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Items that are forbidden in storage units

Moving, redecorating, or just needing somewhere to store some of your belongings? A self-storage is an excellent option. You can store many items in a storage unit, but there are some that you can’t. And it’s crucial to know which ones so that you can come up with a strategy for dealing with them if necessary. Some items just should not be kept in your storage lockers, such as explosives and perfumed products. Storage units Skokie has a list of items that are forbidden in storage units. Read the rest of this article to find out what items should be avoided at all costs.

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Renting a storage unit is pretty easy nowadays, but there are some things that you can’t bring in self-storage.

Items that are forbidden in storage units

First and foremost, when renting a storage unit, you need to familiarize yourself with the unit’s rules and regulations so that you don’t run into any surprises down the road. All self-storage facilities have their own set of restrictions, including prohibitions on certain goods. And so does Golan’s Moving & Storage. Regardless of who you’re renting from, here are some things you can’t put in a storage unit.

1. Food

Perishable food products are magnets for bugs, mold, and mildew, and they will spoil quickly even in a climate-controlled unit. Even shelf-stable things may be troublesome, since some may attract rodents and insects, while others, such as canned meals, may catch fire. Always assume that you can’t bring perishable products to your storage unit. And ask the storage business about their regulations and recommendations. You can store certain shelf-stable foods if you maintain them in firmly sealed containers, but it’s essential to know ahead of time.

2. Hazardous materials

If an object is hazardous, flammable, or combustible, it cannot be stored in a storage unit. Even certain home cleansers may be included on this list if they are exceptionally hazardous or poisonous. Every credible moving company like Local movers Chicago, will refuse to accept certain things, so if you’re transferring, make certain to properly dispose of hazardous items prior to moving day. These include paint, paint thinner, fertilizer, fireworks, oil, chlorine bleach, acid, acetone, propane tanks, compressed gas, kerosene, gasoline, grease, turpentine and radioactive materials.

3. Stolen & illegal goods

If you are in possession of stolen items or illegal products, you will not be able to store them in your storage unit. Self-storage facilities are closely monitored. And their personnel also needs to contact the authorities if they detect something odd. However, if you bought a stolen good for a fair price but you didn’t know that it was stolen the general rule is that you are still not a legal owner. So be careful about what you are bringing in your storage unit. If you think that the vehicle you want to put in storage is stolen, please check with the National Insurance Crime Bureau. They will be able to determine if your papers are valid or not.

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Money is also forbidden in storage units.

Other items you can’t put in a storage unit include:

  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Living (or dead) items
  • Tires
  • Vehicles without registration or insurance

If you’re considering renting a storage unit, know that Golan’s moving and storage is always here for you. You can call us any time you like. And if you’re not sure if you need one, read this article on items people usually keep in a storage unit. Most people require additional storage when moving, so don’t hesitate on contacting us.

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