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Things You Can’t Leave in A Storage Unit

A storage unit is a great way to save space, transition into a new home, or find a place to keep seasonal items when they’re not being used. A storage unit can fit a number of your belongings, including large items such as vehicles or delicate objects such as antiques or electronics. There are some items, however, that are not suitable for storage. These items may cause damage or disruption to the storage unit or to your other possessions. Here are some of the things that are prohibited from being stored in a public storage facility.


This one should be obvious, but many people think they can leave pets in a storage unit if it’s for a short period of time. Regardless of the length of storage, it is prohibited to leave animals in storage units. Not only is this inhumane to the animal, it also is a safety and hygiene issue for the storage facility.

Pest Attractors

Anything that attracts pests is not permitted in a public storage facility. This means that you can’t leave food in your storage unit, as well as any other material that is heavily-scented or contains food residue. Pests can infest the entire storage facility, so it’s important to vigilantly protect your unit against the possibility of an infestation.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials such as pesticides, insecticides, and strong cleaning products cannot be stored in a storage units. These materials need to be stored in certain temperatures and conditions according to safety regulations. Because a storage unit may not be able satisfy these regulations, it is for your safety that these materials are prohibited for being stored in our units.

While most items can be stored in a storage unit, some restrictions must be made to protect your safety and the safety of the other storage facility patrons. If you have any questions or concerns about what can and can’t be put into your storage unit, at Migson Public Storage.

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Posted on January 27, 2017 | General Tips

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