Size Guide: How Much Can a 5x5 Storage Unit Hold?
How Much Can a 5x5 Storage Unit Hold?
Storage units can be extremely useful for homeowners and business people who are looking for a place to store their belongings without filling up their homes. It is also a great option for those in transit and in need of a space to store their stuff until they finally get settled.
Among the first things to consider when deciding on a storage solution is the capacity of the storage unit. You don't want to get something that's too big or too small for what you actually need and waste your money. To help you out with your choices, this article aims to give you a rundown of our 5x5 storage units and if this is the perfect option for your situation.
What can fit in a 5x5 storage unit
At 25 square feet, this unit is comparable to the size of a small walk-in closet with an 8ft tall ceiling. This unit can typically hold:
● Seasonal home decors
● Sport equipment
● Pool accessories
● Dining room chairs
● Full-size mattress
● Baby accessories
● Dorm room items
● A few mid-size storage containers
How to pack a 5x5 storage unit
Packing a small storage unit is all about maximizing space. Think vertically and put the heaviest items at the bottom, stacking up same-sized boxes on top of each other while working your way up. If you're storing a couch, loveseat, or a dresser, make sure to put it on its side so it stands safe against the wall.
These units may be compact, but they can hold a handful of stuff. Business owners can also benefit from this unit to store their important documents and bulk office supplies if they want to free up space at their workplace.
Whether you’re renovating your home, about to move to another location, or simply want to declutter, these are some of the telltale signs that you need a storage unit.
When you can no longer go through your messy wardrobe
Closets are naturally designed for extra storage, but when it becomes too full with objects falling out as soon as you open them, then you might want to start doing a self-storage search. A bulging wardrobe full of clothes you barely use is a clear indicator that it's time to sort your stuff and decide whether to sell them, donate them, or keep them in a storage unit.
When your house is full of clutter and it's almost impossible to find anything
It's one thing to have clutter, it's another when it's already affecting your health, relationships, and finances. Physical clutter can be so overwhelming that no matter how much you deep clean and organize your house, it will still look and feel messy.
When searching for items like the car keys and remote control is becoming difficult and when those bins and boxes are already taking over your kitchen and living room, then it’s definitely time to get an extra storage space for long-term use or only until you need those seasonal items again.
When you can no longer park your car in your garage
It's perfectly normal to use the garage for storage, but this solution, although effective, can quickly get out of hand. Your stuff will start to pile up over time and before you know it, your garage will be so full of boxes and sports gears that your vehicle won't fit there anymore.
Reclaim the space in your garage by getting a storage unit. After all, it's meant to house and protect your car from dust and other natural elements, not a storage place for your belongings.
When your guest room is now a storage room
Sometimes, relatives and friends will come over to visit and it's totally a welcome idea until you realize that your guest room is now a storage room full of beddings, linens, curtains, toys, and a pile of magazines.
But it shouldn't have to be. Turn your guest room into a truly functional space that your guests will love by renting a small storage unit for your seasonal items and knick-knacks.
Whatever your reason for considering a self-storage facility, our 5x5 storage units are ideal when you just need a little extra space in your home, apartment, your garage, or your office.
For more information about our Stockton storage units, feel free to get in touch. We also have an interactive storage unit size guide to help you find the right option for your needs.