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Can I live or sleep in a storage unit?

No, you cannot live or sleep in a storage unit at Extra Space Storage. It's illegal to use self storage as a residence. Additionally, you cannot use a storage unit to store living things (e.g., animals, plants), hazardous materials (i.e., anything that's flammable or combustible), or perishable food.

There are plenty of legal ways to use self storage at Extra Space Storage. Common reasons why people rent a storage unit include:

  • Moving to a new home

  • Decluttering a home

  • Remodeling a home

  • Experiencing a life transition (e.g., retirement, separation, relocation)

  • Living in a small apartment

  • Heading off to college

  • Transferring to a new military base

  • Running a small business

  • Storing a vehicle temporarily

If you're looking to store household items like furniture and appliances, business items like inventory and equipment, or vehicles in working condition, Extra Space Storage has a number of convenient storage solutions that can accommodate your needs!

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