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How Big Is a 5x5 Storage Unit?

How Big Is a 5x5 Storage Unit?


One of the first things you have to decide on when you’re considering investing in a storage unit is how much space you’re going to need. Because there are so many options to bear in mind, you could end up with a unit that’s much larger than you need, therefore spending more of your well-earned money than you have to. If you find yourself only needing to store some business documents or seasonal items on rotation, you might want to consider a 5x5 storage unit.

Like the name suggests, a 5x5 storage unit is five feet wide by five feet deep with plenty of overhead clearance. To help you picture the oversize of the space, image a half-bathroom, a standard closet or take a look at our 5x5 size guide. They are usually the smallest size available for rent and they’re perfect for those who only need to store a few items at a time.

5x5 Storage Information

What Fits In a 5x5 Storage Unit?

A 5x5 unit typically holds the content of a closet or small room. Some items you could fit inside are:

  • Chairs
  • A desk.
  • Bookcase
  • Suitcases
  • Holiday decorations.
  • Birthday and holiday presents.
  • Student storage during summer and winter breaks.
  • Twin or full-size mattress sets.
  • Electronics
  • Several small to medium storage boxes.

Will my bike fit in my 5x5 storage unit?

If you have a standard bicycle or mountain bike, you will be able to fit it in a 5x5 unit, although it may be difficult if you’re storing several other items. However, if you’re considering a dirt bike or motorcycle, neither of those bike styles will fit in our small units. In that case, you may want to consider one of our 5x10 or 10x10 storage units.

Can a queen-size mattress set fit in my 5x5 storage unit?

Based on the standard dimensions of queen-size mattresses, your bed could potentially fit in your 5x5 unit. However, mattresses and box springs should be stored flat to help prevent damage, making a 5x10 or 10x10 storage unit more viable options for your larger furniture.

How many storage boxes can I fit in my 5x5 unit?

Plenty! With 10 square feet of floor space, you can typically fit 5 to 8 boxes inside your unit, depending on the dimension of the boxes. And because you also have ample vertical space, you can stack your boxes to maximize your storage area.

Can I use a 5x5 unit for business storage?

5x5 units are perfect for small businesses. You can store a variety of items such as physical inventory and hard-copy files that you can’t get rid of just yet. The dimensions of this size unit also mean you can easily fit a shelving unit inside, making it easier to organize any merchandise you may need to store.

5x5 Storage with Brentwood Self Storage

At Brentwood Self Storage, we’re here to help you find the right size unit for all of your storage needs. Once you decide on a unit size, we’ll take care of the rest. Our facility keeps your items in good condition with temperature controlled storage as well as security features such as 24-hour closed-circuit camera surveillance, security gates and individually alarmed units. You can also feel confident knowing that no one but you can access your storage space as only you have a key to your unit.

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