June 16, 2014

Here Are A Few Things That You Should Not Keep In Your Storage Unit!

Your indoor self storage unit is a great place to keep unused furniture, seasonal equipment or holiday decorations. But there are a number of items you should never leave in storage, and here is a brief list of those things to guide you:

Electronic Devices

Computers, flat-screen televisions and stereo equipment are all susceptible to changes in temperature. Opt for a temperature-controlled unit which will manage fluctuations in temperature. Extreme heat or cold has the potential to damage your equipment permanently.

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Medical Equipment

Some medical supplies or pharmaceuticals can be stored in your self-storage unit, but anything that contains radioactive materials cannot be legally kept in storage. X-ray machines are one example of these machines that should be in a controlled and regularly monitored space.

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Perishable Items

Never store perishable food items or plants in your storage unit. Foods can spoil and attract pests like rodents or insects, which can damage the other things in your unit. Perishable items can also cause odors that might seep into your fabrics.

 Perishable Food in Storage credit (smallfarms.oregonstate.edu)

Toxic or Flammable Materials

Items that can be dangerous like kerosene, lamp or motor oil, compressed gas, propane tanks or gasoline should not be kept in self-storage. Other hazardous materials include paint, fertilizer, acid, grease or corrosives. You should also never store fireworks, explosives or ammunition because they can put staff at risk if they combust.

 Toxic or Flammable Materials credit (eastwaystoragecenter.com)