American families and business owners alike rent storage units to store things all over the country. And the reasons people use storage are even more varied. For example, some people store their things after selling their home but before their new home is ready. Others rent storage units to free up space in their crowded home. Also, some people rent a storage unit to empty a spare bedroom and repurpose it for another activity. Small business owners rent storage units to store overstock, tools, equipment, files, etc. Lastly, you have people who collect things and store part of their collections to keep them safe. So let’s find out how big a 10×10 storage unit is and if your things will fit!
Above all, many different types of people need some extra storage space and we are here to help. Most also have a similar question before renting, namely, what size storage unit do I need? The answer, of course, depends on how many things you need to store. When we’re done, you’ll know exactly what size storage you need to fit all your things.
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How Big is 10×10?
A 10×10 storage unit is 10 feet wide by 10 feet long by 8 feet high. That equals 100 square feet of floor space and 800 cubic feet of overall space. That’s a good bit of storage space, no doubt, and can hold quite a bit of stuff. How much stuff?
A 10×10 storage unit can hold the following items.
- 2 double mattresses and box springs (45 x 2 = 90 cubic feet)
- 2 small dressers (2 x 20 = 40 cubic feet)
- 4 night tables (4 x 5 = 20 cubic feet)
- 6 wardrobe boxes (6 x 10 = 60 cubic feet)
- 1 Kitchen table (10 cubic feet)
- 4 kitchen chairs (4 x 5 = 20 cubic feet)
- 1 dining table (25 cubic feet)
- 6 dining chairs (6 x 5 = 30 cubic feet)
- 1 3-person sofa (30 cubic feet)
- 1 love seat (25 cubic feet)
- 2 small bookcases (2 x 20 = 40 cubic feet)
- 1 large TV (10 cubic feet)
- 1 desk (20 cubic feet)
- 2 large dressers (2 x 30 = 60 cubic feet)
- 1 washing machine (20 cubic feet)
- 1 dryer (20 cubic feet)
- 20 medium (3 cubic foot) boxes (90 cubic feet)
- 20 small (1.5 cubic foot) boxes (30 cubic feet)
- 10 large (6 cubic foot) boxes (60 cubic feet)
- 2 full-size bicycles (2 x 10 = 20 cubic feet)
The total cubic feet for all of these things is 720. That would leave 80 cubic feet of space over, likely near the ceiling. You would have to stack things very well to fit everything, but you could do it.
Also, keep in mind that your storage unit would have little to no room inside to move around. So if you needed something at the back, you would have to pull out many things to get to it. As a result, if you wanted more room to move and organize, a 10×15 storage unit might be a better choice.
Are there Drive-Up Units?
Southern Self Storage has many 10×10 drive-up storage units available at most of our self-storage locations. Also drive-up 10×10 storage units are super-convenient as you can drive right up to the front. That makes loading and unloading your storage unit much easier and faster.
Do I need a 10×10 Storage Unit?
Not sure a 10×10 storage unit will be large enough to handle all your stuff? If yes, this article about what fits in a 5×5 storage unit might be helpful! You could also check this article about how to store leather furniture in a storage unit. If you have to store your fine leather furniture, it’s a must-read!
Southern Self Storage
If you’re moving from a 2-bedroom apartment or small home, a 10×10 storage unit will likely be perfect. As we’ve seen today, a 10×10 unit can hold quite a bit of stuff. However, if you have more, Southern Self Storage has larger storage units available. (And, of course, smaller units for less stuff, too!)
If you have questions, call Southern Self Storage at 877-957-8673 or, even better, visit our self-storage location nearest you. Lastly, the on-site manager will be happy to help you find the perfect size storage unit for your needs. Big or small, our storage units are the perfect solution to store all your precious stuff.