3 Things You Should Never Put In A Storage Unit

19 February 2016
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Many people use storage units to keep their belongings safe while they are moving, or in need of extra space. Although storage units are a safe and inexpensive way to store your things there are some things that you should never put in a storage unit. This is for the safety of your belongings and the safety of others. Here are some things that you should never put in storage.

1. Pictures and Priceless Items

Many storage units have insurance policies on them, meaning if there is a fire or some catastrophe on the property you can recoup some of the cost of the damage. In addition, your own homeowner's insurance policy, or renter's policy, might have coverage over your storage unit.

However, there are some things that cannot be replaced with money. Some things that you shouldn't put in a storage unit are things that cannot be replaced and could be easily damaged. Pictures are one of those things. Pictures are very sensitive to the elements, so being in a unit that changes temperature and humidity could damage them. This is why you should always keep these kinds of priceless heirlooms and items with you.

2. Food Storage and Perishable Items

Many people buy foods in bulk for emergency preparedness. This is a wise choice in many situations and is encouraged by some state officials. However, if you are moving or need to store your things you shouldn't store your food. You should either get rid of the food, or try to eat it before you need to put things in storage.

You cannot guarantee the safety of the food while it is in storage. The temperature changes could spoil the food or the food could become contaminated. This is why it is better to keep food out of your storage unit.

3. Paint and Other Potentially Toxic Items

If you enjoy doing projects you probably have paint and other crafting and home improvement substances in your possession. These things can be expensive, so it may be hard to throw them away when you move into a storage unit. However, that is exactly what you should do. If the paint and other substances cannot be properly stored, they could endanger everyone around the unit by becoming incredibly toxic and dangerous. This is why you must not store these things.

By following these rules you can be confident that your belongings are safe. For additional info, contact your storage facility.