Are you wondering how much can fit inside a 10×15 storage unit? This size guide will help you visualize the space and answer any questions you might have.

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Are you running out of in-home storage space? Need some extra room for seasonal items like kayaks, paddle boards, holiday decor, and cold-weather outerwear for the family? Maybe you’re just moving back home temporarily but don’t want to go through the hassle of donating or selling your stuff.

An easy solution for all of these situations is a spacious storage unit from Life Storage. In this article, we’ll break down everything you need to know about one of our more common rentals, the 10×15 storage unit. What can you fit inside? What amenities does it include? And exactly how big is it, anyway?

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How big is a 10×15 storage unit? 

For the most part, these units are 15 feet long and 10 feet wide. In general, this equals approximately 150 square feet of usable space.

Most storage units also have approximately 8-foot ceilings, which creates tons of usable vertical storage space as well. Just be sure you don’t stack anything too high to risk injury or damage to your items. (See below for more organizational tips.)

Remember, even though the dimensions are seemingly obvious, each 10×15 storage unit might vary slightly in size. Make sure to use this guide as a reference only. For exact measurements, contact your local storage facility directly.

How to Visualize a 10×15 Storage Unit

Even if you’ve verified the dimensions of your storage unit, it may still be difficult to determine exactly how much stuff can fit inside. Our helpful tip? Use painters tape to measure out the length and width of your unit. Then, you can lay the tape down in a physical space to see how much room you’re working with. This can be helpful to practice where you’ll secure boxes, totes, and other items you plan to store.

Still having trouble visualizing the space? Watch our video below to find out exactly how much will fit in a 10×15 storage unit.

 

What can fit inside a 10×15 storage unit?

If it is packed correctly, you should be able to fit the contents of a 2-bedroom apartment inside a 10×15 storage unit. Given the tall ceilings and adequate depth, larger furniture pieces should fit inside relatively easily. This storage unit is commonly rented when customers need temporary storage for a move or when small businesses need to store inventory.

A few commonly stored items include

10x15 Storage Unit - Family inside of unit with furniture and boxes

 

Can a car fit in a 10×15 storage unit?

The ideal size for storing an average-sized car is a 10×20 storage unit. However, certain compact cars might fit inside this space. Make sure you measure the dimensions of your car before renting. Other smaller motor vehicles like motorcycles and ATVs, on the other hand, will fit just fine.

Related: How to Store a Car in a Storage Unit and Make Sure it Stays in Good Shape

What is the best way to pack a 10×15 storage unit?

When it comes to packing and organizing a 10×15 storage unit for success, a little planning can go a long way. First, you’ll want to use sturdy boxes or plastic totes, making sure to label them to avoid future confusion. You can stack them on top of each other (or on top of larger furniture items), but be careful never to stack them too high. Boxes can topple over, leading to potential damage and possible injury.

Next, think about how you can maximize your available space while keeping a small aisle clear. This allows you to reach items without rearranging everything during every visit. (Which is a major pain!) For more storage unit organization tips, check out our article How to Organize a Storage Unit for Frequent Access.

How much does a 10×15 storage unit cost?

The price of a 10×15 storage unit varies depending on availability, location, and other special features like climate-controlled storage. Not sure if you need climate-controlled storage? Check out our article How Much Does a Storage Unit Cost in 2023? for more information to help you make an informed decision. To get an estimate on a 10×15 storage unit near you, search online for storage available today!

Is a 10×15 Unit Enough Storage For You?

Remember, there are several important factors to consider that will determine what size storage unit you need. The biggest one? Make sure you take an accurate inventory of your items before you rent a space. 

Have any questions about 10×15 storage units that we didn’t answer? Read more information online on our 10×15 storage unit size guide, or feel free to contact a storage manager at your local Life Storage facility. You can also check out our article How to Pick the Best Storage Unit Size for Your Needs for more information. 

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Editor’s Note: Originally published November 13th, 2018; updated May 19th, 2019 and June 23rd, 2023.

About the Authors

Emily Malkowski

Emily Malkowski is a writer and SEO strategist with over 5 years experience, in Buffalo, New York. Having graduated from University at Buffalo with a Bachelor's degree in Communications, her work has appeared in outlets like The American Prospect, Roadtrippers Magazine, Step Out Buffalo, and more.

Lauren Thomann

Lauren Thomann has written about self storage and moving since 2015, making her our storage expert. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Linguistics and has published over 150 articles on moving, storage, and home organization. She is also a contributing writer at and Martha Stewart.

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