There are always occasions that having some extra storage is beneficial. We have had people come to us to move their extra items into storage units when they move into a new home. We have also had calls to move someone out of their home into a storage unit while they wait for their next home to be ready to move into. For this reason, it is important that people realize what they should not put into these storage units.

There are several different items that do not need to be put into storage units. And you will find that following this same list on the items that you put into your own garage can make your home a bit safer as well!

1. Food: Food should never be put into storage units, this is going to attract rodents and other pests, which can infect the entire storage facility! You don’t even want to put canned goods into the storage unit as this can be something that rusts and sets up bacteria.

2. Do not put paint cans into storage units. You will find that paint stored in a storage unit or a garage can result in the paint ruining. If you plan on using the paint again, then this needs to be stored properly in a climate-controlled place like your home.

3. Never put anything like propane or anything flammable in a storage unit. This is a huge no...that if you do this is highly against the rules. These are the types of items that can result in a fire, which would demolish not only your things but the things that others have stored in the storage facility.

4. Stuffed animals are always something that people usually put in storage. And you can do this for a short period of time. However, if you are looking at long-term storage solutions, stuffed animals can become pest-infested.

5. Photographs and books are something that you need to store properly, and putting these into a storage unit for months could spell disaster. Temperature changes can result in these items becoming ruined.

If you are going to use a storage unit, just be mindful of what you are putting into these. You do not want to break the rules or put in items that may become damaged. And remember, Quality Moving & Storage is here for all your moving and storage needs.