Items That Should Never See the Inside of a Self-Storage Unit

By Storbox Self-Storage on January 3, 2012 - Comments off

The decision to store or not to store is made after answering a few important questions about the possession: When was the last time it was used or worn? Do I have space for it? Even if I have the space for it, how likely am I to actually use/wear it? What is the sentimental value of this item? These questions are designed for items that can be stored, if necessary. But these questions and this process are completely pointless for those items that should never, under any circumstances, be moved to a self-storage unit. Though these may be obvious to many, a reminder is always helpful. So, without further ado, the following items should never be placed in storage:

  • Plants
  • Pets/Animals
  • Paints
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Fireworks Building Materials
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Flammables
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Chemicals
  • Food/Perishables

Most of these are common sense. Putting a live plant, which you want to survive, into self-storage is just illogical. Likewise, animals should never be placed into storage. A good rule of thumb for prohibited items is if it is alive, it should never be stored; and unless it was properly treated by a taxidermist, if it was alive at some point in time, it should never be stored. Chemicals and other hazardous materials can cause fume build-up within a storage unit, which could potentially endanger the entire facility. Overall, if it is dangerous, dispose of it appropriately, don’t store it.

At STORBOX, our self-storage facility in the San Gabriel Valley, we can help you find the self-storage unit that fits your needs. Our friendly and professional staff is available to answer any questions you may have at (626) 793-9888.

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