All storage companies have specific rules and guidelines that spell out the things you can and cannot put into storage units. I’d like to think that it’s exceptionally obvious the items that don’t belong in storage units, but you know what, isn’t it always best to spell it out- just in case. By just in case, I’m referring to the kid that brings the equivalent of a 4-course Thanksgiving dinner to your 2pm pysch class and thinks nothing of it… You know exactly the type of kid I’m referring to. The oblivious one.
Now, let’s get this list started:
Live animals or plants. Apart from qualifying as outright cruelty, storing either will attract insects and possibly other live animals. I’m not referring to your cute pet rabbit you call Trixy, I’m talking big, fat rodents that hang with those ninja turtle characters.
Stolen property. Do I need to explain this one? I hope not. Stealing is bad.
Hazardous materials. Anything that can cause serious damage in the event of an inadvertent spill should be kept far away from, well anything important, really.
Noxious materials. These can not only result in damage to property, but also cause serious health issues to individuals exposed. Seriously guys, no noxious materials.
Flammable materials. Please note that in this case only will memorabilia pertaining to any team other than a Boston sports team not be considered as flammable.
Perishable items, like food. Don’t be silly. Seriously, don’t store food. It can go bad, start to smell, sometimes even grow things on itself. Then come the rodents.
Illegal drugs. Unless you’re looking to get arrested, I’d suggest you refrain from storing anything illegal period.
Explosives. This should go without saying, for obvious reasons.
Firearms or weapons. If you own a gun, you got it for a reason, either you enjoy hunting or you got it for protection. Either way, you’ll want that sucker on you or stored safely at home. Let’s keep it that way.
People. While it sounds kind of funny, if this thought seriously crossed your mind, you should go directly to a counselor. Or a mental health clinic.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this lesson on what not to store with us.
Until next time,