How Big Is a 5x5 Storage Unit? Maximise Your Space

Finding the right storage solution can be challenging, but we're here to help! There's a reason 5x5 storage units are a popular choice - they're compact yet deceptively versatile. Whether you need extra space for seasonal items, a place to store belongings during a move, or a tidy spot to keep your things clutter-free, a 5x5 storage unit could be the ideal answer. In this guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about 5x5 storage units.

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02/07/2024

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How Big Is a 5x5 Storage Unit? Maximise Your Space

Finding the right storage solution can be challenging, but we're here to help! There's a reason 5x5 storage units are a popular choice - they're compact yet deceptively versatile. Whether you need extra space for seasonal items, a place to store belongings during a move, or a tidy spot to keep your things clutter-free, a 5x5 storage unit could be the ideal answer. In this guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about 5x5 storage units.

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Learn all there is to know about this handy unit size!

What's the size of a 5x5 storage unit?

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A 5x5 storage unit is about the size of a small walk-in closet. It offers 25 square feet of floor space, typically with an 8-foot ceiling, providing around 200 cubic feet of storage space. This makes it perfect for storing boxes, small furniture, and seasonal items.

How many boxes fit in a 5x5 storage unit?

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This unit can comfortably fit roughly 10-15 standard-sized boxes. This makes it an excellent choice for storing personal possesions and small household items.

What can you store in a 5x5 storage unit?

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Surprisingly versatile, a 5x5 unit can accommodate a variety of items. Here are some examples of what you can store: ability example shape ceilings ft

  • Boxes and bins – Store 10-15 standard-sized boxes filled with personal items, books, or seasonal decorations.
  • Small furniture – Fit items like chairs, desks, nightstands, and end tables. Ensure you use best practices for preparing your furniture for storage.
  • Household items – Keep lamps, fans, and other small appliances safe and organised.
  • Clothing – Store out-of-season clothing, shoes, and accessories.
  • Sports equipment – Stash away gear like golf clubs, bicycles, and camping equipment.
  • Miscellaneous items – Perfect for tools and small garden equipment.

This unit size is ideal if you need storage space but don't want to commit to a larger unit. It’s great for students, apartment dwellers, and anyone looking to declutter their living space.

Benefits of opting for a 5x5 self-storage unit

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  • Affordable price – Renting a smaller storage unit is more cost-effective than larger options, making it a budget-friendly choice.
  • Convenience – HOLD offers 24/7 access, so you can quickly retrieve what you need without digging through a pile of stuff.
  • Ideal for decluttering – Perfect for storing what you don’t need every day, helping you keep your living area clean and organised.
  • Great for seasonal storage – Ideal for keeping holiday decorations, seasonal clothing, and sports equipment you only need a few times a year.
  • Versatile storage space – Suitable for a variety of items, from boxes and small furniture to seasonal decorations and sports equipment.
  • Secure storage – Many facilities offer security features to keep your assets safe, giving you peace of mind.

A 5x5 storage unit provides enough room for many different storage needs, making it a handy tool for organising your life.

6 Tips for maximising your 5x5 storage unit

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Let's look at the best way to make the most of your 5x5 storage unit:

1. Use uniform boxes

Standard-sized boxes stack neatly and save space, making it easier to organise your unit.

2. Label everything

Clearly label each box with its contents. This helps you find what you need quickly without unpacking everything.

3. Disassemble furniture

Take apart furniture like tables and bed frames to save space and make packing easier.

4. Utilise vertical space

Stack boxes to the ceiling to maximise the available space in your unit.

5. Create a walkway

Remember to leave a small pathway in the centre of your unit for easy access.

6. Store frequently used items in front

Place what you need more often near the front for easy retrieval.


By following these tips, your 5x5 storage unit will be well-organised and you’ll be using the space to its full potential.

For more insight, check out our ultimate guide to packing for self storage.

Features to look for in a 5x5 storage unit

When renting a 5x5 storage unit, consider the following features to ensure you get the best value:

  • Climate control – Plan to store items sensitive to temperature or humidity? HOLD's climate-controlled units will keep them dry and in perfect condition. Make sure to check which of your items require climate-controlled storage.
  • Security – Look for facilities (like HOLD) with security features like CCTV, gated access, and individual unit alarms.
  • Accessibility – Choose a unit with easy access, such as ground floor options or drive-up access. HOLD has efficient loading bays to make this process easy.
  • Customer service – Good customer service can make your self-storage experience smoother and more pleasant.

Is a 5x5 storage unit right for you?

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When assessing storage unit sizes, the first step is determining your needs. 5x5 storage units are perfect if you need more room for smaller objects, or are decluttering a small room or apartment.

However, if you need to store larger furniture or have a lot of possessions, you might want to explore larger storage unit sizes.

Consider your specific storage needs and evaluate if a 5x5 unit provides enough room for your belongings. Carefully assessing what you plan to store will help you make an informed decision.

Feel free to use our self storage unit calculator to get a better idea of your needs.

HOLD will find you the perfect storage unit

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Choosing the right storage unit is essential for keeping your belongings safe and organised. HOLD's next-gen Kings Cross facility was designed to put your needs first.

Whether you’re decluttering, moving, or looking for business storage solutions, our state-of-the-art units are ideal. With advanced security features, climate control, and easy access, you can be confident your items are in good hands.

Get a free quote and find the perfect storage solution for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a king size bed fit in a 5x5 storage unit?

No, a king-size bed typically cannot fit in a 5x5 storage unit. The dimensions of a king-size bed are usually around 76 inches by 80 inches, which is larger than the 5x5 floor space.

How much storage do I need for a 3-bed house?

For a three-bedroom house, you typically need a storage unit that is 10x20 feet (200 square feet) or larger. This size provides ample space to store the contents of multiple bedrooms, a living room, and belongings from a double garage. If you have a lot of furniture or bulky objects, you might consider a 10x25 or 10x30 unit for extra room

Can a bicycle fit in a 5x5 storage unit?

Yes, a bicycle can fit in a 5x5 storage unit. These units provide enough space to store a standard-sized bicycle and other small items or boxes. Just be sure to position the bike and other belongings to maximise the available space.

What is the standard storage size?

Standard storage unit sizes vary to accommodate different needs, but common options include:

  • 5x5 feet – Similar to a small walk-in closet, ideal for storing boxes, small furniture, and personal items.
  • 5x10 feet – Comparable to a walk-in closet, suitable for the contents of a small bedroom, including furniture and boxes.
  • 10x10 feet – About the size of a small bedroom, can hold the contents of a one-bedroom apartment, including appliances and furniture.
  • 10x15 feet – Equivalent to a large bedroom, suitable for a two-bedroom apartment or house, including larger furniture.
  • 10x20 feet – The size of a one-car garage, perfect for storing the contents of a three-bedroom house, including appliances and garage items.
  • 10x30 feet – Comparable to a double garage, can hold the contents of a four to five-bedroom house, or large items like vehicles​

What is the minimum storage term at HOLD?

The minimum storage term is 1 month.

What is the cost of storage at HOLD?

It all depends on the size of the storage unit you need and for how long you stay with us. Prices start at £10pw for a locker. To find out a price, get a free quote online.

Is storing my belongings with HOLD secure?

We have 24/7 CCTV, access control, smoke detectors, and fireproofing.. Only you will have access to your unit and the building in access by pin only and monitored 24/7 by CCTV. Upon registration, you'll receive a unique PIN code granting you access to the site.

Additionally, you'll secure your unit with your own padlock. If you need others to access your unit, they can do so with your permission and using your code.

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