Storage Tips

February 15th, 2021

We use our public storage places for all kinds of things. They are helpful to keep things safe when we don’t have room for them in our homes or office. However, there are some things that you should never put in your public storage. Here’s a list of 10 things:

Perishable Items These items have an expiration or shelf date. Once they expire, they could cause foul odors which could attract unwanted pests.

Pets/Animals A storage unit is not a home for a pet. It is not safe and would be considered inhumane.

People Working or living (even temporarily) out of a storage unit is not okay. For everyone’s safety, do not set up any sort of living or work space in a unit.

Plants First, plants need light, water, and air in order to grow. These things aren’t going to be in a storage unit. Second, plants attract unwanted pests and bugs.

Scented Items Strongly scented items can attract unwanted pests or insects. This would include anything wet. Wet items will begin to smell.

Valuable Items What is considered valuable to each person will vary. Any item that you believe couldn’t be replaced would be valuable to you.

Hazardous Items Any item that could cause damage if it were opened or began to leak is generally considered hazardous. This could include (but is not limited to) propane, gasoline, fireworks, bio-medical waste, and ammunition.

Guns or Weapons It’s just not safe to keep any kind of weapon in a public storage unit. A gun could accidentally go off. These items could potentially get into the wrong hands.

Illegal Items This one may be obvious. Still, if you suspect anything you are storing may be illegal, don’t do it. You risk being reported to the police.If you have any of the items listed above, reconsider why you want to store them. Make alternate plans to keep them safe.