Items You Shouldn't Put in a Storage Unit

Items You Shouldn't Put in a Storage Unit

The best way to expand your storage space quickly is to rent a storage container. For a variety of purposes, such as relocating, seasonal item storage, and decluttering, people hire storage spaces.

You can store almost anything in storage companies, including clothing, furniture, appliances, and seasonal decorations, despite the fact that their policies are quite lenient. Nevertheless, it is absolutely forbidden to store some things in a storage unit

Flammable or Combustible Items

Anything that is combustible or explosive is prohibited. This covers paint, chemicals, cleansers, oil, grease, gasoline, and propane. Of course, using explosives or pyrotechnics is forbidden. Never even consider storing that item because you will be held accountable if it explodes. 

Perishable Items

The use of perishable products is forbidden. This includes dry pet food packaged in bags as well as foods that require refrigeration and are not contained in correctly sealed containers. These objects have the potential to attract insects and rodents, as well as promote the growth of bacteria and mold.

Additionally, canned foods are prohibited in storage areas, particularly those without climate control, as heat can cause the cans to erupt. When uncertain about how to store preserved foods, consult the staff.


Under no circumstances may ammunition, firearms, or other dangerous weapons be stored in a storage unit. You may increase your liability and jeopardize the security of the entire storage facility by storing these weapons. Firearms are notorious for inadvertently setting off, and they can cause extensive damage in a confined space such as a storage unit. 

Non-Operating, Unregistered, and Uninsured Vehicles

Storage is restricted to vehicles that meet the following requirements: complete registration, insurance, and ready for operation. Automobiles, boats, motorcycles, and vehicles are all included. Upon entering a storage facility, you will be required to present identification including a valid driver's license and evidence of vehicle registration.

Live Plants

To survive, plants require sunlight, yet they can draw pests and insects. They must not be put away in the dark where they would perish; instead, they must remain in the light where they belong. Don't store, give away, or plant outside your plants if you are unable to care for them.

Illegal or Stolen Items

It should go without saying that you should never store anything that is stolen or unlawful in a storage facility. Anything that you don't own belongs in a storage facility registered in your name. Storage facilities have stringent policies about illicit and stolen goods, and they have a reputation for reporting such items to the police upon discovery. 

The objective is to ensure that your unit is free from potential dangers of every kind, including rodents and fire. Unsure as to whether or not your items require a storage facility? We will work with you at Oquirrh View Storage to ensure that your belongings are secure, safe, and appropriate for storage. 

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