The 10x10 Self-Storage Unit—What Can I Store?

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Sometimes, we just need a little extra room. Looking around your home, apartment or condominium, do you see areas that could improve with a little de-cluttering?

As you begin to build your collection of items and boxes to move away, you may begin to look into self-storage unit solutions. The question that may come next is what size unit will I need? Below, we highlight the 10x10, just one of the many unit options available to store your treasures.

What Does a 10x10 Unit Look Like?

A 10x10 unit means that it is 10 feet by 10 feet in size, 100 square feet total and a perfect square. In terms of comparable sized spaces, think of a large shed, large one-bedroom apartment, or a small two-bedroom apartment.   

These units can come either standard or climate-controlled based on the specific needs of your items. As a reminder, items that can wear based on temperature, such as important documents and electronics, should be stored in a climate-controlled unit for proper preservation. Electronics can warp and papers can yellow if not stored in an environment that is just right.

What Does that Mean in Terms of Items?

It may be difficult to visualize what 100 square feet really means and what it can hold. Maybe this will help.

In terms of medium-sized boxes (sized 20 inches by 20 inches), a 100-square-foot unit could hold approximately 36 boxes across the bottom floor of the unit end to end.

A 100-square-foot unit can hold almost all of the contents of one of your main rooms. Sofas, desks, chairs, lamps, shelves, side tables, mattresses and other key room items will all fit in a unit of this size.

How would you use a little extra room in your home, apartment or condominium? Let us know in the comment section below.


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