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!

8 replies
  1. John Ferrell
    John Ferrell says:

    These are great tips when looking for a self storage unit for your belongings. It is important to contact the self storage everett wa business to see what their rules are on items that can and cannot be stored. It is always better to ask first to find out all of the details.

  2. Dean Cullon
    Dean Cullon says:

    Very Nice Post!

    I think your article gives really important and detailed tips rules for self storage. It gives superb analysis for any of the issues.

    Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Gerty Giftg
    Gerty Giftg says:

    I like that you mentioned perishable food and animal food not being allowed because of pests. I had been thinking about including this in our storage, just to free up some space. However, I really don’t want pests to get around or in other things that we will be storing there. I will be sure to find some other place to keep it here.

  4. Joy Butler
    Joy Butler says:

    It’s awesome that this article talked about self-storage. I never knew that perishable goods and inherently dangerous materials are prohibited from it. Thank God that I came across with this post, I haven’t tried using any storage yet. The moment I need to, I already know what to do!

  5. Vanessa Blair
    Vanessa Blair says:

    My sister will be moving to another city because of her new job and she has a lot of things at home that takes up space. It was explained here that there are rules for self-storage, and it’s discussed here that there should be no combustible materials. Moreover, it’s advisable to go to professionals for storage units.

  6. Burt Silver
    Burt Silver says:

    I really like what you said about having no problem storing your vehicle as long as it is in safe operative conditions. This is really great to know because I have been looking into a place to store my car for the winters. Hopefully, we can find a place that it would be suitable and spacious enough for storing my vehicle.

  7. Ridley Fitzgerald
    Ridley Fitzgerald says:

    You’ve got great advice for using self storage. I like how you said that anything that can cause fires is prohibited. Does that mean we can’t store our griddle or toaster, or anything like that?

  8. Ellie Davis
    Ellie Davis says:

    Thank you for suggesting that if the storage unit has room you should not have an issue storing your vehicle. My husband and I are needing to get a storage unit to get some stuff out of our house and maybe store our car. I’ll have to do some research and find the best possible units in my area.


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