Storage units can be incredibly useful, whether you’re moving to a new house or simply looking for extra room to stow your stuff. As you look to rent a storage unit, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is how much space you actually require. Get a unit size that’s too small and you’ll be right back at square one, with belongings that need a home. Get a unit size that’s too large and you’ll essentially be paying for space that you don’t need.
The good news is that self storage facilities tend to offer a few standard unit sizes, making it pretty easy to do your due diligence and to determine which size unit is right for you. In this self storage size guide, we’ll take a closer look at the 10×30 storage unit, helping you get a better sense of how much storage space is actually included.
How Big is a 10×30 Storage Unit?
First, let’s just review the dimensions of this size unit. When we’re talking about a 10×30 storage unit, we’re naturally talking about a space that’s 10 feet wide and 30 feet long, resulting in 300 square feet total. And if you presume an eight-foot ceiling, which is fairly standard among storage units, then you end up with 2,400 cubic feet of storage space.
This is a pretty significant space, and indeed, it’s one of the largest storage unit size options you’ll find anywhere. Generally speaking, it’s sufficient for storing an entire truck; or, the contents of a five-bedroom house.
In other words, a 10×30 storage unit size should give you more than enough space to keep bedroom sets, kitchen sets, major appliances, large flat-screen TVs, large boxes, washers and dryers, and more.
Can I Store My Vehicles in a 10 x 30 Storage Unit?
These storage units are good options for folks who essentially need a separate car garage. Indeed, a self storage unit in the 10 x 30 range should be ample room for an SUV or a pickup truck, to say nothing of compact cars, motorcycles, etc. (If it helps, you can think of a 10×30 storage unit as being the equivalent of a 1.5-car garage, give or take.)
What Else Can I Store in a Storage Unit of This Size?
These storage units should offer more than enough square feet for you to deposit your patio furniture, office furniture, lawn and gardening equipment, athletic gear, bikes, and beyond. Again, this is one of the larger size storage unit options available, so it should offer you a decent amount of flexibility.
Making the Most of Self Storage Units
As you consider which size storage unit is right for you, we’d recommend that you take the time to make an inventory of what you’d like to store; take measurements, especially of bulky or oddly-shaped items; and, if you’re still unsure, see if you can tour a storage unit or two to get a better feel for their dimensions. Be sure to compare different unit sizes, in addition to using a size guide like this one.
Additionally, remember that there are some simple packing tips you can implement to maximize the space in your storage unit. Here are a few of those guidelines:
- You’ll generally want to keep everything in boxes, when at all possible. Exceptions can be made for bulky or oversized items, but you will want to minimize the number of “loose” items in your storage unit.
- Use sturdy, heavy cardboard or plastic boxes. Always place the largest and heaviest boxes at the bottom, and stack lighter boxes on top. For the most part, you’ll want to fill each box as much as possible.
- Think about accessibility. If there are items you know you’ll be coming back for, place them closer to the front of the storage unit, where they are within reach. Also, arrange stacks of boxes in a way that leaves you a pathway.
With these tips, you can make the most of the square feet available to you, regardless of which unit size you choose.
Choose the Self Storage Size That’s Right for You
Self storage units can be incredibly convenient… especially when you choose the right number of square feet. If you have any questions about selecting the right size for your unit, or are ready to look at some individual self storage areas, we invite you to contact us. We’d love to show you some storage units that will meet all of your needs.