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What to Store and What Not to Store in a Storage Unit

A man lovingly holds up the pet snake he is unable to store in a storage unitWhile we will happily store most items, there are a few particular items we are unable to store. Whether for your own safety, the safety of your items or the safety of the storage units around you, becoming familiar with our list of storage prohibited items will result in a better storage experience for everyone.

Storage Prohibited Items

Can I Store My Pet Snake?

We will gladly store any stuffed-animal snakes laying around your home, but we are unable to store the living snake that grew too big to live in your apartment. Besides, it would be cruel to store any living creature in a storage unit for a variety of reasons that should be obvious to most people. Not to mention, living animals and plants will also attract pests and vermin, which could result in damage to the other items in your storage unit, as well as the storage units surrounding you.

Can I Store My Leftover Fireworks from the Fourth of July?

We are unable to store any explosives, flammables or toxic/hazardous materials. Examples of materials that can’t be stored in a storage unit are fertilizers, paint, gas, kerosene lamps, chemicals and grease. These items require special storage considerations that may not be possible in a standard self storage unit. For your safety as well as the safety of those around you, it is prohibited to store these dangerous items in a storage unit. And yes, that even means your awesome stockpile of fireworks.

Can I Store Food in Case of a Zombie Apocalypse?

Food is prohibited from being stored in a storage unit. This goes for pet food, rawhides and treats as well. These food items may attract rodents and other pests, not only ruining the food itself but possibly your other belongings. Storing food in your storage unit isn’t just bad news for you, it may even be bad for your neighbors. Especially if those pests decide to infiltrate nearby units. Might we suggest storing your zombie apocalypse survival kit somewhere in your home?

Is Storing Guns in a Storage Unit Prohibited?

Guns and gun powder are prohibited from being stored in a storage unit. Due to the fact that gun powder is an explosive, it would not be safe to store it in your storage unit.

Can I Stash my Stolen Goods?

This should go without saying, but it is illegal to store stolen goods in a storage unit. If an item stored in a storage unit is found to be a stolen item, Storage World is not responsible for that item.

What Items to Store in a Storage Unit

While there are some items that are prohibited from being stored in a storage unit, there are far more items that are allowed to be stored. Items commonly stored in storage units include clothes, toys, seasonal decorations, office supplies and appliances. If you need storage for delicate items, such as wine, leather wooden furniture, electronics or musical instruments, consider utilizing a climate controlled storage unit.

Are Your Items Safe to be Stored in a Storage Unit?

Do you have further questions about what items are allowed to be stored in a storage unit? Contact us! Our friendly staff is always available to answer questions. An understanding of the items that are allowed to be stored in a storage unit, as well as the items that aren’t allowed, is mutually beneficial for everyone.

First Time Storage Rental Tips and Storage Advice

Desperate women standing by messy couch considers renting a storage unit for the first time.As with anything new, renting a storage unit for the first time may seem intimidating. Once you know what to expect, the process will seem much less daunting. Before renting a storage unit, check out these tips to help you get the most out of your investment!

What is the Cost of a Storage Unit?

The price of a storage unit rental is dependent on both the size and type of the storage unit you decide to get. A small, regular storage unit is less expensive than a small, climate controlled storage unit. As the size of the storage unit increases, the price also increases.

How Much Storage is Needed?

The first step in renting a storage unit is determining how much storage space you need. To make space estimates as accurate as possible, we offer a storage unit calculator to assist you. If you later decide that more storage is needed, you can rest easy knowing we offer month-to-month rental options so you are not locked into a long-term contract.

How to Choose Your Storage Unit Facility

Once you determine how much storage space you needed, it’s time to decide what type of storage unit makes the most sense. Depending on the items you are storing as well as the length of time you plan to rent, you may benefit from choosing a climate controlled storage unit. If you are storing items that could be damaged by fluctuations in temperature, a climate controlled storage unit is recommended. Examples of items put in a climate controlled unit include wooden or leather furniture, wine, pictures and electronics.
Over time, the humid and muggy Georgia air can damage the items stored in a regular storage unit. If you are storing your items for an extended period, consider utilizing a climate controlled storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit will be your best defense in combatting fluctuations in temperature.

What Safety and Security Features Should You Look for?

As someone who has never rented a storage unit before, we understand your concerns about the safety of your storage unit. At Storage World, we take pride in offering secure storage units to our customers. Every facility is encompassed by a security gate that can only be entered by punching in a personal code. We have 24/7 surveillance cameras, weather-proof disk locks, ample lighting and an alarm system that will send out an immediate alert if a storage unit is entered without permission. For additional questions regarding the safety of your storage units and security options available, contact us.

Do you Have Further Questions Regarding Renting a Storage Unit?

With three locations throughout Georgia, Storage World is ready to assist you with any storage needs. We offer various sized moving boxes and packing supplies, along with a storage solution fit for your unique situation. Contact us! Our expert storage team is ready to help answer your questions today.

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