noA mini storage unit is a great way to store items that don’t fit inside your home. They are items you want to keep, but not something you use on a daily basis. With a self-storage unit, they can be kept dry and safe, yet out of the way of your everyday living space.

There are countless items that can be stored inside your unit. However, there are some items that should never be stored inside. It could damage your property, the property of others, or even get you in trouble with the law.

To be on the safe side, here’s a list of what not to store:

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  • Animals: Animals of any kind should never be stored inside of a storage unit. It’s not only cruel to leave an animal in the dark, but there’s also not a lot of good ventilation. Most of all, it’s illegal. Use a kennel or a friend if you need an animal to have a place to stay while you’re away.
  • Perishables: Any kind of item that can expire should not be kept in a mini storage unit. It could leak, spoil, or attract pests of any kind.
  • Hazardous material: Various HAZMAT items need to be stored in accordance with the law. If something were to happen, it could be considered toxic and cause a considerable amount of damage. You don’t want to run the risk of poisoning the ground, a person, or having something catch on fire or explode.
  • Unregistered vehicles: A vehicle can be stored in a storage unit to protect against the elements. However, it must be registered and done so within your name.


Once you learn the rules of what you can and cannot store inside of a storage unit, you can obtain one to store an array of items and clean up the space around your home.