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Commonly Asked and Answered Questions About 10x20 Self-Storage Units

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How big is a 10x20 storage unit and what can I store in it?

A 10x20 storage unit is 10 feet in width and 20 feet long, which provides you with 200 square feet of storage space. Many storage units have an eight-foot ceiling, which gives you a total of 1,600 cubic feet of space to store all your items. You can store your items on the floor or even stack them to maximize the space you have.

To provide you with a visual, a 10x20 storage unit is equivalent to the size of a one-car garage, which means it is spacious inside. Fitting your furniture, appliances, and home inside one of these units is a piece of cake. When thinking about the size of the unit itself, it is estimated that you can fit about 5 rooms within the unit itself – that is a lot of furniture. Some of the most commonly stored items include air conditioners, washers and dryers, king mattresses, complete bedroom and living room sets, dining rooms, TVs, jet skis, small tractors, and more.

Have an item you want to store but unsure if it will fit in a 10x20 unit? Give us a call.

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Can I store my car in a 10x20 storage unit?

If you are looking for a solution to store your vehicle, you have found it. A 10x20 unit is the perfect solution for storing a small vehicle. While most smaller vehicles will fit, some larger sized trucks and SUVs will not, so it is important to understand the dimensions of both the vehicle and the unit. With that said, if you plan to only store your vehicle in the 10x20 unit, it is a good option. If you want more room or have more items to store, you should opt for a larger unit.

When renting a storage unit for a vehicle, most facilities require that the vehicle be in working order, be insured, and be registered.

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Does my 10x20 storage unit need to be insured?

Each facility varies in its requirements, so it is important to speak with the facility location you plan to rent your unit from. In most cases, you will need to provide some form of insurance to cover your stored items within your unit. If you do not currently have homeowners or renters insurance, you can often purchase an affordable policy through the storage facility.

Do I need to worry about pests with an outdoor 10x20 storage unit?

Most storage facilities provide pest control on the property and pests are not usually a problem. To help reduce the risk of pests, you can apply your own pest control measures inside of your unit and you should avoid storing any food within your outdoor unit.

How secure is my 10x20 unit?

Security is a top priority at any storage facility. If you rent an indoor 10x20 unit, you will find that most are extremely secure. They often require a code to get into the building and you will apply a lock to the outside of your unit to prevent any unwanted access. In addition, some facilities provide alarms on the unit doors and others provide indoor surveillance systems. Outdoor units are secure as well and require you to secure them with a lock. Usually, storage facility properties are fenced off, require an access code, and have both security cameras and bright lighting to help ensure good security.

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How do I know exactly how large of a unit to rent?

This can be tricky. We do our best to provide you with an idea of how much and what you can fit into the different sized units. However, there may be a time when you just do not know how large of a unit to rent and that is okay. Our team can assist you in determining what your needs are and how to meet them. If you plan to rent a storage unit and you find that your items may just fit, we recommend that you upgrade to the next size to provide yourself with an adequate amount of room inside the unit.

Can I access my unit at any time?

Yes and no. Some storage facilities do have specific times where access is allowed, and these times usually run from 6:00 am until about 10:00 pm but may vary somewhere near those hours. Other facilities do offer 24-hour access, which allows you to go onto the property and get your items any time of the day or night. If you are looking for 24-hour access, be sure to ask about their access hours and times before you rent a unit.

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How much will a 10x20 storage unit cost me a month?

The exact cost of a 10x20 storage unit will depend on the availability, location, and amenities of it. There is no one price for every single 10x20 storage unit. With that said, there are many discounts and specials available to help make the cost of renting a unit more affordable. Some of the specials that you may be offered include a month free or free move in.

If you would like to learn more about the exact cost of a specific unit, please reach out to our team today and we will assist you.


Do I need to rent a 10x20 storage unit for a specific amount of time?

No. In general, most storage unit facilities offer a month-to-month lease option, which means that you rent the unit for the months that you need it and when you no longer need the unit, let the office know.

Locking you into a contract is not the right solution to your storage needs and we get that. If you do plan to leave your unit, most facilities ask that, out of courtesy, you provide at least a week’s notice.

What documents or items are required for me to rent a 10x20 storage unit?

There will be some documents required of you when you rent a storage unit. First, you will need to provide us with a driver’s license or some form of identification. Second, you will need proof of insurance, unless not required. Thirdly, you will need a form of payment to keep on file and payment for the first month that you plan to rent. Lastly, you will need a lock for your unit.

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How big is a 10x20 room? ›

Our 10x20 storage unit is approximately 10 feet wide by 20 feet long, giving you about 200 square feet of storage space to work with! This is considered a large storage unit and the amount of sq ft gives you sufficient space to store a large amount of furnishings, appliances, household items, equipment, and boxes.

How many cubes is a 10x20 storage unit? ›

10x20 Storage Unit

The 10×20 offers ample space for larger storage needs with 200 square feet and 1,600 cubic feet of storage space.

How much does a 10x20 shed cost? ›

10×20 shed prices range from $4,752 to $33,013 and above, depending on building design, style, siding, add-ons, and more.

Can a 10x20 fit a car? ›

Can a car fit in a 10x20 storage unit? A 10x20 storage unit is suitable for most cars and trucks.

How big should a 2 person room be? ›

The International Residential Building Code requires a bedroom to be a minimum of 70 square feet, with no one dimension being less than 7 feet. This is for a bedroom intended for a single occupant. For a double bedroom, you have to add 50 square feet to the minimum (at least 120 square feet total).

How much flooring do I need for a 10x20 room? ›

This equals your square footage. (Length x Width = sq. ft) Example: 10 x20 = 200 sq. feet.

What size storage do I need for a 3 bedroom house? ›

What size storage do I need for a 3 bedroom house? A self storage unit somewhere between 120 and 150 sq ft should hold the contents of a 3 bedroom house.

What does a 10 10 storage look like? ›

A 10x10 self storage unit is 10 feet wide and 10 feet long, totaling 100 square feet. Most of our 10x10 storage units have 8-foot ceilings, giving renters 800 cubic feet of packing space. But every facility varies, so it's best to check the ceiling height at the Public Storage nearest you and measure to be sure.

What size moving truck for a 10x20 storage unit? ›

What size moving truck do I need for a 10x20 storage unit? We recommend a 26 ft. Moving Truck.

Can a car fit in a 10x15 storage unit? ›

Can you fit a car in a 10x15 storage unit? No. We don't recommend parking your car in a 10x15 storage unit. If you are looking to store your car, we would recommend a 10x20 storage unit.

How wide is the door on a 10x20 storage unit? ›

Furnishings from a two or three bedroom apartment/home with appliances, many boxes and other miscellaneous items. The units will hold contents of a 24' moving van. Our 10x20s are drive-up accessible. The roll-up door is 8' Tall and 7' 4" Wide.

How big is a 20 foot storage unit? ›

A standard 20-foot container has the following dimensions: The external dimensions are: 20' long x 8' wide x 8.6' high (6.06m long x 2.44m wide x 2.59m high). The internal dimensions are: 19' 4” long x 7' 9” wide x 7' 10” high (5.90m long x 2.35m wide x 2.39m high).

Is it cheaper to buy a shed or build one yourself? ›

Buying a new shed can cost less depending on the material and size. Although you are paying for labor and installation costs, you don't have to worry about paying for tools and materials.

Which is cheaper build a shed or buy one? ›

If you've been wondering is it cheaper to build your own shed, you'll discover that yes, it is less expensive to build your own shed than to purchase a pre-built shed. That is at least if you have all the tools required to build the shed. Typically, it won't take many specialty tools to build the shed.

Is a shed cheaper than a garage? ›

Sheds do come in large enough sizes to fit small vehicles comfortably. A 12x24 shed offers plenty of room to pull a car in, open the doors, and easily get out, making it a more cost-efficient option than a traditional garage.

Is 10x20 big enough for a garage? ›

It is 20 feet long and 10 feet wide, which is about the size of a large bedroom, living room, or standard one-car garage; however, it can hold furnishings from a three-bedroom apartment if you use the space wisely.

How many square feet is a normal 2 car? ›

The average sized 2 car garage's square footage usually ranges from 400 (20×20), 576(24×24), and 720 (24×30) square feet.

What size storage unit for a small car? ›

At a minimum, a storage unit will need to be 10' x 15' feet to store an automobile. However, for most cars, 10' x 20' provides a much better fit. Many models will need even more space than this, so measure the length and width of your car carefully before investing in a storage unit.

What is the perfect size bedroom? ›

Allow an area of at least 8 by 8 feet in addition to your requirements for the beds, dressers and chests. You more likely will need an area that is 10 by 10 feet. A rectangular room that's 21 feet long and 14 feet wide will accommodate a bedroom with a king-size bed and a sitting area.

What is the smallest size for a bedroom? ›

For a room to count as a true bedroom, it must have at least 70 square feet of floor space with a minimum of 7 feet in one direction. If a room is intended for multiple occupants, there should be a minimum of 50 square feet per person.

What is the best bedroom size? ›

Bedroom Standard Size

According to professionals, it's perfect to build a room of about 12'×16′ (3.6m × 4.8m) that accommodates your belongings. However, the homeowner may also choose the sizes that are 12×14, 14×20, 16×24, 15×18, 12×15, and 12×12.

How much does it cost to laminate a 12x12 room? ›

Average Total Project Cost: $3.80 - $4.80 per sq. ft. Installation: $2.00 - $3.00 per sq. ft.

How much is a yard of carpet? ›

Carpet Cost Per Square Foot/Yard

On average, carpet costs $2.50 per square foot, and that price can range between $0.65 and $12 per square foot, or around $10 per square yard. The price can vary depending on the material, weave and pile style.

How many square feet is a 10x20 room? ›

10x20. A 10x20 storage unit has 200 square feet of space.

Can you put clothes in a storage unit? ›

Yes, you can store seasonal clothes in a storage unit. However, if you need long-term storage, it's a good idea to check your boxes every couple of years to prevent creases and bugs.

What do you put on the floor of a storage unit? ›

The floors in our storage units are concrete; therefore they can get some condensation especially during extreme changes in the temperature and humidity. We recommend putting something on the floor such as plastic, a tarp, or wood pallets. Even plastic spray can lids can be used for lighter boxed items.

What can fit in a 10x20 shed? ›

A 10×20 shed is large enough to store anything. Okay, maybe not anything, but you get the gist. 200 square feet gives you the flexibility to store recreational vehicles such as 4 wheelers, snowmobiles, and riding lawnmowers. There will also be room for patio furniture, lawn care equipment, and even mechanical supplies.

What is the best way to pack clothes for storage? ›

The best way to pack your clothes for long term storage is in a plastic container with a clip-on lid. These will protect your clothes from moisture, dust, mould and mildew. For extra protection you can line the inside of the container with a clean cotton sheet.

How do you fit everything in a storage unit? ›

The best way to maximize space in your storage unit is to start at the bottom and stack up. Put your heaviest boxes on the bottom layer. Then work your way up to the top, putting your lightest items there. Just remember to leave an aisle to walk through your storage unit and to keep necessary items accessible.

How do I store my washer and dryer in my garage? ›

Whether you're storing your appliances in a storage unit or your garage, it's a good idea to place them on wooden pallets to prevent condensation from forming. If you live in a place with high humidity, you'll want to avoid putting your appliances in a storage unit that is not climate-controlled.

How many boxes is a 3 bedroom house? ›

It will vary depending on how many people and the size of your home. An apartment may take only around 20 boxes, while a 3-4 bedroom house may require over 100 boxes of various sizes.

What are the most popular self storage unit sizes? ›

The most popular size storage unit is the 10×10 storage unit. This self-storage unit is roughly the size of a single bedroom or guest room. With 100 square feet of personal storage space, you can fit the contents of two bedrooms in this size storage unit.

How many rooms can fit in a 10x10 storage unit? ›

A typical 10x10 storage unit offers 8 ft. ceilings and is designed to hold roughly one full family room worth of furniture or the contents of a two-bedroom apartment.

Will a couch fit in a 5x10 storage unit? ›

Yes! Your couch can fit into a 5x10 storage unit.

What can you fit in a 5 by 10 storage unit? ›

What can I fit in a 5x10 storage unit? Our 5x10 storage units can typically hold the contents of one mid-sized bedroom, including several boxes or storage containers. In total, you can store one or two large pieces of furniture in 5x10 self storage, perfect for a college dorm room or studio apartment.

What size moving truck do I need for a 3 bedroom house? ›

15-foot moving truck: two bedrooms or less. 20-foot moving truck: two to three bedrooms. 26-foot moving truck: four+ bedrooms.

What is the smallest U Haul truck you can rent? ›

The 10ft truck is our smallest box truck rental available for long distance One-Way moves and local In-Town moves. The 10ft moving truck can easily fit a king sized bed, frame, loveseat, two end tables, and a four piece dining room table with spare room for boxes filled with household items.

What size truck do I need to move a king size bed? ›

King – 10′ and up moving trucks, and a 6'x12′ cargo trailer. California King – 10′ and up moving trucks, and a 6'x12′ cargo trailer.

How long can a car sit in storage? ›

So how long can you go without driving your car? If you have not prepped your vehicle for a long time of not driving it you should not let it sit for more than one month, and even then, you should try to start it up and drive it for 15-30 minutes a few times within the month.

How often should I run a car that is in storage? ›

Get someone to start the car every two weeks and drive it for about 15 minutes if possible. Driving the car periodically has several benefits. It will maintain the battery's charge, help the car "stretch its legs," and keep the engine and other components adequately lubricated.

What does a 10 15 storage unit look like? ›

For the most part, these units are 15 feet long and 10 feet wide. In general, this equals approximately 150 square feet of usable space. Most units have approximately 8-foot ceilings, which allows for tons of vertical storage space as well.

What can you put in a 10 by 10 storage unit? ›

A 10x10 unit is a good size for the stuff found in two bedrooms, an entire family room or a modest one- or two-bedroom apartment. A few large appliances and pieces of large furniture can easily be stored in a 10x10 storage unit as well as mattress sets, desks, couches, dining room sets and multiple boxes.

Can you store clothes in a storage unit? ›

Yes, you can store seasonal clothes in a storage unit. However, if you need long-term storage, it's a good idea to check your boxes every couple of years to prevent creases and bugs.

How do you pack towels for a storage unit? ›

Wrap the Towels and Linens in Packing Paper or Plastic Wrap. Before packing your household items into boxes, wrap them in a layer of paper or plastic wrap to protect them from dirt or moisture. Some supplies you can use to secure your towels and linens include trash bags, shopping bags and tissue paper.

How do you hang things in a storage unit? ›

Use S-hooks and bungee cords for unusually shaped items, bikes and outdoor equipment. You'll want to be sure you can hang items and still have room to get inside the unit and access items underneath. Another idea is to use the S hooks and bungee cords to hang things around the perimeter of the unit in place of shelves.

Can a car fit in a 10x10 storage unit? ›

Hatchbacks will require less space than sedans, which will require less space than SUVs or trucks. At a minimum, a storage unit will need to be 10' x 15' feet to store an automobile. However, for most cars, 10' x 20' provides a much better fit.

Can you fit a king size bed in a 10x10 storage unit? ›

King-sized mattress sets require additional space due to their larger size. Choose a medium-sized storage unit like the 10×10 to store your king-sized bed. This unit will also accommodate furniture, a home entertainment center, a washer and dryer, boxes, and much of the content from a two-bedroom apartment.

What is a good storage size? ›

The size of the storage unit that you need depends on how much stuff you have. Move.org recommends you calculate the square footage of your belongings and then choose between a small (25–50 square feet), medium (75–150 square feet), or large (200–300 square feet) storage unit.

How much furniture will fit in a 10x15 storage unit? ›

What can you fit in a 10x15 storage unit? Able to fit up to four rooms worth of your belongings, our 10x15 self storage units are the perfect solution for storing larger items such as living room furniture or sizable appliances.


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