The first question customers ask when they begin looking into a rental storage unit is “How much can a 10×25 storage unit hold”? Essentially, people want to understand how big (or small) of a unit they will need to house their belongings.
To be able to offer the best guidance through the selection process, we always recommend that as a first step, you take an inventory of all the belongings you are looking to put into storage. We have a variety of sizes and configuration options here at Vault Self Storage, and we can help guide you in the right direction with some information on contents.
Give us a quick call and let us know what you are looking to store. We’ll help walk you through various options to meet your particular needs. We also offer dedicated vehicle storage for any extra vehicles you don’t have room for at home.
How big is a 10×25 storage unit?
A 10×25 storage unit measures at exactly 10 feet wide by 25 feet long, creating 250 square feet of usable space for storing your goods. Though this may only be the size of a large garage, the space can be packed to hold the contents of 6 full rooms if packed well.
How many boxes can fit in a 10×25 storage unit?
At the 10×25 foot size, customers looking to rent these units often have oversized pieces of furniture and often storing the contents of a full home. A unit this size, needless to say almost always holds much more than just boxes, though boxes are more than likely among the contents.
If you are looking to only house boxes, well over 100 boxes could safely fit into a unit of this size. Keep in mind vertical space, which allows for stacking.
What does a 10×25 storage unit look like?
Our storage units, regardless of size come bare in order to allow our customers to fit anything they are looking to house within its walls. Depending on the items to be stored, many clients choose to add things like storage racks or shelving units, placing smaller items, bags, and bins for ease of access later on.
We always recommend that customers pack their items in a way that allows them to remove items when they are needed or set them to the side with relative ease. Baskets and luggage, as well as utilizing the furniture being stored are great options for organization.
How do you pack a 10×25 storage unit?
Before thinking about how to pack your 10×25 storage unit, first take inventory of the items you are looking to store. The number one rule of a good pack is to put the heaviest items along the bottom of your unit. Vertical space is your friend. You can stack all of your smaller and lighter items atop your heavier base. This way you don’t accidentally squish some of your valuables without realizing.
Like you would with a move, labeling everything is highly recommended. This will not only help with the retrieval of items, but also where you want to store these items in the first place. If you know you are going to need to access something more frequently, you should keep it in an easy to grab spot within your unit.
Mattresses should only ever be stored around the perimeter of your unit, ideally leaning against the wall so they don’t knock anything else over. Always leave room in between large items and boxes so you can get at your items when you come back at a later time.
What can I fit in a 10×25 storage unit?
A 10×25 storage unit can technically house the contents of 6 rooms or more, if packed well. We highly recommend taking time to pack, label and organize your contents before moving it into the storage unit for best results.
Utilizing storage solutions within your unit – whether that’s furniture being stored, shelves or racks you’ve brought in for additional organization or baskets, luggage, bins will help increase the amount of usable space. Make sure you take advantage of negative space beneath larger furniture items.
Customers renting units of this size will almost always have large pieces of furniture such as oversized armoires, couches, recliners, dining room tables, fridges and office furniture. Often, these units house recreational equipment in the off season, such as canoes, gym equipment, small tractors and small trailers. However amongst these items, there are always smaller accessories, boxes, and add-ons that need to be stored.
In order to ensure your storage and retrieval process is as easy as possible, always remember to label everything! You will not remember where you left your camera when you return if you do not label the box or bag you’ve placed it in.
Can a king-size bed fit in a 10×25 storage unit?
A 10×25 unit is not only large enough to hold a king size bed, it could hold 3 or more plus all the bedroom furniture, living room and dining room furniture within the house where the king mattress is currently living. A 10×25 storage unit is large enough to house the contents of a full sized, 4-5 bedroom house.
If you are looking to downsize, move across the country or overseas, this is a perfect unit to house the contents of an average sized home. At 250 square feet, a California King mattress could comfortably fit within this unit with plenty of room to spare.
Can a motorized vehicle fit in a 10×25 storage unit?
At Vault Self Storage, we’ve created a storage facility dedicated to vehicles. Though the 10×25 unit is large enough for most vehicles, we feel the dedicated space offers a better experience for vehicle owners to access and store their vehicles. Our vehicle storage facility offers heated units with outdoor access and enhanced security to keep your mind at ease and your vehicle safe and secure.
If you are looking to store a smaller recreational vehicle such as an ATV or small tractor, this may be a fit for our general storage facility. Reach out to our team of experts who can help guide you on the best solution for your particular needs.
What’s not allowed in a 10×25 storage unit?
The health and safety of you and those around you should always be considered when selecting items to be stored within your storage unit. As a rule of thumb, if something expires, rots, decays, can be combustible, flammable or contains any hazardous chemicals, they should not be placed within a storage facility.
Keep in mind that once you place your items in storage, you may not be back to the unit in time to keep any plants alive, water them or check for potential pests. Therefore, anything living or that requires any sort of regular maintenance to prevent a potential issue should not be kept within a storage facility either.
If you have several large pieces of furniture, looking to downsize or planning a move across country or overseas, a 10×25 storage unit will offer ample storage space for all of your belongings. At 250 square feet, anything from mattresses, to recreational equipment, couches and full sized appliances could comfortably be housed within a unit of this size.
Make sure you store your items in a way that will allow you to access the most needed items easily. Labeling is the best way to ensure your unpacking process is as hassle free as possible.
Vertical storing and bringing in storage solutions such as shelving racks, bins and utilizing furniture you plan to store will help you to maximize the space.
We also have a dedicated facility for vehicle storage, should you need those services 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 10×25 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!