Can I store whatever I want in my self storage unit?

Storage units are very flexible, and can accommodate a vast array of items of all shapes and sizes. However, there are stipulations what you can store, and what you can’t. A local Concord NC storage facility will have lists of what they accept, and what they won’t.

In most cases, anything that can attract pests such as food, anything that is toxic, flammable or explosive are all prohibited. Here is a brief resource you can read to help answer your questions of what is possible to store, and what may be prohibited.

Storage units in Concord NC for household goods

We only require many things sometimes in the year. Winter or summer clothes, large sporting equipment, camping gear, and garden furniture are all ideal to place in your storage units to stop them cluttering your home. Even things for the garden such as a leaf or snow blowers and lawnmowers are fine (drain fuel first).

The majority of household goods are suitable such as books, furniture, kid’s toys, linen, office supplies and kitchen equipment. These are easily packed away and can fit into your local Concord NC self storage unit with ease.

Storage can keep electronics and appliances safe

A home has many electronics, and most of these can easily be stored in storage units as long as they are in a climate-controlled unit. This protects them from humidity. Items you can store include TVs, DVD players, game consoles, stereo systems, and computer equipment.

Adding to these smaller items, you can store all manner of larger appliances. These just need to be thoroughly dried and cleaned. Refrigerators, stoves, microwave ovens, washing machines, dryers, and freezers. You can also include small appliances like toasters, coffee machines, and vacuum cleaners. All should be free from any crumbs as this can attract rodents.

Things prohibited in Concord NC storage units

When it comes to things that should not be stored in self storage units, you have gasoline, butane or propane, oils, chemical cleaners, or paint. All these can be flammable or lead to explosions. Adding to this are fireworks, fertilizers or anything deemed as an illegal substance.

Vehicles that can be stored need to be registered and insured in most occasions. This can include RV’s, boats, trailers, cars, motorcycles, and trucks. Firearms and ammunition should never be stored in a storage facility nor should anything that is perishable.

Food items can attract rodents and insects, even something like dried dog food is prohibited. Not only can pests be a problem, but unless units are dry such as climate controlled, mold and mildew can set in within a couple of days in damp conditions.

On occasion, people have attempted to store living animals; these are right at the top of prohibited items in storage units. Plants fall into the same category as this.

Finding the right storage unit in Concord NC

If you are looking for a storage facility in your area, and you need to know what you can and can’t store. It is easy to contact Mr. Storage, and the helpful staff can go through everything you can store, in your storage units, and all the things you can’t.

While it may sound restrictive in some cases, they do this for your safety as well as everyone else’s.

Mr. Storage is locally owned and managed with affordable prices. We have storage facilities in Concord, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, and Midland. Contact us today to reserve your unit.