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Nearly 10 per cent of all American households rent a storage unit today. Some use storage units to hold their belongings while they’re moving. Other store keepsakes or seasonal items that they don’t have room for at home.
With more than 48,000 storage facilities across the nation, you likely won’t have much trouble finding an available unit when you need it. What isn’t so easy is deciding which size unit you need.
It can be tough to visualize just how much space your belongings will take up.
A 5 x 10 storage unit is a popular in-between size for households that need to store furniture, boxes, or other household items. But what can the unit really hold? Keep reading to find out.
How Big is a 5 x 10 Storage Unit Really?
This might seem like an odd question to ask; after all, doesn’t the name say it all? However, the name title of a 5 x 10 storage unit is missing an important measurement–the height of the unit.
The exact measurements of storage units will vary from one facility to the next. However, the average 5 x 10 unit is 8 feet tall. That means you’ll have about 50 square feet or 400 cubic feet of storage space.
Having trouble picturing what a 5 x 10 unit with 8 feet of height looks like? A 5 x 10 unit is similar in size to a walk-in closet in a home.
What Can a 5 x 10 Storage Unit Hold?
If you’re still struggling to figure out what a 5 x 10 unit could hold, it may be easier to hear some common items people may store that would fit in this size storage unit.
Some things that will fit in a 5 x 10 unit include:
- Couches or loveseats
- Refrigerators, ovens, and other large kitchen appliances
- Washers and dryers
- Queen or king-size mattresses
- Bedroom sets
Of course, a 5 x 10 unit would also hold plenty of boxes, items like Christmas decorations or even Christmas trees, and tons of smaller furniture, like tables, desks, and chairs.
Other Things to Consider When Choosing a Storage Unit
Finding the right size unit isn’t the only thing you have to consider when choosing a storage facility.
One important thing to consider is whether or not a facility is climate controlled. While some items can be stored in units that aren’t climate controlled, paper or fabric products could be damaged by extreme heat.
Another thing to consider is how often you’ll have access to your unit. If you work odd hours or know that you have to need to get something out of your unit very early or late at night, you’ll want to find a facility that offers around-the-clock access.
If you don’t need constant access to your storage, you can often save money and get a better unit by choosing storage from a facility that uses storage containers, instead.
Using a Storage Unit to Start Your Own Business
One great use for a 5 x 10 storage unit is to help you start your own business. Whether you need to clear space in your home to hold your new supplies, or need to store the supplies themselves, a storage unit gives you space without a lot of overhead costs.
For more smart business tips, check out the rest of our blog.