Size Guide: 5×10 Storage Unit

Self storage units and storage boxes

Choosing the right-sized storage unit for your needs isn’t always easy. There are certainly options available, and while you definitely want to get enough space, there’s no reason to pay for more than you need. The 5×10 storage unit is a very common option because it offers ample room for most needs. So, how much can you fit in a 5×10 storage unit? Here’s what to expect. 

How Big Is A 5X10 Self-Storage Unit?

Typically, a 5×10 storage unit is 5 feet wide by 10 feet long and typically offers about 50 square feet of space. A good way to get a visual idea of what you can expect from this space is to think about the size of a larger walk-in closet. 

How Much Can You Fit In A 5×10 Storage Unit?

The 5×10 storage unit can be used in multiple ways for many different needs. Again, imagine what you could use a mid- to larger-sized walk-in closet for. Here are a few ideas of how to use this type of space.

  • Bed frames
  • Mattresses 
  • Small- to mid-sized appliances 
  • Desks 
  • Boxes and totes of items stacked 
  • Seasonal décor items
  • Washer and dryer
  • Your outdoor furniture
  • Couch 
  • Sports equipment 
  • Your kayak 

In many situations, you should be able to stack a significant amount of boxes on top of each other in this space. The typical unit will have 8-foot ceilings, which creates about 400 cubic feet of storage space. In the event of higher ceilings, you also have the option to store taller items within this space, maximizing its utility.

To make the most out of this space, be sure to use the vertical space – you could add some shelving or stack items on top of each other (this is best done with plastic totes or boxes that are well-built to prevent items from toppling over).  

What is the Price of a 5×5 Storage Unit? 

Pricing for a 5×10 storage unit can vary greatly according to several different factors, such as the features offered at a storage facility. Additionally, climate-controlled units are often more expensive, as they keep your belongings more secure and protected against mold and damage. 

In general, a 5×10 unit costs between $50 to $100 per month. 

Reserve Your 5×10 Storage Unit with Distinct Storage Today

If you are ready for an exceptional storage experience, get started with Distinct Storage today. 

Our 5×10 units are climate-controlled, with temperatures ranging between 55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, our climate-controlled units also maintain a humidity level within the 30% to 50% range. This feature protects your belongings against extreme temperatures, moisture, and mold so that you can rest easy knowing your belongings are being kept safe until needed. 

Other great amenities offered at Distinct Storage include:

  • 24/7 camera surveillance
  • Motion sensors
  • Online payments and rentals
  • On-site WiFi
  • Moving materials
  • Free use of moving trucks

Distinct Storage is open every day of the year from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Customers can stop by during office hours to ask questions, as well as enjoy 24/7 access to their unit (for an additional fee). Get in touch with Distinct Storage today to claim your unit.