When an individual is looking to rent a storage unit, one of the most common questions we receive is “How much can a 5×15 storage unit hold”? Offering guidance is something we are happy to do in order to aid customers in making the right decision for their storage needs.
Before getting into the details of how much 5×15 storage unit can hold, it’s best to get a full handle on what you actually need to store. Based on the size and type of items you’d like to store, we can help recommend the perfect unit and location for accessibility and usability. Ensuring the unit will meet your needs before beginning to store your items will save you lots of time and aggravation.
How big is a 5×15 storage unit?
The precise measurements of a 5×15 storage unit is 15 feet long by 5 feet wide. We classify this type of storage unit as medium in size, comparing it to the approximate size of a large walk in closet or dressing room. Our ceiling heights are 12 feet high compared to the average unit height of 8ft. Which gives our customer 30% additional space compared to our competitors at the same price.
How many boxes can fit in a 5×15 storage unit?
When packing a 5×15 storage unit, stacking vertically with heavy, large boxes on the bottom and smaller, lighter boxes on top will help to maximize space. Considering a 75 square foot footprint, a minimum of 30 boxes should fit within that space. However, the better you are at stacking and getting creative with your storing, the more you’ll get out of – and into – your storage space.
What does a 5×15 storage unit look like?
Though we often compare our 5×15 storage unit to a large walk in closet, the contents of a full bedroom, studio apartment or several smaller bedrooms could easily be stored safely inside one of these units. Many individuals moving out of an apartment into a temporary rental space will select this particular storage unit.
Generally speaking, our units come bare, allowing customers to utilize storage solutions such as shelving, furniture, boxes, bins and drawers to house smaller belongings. Consider how you might make use out of the items you are storing.
You will want to ensure that you consider enough room to walk around and get to the items that you will need to access most often. If you need some recommendations on the best or most efficient way to store certain types of items or furniture inside your unit, ask our team of experts for their suggestions.
How do you pack a 5×15 storage unit?
Always ensure your largest and heaviest items are the first ones you put inside your unit. This will form the base of the storage space, allowing you to place smaller, lighter items inside or on top of that first set of larger items. Wherever possible, stack things vertically. When thinking about mattresses, ensure you lean them up against the exterior of the space, leaving room around and between items in order for you to access your belongings at a later time.
As previously mentioned, storage racks can be a huge help in adding some organization to your space. Label your boxes or items that cannot be seen, and try to strategize the location of items based on the frequency of which you expect to access them.
What can I fit in a 5×15 storage unit?
Planning your packing strategy ahead of time will help you to maximize the available space within your storage unit. If packed properly, fitting the contents of two rooms or one very large master bedroom is realistic. Depending on what you need to store, we’ve seen furniture such as couches, desks, chairs and tables successfully stores. We’ve seen large scale appliances, from refrigerators to stoves, washers and dryers.
More common items include TVs, books, games, toys, musical instruments, luggage and seasonal items/decor. If you aren’t sure whether something will be a good fit for a 5×15 storage unit, simply give us a call and tell us what you are looking to pack away. We can help give you an expert recommendation to make the storage process easier.
Can a king-size bed fit in a 5×15 storage unit?
A king-size bed can fit comfortably within a 5×15 storage unit with lots of room to spare. At 75 square feet, the mere 18 square feet taken up by a mattress and bed spring is only a fraction of the space available within this unit. In fact, when a client tells us they have a king-size bed to store, this is the first unit we think of it as it comfortably fits all of the furniture for a large master bedroom.
Along with the king size bed, customers can expect to fit a box spring, bed frame, wardrobe and clothing, chest of drawers, side tables and a love seat or chair. Regardless of what you are storing, being mindful of the location of items you will need to access more frequently and packing with a vertical state of mind will help you to maximize your space and make the process of item retrieval much more painless.
Can a motorized vehicle fit in a 5×15 storage unit?
Though a motorcycle or small motorized vehicle could technically fit within a 5×15 storage unit, here at vault storage we actually have a dedicated vehicle storage facility. The benefit of having a dedicated facility for vehicles is to ensure that the unit is designed with the right type of access and security that you would expect and need for your vehicle.
What’s not allowed in a 5×15 storage unit?
Regardless of the size of the unit you are renting, the most important thing to consider when questioning whether an item is suitable for storage is whether storing the item could potentially compromise the safety and security of yourself or others. For example, any flammable or combustible material, hazardous waste, or items prone to rotting or decaying are not suitable to be stored. Anything that is living, such as plants, animals or people are never suitable to be stored.
Depending on the specifics of your facility, there may be other items, such as vehicles, taxidermy or fire arms that cannot be stored. Anything that has an expiry date, or any perishable items should also never be stored. If you have something that you are unsure of, or would like recommendations on the best way to store, please feel free to give our experts a quick call. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you are looking to house the contents of a large bedroom or a couple of smaller bedrooms, a 5×15 storage unit is a great choice for your storage needs. A unit at a 5×15 size will allow for lots of flexibility in creating an organized space to store many items, big or small. Ensuring that items are being stacked vertically and organized based on accessibility needs will make the process of storing much smoother.
Should you need to store a vehicle, we’d be happy to help with our dedicated vehicle storage facility as well.
If you have any questions about how much can a 5×15 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!