10'x10' Storage Unit FAQ

10x10 self storage units are widely sought after as they offer ample space for large appliances, furniture, and multiple boxes. If you have questions about 10x10 storage units, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide you with the answers you need.

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10x10 Storage Unit Size

How big is a 10x10 storage unit?

A 10x10 storage unit measures 10 feet in width and 10 feet in length, providing a total storage space of 100 square feet. Our 10x10 units have 8-foot ceilings, giving you approximately 800 cubic feet of packing space. To help visualize the size of a 10x10 storage unit, you can think of it as being similar in size to an average small bedroom or half of a one-car garage. This can give you a better understanding of the available space and how it can accommodate your storage needs.

Is this a big enough storage unit for a two-bedroom apartment?

Yes, a 10x10 self storage unit is typically large enough to store the contents of an entire living area or two bedrooms, including boxes and other items. These units can accommodate the belongings from up to three rooms, including mattress sets and appliances. To make the most of the available space, it is beneficial to stack items efficiently. A 10x10 storage unit is particularly suitable for two-bedroom apartments that are approximately 800 square feet in size. However, if you have a home or apartment larger than 800 square feet, we suggest considering our 10x20 self storage units for additional space to meet your storage needs.

What does a 10x10 storage unit look like?

A 10x10 self storage unit can be compared in size to a large shed or half the size of a one-stall garage. This makes it an ideal storage solution for items from a family room or a two-bedroom apartment. These units are particularly convenient during home renovation projects when you need to temporarily store furniture and belongings. They are also great for students who are moving between apartments to, from, or within Warren and need a place to keep their items during the transition. With a 10x10 storage unit, you have enough space to store a significant amount of belongings while providing easy access whenever you need to retrieve or add items.

10x10 Storage Unit Items

What can you fit in a 10x10 storage unit?
A 10x10 self storage unit is spacious enough to accommodate the contents of up to three rooms. It is an ideal size for storing items from two bedrooms, an entire family room, or a modest one- or two-bedroom apartment. In addition to furniture like mattress sets, desks, couches, and dining room sets, you can also store a few large appliances and pieces of large furniture in a 10x10 unit. For small businesses with excess inventory, a 10x10 storage unit provides ample space for storing boxes, documents, records, and inventory rolling carts. It offers a convenient storage solution to keep your business items organized and easily accessible. Whether you're a residential customer or a small business owner, a 10x10 storage unit can meet your storage needs effectively.

  • Two queen-size mattresses
  • One king-size mattress
  • Dressers
  • Lamps
  • Desks
  • Shelves
  • Night stands
Living Room
  • TVs
  • Couches
  • Side tables
  • Rugs
  • Large pianos
  • End tables
  • Coffee tables
  • Bookcases
  • Cabinets
  • Entertainment centers
  • Recliners
  • Mid-size or large boxes
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Coffee makers
  • High chairs
  • Toasters
  • Toaster ovens
  • Dishware
Business and Office
  • Filing cabinets
  • Excess stock
  • Construction equipment
  • Sales materials
  • Paper documents
  • Marketing samples
  • Retail inventory
  • Signs, banners and brochures
Garage and Outdoor
  • Jet skis
  • Motorcycles
  • Canoes
  • Holiday decorations
  • Sports gear
  • Tailgating gear
  • Small trailers
  • Patio furniture

What are common uses for a 10x10 storage unit?
  • Remodeling a room and need to move items out
  • Freeing up space in garage
  • Housing apartment or small home for short term move
Can a car fit in a 10x10 storage unit?
We do not recommend attempting to park a car in a 10x10 self storage unit as it is not large enough to accommodate even small hatchbacks or compact cars. A 10x20 vehicle storage unit is typically sufficient to accommodate most cars and trucks.

How many boxes fit in a 10x10 storage unit?
Determining the exact number of boxes that a 10x10 self storage unit can hold can be challenging as it depends on various factors. If you decide to store only medium-sized boxes with dimensions of approximately 20 inches by 20 inches, you could potentially fit around 144 boxes in a 10x10 unit. However, it's important to note that this number may not be practical or realistic. A more realistic estimate would be around 100 boxes, which allows for some extra space at the top of the unit, sufficient room to close the door, and the ability to create an aisle for accessing boxes throughout the unit, including those at the back. Keep in mind that most renters also store larger items such as sofas, desks, chairs, and shelves along with their boxes. The presence of these larger belongings will impact the overall number of boxes that can fit in the unit. It's recommended to consider a combination of different items and create an efficient storage layout to make the most of the available space in a 10x10 unit.

How do you pack a 10x10 storage unit?
Proper packing techniques can indeed help you make the most of the available space in a 10x10 storage unit, allowing you to fit the contents of approximately three full bedrooms. If you have oversized furniture or large boxes, the number of items you can pack in your 10x10 storage unit might differ from other renters. Here are some steps to follow during the packing process:

Create and maintain a list: Keep track of all your items and boxes by maintaining a detailed inventory list. Label each box appropriately to ensure easy identification later. Organizing your belongings will make it easier to find specific items when needed.
Select standard box sizes: Opt for a few standard box sizes to make stacking and arranging them more efficient. Uniform box sizes allow for better utilization of space within the storage unit.
Box everything possible: Avoid storing loose items as they take up more space and are harder to stack. Place loose items into appropriately sized boxes to maximize the storage area.
Utilize shelving: If applicable, consider using shelving units within the storage unit. Vertical stacking can help optimize the available space, allowing you to store more items without sacrificing accessibility.
Use covers for furniture and mattresses: Protect your furniture and mattresses from scuffs, scratches, and dust by using appropriate covers. This helps maintain the condition of your belongings during the storage period.
By following these steps and applying efficient packing techniques, you can make the most of your 10x10 storage unit and ensure that your items are well-organized and protected.

What size moving truck should I get for a 10x10 storage unit?
Renting a 10x10 storage unit can be a practical choice, whether you need extra garage space or are preparing for a move to a new apartment. These units are popular for their versatility and size. While the specific size of the moving vehicle required may vary based on the shape, size, and number of items you plan to store, a 15-foot moving truck is a good size to consider.
However, it's important to note that packing a moving truck and storing items in a 10x10 storage unit involve different storage requirements. When loading a moving truck, you may not necessarily need extra space for accessibility as you would in a storage unit. In contrast, when utilizing a 10x10 storage unit, it's advisable to leave some extra space for easy access to your stored belongings. Before renting a moving truck or a self storage unit in Cortland, it's always a wise idea to carefully plan and measure the number of items you intend to store to ensure a proper fit. By considering the shape, size, and quantity of your items and comparing them with the available space in a 10x10 storage unit, you can make informed decisions about the moving truck size and ensure that you have enough room in your storage unit for convenient access to your stored possessions.
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10x10 Storage Unit Prices

How much does a 10x10 storage unit cost?

If you're in need of a 10x10 storage unit, contact us today to learn more and find the perfect solution for your storage needs. We guarantee you’ll find we have the best prices in Cortland for self storage.

How do I find cheap 10x10 storage units near me?
Our 10x10 storage units can be found at your local Cortland Storage Park facility at 3140 State Route 5. We're committed to providing affordable and convenient storage solutions to meet your needs, so contact us today to find the perfect 10x10 storage unit near me & you in Cortland.