Looking to rent some storage space? One of the first things you’ll need to determine is the specific amount of space you require. Keep in mind that storage units typically come in a few standard sizes, and you’ll want to pick the size unit that fits all of your belongings without overpaying for surplus space.
As you consider different storage units in different sizes, a storage unit size guide may be handy. In this post, we’ll help you get a better sense of the 10×25 storage space, which is one of the go-to self storage sizes. Here’s everything you need to know about selecting self storage units in 10×25 dimensions.
Sizing Up a 10×25 Storage Unit
Let’s start with a general overview. It should go without saying that this size storage unit offers you an area that’s 10 feet wide and 25 feet long, which adds up to 250 square feet of usable self storage space. Additionally, the average self storage unit has around an eight-foot ceiling, which would result in storage space of up to 2,000 cubic feet.
Note: You should always check with the self storage company to verify dimensions, and specifically to confirm the eight-foot ceiling. Don’t take this for granted!
To help give you some idea of how much space is included here, a 10×25 storage unit will give you a little bit more space than the typical one-car garage.
What Can You Fit into a 10×25 Storage Unit?
Now that we’ve provided some idea of the size storage unit we’re dealing with here, let’s talk about some of the specific items that you can fit into the 10×25 storage unit.
These self storage units are very popular for stashing oversized or bulky furniture. Indeed, given their dimensions compared with other self storage options, 10×25 storage units are logical fits for futons, sofas, bulky chairs, and beyond. Also note that this storage unit size should allow you ample room for your full patio furniture set.
To think about it differently, a 10×25 storage unit will likely be room enough for you to store the contents of up to six rooms, including some furniture, smaller appliances, boxes of miscellaneous items, and beyond.
Storage units in this size can also be terrific options for business owners who are looking for a place to keep their excess inventory or overflow business supplies.
Ideas for Using Your Storage Unit
More specifically, here are some of the items that you should be able to fit into a 10 x 25 storage unit:
- Appliances. Your 10 x 25 storage unit should be sufficient for a washer, dryer, fridge, microwave, air conditioning unit, oven, and/or dishwasher.
- Furniture. As we noted above, storage units in this size are outstanding options for depositing furniture. You’ll likely have enough square feet to stash your sofa or couch, love seat, kitchen sets, rugs, recliners, dressers, bed frames, king-size mattresses, and beyond.
- Electronics. A 10 x 25 storage unit will also accommodate electronics of different kinds, including speakers, gaming consoles, and large TV screens.
- Other items. As for other items that you can fit into your 10 x 25 storage unit, we’d highlight boxes, box fans, treadmills, floor lamps, golf sets, canoes, and even small lawnmowers or tractors.
These are just some general suggestions of what you can do with self storage units in this size.
Fitting Vehicles into a 10 x 24 Storage Unit
Something else to ponder is the number of vehicles that you can fit into storage units of this size.
As we noted above, the 10 x 25 storage unit is roughly the same size as a one-car garage. As such, it will likely supply enough square feet to store your car or truck, unless you have a really oversized vehicle. Note that, if you do use your 10 x 25 storage unit to fit a vehicle, you likely won’t have much space left over for furniture, boxes, etc.
Something else to keep in mind is that your storage facility may furnish specialized storage unit sizes, tailored to fit a car or truck. If you’re specifically seeking a storage unit to park a seldom-used car or truck, this may be worth looking into.
Finally, given that this storage unit size has enough space for cars and trucks, it probably goes without saying that it will have plenty of room for you to park your motorcycle.
How Many Boxes Will Fit?
Another common question: How many boxes will fit into a 10 x 25 storage unit?
That’s hard to gauge, as boxes can obviously come in all different sizes. With that said, assuming that you’re dealing with medium-sized boxes (roughly 20 inches), your 10 x 25 storage unit should yield enough square feet to comfortably fit 300 boxes or more.
Making the Most of Your Storage Unit
No matter which unit sizes you consider, it’s important to pack properly, ensuring that you’re making the most of every available inch. What follows are a few tips for using your storage unit as effectively as possible.
Put Everything into a Box
You generally want to avoid having a lot of “loose” items in your storage unit, instead, find a box to house everything. Of course, there will be some exceptions, particularly when it comes to furniture or bulky/oddly-sized items. With that said, your storage unit is going to be better-organized, and thus more efficient in its use of space, if you put everything into boxes.
Stack Boxes Appropriately
There are right ways and wrong ways to use boxes! First of all, you’ll want to make sure all of your boxes are as full as possible. Second, you’ll want to place the wider or heavier boxes on the bottom, and place lighter boxes on top. And finally, make certain that you position boxes in such a way that you have a path for easy access.
Think About Quick-Access Items
Are there particular items or belongings that you anticipate needing to reach more frequently? Those items should probably be positioned somewhere closer to the front of your storage unit, enabling you to get to them quickly and without disrupting the organization of your unit any more than is necessary.
See Units Before You Rent
Before deciding to rent a particular unit, make a point to actually see it for yourself. Also ask if you can tour another couple of units in different sizes. Often, being able to see the different options for yourself is invaluable for making an informed decision.
Take Some Measurements
Finally, we’d recommend taking measurements of some of your belongings before you decide on a storage unit. You don’t necessarily have to measure everything, but at least get the dimensions of oddly-sized or bulky items, just to double-check that they will fit into your unit.
With these tips in mind, you should be prepared to make judicious use of your self storage facility. With any questions about how to pack strategically, reach out to us directly.
Find the Storage Space That’s Best for You
Whether you’re moving to a new house, heading home from college, or just looking for space to store overflow items, self storage facilities can be incredibly helpful. We’d love to show you some of the options that are available, and to guide you toward selecting the storage space that’s right for you. To learn more, reach out to Smith Valley Storage at any time.