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4 Things You Should Never Store in Your Self-Storage Unit

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4 Things You Should Never Store in Your Self-Storage Unit When getting a storage unit, it’s easy to feel like you just want to throw everything you’ve ever owned into the unit. But be advised, there are some things that are just not meant to go in a storage unit. Some times thing is for the safety or the storage unit facility and sometimes if for your belongs safety. Perishable Food A safety rule of storage units that many people don’t realize or follow, that food is not allowed in the units. This is not only to keep the storage facility from smelling but also to keep insects and rodents away from the units. The last thing anyone wants is bugs and flies in their storage units. That’s why storage unit facilities enforce this rule the way they do. Be respectful of your space and the other people renting storage units around you and keep the food at home. Hazardous Materials You are not allowed to store hazardous materials in your self-storage unit. Any items that if they spiled would create damage to the storage unit classify as hazardous. Hazardous materials are anything that is flammable, corrosive, or explosive. These materials create a risk to not only your unit but for the units around you. Chemicals, gases, gasoline, propane tanks, lamp oil, cleaning materials, paint thinner and paint, pesticides, and car batteries are among some of the hazardous materials you are not allowed to store in a self-storage unit. When storing leaf blowers, lawnmowers, or chain saws, they need to be drained of oil and duel before you store them in your unit. Damp or Scented Items Self-storage units must be kept dry and scentless for two reasons. One, because as mentioned above, scents in the unit can attract rodents, insects, and other pests to the facility which is why it is not allowed. Two, anything in your storage unit that is damp, even slightly, will produce mold and mildew. ...


Ryan Moore
July 14th, 2021


Why Self-Storage is a Helpful Solution During Your Divorce

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Getting a divorce is one of the most painful things we can go through in life. It can be sad, overwhelming, and lonely. Sometimes the best solution for your things can be getting a self-storage unit so that you can focus on yourself and your happiness and not trying to do everything at once. In this blog, we’ll go over why storage units can be the perfect solution during your divorce. Throughout a Marriage, We Accumulate a Lot of Stuff The first thing you need to do is decide who to take what. Then have a storage unit organize and streamline the separation of items. This helps to keep things clear, avoiding arguments or confusion later on. It also keeps your shared home from turning into a chaotic storm of boxes and items covered in post-its. This is especially important if you’ll be selling your home and need to get it cleaned out quickly and efficiently. Keep Paperwork and Other Important Items Safe and Secure When going through a divorce there often is paperwork you don’t want your former spouse to see or have access to. Getting a storage unit can guarantee that things will be kept safe from wandering eyes and helps you feel you have a private space for important things. It’s tough to go through a divorce, and having a space that is just your own can help not make it worse. Storage is Great For Downsizing Often after a divorce, both parties have to downsize. When moving into your new, perhaps smaller size home your overflow of things can be put into a storage unit. The most important rule in moving into a smaller home than your used to is to not over clutter the place. That way your space looks bigger and more purposeful. Storage Gives You Flexibility In a Time When You Will Likely Be Distracted Divorces are difficult, and you may be distracted when moving. Self-storage units give you ...


Ryan Moore
July 14th, 2021