Before moving your items into self storage, be sure to double-check that everything you have is safe to store. Here’s a quick rundown of the items that we allow to be stored:
If you’re a sales representative for a medical or pharmaceutical supply company, self storage can be a convenient solution for keeping your products organized and easily accessible without cluttering up your office or filling your car trunk. Most medical supplies are allowed (as long as they aren’t radioactive), but check with your Extra Space Storage facility manager just in case.
Do you operate a construction, landscaping, or other home service business? You can store your tools and equipment at Extra Space Storage. Trailers, mowers, plumbing supplies, building materials, and more are acceptable to store at our facilities. If there’s something you’re not sure is on the “safe list,” ask a manager!
Vehicles of all sizes can be stored with Extra Space Storage! We offer indoor, covered, and outdoor vehicle storage options throughout the country for motorcycles, cars, business vans, small trucks, boats, jet skis, snowmobiles, trailers, campers, and RVs. The only stipulations are that your vehicle must be registered, insured, and in operational condition.
A 5x10 storage unit can hold about a studio apartment's worth of items.
It fits furnishings of a mid-sized bedroom, including a queen-sized bed, a dresser, a TV and several small to medium-sized boxes.
Some items may seem as though they’re safe to store at home or at your business, but we don’t allow them at Extra Space Storage. Here’s a quick rundown of the items that we do NOT allow to be stored:
If you’re wondering what liquids or materials you shouldn’t keep in your storage unit, it’s anything that is considered inherently dangerous. That includes, but is not limited to:
lamp & motor oil
products containing asbestos
radioactive equipment or supplies
hazardous, toxic, or biological waste
Perishable food and even pet food is not allowed to be kept at Extra Space Storage. The storage of produce, meat, and any item that may spoil can attract unwanted pests and will result in the termination of your lease agreement.
When it comes to plants, you cannot store any (living or dead) inside an Extra Space Storage unit. Plants can attract pests and cause an infestation that does irreparable damage to both your unit and the stored belongings of other customers at our facility.
In the event that you have extra tires—meaning more than the four attached to your vehicle—you may not use a storage unit to keep these items. The cost to dispose of tires puts a strain on facility owners, and the difficulty in putting out a tire fire (should they catch fire) can create a larger problem.
No matter what, you or any animal you own is prohibited from living in your storage unit at Extra Space Storage. It’s illegal, and it puts you and other storage customers at risk. So don’t do it!
For items that are highly sensitive to moisture like clothes, photos, books, and more, cardboard boxes might not be the best storage solution since cardboard can absorb moisture over time. Airtight plastic containers will keep moisture out and provide you with a lasting storage solution for practically any use.
If you want to keep your belongings in great condition while in self storage, make sure you put them into storage in great condition. Wood, leather, and upholstered furniture—as well as clothes and appliances—shouldn’t be put into storage without a thorough cleaning first.
Make sure that you take the proper precautions with fragile items. Use bubble wrap and label boxes containing fragile items to make sure they’re handled and stored appropriately in the storage unit.
When you move your belongings into storage, they’ll need to be covered by insurance. This can be through your homeowners or renters insurance or through self storage insurance offered at the storage facility.