There are various items that you can store in a self-storage unit and there are also items that you should never store in a self-storage unit for safety purposes and for future perishable concerns and issues that may arise if the wrong products and/or items are stored in the unit.
The items that should never be stored in a self-storage unit are the following type of items:
- Food items such as bread or cheese, or any other food type that has an expiration date.
- Explosive or Ignitable items such as batteries, gasoline, or paint.
- Toxic items such as nail polish remover
- Illegal items such as drugs, stolen items, or unregistered vehicles
- Weapons are a definite NO
- Live or Dead items such animals, plants, flowers, ashes or remains and obviously, NO persons!
- Wet items such as canoes which can get mouldy and become a health exposure.
The items that can be stored in a self-storage unit are the following type of items:
- Household items such as wrapped linen or pillows
- Furniture items such as chairs, couches, tables, and beds
- Appliances such as microwaves, televisions, etc.
- Items that do not expire such as books, office supplies, etc.
- Business items such as folders and file cabinets, office chairs, book cabinets.
- Clothes if you cover it nicely and make sure it is sealed
- The items that can save you a lot of space are seasonal items such as Christmas decorations that are needed once a year can be stored until the season changed and decorations are needed again.
It is important to ask your self-storage company if you can store something in the storage unit if you are not sure of the appropriateness of the items.
We at Stor Box Self Storage are here to help you pick the right storage unit for your needs and we can assist you with all your self-storage needs. Read our blog on Why Do You Need a Self-Storage Unit? for more information on the reasons why you should get a self-storage unit for your items.