Getting a storage unit is a great way to find space for all those things you simply don’t have room for all those things you simply don’t have room for in your home, but which you don’t actually want to get rid of. However, it’s important to remember that there are some things you really shouldn’t leave in a storage unit. Things that present a hazard when left alone and unsupervised in a storage unit.
3 Things NOT to Store in a Storage Unit
#1: Hazardous Materials
This is a broad category, but generally speaking if you can’t send it through the mail, don’t keep it in your storage unit. Everything from gas cans and oil, to fireworks and alcohols falls into this particular category. If there’s any risk at all, don’t put it in your self-storage locker.
#2: Anything Perishable
It seems self-evident, but sometimes when you stock up on bulk buys you realize too late that you just don’t have room in your house for all that food. Maybe it isn’t even for you, but it’s for a big event you’re helping run. If it has an expiration date, though, then don’t put it in a storage unit. Not even for the short-term.
#3: Items That Need Special Storage Conditions
This one varies, since there are some storage units that offer climate control and humidity control. However, if you have items that require a special environment to avoid being damaged, then putting them in an average storage unit is probably not the best idea. You can’t just leave a humidifier or a dehumidifier plugged-in, either, since it represents a serious hazard in the event something goes wrong.
These are just a few, broad categories of items that really shouldn’t be left in a storage unit. For more guided, and specific, advice on your items, simply contact us today!