You just rented a self storage unit. Now you wonder to yourself what you’re permitted to store in there; something that can be easily overlooked by anyone. You are probably thinking, “It’s my stuff, it’s my storage unit…I can put whatever I want in there.” However, there are things you are not allowed to keep in a self storage unit or on our property. These simple rules are in place for your safety, the safety of other tenants and the safety of the entire facility, while also preventing damage to the items in every storage unit.
Here we list things you are not allowed to keep in your self storage unit, and also explain the reasons why they are not allowed. Some items may be things you figured were no big deal. And trust me, most of them will seem very obvious as you read through the list. You may even get a good chuckle on a few of them as you read. We also give you some tips on how best to store the items you are allowed to keep on-site, helping you prevent damage to your stuff.
Keeping scented items or wet items in your storage unit are also a bad idea. Although these items are not considered “banned” from our facility, it is a good rule of thumb to follow some guidelines to keep your belongings safe and free from damage. Scented items can easily attract pests, just like food will. Wet items, such as damp dish towels or clothes that have not dried completely, will aide in the growth of mildew, mould and bacteria and can quickly cause odours and damage to your property. Be sure to double-check everything and ensure it is dry before packing it into boxes and placing it in your self storage unit.
If you suspect any of these items are being stored in units at our facility or you witness something suspicious, please notify the property manager promptly. We want to make sure you are safe and secure at all times when on-site. Our property manager can handle these issues accordingly, while you remain anonymous.
Remember, these are just general guidelines for what you can and cannot keep in your self storage unit. Our property manager is trained and can help you decide which type of storage unit is best for your needs, and also help you determine if what you are storing is permitted at our facility. If you have any questions or concerns, please free to contact us here.