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What Not to Put in a Storage Unit

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Storage units are a fantastic space saver. They free up our homes, help us declutter our garages, and are especially helpful during a move. However, there are a few rules and guidelines to know before packing and your storing your things. Some items are probibited in self storage units, like hazardous materials and weapons, and there are also a few things that are just not appropriage for storing. Before you visit your NYC storage facility, check out the CitiWide Self Storage list of some of the things you should not store. 

Cash or Currency

While storage facilities usually have security measures in place, they are not interchangeable with safe deposit boxes. And while its rare, storage facilities are susceptible to natural disasters. Items that are priceless or not insurable such as cash, gold, stock certificates, and other valuables are best left at your bank.

Wet Items

When one season ends, it can be tempting to rush to your storage unit and deposit all of your recreation and apparel items. However, it's important to pause and ensure these items are properly dried to prevent mold and mildew. Carefully dry summer recreation items such as pool toys and camping gear, as well as winter toys like snowboards that may have thawed in transit. These items are unlikely to dry quickly enough to prevent mold in the dark, tight enclosure of a storage space.

Hazardous Materials

It's crucial to note that storage units are not designed to house hazardous materials or chemicals. This includes substances such as gasoline, propane tanks, paint, or any other flammable, explosive, or corrosive items. Not only is storing these materials illegal in most cases, but it also poses a significant risk to the safety of the facility and its surroundings. Always consult the storage facility's guidelines or staff if you're uncertain about what constitutes a hazardous material before placing it in your unit. Prioritize the safety of yourself and others by responsibly disposing of these items through proper channels instead of storing them in your unit.

With a bit of mindful planning, you'll soon be ready to enjoy the full benefits of your storage unit. If you have any questions about what is legal and advisable to deposit in a storage unit, reach out to our experts to get started.

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4555 Pearson St Long Island City, NY 11101

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