At Storage West, our smallest storage unit measures five feet by five feet. We sometimes refer to it as our “walk-in closet” because it’s about the same size as a closet and can be used for similar purposes.
This unit is ideal for storing boxes and plastic bins that can be stacked. We always remind our clients to use their storage unit’s vertical space, too, which is why stacking is ideal for a unit this small. The key is to use sturdy containers and stack the heaviest items on the bottom
What Can You Store in a 5×5?
What are some of the things you can store in our 5 X 5 unit? Here are some examples:
- Holiday decorations, including Christmas lights, artificial Christmas trees, Halloween décor, Thanksgiving tablecloths, and more
- Seasonal clothing and bedding, including sweaters, warm comforters, and coats
- Important documents, including legal contracts
- Family photographs and photo albums
This unit is too small to be a good place to store most furniture or any bulky items. Many of the people who rent a 5 X 5 unit do so because they’ve downsized from a house to a condo or because they simply don’t want to use their home’s limited storage space for seasonal items and other things that they use only occasionally.
How to Choose the Right Storage Size
If you’re not sure what size storage unit you need, you can use our free sizing guide to help. We created this guide based on our 40 years of experience in the storage business. If you choose, you can tell us what you need to store, and we’ll let you know how much space you’ll need. Or, if you prefer, you can give us an estimate and we’ll do our best to make a recommendation.
All of our storage units are secure. That means you won’t need to worry about your valuable property being damaged by heat or moisture. We also sell all the packing supplies you need. If you plan to stack items as suggested above, having the right boxes and packing materials can help to keep your items – including breakable items like dishes and glasses – safe while they’re in storage.
Each of our storage facilities is a unique community. To find the facility closest to you or reserve a storage space now, please click here. Remember, you’ll have free use of our truck on moving day!