## Exactly How Big is a 5×15 Storage Unit; What can you fit into it?

Many of our customers ask us, “How big is a 5×15 Storage Unit, what can it fit?” It’s hard to tell a person over the phone exactly what we can fit into a storage unit based off of a 1-2 minute phone call. However, we can explain with some broad strokes to give you an idea, which will just require some basic math. Without further ado, let’s explore how big a 5×15 storage unit really is

## Let’s start with, “how many cubic feet are in a 5×15 storage unit?”

According to ExtraSpace.com the average Unit Height of a storage unit is 8 feet.[1] All Safe & Secure Self Storage Units are a minimum of 8ft high. Taking these numbers into account, we can come up with a fair estimate of cubic feet which will provide us with the answer to our question, “How big is a 5×15 storage unit and what can I fit into it?”

5 x 15 = 75 Sq. Ft.

75 x 8 = 600 Cubic ft.

With 600 cubic feet of space, one can imagine they could fit a lot of things into a 5×15 storage unit, Right? However, it’s not that simple. It’s also important to note, a storage unit can fit a lot of things, but you must pack it properly to get the most out of it. We covered how to pack a storage unit properly in this post.

### What Can We Fit into a 5×15 Storage Unit?

Our customers come to us for various reasons; Storage for home goods and business storage are the most popular reasons for needing storage. What we’ll do is illustrate what most successfully store in a self storage unit.

#### Storing Home Goods in a 5×15 Storage Unit

What can fit into a 5×15 storage unit for residential purposes?

A 5×15 unit being used for household storage needs can fit 2-3 household room within the storage space. The most commonly stored items are hutch’s, book cases, two queen mattress sets, 1-2 sofas, desks and several medium sized boxes.

A 5″ x 15″ storage space in Safe & Secure’s storage facility is more commonly used to store seasonal items, equipment, and furniture from dorm rooms. However, many people come to store with us while they’re remodeling their home or moving across state for a temporary job. The one most popular reason for using our 5″ x 15″ storage units is by college students for their summer months, this allows them to have everything close by when school starts again.

How big is a 5×15 storage unit? This picture illustrates 2 bedrooms in a 5″ x 15″ storage unit with some room left over. TIP: Be sure to take measurement of the items you’re intending to store inside the unit, so when you arrive you’re sure it will fit.

### Is a 5×15 storage unit good for business storage?

Many businesses around the Bergen County area have leases that expire and/or need to upgrade office space to allow for more room due to rapid growth, but in many cases they store their items in self storage for several reasons. Some reasons include the business needs more office space, downsizing and seasonal storage. However the question remains, “How big is a 5×15 storage unit and can it fit my businesses items within the space?”

#### Pharmaceutical Storage

Most climate controlled storage facility’s would meet FDA standards for storage because the unit temperatures are regulated. In many cases a climate controlled storage unit complies with FDA requirements and regulations.
It’s important to note that you will want to place your important samples and marketing material within the front of the unit for easier access.
Important tips:
1. You will want to store any pharmaceuticals within locked storage cabinets for extra safety.
2. Store importants and frequently accessed items in the front of the unit.
3. Use two forms of secure storage, one being the unit itself and second locked cabinets.

#### Construction Storage

Many choose Safe & Secure self storage for a safe way to store their construction equipment. Many of our storage units have drive-up access and in many cases a 5-15 is more than enough space to store ladders and other construction equipment that many construction companies won’t need when it’s not their season. This allows them to have a secure way of storing their construction equipment.
Some Tip for construction storage: Use our free and easy to use hand trucks to transport heavy equipment to your unit. We also have very big elevators to accommodate larger items.

#### Real Estate Storage

People in the real estate industry are always on the go, but don’t exactly have the best places to store their signs and marketing materials. Self-storage offers a solution for the real-estate agent needing storage space for all of their items and Safe & Secure offers unit access at the right times for real estate agents.
Just like any other kind of storage for businesses, you’ll want to put the frequently accessed items in the front of the unit for easier access.

#### Retail Storage

Many retail businesses offer seasonal items and retail businesses need extra space to store their off-season items without causing their retail business to be overcrowded and cramped. This is why they seek self storage for their spacial needs. All units are monitored 24/7 by our surveillance system and one of our requirements are to have your unit insured so you don’t have to worry about your items being lost, touched or stolen.
One suggestion is to store your high-selling items in the front of the unit so you can access them when you need them and keep fulfilling demand.
Just like any other kind of storage for businesses, you’ll want to put the frequently accessed items in the front of the unit for easier access.

#### Archive Storage

Storing archives is a very delicate thing due to the temperatures necessary to store archival documents properly. Not to worry though, 90% of Safe & Secures facility is climate controlled. However, another concern is how you store the documents or archival books.
It’s important to not that storing the items on shelving will help you access your archives at any time with ease. So be sure to add shelving to your plan to store archival documents.

[1] https://www.extraspace.com/Storage/UnitSize.aspx