When you’re on the hunt for storage, finding the right size is of utmost importance. You don’t want a unit that is not big enough to fit all your belongings, but you also don’t want one too large for your needs.
To help you make sense of some of our sizing options, we’ve created a 5’x10’ storage unit guide. Read on to find out the inside scoop about this size unit and whether it’s the right fit for your items.
A 5’x10’ unit means that it is 5 feet by 10 feet long, measuring a total of 50 square feet. A 5’ by 10’ storage unit is about the size of a small walk-in closet or about half a standard college dorm room. What you can fit in it depends on the size and quantity of the items you’re storing and how efficiently you pack your unit. For reference, you can easily store up to 20 large boxes with room leftover in a unit of this size.
A 5’x10’ storage unit is one of the most popular dimension choices due to its versatility and relative affordability. It’s the smallest unit we offer, but you might be surprised at just how much it can hold.
To get a mental picture of the amount of space this offers, imagine that walk-in closet again. If it’s anything like your closet at home, you know you can pack a fair amount of belongings in it, from dorm stuff to seasonal items. Check out our suggestions for what you can store in 5’x10’ storage.
As mentioned, a 5’x10’ storage unit is a fairly ideal size for a single dorm occupant to store their belongings between semesters and/or over the summer. Bedding, books, a desk chair, and small fridges and other appliances will all find a home in these closet-sized areas.
One common use for 5’x10’ units is storing seasonal holiday decorations and yard tools. You can become the picture of efficiency by keeping celebratory lights, lawn figurines, and even artificial Christmas trees in your container during the warmer months and swapping them out for gardening and landscaping tools once winter starts to creep in. Even larger items such as lawnmowers and weed whackers will fit in an area of this size and will free up precious space in your home or garage.
Remodeling a room in your home? While you’re sure to enjoy the new look and features of your redone space, finding somewhere to keep furniture and appliances while the renovation is underway can be one of the major bugbears of the process. Instead of piling up extra chairs, a dresser, and even a king-sized mattress in an otherwise usable part of the house, a 5’x10’ storage unit is generally all you need to keep one room’s worth of furnishings out of sight and mind while you focus on the makeover.
Packing a 5’ by 10’ storage unit is all about taking advantage of the space you have. If you’re storing boxes, place the heaviest ones on the bottom, and stack them all the way up to the ceiling. But avoid leaning anything against the way to prevent it from falling over.
To maximize your space, disassemble furniture and take advantage of any storage compartments. For instance, place any loose items in desk drawers or on bookshelves. And if you plan to visit your storage unit often, store the items you’ll need the most closest to the door for easy access.
Now that you know how to take advantage of a 5’x10’ storage unit size, all that’s left to do is choose a convenient location – we have 16 to choose from. As Idaho’s first and largest self-storage provider, Stor-It makes it easy to find a unit in the Treasure Valley that will suit your lifestyle and needs. And if you’re still not sure which size will give you the most value, our Size Guide can help you take the next step. Contact us for sizing help today!