5’x5’ storage unit size

how big is a 5 x 5 storage unit?

Our 5 x 5 storage unit in Toronto is one of our smaller storage units and can fit a hall closet worth of belongings. You can store many items in a 5 x 5 storage unit, such as sports equipment, gardening tools, winter tools, boxes, holiday decorations, home electronics, and luggage. The 5 x 5 sized unit is ideal for those who lack the storage space in their home or live in an apartment or condo that does not offer a storage locker for extra storage space. XYZ is proud to serve Toronto & the GTA with facilities in Downtown Toronto , East York, Toronto West, Etobicoke, & Scarborough.

is 5 x 5 enough space?

It really depends on what you plan on storing in your storage unit. A 5 x 5 (25 square ft.) storage unit will be sufficient space if you have miscellaneous boxes worth of belongings. For example, it is great for students looking for temporary space between semesters, small business owners to store inventory, or condo renters trying to free up some space in their small homes. However, it will not be enough space if you have a standard one-car garage worth of belongings. If this is the case, you should consider looking at a larger-sized storage unit, such as our 10’x10′ sized storage unit for more storage space. Do you still have questions about whether a 5 x 5 storage unit will have enough storage space for your storage needs? You can contact our XYZ Storage self-storage facilities, and our storage experts would be happy to assist you.

how many boxes fit in a 5 x 5 storage unit?

The number of boxes that can be stored in a 5 x 5 unit depends on the sizing of the boxes, how you packed your belongings, and what else you plan on storing with those boxes. For example, you can fit about 200 of our compact storage boxes in our 5 x 5 storage unit! If you are able to stack them it will help maximize the space you have in your unit. Check with our storage experts at one of our facilities to be confident that all your belongings will fit. It will help you save money in the long run by ensuring you are not choosing a storage unit that is too big for what you really need.

what does a 5 x 5 storage unit look like?

A 5 x 5 storage unit is 5 feet wide and 5 feet long. This unit size is comparable to roughly the size of a large closet. When thinking about a 5 x 5 storage unit and how much space you will have available, compare it to the size of a large walk-in closet in your house. Although this can help you visualize what a 5 x 5 self-storage unit looks like, we highly recommend customers as a first step to visit our facilities to see what the self-storage unit looks like in person to see if their stuff will fit inside.

how much does a 5 x 5 storage unit cost?

5 x 5 storage unit prices can be different in varying locations and markets. For example, whether you live in the heart of Downtown Toronto or the suburbs would play a role in the cost of the storage unit. On average, in Toronto, a 5 x 5 storage unit costs our customers $149 monthly. It is always best to check with the storage facility to ensure that you choose the best storage unit based on your storage needs and budget to help accommodate your needs. It would be worth the extra time to do a quick inventory of your belongings to ensure you are not renting too big of a unit and paying for the extra space you may not need.

how do you pack a 5 x 5 storage unit?

When working with the packing space of a 5 x 5 storage unit, it is worth it to maximize the space available by stacking boxes vertically, organizing your belongings by what you most frequently need to access in the front, and making sure that you have a clear walking path to access all of your belongings. For example, if you are storing seasonal items such as lawnmowers, seasonal clothing, or holiday decorations, there is a good chance you will not need to take them out of storage until next year. These are items that can be placed in the back of the 5 x 5 storage unit if you have miscellaneous items that you would need to pull out of self-storage more frequently.

5 x 5 unit illustration

do you have pictures of your 5 x 5 storage units?

We have pictures of our 5 x 5 to demonstrate what kind of belongings you can store in a 5 x 5 storage unit in terms of sizing. The exact look of a 5 x 5 storage unit depends on which self-storage facility you are looking to rent a unit from and the location of the self-storage unit, whether the storage unit is on the ground floor or the second floor. We strongly suggest you visit the facility to view the units in person for a better idea of what you are considering renting.

can a king-size bed fit in a 5 x 5 storage unit?

A king-size bed cannot fit in a 5 x 5 storage unit as there would not be enough available space. To store a king-size bed it might be best to look at a larger storage unit size for more storage space such as our 5×10 storage unit to accommodate your storage needs. Unfortunately, while a king-size bed cannot fit a twin or queen-size bed will likely fit as there is enough space inside, and will be a great option.



chests of drawers

small dressers

twin or queen mattress

small couches


coffee tables




vacuum cleaners


window air conditioners



lawn mowers


seasonal items

sports gear









small office equipment

extra inventory

paper documents


small to medium-sized boxes

gardening supplies

personal records


can a motorcycle fit in a 5 x 5 storage unit?

Most motorcycles, unfortunately, will not fit a 5 x 5 storage unit; however, they will fit in our 5 x 10 storage unit. Before renting and storing it at one of our self-storage facilities, ask our storage experts what would be the ideal size for your storage needs. We also have parking spaces available; to store your vehicle at our facility, whether it’s a larger motorcycle, car, boat, or RV.

is there anything I’m not allowed to keep in an XYZ Storage 5 x 5 unit?

While there are a lot of belongings that you can store in your 5 x 5 unit, however, there are some items that you absolutely should not keep in a 5 x 5 storage unit. For example any perishable food items; anything living, hazardous, or flammable and illegal. Any items that fall within these categories are not allowed when choosing to store at an XYZ Storage self-storage unit for the safety and health of everyone. For more details, you can visit and read our blog post “What Can’t You Store in Your Storage Unit”. You can also contact our self-storage facility if you have any questions about what you can and cannot store in your self-storage unit.

can a washer and dryer fit in a 5 x 5 storage unit?

A washer and dryer can fit in a 5 x 5 storage unit. It might not be a sufficient option for you if you also plan on storing other belongings in your storage unit. A 5 x 10 may be a better fit depending on how much extra space you require for other miscellaneous items, such as sports equipment or end tables.