Self storage is an easy and convenient option for those that are moving or remodeling, or for those who simply need to FreeUp some space. And while a great number of things are perfectly safe for storage, there are some things that don’t quite make the cut due to safety and regulation concerns or because they are just downright strange.

For starters, don’t store:

Things That Go Boom

Generally speaking, firearms, ammunition, and other weapons aren’t considered storage unit friendly (Yes, this includes flamethrowers. Looking at you, Elon Musk.). These items present a liability, not only for the storage unit owner, but for the storage unit company as well.

Hazardous materials, namely those that are flammable or combustible, are also unsafe to keep in storage units due to potential risk.

Things That Go Bad

A good rule of thumb: If it can go bad, don’t store it. This includes perishables, living things such as plants or pets, and also things that used to be living things. While you may believe the last goes without saying, one Florida family begs to differ.

Things That Are Illegal

That’s right, folks! Stolen goods and illegal drugs are obviously a big no-no legally and morally speaking, but did you know that they also aren’t permitted in storage units? These items are turned over to the authorities once discovered by security, and trust us, they are discovered. Naturally, to avoid this altogether, we recommend returning any and all stolen goods back to their rightful owners and saying no to illegal drugs.

And None Of These Things Either

Inoperable, unregistered, or uninsured vehicles are on the “no” list for most storage facilities. This includes boats, RVs, trailers, motorcycles, cars, trucks, etc.

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