When looking to rent a storage unit, most clients are first looking to understand the size of the unit that will work for their needs or, “How much can a 10×20 storage unit hold”? Before getting to capacity considerations of a particular unit, it’s best to consider what you are looking to store. At Vault Self Storage, we have a variety of storage units in varying dimensions to meet the needs of our various customers.
We offer heated units as well as units with exterior entry points and even a dedicated vehicle storage facility. Perhaps you need some help with packing materials for the items to be stored? We’ve got you covered there too!
Beginning with a quick conversation, we can help suggest a unit that would work best for your particular needs. Information such as the type of contents you are looking to store as well as the amount of items or boxes that will be going into the unit can help us in recommending an ideal solution.
How big is a 10×20 storage unit?
Measuring 10 feet wide by 20 feet long, a 10×20 storage unit offers 200 square feet of usable space to store your goods. This is a good sized unit, considered about the same size as a standard garage.
Many of our units offer high ceilings, which allows for additional vertical stacking space.
How many boxes can fit in a 10×20 storage unit?
Generally, when customers come to us for a unit that’s 10×20 (or 200 square feet), they are looking to store more than just boxes. All items should be considered when looking to determine how many boxes can fit in the space. If you are looking to only pack boxes, you could likely fit around 80 boxes within a unit of this size.
What does a 10×20 storage unit look like?
A storage unit can be thought of as a blank canvas. Since all customers are looking to store different items of varying sizes and shapes, we leave our units bare. If you’ve ever seen an empty garage, that’s very similar to what an empty storage unit will look like.
Many customers take advantage of this flexibility, bringing in shelving units, or utilizing the furniture that they are looking to store to house smaller items. Baskets, bags, luggage and bins are great options that can be moved around easily.
You will want to ensure you label your items and leave enough room to access all areas within your unit.
How do you pack a 10×20 storage unit?
Before thinking about how to pack your 10×20 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 10×20 storage unit?
The amount of items you will be able to store in a 10×20 unit will be highly dependent on how well the unit is packed. Planning ahead, keeping like items together and already combined within storage solutions like bags, bins and boxes will help to make better use of the space.
If you know you have alot of smaller items to store, make sure you are planning to use furniture that you will also be storing or shelving to keep these items safe. Organization is key in tight spaces. Depending on the furniture you are storing within your unit, negative space beneath items such as chairs or tables are great places to store boxes or other items that may not need to be accessed as frequently.
A 10×20 unit can house almost any piece of furniture from your home, small and full sized appliances, recreational sports equipment and even tractors and trailers if stored properly.
If you aren’t sure whether a particular item is a good fit for a 10×20 storage unit, 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 10×20 storage unit?
A 10×20 storage unit can house the contents of a small, multi level, 3 bedroom house! So yes, it can absolutely house a king size bed, along with two other mattresses, bed frames, box springs, wardrobes and more!
This is the perfect sized unit for someone with large items to store – be it a bed (or multiple beds), large appliances, furniture, boxes, or all of the above. At 200 square feet plus the vertical space for stacking, these units have ample room for storage, and can be maximized with creative packing, labeling and organization.
Can a motorized vehicle fit in a 10×20 storage unit?
Though there is ample room to house a motorized vehicle in a 10×20 storage unit, at vault storage, we have a dedicated vehicle storage facility for all your motorized vehicle needs. These units are heated with outdoor access and have enhanced security in place to ensure your vehicles remain safe and secure while within our facility.
Access your vehicle at anytime, and store it hassle free when you don’t need it. If you have a smaller recreational vehicle such as an ATV or snowmobile, ask our team of experts for their recommendation when it comes to storage.
What’s not allowed in a 10×20 storage unit?
Regardless of the size of unit you are renting, there are some standard guidelines that should always be followed for the health and safety of yourself and those around you. Generally speaking, storage facilities will have a list of items that cannot be stored within their facility. These items often include, but may not be limited to combustible, flammable or hazardous chemicals, anything prone to rotting or decaying, anything living or with a best before date.
If there is any question in your mind whether something can be safely stored for an extended period of time, you should not keep that within your storage unit. Since you may not visit your unit frequently, if something begins to decompose without your knowledge, it could become detrimental to the health and safety of other tenants and their property.
Other common exclusions include fire arms, vehicles and taxidermy. It’s best to check with the facility you will be renting from for a complete list.
At vault, we are always happy to advise on whether something is safe for storage should you have any questions. Please feel free to give our experts a quick call. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you are looking to downsize, relocate or store your belongings during a renovation, a 10×20 storage unit offers a fair amount of usable space to meet your needs. Create a space that will work for your particular needs with shelving, maximizing space within furniture and well labeled storage containers.
At 200 square feet, there is lots of flexibility for customers to create the right configuration to work for their particular needs. Vertical packing is always key in order to make the best use of 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 10×20 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!