5x5 Storage Units

Find the right small storage unit near you

How Big Is a 5x5 Storage Unit?

Storage units of the smallest size are often popular with hobbyists, people who perhaps want to store fishing gear or sports equipment that is only used in certain seasons. Some people are tempted to store valuable items such as jewelry and prized collections in these small spaces, but this may not suitable and other solutions should be found.

5x5 Storage Unit

The storage units offering the least floor space are often 5′ x 5′ in size, roughly the dimensions of a small closet. In fact, such spaces can be used as a closet, for hanging clothes that have seasonal usage. If it has an 8′ ceiling it will have about 200 cubic feet of space.

What Fits in a 5x5 Storage Unit?

These units are big enough for some boxes and files, or perhaps a few chairs and lamps or some sports equipment. Gardening tools could also be kept here. With a height of 8′, a small bed can actually fit in here too, stood upright.

How Much Does a 5x5 Storage Unit Cost?

The monthly cost of renting such a unit could range approximately from $30 to $85, and from $50 to $94 for one with climate-control. However, prices may vary greatly depending on location and local market conditions. For a 5x5 unit, the average monthly street rate, averaged across the nation, would be around $50, according to Yardi Matrix data.

Before signing a self storage contract, calculate carefully how much space you will need. Remember, boxes of papers stack easily, but fragile things don’t, and while a single bed could be stood vertically, other pieces of furniture can’t. There are many guides to help you pack your things sensibly and efficiently, meaning that you can maybe choose a smaller unit size than you thought, saving you money. And declutter before you decide—maybe there are things you’ll never need, so you can rent a smaller size. Taking all these tips into account, you should be able to find just the right size storage unit that fits everything you need to store and yet doesn’t break the bank!