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6 Things Your Storage Unit CANNOT Be Used For

6 Things Your Storage Unit CANNOT Be Used For

We get it. Climate controlled storage is a steal compared to residential or commercial rent. Which is why it is a great option for your stuff when you run out of room. While you can use your storage unit for a lot more than you might think, there are several activities that are NOT allowed in the majority storage facilities. While most of this should go without saying, let’s review.



If you’ve ever known a musician, or are one, you know this to be true: just one instrument is never enough. So, there will most certainly come a day - when you have to move, or you inherit or are gifted a collection, or countless other reasons - that you will need to store your very valuable and very delicate instruments. In order to be sure you don’t ruin your rather significant investment you will need to do it right.
7 reasons you should use self storage during remodeling

7 Reasons You Should Use Self-Storage During Remodeling

You are finally getting the new flooring, kitchen, carpeting, or maybe even that complete renovation you’ve been longing for. But it could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. So what are you going to do with all of your furniture, or dishes and appliances? Here are seven reasons you should consider climate-controlled self-storage.

Outdoor Gear Storage
4 Tips for Storing Your Outdoor Gear

Let’s be honest – buying outdoor and camping gear can get expensive, even when it’s cheap. Whether you are using it only a couple times a year, or you have high quality equipment you use often, the last thing you want is to have your investment – and your plans - go down the tubes by storing it improperly.

Winter furniture storage
3 Ways to Store Your Outdoor Furniture This Winter

Winter is coming! No, really – it’s not just a line from a television series. As much as we don’t want it, winter is on its way. The first frost was already here to destroy our plants, and nighttime temperatures are occasionally dipping below freezing. Why is this important? Because your patio furniture needs you.

Business Files
6 Tips for Storing Business Files

Off-site storage of your paper documents has never been easier or safer than it is today. But there are several things each business should take into consideration.

6 insurance tips

6 Easy Tips Insurance Companies Say You Should Follow When Renting a Self-Storage Unit


These locks provide a higher level of security compared to other locks. The closed shackle of a disc lock would be nearly impossible to penetrate with a bolt cutter, and since they have more pins, disc locks are considered "anti-pick'. The dual locking mechanism makes it impervious to prying, as well. Disc padlocks have the reputation as the number one safest padlock.

Pest Proof

3 Ways to Pest-Proof Your Storage Unit

PESTS. Insects. Bugs. Mice. Spiders. Just thinking about them makes you shudder. You take all the steps to make sure you don’t have them in your house, but what do you do when you move your belongings to a storage unit and pest control isn’t up to you anymore?

6 Reasons Elevators Are Important

You’ve figured out that renting a storage unit is definitely the way to go. How do you decide which one? Believe it or not, elevators matter. It’s more than just that the facility has one. Here are six things you should know about the elevators before you make


Is Your Self-Storage Facility Protecting Your Property?

You’ve done the research and read the blogs. You’ve packed everything properly, and bought the recommended lock. So your items should be safe at any storage facility, right? Wrong. When it comes to security, all self-storage companies are not created equal.
What to store

What to Put Away in Storage (And What Not to)

If this is your first time renting a self-storage unit, you may not realize that there are some very common items that have to either be prepped before storing, or that simply aren’t allowed. Assuming that you can guess the rules about what you should and should not store, or even what is prohibited could turn out to be both a costly and dangerous mistake because not everything is as obvious as you would think. After all, if you can store an item in your garage, why wouldn’t you be able to store them in your rental unit, right?

Lock Inequality
All Locks Are Not Created Equal
Posted March 2022

Unless you've rented a storage unit you might not know that while most Storage Companies provide some security in the form of a security gate and cameras, you, the renter, are primarily responsible for the most important step in your own individual unit's security from theft - the lock.

How to pack

How to Pack a Storage Unit

Posted Feb. 2022

There is a strong wind from the east, the forecast is calling for snow and ice and you decide it is time to visit your storage unit and pull out your winter coats for your family. You open several boxes before you find the right one and you turn around to find that you have completely blocked yourself in.

Climate Controlled

Why Climate Controlled?

Posted Jan. 2022

Choosing the right facility for your self-storage is an important decision. When deciding on a unit to rent, you should consider the location, price, security, and what size unit you need. The ultimate factor becomes, what do you need to store?