How much can a 5X10 storage unit hold is a common question we get from prospective clients. Before deciding on the storage unit that’s right for your needs, we are happy to offer some guidance around what a unit of this size holds.
Before we get into the details of what can fit into a 5×10 storage unit, make sure you’ve taken an inventory of the items you are looking to store. Depending on what you are looking to store, there may be certain units that will make it easier to access or remove your items, and we want to ensure that your experience utilizing our storage facilities are as positive as possible.
How big is a 5×10 storage unit?
In literal terms, a 5×10 self storage unit is 5 feet wide and 10 feet long, totalling 50 square feet. 50 square feet is about the size of a medium to large walk-in closet. Depending on the items you are looking to store and your needs in terms of frequency of access, our team of experts can help recommend the perfect unit for you.
How many boxes can fit in a 5×10 storage unit?
If we are talking large packing boxes and nothing else, a 5×10 storage unit can hold roughly 20 boxes. If you are good at stacking, that number can be increased.
In order to make sure you can fit everything you need to store (assuming you will need to store items outside of boxes), using a variety of box sizes will help to maximize space amongst furniture, mattresses, sporting goods or other oddly shaped items.
What does a 5×10 storage unit look like?
If you consider a 5×10 unit as comparable to a large outdoor shed or a medium to large walk in closet, consider what you could contain in those structures. Take the closet. There would be room available for clothing, shoes, accessories, purses – all personal items. Also, consider the room available to stand and select clothing – it’s a fair amount of space for a single person. In the case of the shed, this often houses big items like lawn mowers, leaf blowers, gardening tools, hoses and outdoor sporting equipment.
Depending on the location of your unit within the storage facility, a 5×10 storage unit may be outdoor accessible or accessible through the interior building. Consider accessibility needs when choosing your storage unit and packing it.
How do you pack a 5×10 storage unit?
Like with packing a box, you should always move your bigger, heavier items in first. This way, you don’t run the risk of crushing any fragile, lighter items. Racks for organization can be helpful within a storage unit, depending on what it is you are looking to store. Packing vertically, labeling boxes, and being organized in your packing strategy will make accessing items when you return to your unit much easier.
What can I fit in a 5×10 storage unit?
Creative and organized packing will help you maximize the space within your unit. Realistically, the contents of a dorm room or mid sized bedroom are easily held within a 5×10 unit, including 2 or 3 pieces of furniture, a mattress (queen or double), storage bins, clothing racks or miscellaneous items.
Some other popular items that are easily stored within a 5×10 unit include appliances (think toasters, microwaves, air conditioners, slow cookers); seasonal outdoor equipment or sports gear, motorcycles, luggage, collectibles, office equipment, documents, instruments and much more. If you have questions about the items you need to have stored and are unsure if a 5×10 unit will be right for you, call our team of experts and let them help guide you to the right solution for your needs.
Can a queen-size bed fit in a 5×10 storage unit? How about king-size?
A queen sized mattress can comfortably fit in a 5×10 unit along with a box spring, two additional pieces of bedroom furniture and additional boxes or storage bins.
A king size bed can also comfortably fit within a 5×10 storage unit, with it’s box spring. The total space taken up by these two items is roughly 18 square feet – leaving over half the unit still available for additional items. Depending on the amount and size of bedroom furniture as well as other goods accompanying the king size bed, larger units are available to accommodate if needed. Again, vertical packing within your unit will be key to maximizing the space available.
Can a motorcycle fit in a 5×10 storage unit?
5×10 units are the perfect size to house most average sized motorcycles and its accessories. If your motorcycle is on the longer or larger size, or if you have more than one bike to store, you may want to opt for a 10×10 unit to allow for extra walking space and storing accessories.
At Vault Self Storage, we offer a dedicated facility for storing motorized vehicles such as motorcycles, RV’s, trucks and cars. Keep in mind, when storing your vehicle with us, it must be in working condition, registered and insured.
What’s not allowed in a 5×10 storage unit?
It’s important to consider your own safety and the safety of those around you when considering what to store in your 5×10 storage unit. Flammable or combustible items, hazardous materials, anything that will attract pests or that will be susceptible to mold or mildew and of course, nothing living (e.g., plants, animals, people) should ever be stored in a storage unit.
Additional restrictions may be in place on items such as taxidermy as it can attract pests, registered fire arms and weapons and certain non perishable foods. It’s good practice to have a conversation with us about what you are looking to store so we can ensure the recommended unit is best suited to meet the needs of your specific items.
How much does a 5×10 storage unit cost?
We offer very competitive rates and we often offer specials for new clients or the first month’s rent. Get in touch and let us know how we can help.
- Can fit small furniture, files, toys, etc.
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- Can fit small furniture, files, toys, etc.
- 24/7 Surveillance
A 5×10 storage unit is a great choice for clients looking to store the contents of a bedroom, a dorm or other items amounting to roughly the size of a medium to large walk in closet. Regardless of the size of the storage unit, organization and smart packing are key to ease of access and the safety of the items being stored.
There is specific storage available for vehicles of any type, and it’s important to consider potential dangers when selecting the items to be stored (nothing living or harmful to yourself or others within the facility).
If you have any questions about how much can a 5×10 storage unit hold, how large of a unit you need or the right type of unit for the items you are looking to move into storage we’d be happy to help answer them. We look forward to helping you with all of your storage needs. Contact us Today!