What CAN’T You Put in Storage?

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 14, 2017 - Comments off

boxes-17751563Storage units can be life-savers (and space savers!) for everyone. They may be small or large, but no matter what, a storage facility like STORBOX won’t run out of room for your property. You can store almost anything: furniture, clothing, books, toys, appliances, household items, office supplies, RVs, boats, vehicles or even wines in their special climate-controlled units. With so many options for what you can store, what kind of things can’t you store in self-storage facilities?

That depends partly on policy—call STORBOX at (626) 407-3439 for an exact list. But here are some things are almost always not allowed, no matter where you want to store them:

  • Flammable Items: It’s easy to see why storage companies wouldn’t want to risk fire. This list of items usually includes hazardous materials, acid, paints, motor oil, pesticides, lighter fluid, aerosol sprays, kerosene tanks, cleaning fluid, weed killer, batteries or battery acid, liquid bleach, ammonia and certainly fireworks.
  • Perishables and Plants: Both of these tend to attract insects, which storage companies do not want anywhere near their facilities. Some companies do specialize in food storage, and STORBOX does have temperature-controlled units—but most food items are not allowed, as they tend to go bad and attract pests, rodents, and foul smells. Plants are also sensitive to temperature change, and their health is best guaranteed with attention—not storage.
  • Firearms: This one almost goes without saying, but most storage companies will not allow guns or ammunition. The few that do require a strict set of guidelines that must be followed.
  • Illegal or Stolen Goods: Absolutely no storage company allows illegal or stolen goods. If stolen goods are placed in the facility without their knowledge, they are not liable.

It is recommended that you don’t put in storage certain high-value items (antiques, money, silverware, furs) and your necessary items (personal files, car keys, check books, medicine). Unregistered vehicles are a no-no, and remember: Storage units are not working spaces, or rooms for you and pets. However, specialized storage facilities like STORBOX can safely store items like furs and wine. For any questions, contact the friendly STORBOX staff at (626) 407-3439 to see what they can do for you!

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