Moving from one house to another is a period of great transition in life, and it can be difficult to decide what to do with all the furniture and personal belongings you have accumulated over the years. One option is to store them in a storage unit, but there are certain items that should not be kept in a storage unit. These include firearms, corrosive, flammable, toxic or explosive items, car batteries, herbicides, paint, motor oil, fireworks or biological waste. These items require specific containment conditions and adequate ventilation.
Furniture is one of the most common items stored in storage units due to its bulky size. However, before storing any piece of furniture, it is important to make sure it is clean and 100% dry to prevent mold growth. It may also be beneficial to disassemble larger pieces of furniture to save space in the storage unit. Seasonal items such as clothes, shoes and accessories are also frequently stored in storage units since they won't be needed until next season.
This gives people enough time to figure out what they're going to do with these belongings. When renting a storage unit, it is important to know what items should not be stored in the unit. This includes valuable items such as jewelry, coins (historical and collectible), and precious metals; cash; passports; social security and tax documents; plants and living objects; and animals or pets. Placing any of these items in the storage unit could result in fines or even arrest.
It is important to remember that a storage unit is not a bank vault or a safe deposit box, and it is not a greenhouse or an apartment either. Knowing what should not be stored in a storage unit will help protect your personal belongings as well as those around you.