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Items that violate the use of storage units

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We often use storage units during our relocation. Storage units are a great place for storing items that we cannot relocate at the moment. have decluttered recently, or simply wish to put them in a secure place. However, there are certain items that violate the use of storage units. In this article, we are going to go over these prohibited items and discuss what you should never put inside your storage unit. Furthermore, we are going to mention the importance of researching and finding good storage facilities Brooklyn for your items.

Items that you should never put in your storage unit

Medical supplies containing radioactive materials

Do not store medical supplies containing radioactive materials in a storage unit. This is a sure way to violate the use of storage units. However, the majority of medical supplies can be stored if they do not contain any radioactive materials. If you do plan on putting these items away you should first do your research and find out the best possible way to pack them and store them somewhere safe.

A pile of silver tanks.
Be careful and do your research if you have potentially flammable, explosive, or toxic items that you plan to put inside a storage unit.

Explosive, flammable, and other toxic items

Explosives are an obvious violation of the use of storage units. However, this also refers to other items as well. For example, a vintage lamp that uses kerosene should first be cleaned and properly packed if you want to put it inside your storage unit. Other potentially combustible and explosive materials are paint thinners, gasoline, motor oil, etc. All of these are items that violate the use of storage units. Fireworks and alcohol are also on this list. Of course, you should always check with a storage facility member first on the list of items you can and cannot put inside a storage unit. When packing your items for storage or generally for your move, you should always have reliable movers such as U.Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn by your side.

Do not store perishable food items inside your storage

Your storage unit can seem like an ideal place to store a lot of different food items, especially if you are moving. However, you should only store safely packed, canned food in your storage unit. Do not put perishable food items inside a storage unit. They are going to be a sure way to attract different insects and rodents.  Animal products such as pet food are also on the list of perishable food items that should not be put inside a storage unit. If you have no place to put these items, then the best way to get rid of them during a move is to simply throw them away. However, if you are going to put canned food that is properly packed inside your storage unit, make sure you also know how to prevent mold in your storage.

Pets and plants

This may seem obvious but it should be pointed out nonetheless. Pets and plants of any kind must never be stored inside a storage unit. This goes against pretty much all of the laws and regulations of storage units. Not to mention that it is also extremely risky and can be potentially deadly to your pet.

Do not store weapons in your storage unit

Generally speaking, weapons of any kind are prohibited from being stored inside a storage unit. Weapons are regarded as potentially explosive items. They are can be extremely dangerous if they are mishandled. To avoid any accidental injuries, these items should not be placed in a regular storage unit with the rest of your inventory. Even antique firearms that pre-date WW2 should not be stored.

A rifle ready for storage.
Weapons violate the use of storage units.

Unregistered vehicles

Storage units are great for storing certain vehicles. However, many rules and regulations state that these vehicles need to be operational as well as fully registered. A broken-down vehicle such as an old motorbike can be a potential violation of storage facility rules. Your stored vehicle also needs to have insurance. So, unregistered or broken-down vehicles are a big no-no when it comes to storage.

Do your research when renting a storage unit

There are many types of storage units. It is important to properly research all of the potential storage units that you plan on renting. This is especially the case when relocating. You will have many moving-related tasks and the last thing you need is to worry about your stored items. So, make sure you get a public storage New York that has all of the elements which are considered necessary such as:

  • Security measures. CCTV, guards, gates, personal keys, etc are all of the basic security measures of a storage unit.
  • Good maintenance. You want your items to remain intact when they are stored. A well-maintained storage unit will not have mold and pest problems.
  • Enough space. Look for storage units with enough space for all of your inventory.
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Find the best storage in New York for you by doing your research and hiring reliable moving companies.

Hire professional movers

As we have already mentioned, you will have many moving-related tasks to complete during your relocation. There is a way to make things easier and more efficient. Hire reliable local movers Brooklyn that will have a number of moving services at affordable prices. They can provide you with the necessary number of hired workers depending on the size of your inventory. They will also secure transportation vehicles. You do not have to worry about heavy lifting your items when putting them inside storage. Professional movers can help you properly pack your items for storage.

To sum up, there are several items that violate the use of storage units. If you happen to have some of the items on this list in your inventory, do not store them. Remember to always hire professional movers when moving and storing items.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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