Self Storage Do’s and Don’ts


When you look around your home, do you think, “There’s too much stuff in here”? If so, that’s a good sign that you could use the help of The Lock Up Self Storage. But, once you’ve decided to get a storage unit, you are then faced with the dilemma of what to put in it. Here are a few suggestions of Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to self storage.

Storage Do’s
– Sometimes we find ourselves with extra furniture that we cannot part ways with. Whether it’s because you’ve inherited some new furniture or you just want to change things up a bit, a good solution for too much furniture is to place it in storage. Storing away lamps, chairs and tables is a great way to make sure you have those on hand when you need them, while keeping them out of the way when you don’t.

Paperwork – Receipts, documents and tax information need to be kept for years in some cases. Boxes of paperwork can take up lots of space and when space is at a premium, it’s best to put these items somewhere safe and out of the way.

Seasonal Items – Every year the seasons change and with them come changes in what we need and/or want to use. Sports and recreational items are often different for summer and winter. So are clothing items. Putting seasonal items in storage is a great way to have room for everything.

Storage Don’ts
Hazardous Materials
– Any flammable or noxious liquids or solids should never be placed in self storage. Not only could they potentially harm you or anyone in your unit, they also could cause serious damage to your items as well as the self storage facility itself.

Perishable Items – Food left in your storage unit will attract pests and eventually rot, leaving you with a real mess to clean. Best to avoid putting food in your storage unit (unless, of course it’s all canned goods).

Live Animals – No matter what your pet situation is, locking an animal inside a self storage unit is unacceptable and downright cruel. Self storage units are not meant to be places to keep living creatures. If you have a pet and cannot care for it, do the responsible thing and bring it to a shelter or vet’s office.

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