Simple Rules for Self Storage

Simple Rules for Self StorageWhen making the decision to use a storage unit for personal or business use, you’ll want to be aware that every storage business  prohibits the storage of certain items to protect the storage units,  staff, and other customers. If you have any questions about whether an item is permissible, ask your storage manager or someone on staff. Self storage professionals are your guide to the specifics of self storage local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

Combustible, Flammable, Hazardous, or Toxic Materials

Any object that is considered inherently dangerous, like those that cause fires or explosions, are usually prohibited. These items include gasoline, paint, cleaners, compressed gas, lamp, and motor oil fertilizers, among other things.

Cars and Tires

If the self storage location has a space for vehicles, you should have no problem storing your vehicle as long as it is in safe operative conditions and is registered and insured. If you want to store tires only, be sure to check the number that you are allowed to store. Most storage units have a limit because tire disposal costs.

Perishable Food and Animal Food

Perishable food, animal food, and meats are not allowed in storage units because these foods can spoil and attract pests. Canned food goods however are allowed to be stored in the typical storage unit.

Asking a self storage professional is the best way to determine what you can and cannot store at any self storage location. If you have any questions, contact one of our self storage professionals today!

3 replies
  1. Taylor Bishop
    Taylor Bishop says:

    Thanks for these self storage tips! I didn’t know that you should make sure that some storage units could have a limit to how many tires you can store. It definitely sounds important to make sure you understand all the regulations of a storage unit, especially so that you can abide by those rules and know exactly what is allowed.

  2. Deb Pearl
    Deb Pearl says:

    I didn’t know that some storage units have a limit on how many tires you can store. My husband really likes to fix up old cars and he wanted to get a storage unit to store some of the parts. We will have to look at their rules and regulations and see what things we can store inside. Thank you for the tips!

  3. Mariah Seagle
    Mariah Seagle says:

    My brother has a lot of soccer apparel at home and it’s taking up space. It’s mentioned here that we should not store combustible materials. Moreover, it’s recommended to only have self-storage units from trusted companies.


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