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Understanding Storage Unit Sizes: 10×20 Storage Unit

Published On: December 20, 2022By

If this is your first time renting a storage unit, it can be difficult to understand what size is the right fit for your needs. We’ve compiled a full storage guide with descriptions and examples of each unit size you will find at Guardian Storage. For more in-depth details on what you can expect with a 10×20 storage unit, this blog will go over what typically fits in the unit and how you can best utilize the space.

What Fits in a 10×20 Storage Unit?

A 10×20 (or ten feet by twenty feet) storage unit holds the contents of a 2 to 3 bedroom home or apartment. It’s perfect for bedroom furniture, a dining room set, oversized living room furnishings, a couple of large appliances, and several medium and large boxes. Other items like seasonal decor, outdoor equipment, and business files could also fit in your 10×20 storage unit.

How to Pack a 10×20 Storage Unit

A 10×20 storage unit is a comfortable fit for a 2 to 3 bedroom apartment or home, but you may still find that you need more space. Below are the top tips to get the most out of your 10×20 storage unit:

  • Utilize Vertical Space  – Our units are 10 feet tall, take full advantage of that space by stacking boxes and other items. Make sure to stack carefully to avoid anything falling and getting damaged.
  • Place Large Items in the Back – Start packing your unit by placing any large items in the back. Things like mattresses or furniture should be placed in the unit first. Then you can fill in the rest of the space with boxes and smaller items.
  • Consolidate Items – Don’t be afraid to consolidate your items. Put small items in dresser drawers or within other larger items to make sure all space is utilized.

For more storage packing tips, make sure to check out our blog on the 14 easiest storage hacks. To see a unit in person and get a better understanding of what fits your needs, give us a call at the Guardian Storage location closest to you! Our property managers will be able to assist you and provide you with our award-winning customer service.