Different people have their own uses for self-storage. Some may use it to store seasonal clothes; some may use it to store old furniture; and some may use it to store all the household knick-knacks that just keep getting shoved into corners. There is another use for self-storage, however: secrets. If you don’t want people to know something about you or your family, be it a little quirk, an odd fact, or even a cultural or religious tradition, what better place to hide it than self-storage?
If you are going to use your self-storage unit for family secrets though, you should make sure you keep up with your rent, or your secrets are going to be auctioned off along with the full-size Stormtrooper and collection of buttons. One such secret was discovered in a self-storage unit in Clearwater, Florida.
According to The Miami Herald, a family was told by the storage company manager that they were behind in their rent and would lose the entire contents of their unit to auction. This news wasn’t as much of a shock as the news the manager got as to why they couldn’t auction off the unit contents: the family’s grandmother was inside. Remember earlier in this post where we mentioned odd traditions? Well, here you go.
The grandmother’s remains were found in a homemade blue coffin inside the storage unit. She had died in 1995 at 95-years-old. According to medical examiners, she was “properly processed” for burial, but the family chose not to bury her. It is unclear what the family’s motivations were to not go with a traditional burial and instead place their grandmother in a self-storage unit.
People have a variety of storing needs and, at STORBOX self-storage in Pasadena, we are committed to ensuring that those needs are met. Although we would prefer our customers not place their loved ones into storage. For more information on how our facility may benefit you and your home, contact our professional and friendly staff today at (626) 793-9888.