When a customer first begins assessing their storage needs and begins to get an idea of the size of unit they’d like to rent, the first question we often here is “How much can a 10×30 storage unit hold”? Ahead of renting a unit, customers look to understand the approximate capacity of a storage unit.
As a first recommendation, we like to ensure our clients have taken an inventory of all of the items they are looking to store. That way, we can work together to determine what size and configuration will work best for the items being stored.
At Vault Self Storage, we have a variety of configuration and size options to help suit our varying customer needs. We even offer a dedicated facility for vehicle storage, should you need it. Our team of experts are available anytime to assist in walking you through the options that will work for your specific needs. Contact us to learn more.
How big is a 10×30 storage unit?
Measuring at 30 feet long by 10 feet wide, a 10×30 storage unit will create 300 square feet and 2400 cubic feet of space that can be utilized for storing goods. This is roughly the same size as a full 2 car garage and can hold the contents of a 4 or 5 bedroom house, appliances included.
How many boxes can fit in a 10×30 storage unit?
The 10×30 foot storage unit is the largest unit we have available for rent. Customers who choose a unit of this size are often storing the contents of a full home, full size appliances, a boat or other large scale items. Though boxes are often included in the contents being stored, they are rarely the primary items being housed.
With all of that said, a 10×30 storage unit can hold quite a number of boxes if that is the only contents in the unit. Considering various box sizes, well over 100 boxes could easily be contained within a unit of this size if stacked and stored well.
What does a 10×30 storage unit look like?
Storage units in general are meant to be open, easily configurable spaces for customers to use for anything they can safely store. Because of this, almost all storage units will appear the same – a sealed room with minimal to no light, much like a garage. We recommend that our customers use shelving and any stored furniture to allow for items to be stored on top of and within elevated structures. Vertical storage is the most efficient approach, as you will make use of a larger portion of the cubic space available.
Additionally, bags, boxes, luggage and bins are great options for storing smaller items in. Do your best to be as organized as possible within your unit, leaving space to move around and labeling items so they can be easily accessed during subsequent visits.
How do you pack a 10×30 storage unit?
The way you pack your unit will largely depend on the type of items being stored. With large units such as the 10×30, it can initially feel like you have so much space, but if you aren’t smart about packing, a unit can become disorganized and cluttered very quickly.
As a starting point, always consider moving your largest and heaviest items in first. These can work as a good base for smaller, lighter items to be stacked on top of. If you have several items that are smaller and more fragile, a shelving rack may be best suited to keep things organized and tucked away.
Any furniture being stored can serve a double function – as a space to stack on and in, as well as a space to stack under. Keep like items together and label everything that can’t be seen. Some people like to take pictures of the contents of bins and boxes and place that on top of the box, to make it easier to locate your items later on.
Consider frequency of access when placing your items in the unit. Make sure anything you plan to access frequently is easy to find and retrieve. Large pictures, art and mattresses should be wrapped and kept along the perimeter of the unit so they don’t fall over or block walkable spaces.
What can I fit in a 10×30 storage unit?
Being the largest unit in our facility, a 10×30 unit can fit the contents of a large 2 car garage, 4+ bedroom home. A unit of this size is designed to house large appliances, full size furniture, bedroom sets, and more.
Recreational vehicles are often stored in these units, anything from a boat to a tractor, an ATV or a motorcycle.
People moving abroad or downsizing often use these units to store valuable furniture and items for their family members or children to use later on. Recliners, couches, armoires, paintings, full dining room sets including table, chairs buffet and more. We’ve also seen these used for office moves, storing extra chairs, desks, technological equipment ahead of it being resold.
Customers who have seasonable properties or businesses will store recreational equipment and supplies during the off season. Often, the contents of the storage unit will change overtime depending on the needs of the customer.
Can a king-size bed fit in a 10×30 storage unit?
Not only could a 10×30 foot unit hold a king size mattress and bedroom set, it could hold the mattress and bedroom sets of 3 additional king size bedrooms. We do not offer any units larger than this size, so almost any item that can be safely stored in a storage unit will fit within a unit of this size.
Can a motorized vehicle fit in a 10×30 storage unit?
We understand that when storing a vehicle, safety, climate control and ease of access are some of the most important considerations when choosing a unit. For this reason, at Vault Self Storage, we offer a dedicated facility specifically for storing vehicles.
Though smaller recreational vehicles like dirt bikes, snow mobiles and ATV’s can be stored in our general storage facility, especially a large unit at 10×30 feet, we felt that with full size vehicles, having a dedicated space works much better. What we’ve found is having this separate space, with all units optimally built for vehicles, our customers enjoy a better, more tailored experience for storing and accessing their vehicles.
What’s not allowed in a 10×30 storage unit?
In any public or private contained space, you should always consider the way in which the items being contained could have an impact on yourself, your peers or the environment around you. Ensuring the items being selected for storage are safe, non toxic, non flammable and without a known shelf life will help act as an initial guide when selecting what not to store.
Anything that’s living, rots, decays or can become combustible are also not good candidates for storage within a unit. Though this may include common items found in your home such as plants, food and cleaning compounds, a storage unit is being accessed much less frequently and has more limited safe guards for detecting a dangerous situation.
Additional items to avoid storing include taxidermy, firearms and explosives, such as fireworks.
Always remember, what you store in your unit effects yourself and those around you. Be considerate to others, and always be respectful in shared spaces.
If you have several large pieces of furniture, looking to downsize or planning a move across country or overseas, a 10×30 storage unit will offer ample storage space for all of your belongings. At 300 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 10×30 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!