10’ x 15’ Storage Unit FAQ

Written by: StorageUnits.com Editorial Team - Updated: Dec 2, 2022

 

Choosing the right size of storage unit requires renters to do their research and evaluate their storage needs. For many, medium-sized storage like a 10’x15’ unit will provide ample space for short or long-term storage. Before renting a 10’ x 15’ storage unit, however, read through the following FAQs to learn more about what furniture and appliances these units will hold, their average cost and strategies on maximizing your storage unit’s square footage.

 

How Big Is a 10’ x 15’ Storage Unit?

An average 10’x15’ storage unit has about 1,200 cubic feet of storage. Applying this abstract number to concrete items, however, can be challenging. Instead, it is helpful to think of a 10’x15’ as the size of a one-car garage. Much larger than a closet, bigger than most bedrooms and smaller than a standard garage, these units can hold two-to-three bedrooms’ worth of boxes, furniture and appliances. 

How many boxes fit in a 10’ x 15’ storage unit?

The size of moving boxes varies greatly. However, you should be able to easily fit 60 boxes in a 10’x15’ storage unit. If you are using small or medium boxes, you will be able to fit much more than this. Even if you have stored other items such as couches, mattresses, appliances or furniture, you can stack boxes on top of each other to take advantage of the storage unit’s high ceilings.

What can fit in a 10’ x 15’ storage unit?

A 10’x15’ storage unit can fit almost all commonly stored items; for example, you could use these units to store dining room tables, lawn mowers, patio furniture, king size mattresses or kitchen appliances. If you are using the storage unit to store more than one large item, however, it is important to measure carefully and strategize in advance. With some planning and creativity, you can fit more in a 10’x15’ storage unit than you think. However, it is important to leave enough free space in the unit for you to retrieve items when you need them.

Will a car fit in a 10’ x 15’ storage unit?

The answer to this question depends on the vehicle you have in mind. A small vehicle (for example, a two-door car or motorcycle) will fit in a 10’x15’ storage if the unit is empty or uncluttered. However, a four-door vehicle or truck will likely require a larger storage unit, such as a 10’x20’.

How many rooms can a 10’ x 15’ storage unit hold?

A 10’x15’ storage unit will fit approximately two-to-three bedrooms’ worth of items. This includes large furniture like bed frames, mattresses, couches and dressers as well as dozens of medium to large boxes. If you are moving from a two-bedroom apartment to a larger home, for example, a 10’x15’ storage unit would be the perfect size to store your belongings during the transition.  

How Much Does a 10’ x 15’ Storage Unit Cost?

How much should you expect to pay for your 10’x15’ storage unit? The average monthly cost of a 10’x15’ unit depends on the demand in your area, but you should budget approximately $150 per month for your storage unit. StorageUnits.com can help you price similar units in your area to find the right option for your budget.

How To Pack a 10’ x 15’ Storage Unit

A little preparation goes a long way to ensuring your unit is packed efficiently. Make sure all your boxes are taped securely and that any fragile materials are properly packaged. If furniture needs to be dismantled, do so in advance so you can calculate how much space you have left in the unit. Make sure to store larger items first so that you may fit smaller boxes and items around them.

What size truck do I need to move a 10’ x 15’ storage unit?

The size of moving truck you will need depends on how many rooms’ worth of belongings you are transporting and the type of items you’ll be storing. For example, you may be able to stack boxes, filing cabinets and crates into a smaller moving truck while items like sofas or dressers will require the space of a larger one. In general, however, a 20-foot moving truck will provide enough room to transport two rooms’ worth (or one 10’x15’ unit) of items.If you have particularly large furniture, however, a 26-foot moving truck might be the better choice.

Common Uses for 10’ x 15’ Storage Units

A medium-sized unit, a 10’x15’ offers the right amount of storage for those who don’t need the space of a large unit but have more than can comfortably fit in a smaller unit. So, what storage needs are best addressed by a 10’x15’ storage unit? Below are a few common examples of the right time to rent a 10’x15’ storage unit. 

  • Have spare appliances you need to store? In times of transition, it is often less expensive to store your appliances than to replace them all together. A 10’x15’ unit is perfect for large appliances like refrigerators and washer-dryer combos. 
  • If you are moving abroad for work or school or have been deployed overseas, you may not have a residence in the states to store your items while you are away. If you need to store a few pieces of large furniture like a sofa, mattress and dresser, a 10’x15’ unit should offer enough space to store your items until you return home.
  • If you are in the process of moving, you may need somewhere to temporarily hold furniture and appliances while you are waiting for your new home to become available. A 10’x15’ storage unit may provide just enough storage to contain your larger items while you go through the process of moving into your next home. 
  • If you have lost a close loved one, you may be in the difficult position of going through their belongings. This process can take time and you may find yourself needing somewhere to store your loved one’s boxes, filing cabinets, clothing and records in order to go through them at a later date. Renting a 10’x15’ storage unit can help provide necessary space during this difficult time.