Self-Storage Size Guide

Published on 2/24/2024

Self-Storage Size Guide


Small Sized Self Storage Units (5’ X 10’)

Our small self-storage units 5’x10’ and are great for storing boxes, small furniture or the contents of one room. Whether you’re storing seasonal items or just need to clear out a little extra space for some unexpected house guests, we’ve got you covered!

How big is a 5x10 storage unit?

A 5x10 self-storage unit is a 5 feet wide and 10 feet long small storage solution, totaling 50 square feet. For comparison, a 5x10 space is a small storage unit that’s about the size of an average walk-in closet.

How many boxes fit in a 5x10 storage unit?

Each item’s size, the size of your boxes and how you pack each item affects the total number of boxes that a 5x10 storage unit can hold. If you’re only storing boxes, a 5x10 self-storage unit can fit up to 20 large boxes with room to spare. When stored with furniture or appliances, you may want to use a variety of small, medium and large boxes to make the most of the space you have.

What does a 5x10 storage unit look like?

It can be helpful to picture our 5x10 storage units as similar in size to an average walk-in closet. Walk-in closets usually provide enough space for a person to comfortably stand in while browsing through their belongings or choosing an outfit. A guest or half bathroom or large outdoor shed are also good size comparisons.

Medium Sized Self Storage Units (10’ X 10’)

10x10 self-storage units are popular storage solutions, providing space for large appliances, furniture and multiple boxes. For all the answers to the most commonly asked questions renters have about 10x10 storage units, keep reading.

How big is a 10x10 storage unit?

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.

When visualizing the size of a 10x10 storage unit, it can be helpful to picture an average small bedroom or half of a one-car garage.

Is this 10X10 a big enough storage unit for a two-bedroom apartment?

Most of our 10x10 self-storage units can store the contents of an entire living area or two bedrooms, boxes and all. In total, 10x10 storage units can hold the items from up to three rooms, including mattress sets and appliances. For a better fit, it helps to stack these items.

What does a 10x10 storage unit look like?

10x10 self-storage units are about the size of a large shed or half the size of a one-stall garage. This is ideal for storing items from one family room or a two-bedroom apartment. 10x10 storage units offer convenient storage during a home renovation project or for a student moving apartments.

What can you fit in a 10x10 storage unit?

10x10 self-storage units can hold the contents of up to three rooms total. 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.

How many boxes fit in a 10x10 storage unit?

Calculating how many boxes a 10x10 self-storage unit can hold, isn’t always easy. If you chose to store only medium-sized boxes with dimensions of about 20 inches by 20 inches, you could store approximately 144 boxes in a 10x10 unit! But 100 boxes is more realistic, giving you room at the top, to close door and to create an aisle to access boxes all the way to the back of your space.

Most renters store a combination of items like sofas, desks, chairs and shelves. What other belongings you choose to store in your 10x10 unit will impact the total number of boxes you’ll be able to fit.

Large Sized Self Storage Units (10’ X 20’)

Our large self-storage units 10’x20’ and are ideal for storing items from a two-bedroom house or larger. Whether you’re going on an extended trip or just need a place to store your things while your family moves to a new home, we’ve got you covered.

How big is a 10x20 storage unit?

Our 10x20 storage units are 10 feet wide and 20 feet long, equaling a total of 200 square feet of storage space.

What does a 10x20 storage unit look like?

To give you an idea of size, a 10x20 storage unit is about the size of a standard one-car garage.

What can you fit in a 10x20 storage unit?

A 10x20 storage unit is great for storing contents of a multi-bedroom home, about up to five rooms of space. Larger items like living room furniture, patio furniture, full-sized appliances and more fit inside these units. 10x20 storage units also work well for storing large quantities of boxes or outdoor equipment.