Choosing To Move

Choosing To Move

Renting Storage Space? 4 Items You Shouldn't Put In The Unit

by Adam Johnson

If you've run out of storage space at your home, don't start downsizing. Rent a storage unit instead. Storage units give you the space you need for the items you don't have room for. Storage units are great for a lot of different personal belongings. You can store old clothing, furniture, and appliances. But, there are some things you can't store in a storage unit. Before you rent a storage unit, read the list provided below. Here are four items you can't store in a storage unit. 

Food Storage 

If you're preparing for an emergency, you might have food storage at your home. If that's the case, it's best to leave your food storage at home. There are a couple of reasons why an off-site storage center is the wrong place for your food storage. Extreme temperatures can cause your food storage to rot. If that happens, the odor could attract pests. Not only that, but your food won't be on hand during an emergency. That means you'll need to travel to get your food storage. 

Certain Cars

If you want to store an old car in your storage unit, make sure it's not off-limits. In most cases, you can store your old car in a storage unit. But, there are some exceptions. For instance, you can't store cars that are unlicensed or unregistered. If you want to store your old car, take care of the paperwork first. It's also a good idea to let management know that you're storing a car in your storage unit. That way, you can give them copies of the paperwork for their records. For the best protection, choose a climate-controlled storage unit for your car. 


If you have firearms and ammunition that you want to store, don't put them in your storage unit. Firearms and ammunition are off-limits at most storage centers. Ammunition becomes unstable when it's exposed to extreme temperatures for too long. This can increase the risk of accidental discharge. Plus, if your storage unit gets broken into, thieves will get your firearms and ammunition. Avoid the risk. Store your firearms and ammunition in a gun safe on your property. 


If you're doing some home renovations, you might think it's safe to leave your pets in a storage unit. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Storage units can reach extreme temperatures. Plus, they don't have enough ventilation for live animals. That's why you should never leave your pets in a storage unit. 

To find out more, contact a company like Carolina Self Storage.


About Me

Choosing To Move

Few things are more difficult than packing up your belongings, moving to a new place, and trying to make new friends. Unfortunately, we found ourselves in this position a few years ago after the business that I worked for started to fail. We knew that if we wanted to get out ahead of the game, we needed to quit the job, apply for new positions, and move our family to a more affordable part of the country. This blog is all about choosing to move when you know that you need to, using storage units to help you during your transition, and making the best of a bad situation.