Following the rules is important when renting a self-storage unit. This is especially true when it comes down to the real question; what will you be storing? Belongings and items that are easy to store when you won’t be needing them for a while; clothing, bikes, furniture, appliances and books. But not everyone stores these kinds of items 100% of the time. Some nonstandard items cause real problems and aren’t legal. Here are some examples of the items that are more than likely to be prohibited in storage units.
OPEN FOOD CONTAINERS AND PERISHABLE FOOD
Facilities have ongoing contracts exterminators to keep pests out. Perishable foods are the main thing that attracts pests. These are foods that can spoil quickly like meat, dairy, fish, poultry and produce. Not storing these items will help prevent bugs, spiders, and rodents from damaging any belongings.
PLANTS AND ANIMALS
Plants are also pests tractors. Plants don’t love to be stored. They don’t get enough air, sun, and hydration. As well as not ever storing pets, which is illegal, you cannot care for them and can wind up in a lot of trouble. Remember that storage units are not meant to store living things or food.
There is nothing wrong with storing a car, truck, van or motorcycle. Many people store vehicles that are no longer going to be used or if they are traveling and need their automobile to be safe. Just remember there are rules, one of which is having registration, or title, this proves as of what type of vehicle is being stored and a description of the vehicle. Another rule is not being able to be working or fixing the vehicle being in storage.
STOLEN AND ILLEGAL ITEMS
Storing illegal items (illegal drugs, explosives, and counterfeit materials just to name a few) is of course not allowed, stolen items are also not permitted to be stored and you could face serious legal consequences and lose your storage unit.
With that being said the rules and regulations exist for a reason; to keep you and your items as safe as possible.