The Do Not’s of Self Storage 2017-01-12T10:04:56+00:00

Some Things Just Aren’t Safe to Keep in Storage

When making business or personal storage plans, remember that all storage facilities have restrictions on what you can and cannot store. There are many reasons, but they all boil down to safety. As a general rule, any item or material that is considered “inherently dangerous” will not be allowed inside your storage unit. Below is an interactive page that shows you the most commonly asked about items.

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MEDICAL/PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT

If you are a sales representative, you may find a self storage unit a convenient place to manage medical supplies and pharmaceutical samples. It is a useful way to keep your products organized and easily accessible without cluttering up your office or filling your car trunk. While most supplies are acceptable, radioactive equipment, or anything that contains radioactive materials cannot legally be stored.

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PERISHABLE FOOD AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS

Canned foods may be stored in storage units, but perishable food products such as pet food, produce or meats are not allowed. These may spoil or attract pests.

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MISCELLANEOUS PROHIBITED ITEMS

Any animals or plants, alive or dead, cannot be stored. Nor can any stolen items. People are not allowed to plug in or use refrigerators, freezers, generators, space heaters or live in storage units.