right unit.
As a starting point, taking inventory of the contents you are hoping to store will help give us the information required to offer the best solution for your needs. It’s best to consider not only the number and volume of items to be stored, but also the type of items so we can ensure our suggestion takes into account all of the variables.
From accessibility to climate controlled units, ensuring you are set up with the right unit before you start loading your items into it will offer the easiest and most stress free storing experience.
How big is a 10×15 storage unit?
To be exact, a 10×15 storage unit is 10 feet wide by 15 feet long offering a total square footage of 150 feet. A unit of this size is considered a medium sized unit, comparable to a second bedroom or the full size of a 1.5 car garage. The height of the storage unit allows for ample stackable space for creative packers.
How many boxes can fit in a 10×15 storage unit?
Considering the square footage alone, a minimum of 60 boxes should fit within that space. By getting creative within your unit and stacking boxes and other items, you will maximize the usage of your unit.
When packing a 10×15 storage unit or really any sized unit, you always want to ensure that you maximize the vertical space available. Stack items on top of one another or use storage shelving where possible.
What does a 10×15 storage unit look like?
Storage units generally come bare, so at first glance they are easily comparable to the inside of an empty garage. Though we always ensure our units are clean, climate controlled and well maintained, we leave the configuration and organization options to our customers as no two sets of storage needs are the same.
The flexibility in space allows our customers to maximize the amount of items they can store. If storing furniture, we recommend using any existing storing options within those pieces (ie, shelves, drawers) to house additional contents. We also recommend bringing in shelving if you have many smaller items that require quick and easy access. Boxes, bins and bags are all great options for storing belongings.
As you consider what you will be storing and where, also ensure ease of access. Leaving space to walk between your items and labeling where possible will make retrieval of possessions easier later on.
How do you pack a 10×15 storage unit?
Packing a 10×15 unit may vary depending on the type of items you are looking to store, but there are a few overarching suggestions that apply to almost all situations. Always ensure that you move large and heavy items in first, so they exist along the bottom layer of items to be stored. Smaller, more fragile items can be store on top of the larger boxes and other heavier items with ease.
Vertically stacking items, even several boxes or bins tall is an ideal way to maximize space. Using aids such as racks of shelving can also help in achieving storage above head.
Always lean mattresses against an exterior wall to allow for ample walking space and minimal obstruction. Leaving room between and around your items is ideal for future navigation. Make sure to label boxes, bins and bags to make it easier to find your items in the future. With the items you plan to access most often, ensure you leave them in an accessible, visible location within your unit.
What can I fit in a 10×15 storage unit?
To the best of your ability, create a packing strategy ahead of arriving at your unit. Based on the items you are looking to store, look for opportunities to utilize existing storage within your furniture pieces, and make sure you account for negative space beneath large furniture pieces like a desk or table. In many cases, these small spaces are great places to house boxes related to the piece of furniture above them.
A 10×15 storage unit can easily fit large pieces of furniture such as couches and sectionals, or items such as canoes or jet skis. Depending on the size and quantity of items per room, a unit of this size can fit the contents of up to 4 rooms. Full sized appliances, large screen TVs, bed frames and lounge chairs are common items we see our customers storing in these units.
For any questions regarding the items you are looking to store, simply give us a call and tell us what you are looking to pack away. We can help give you an expert recommendation to make the storage process easier.
Can a king-size bed fit in a 10×15 storage unit?
A 10×15 storage unit can not only accommodate a king size bed, it can accommodate two! at 150 square feet, a 10×15 storage unit has more than enough space to house the contents of two master bedrooms and a living room with space to spare.
If you are looking to store a king size bed amongst several other large items, a 10×15 storage unit is a great option to consider. Always pack smart, taking into account our tips on maximizing space and stacking vertically to ensure there is ample space for all of your items.
Can a motorized vehicle fit in a 10×15 storage unit?
At Vault storage, we are pleased to offer a dedicated facility for motorized vehicles. Though the physical size of a 10×15 unit can accommodate a motorized vehicle, there are other things that need to be considered such as the type of access and security. If you are looking to store a smaller sport vehicle such as a snowmobile or jetski, speak to our team of experts so we can recommend the right solution based on your particular needs.
What’s not allowed in a 5×15 storage unit?
Health and safety are at the top of our list of priorities when it comes to our storage facilities. As such, there are a list of hazardous items we encourage our customers to store elsewhere. These items include flammable, combustible or hazardous waste, items prone to rotting or decaying and anything living.
The first question you should ask yourself when debating whether something is safe to store is whether storing the item for an extended period of time will potentially change its form or function. Be honest about whether storing the item could potentially compromise the safety and security of yourself or others.
Some storage faciliities may have more specific exclusion lists, including items such as taxidermy, fire arms, or even vehicles.
For any questions or if there is something that you are unsure of, on the best way to store something, please feel free to give our experts a quick call. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
A 10×15 storage unit is the ideal sized unit for someone looking to downsize, or that recently had kids leave the nest. A unit of this size has lots of potential, offering enough space to house the contents of up to 4 rooms.
A 10×15 unit offers customers flexibility in the configuration of the items they’d like to store, and plenty of space to bring in storage racks or shelving to help with organization. Always make sure to store your items vertically with the largest items at the base for maximum space.
Should you need to store a vehicle, we’d be happy to help with our dedicated vehicle storage facility as well.
If you would like a recommendation on the right storage unit for your needs, or have any questions about how much can a 10×15 storage unit hold, we’d be happy to connect with you. We look forward to helping you with all of your storage needs. Contact us Today!