How do I know if I need a 5×5 storage?
Once you finish packing, use tape to measure out a 5′ x 5′ space on the floor of your apartment or house. Then see if all of your things roughly fit within the taped area. Remember, most personal units have an 8 foot ceiling, so you can stack items as well.
How big is a 5′ x 5′ personal storage unit?
A 5′ x 5′ personal unit is 5 feet wide and 5 feet long, totaling 25 square feet of space. Also, most personal units have an 8 foot ceiling, so you can pack to a space of 25 square feet plus 8 feet high, or 200 cubic feet.
Remember, actual unit sizes vary. You should treat this as only a guideline for estimating how much space you need.
What can I fit in a 5′ x 5′ personal storage unit?
A 5′ x 5′ personal unit can hold the contents of one small room or a large closet, such as chairs, small desks, small bookcases, suitcases and lamps. Many also use this size to store seasonal items like holiday decorations, sports equipment and clothing.