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Understanding Storage Unit Sizes: 5×5 Storage Unit

Published On: July 13, 2021By

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 5×5 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 5×5 Storage Unit?

A 5×5 (or five foot by five foot) storage unit holds the contents of a dorm room or studio apartment. It’s perfect for a dresser, a small mattress set, and several small to medium-sized moving boxes. You can also easily store garden tools, seasonal decor, sports equipment, or boxes of business files in a 5×5 storage unit.

How to Pack a 5×5 Storage Unit

A 5×5 storage unit can seem small, but it can actually fit a lot of items if you pack it properly. Below are the top tips to get the most out of your 5×5 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.