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How Much Stuff Can I Fit in a 5×5 Storage Unit?

Storage units are one of the best ways to store your belongings when they aren’t needed in the house. No matter what your storage needs are, we have a range of units and locations to choose from. However, the age-old question is always the same: How much storage do I need? Some people like to have the “go big or go home” mentality, when, in reality, a 5×5 storage unit may be all you need.

How Big is a 5×5 Storage Space?

Our 5×5 unit is our smallest, and cheapest, storage option, but it’ll still provide you with the space you need. These units have 25 square feet and 200 cubic feet of storage space and feel just like a walk-closet.

What Can I Fit in a 5×5 Unit?

Even though these are smaller units, vertical space is key to getting the most out of your space. Some items that can fit include:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Equipment
  • Dorm room items
  • Holiday decorations

No matter what you’re putting away, just remember to put the heaviest items on the bottom and the lightest items at the top.

Clothing

If you’re anything like us, you have too many clothes and not enough space to keep them all. A 5×5 storage unit is a perfect place to keep all your winter clothes during those warm, sunny days. Plus, they’re only a drive or walk away for you to conveniently swap out those summer clothes for hats, gloves, and jackets.

The best way to keep clothes in a storage unit is by placing them in storage bins, but make sure to wash your items first. Unwashed clothes could produce mold or mildew. You may be inclined to use cardboard boxes or plastic bags because they’re more cost-effective, but storage bins will prevent moisture from seeping in and ruining your clothes.

Furniture

A 5×5 unit can hold some smaller pieces of furniture. Think bookshelves, small chairs, or even a full-size mattress. Aim mainly for items that can easily stack on top of each other to maximize your space; just make sure to stack items so they’re still accessible and won’t easily fall over. You may also want to disassemble the furniture. This will make transporting the items easier and will allow for more space in the unit.

Just like storing clothes, make sure to clean your furniture thoroughly before storing. This will help prevent lingering smells from nearby units from seeping into your items. Also, never leave your furniture uncovered. Use old sheets, blankets, or plastic wrap to ensure the longevity of your furniture.

Equipment

Let’s face it. We all have those items we can only use a few months out of the year: golf clubs, bicycles, snowboards, etc. Keep these big and bulky items in a storage unit when they’re not needed. It clears up valuable space, and you won’t be tripping over your golf clubs all winter long.

Dorm Room Items

If you’re a student at a nearby university, you probably won’t want to haul our belongings home with you for just three months, and a 5×5 storage unit just may be the perfect solution! With flexible month-to-month rentals, our units are the perfect place to temporarily store your dorm room items. 

Holiday Decorations

Everyone loves decorating for their favorite time of year. Whether it’s Halloween, Christmas, or any other holiday, decorations bring something special to your living space. But they’re only used for a few weeks out of the year. All these decorations could be taking up valuable space in your home, especially if you have an artificial tree—which would fit nicely inside a 5×5 unit!

Ready to Start Storing With Treasure Island Storage?

So you’re ready to start storing your unneeded items. Great! A 5×5 storage unit can fit (almost) anything you want. It’s cost-effective and gives you a way to get rid of the unwanted, bulky items that are cluttering up your home.

At Treasure Island Storage, we have a selection of facilities in New York City and New Jersey metro areas that are safe, temperature-controlled, and most importantly, affordable for all of your self-storing needs. For more information about our facilities, call 646-846-9449 to speak with a team member today or contact us online.

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