Military First Self Storage of Greenwood: Items to Never Store in a Storage Unit

Published on 4/11/2024
While storage units offer convenient solutions for storing belongings, certain items should never be stored in them due to safety, legal, or practical reasons. At Military First Self Storage of Greenwood, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our customers and their stored items. Here's a list of items you should avoid storing in a storage unit:

1. Perishable Items

Avoid storing perishable items such as food, plants, or animal products in your storage unit. Perishable items can spoil quickly, attract pests, and create foul odors, leading to unsanitary conditions and potential damage to other stored items.

2. Hazardous Materials

Never store hazardous materials or substances in your storage unit, including flammable, explosive, corrosive, or toxic materials. This includes gasoline, propane tanks, fireworks, chemicals, pesticides, and ammunition. Storing hazardous materials poses serious safety risks and is often prohibited by storage facility regulations and local laws.

3. Living Things

Do not store living things such as pets, animals, or plants in your storage unit. It is unsafe and inhumane to confine living beings in a confined space without proper ventilation, food, water, or access to natural light. Additionally, storing living things may violate storage facility policies and regulations.

4. Valuables and Irreplaceable Items

Avoid storing irreplaceable or sentimental items such as family heirlooms, original documents, artwork, jewelry, or valuable collectibles in your storage unit. While storage units offer security features, they are not immune to theft, vandalism, or environmental hazards, and valuable items may be difficult or impossible to replace if lost, stolen, or damaged.

5. Illegal or Stolen Goods

Never store illegal or stolen goods in your storage unit, including contraband, stolen property, counterfeit items, or items obtained through illegal means. Storing illegal goods is not only unethical but also illegal and may result in legal consequences, fines, or criminal charges if discovered by authorities.

6. Firearms and Ammunition

Avoid storing firearms, ammunition, or weapons in your storage unit unless permitted by storage facility policies and local laws. Firearms and ammunition require proper storage conditions and security measures to prevent accidents, theft, or misuse. Always follow legal requirements and safety guidelines when storing firearms and ammunition.

7. Uninsured or Unprotected Items

Do not store uninsured or unprotected items in your storage unit without adequate coverage or protection. While storage facilities may offer insurance options or security features, it's essential to safeguard your belongings with appropriate insurance coverage, locks, alarms, or climate control measures to mitigate risks of loss, damage, or theft.

Conclusion: Prioritizing Safety and Security

At Military First Self Storage of Greenwood, we prioritize the safety, security, and well-being of our customers and their stored belongings. By avoiding storing prohibited, hazardous, or high-risk items in your storage unit, you can help ensure a safe, clean, and secure storage environment for yourself and others. If you have any questions or concerns about what items are suitable for storage, don't hesitate to contact our knowledgeable staff for guidance and assistance.