If you’re one of the millions of individuals in the U.S. that has a storage facility, you probably know what you should and shouldn’t be stored in them. According to estimates, there are more than 50,000 storage facilities in the U.S., and all of them have the same basic principles for what to store and what not to store.
Firstly, it must be noted that there are several storage solutions that one can choose from, and this can impact what is being stored inside of them. There are things like full-service storage, or on-demand storage, which handles the loading and transporting of items to a secure facility for you; personal storage, which is just basic storage; and climate controlled personal storage, which is just personal storage, but with the ability to regulate the heat and humidity of a facility.
Climate controlled storage is good for items like paper documents, vinyl records, antique furniture, or works of art — things that often need more climate stability in order to keep in good conditions. These units would be wasted on items like clothing or a pingpong table. Only fragile and sensitive things should be in here.
Personal storage would be good for things that you just don’t want to have in the home, but don’t want to sell. This is a general storage solution, so it would be good for things like furniture, extra clothes, or bits and pieces of machines that you don’t know what to do with.
Full-service storage is what you would use for your more valuable items. These facilities are not open to public access, they’re behind closed and secure walls. No one that is not staff is allowed on the premise, not even the renters. If you want something, you have it delivered to you. You’d keep valuables like expensive art or jewelry in a storage unit like this.
The obvious things one should not place in storage are anything that can be flammable, like fuel, as well as anything that can be perishable, like foods, medicines, etc.
These are just some ideas of what you should and should not store in various types of storage units. For more information contact us, we can tell you if what you’re planning on storing in your unit will be a good choice.