What can I store in a storage unit FAQ
Can you live in a storage unit?
No, you can’t live in a storage unit. Self-storage companies will evict people who try to live or sleep in their storage facilities. If you have no place to live, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development can connect you with local resources through its Homelessness Assistance Programs.
What are the most common items in storage units?
The most common items in storage units are household items such as boxes, appliances, and seasonal decorations. Storage companies also have climate-controlled storage units commonly used to store sensitive items like electronics, furniture, and clothing.
What happens if you leave stuff in a storage unit?
Your belongings may be sold at a storage auction if you leave stuff in a storage unit and fail to pay your rent. Self-storage facilities don’t like to hold auctions (they lose money and feel like jerks), so contact your site manager to discuss your options before it’s too late.
Can you store a car in a storage unit?
Yes, you can store a car in a storage unit. Car storage is one of the most popular uses for storage spaces. Move.org analyzed more than 3,500 quotes and found that the average monthly cost for vehicle storage is approximately $206.
What are PODS’s prohibited items?
PODS’s prohibited items include hazardous materials, liquids, gas, lawnmowers, and illegal items. Unlike traditional storage unit companies, PODS (a moving container company) doesn’t allow vehicles.
What are Public Storage’s prohibited items?
Public Storage’s prohibited items include drugs, lithium batteries, explosives, live plants and animals, and flammable liquids. Consult your rental agreement for a complete list of prohibited belongings.
Do storage units have outlets?
No, most storage units do not have outlets. However, some companies (like CubeSmart) will install electric outlets for an additional charge. Contact your local self-storage facility for more information.
What can I store in a climate-controlled storage unit?
You can store anything in a climate-controlled storage unit that is allowed in a traditional storage space, such as boxes, household decor, and seasonal items. Climate-controlled storage is ideal for sensitive items like furniture, books, and electronics that don’t hold up well in extreme temperatures or humidity.
What type of furniture can I put in a storage unit?
You can store most furniture in a storage unit, including wood furniture (or wooden furniture), leather furniture, upholstered furniture, and antique furniture pieces. Many companies recommend climate-controlled units for furniture storage because it protects your belongings from heat and humidity.
What fits in a small storage unit?
You can often fit the belongings of one large closet or one small bedroom in a small storage unit. Sizes vary by company, so you should contact your local self-storage facility or read Move.org’s storage unit size guide for more info.