What Can You Keep in a Storage Locker?
While storage lockers can be a great option for minimizing clutter around your home, not everything you own can be put into storage. At Protec Storage, our team members are often asked by customers, “What can you keep in a storage locker?“. In order to answer this question and to help you make informed decisions about what to put into storage, we have put together a list of some of the different items that can and cannot be stored in a storage locker.
Items that Can be Stored in a Storage Locker
Common items that can be stored in a storage locker include:
A range of different seasonal items, such as boxes of winter or summer clothes, sports equipment, holiday decorations, or camping gear, can easily be stored in a storage locker. Even landscaping equipment like lawnmowers or snowblowers can be put in storage, as long as the fuel has been drained.
Most types of household goods—books, furniture, toys, clothes, office supplies, kitchen items, and linens—are allowed in your storage locker. Using a storage locker to store household items during a move can be a great option for homeowners who want to take their time unpacking.
Businesses can rent storage lockers when moving locations or to store excess office furniture, equipment, and supplies. Storage lockers can also be a great option for businesses that want to store filing cabinets of paperwork that are not needed on a daily basis.
Electronics & Appliances
Most electronics and appliances can be placed in a storage locker, as long as they are not left plugged in while being stored. It is also important to ensure that all appliances have been cleaned out and are dried prior to being stored to prevent mold and mildew.
Items that Cannot be Stored in a Storage Locker
Some of the different items that cannot be stored in a storage locker include:
Toxic or hazardous materials that can catch fire or explode, including biological waste, fertilizer, and gasoline, should never be placed in a storage locker.
Only vehicles that are fully registered, insured, and in operable condition can be placed in a storage locker. This includes cars, boats, RVs, trailers, trucks, and motorcycles.
Perishable food items, such as produce, meat, dairy, cereals, rice, and pet food, are not allowed in a storage locker, as these items can attract bugs and rodents or encourage mold or bacteria growth.
If you would like to learn more about what you can keep in a storage locker, or if you are interested in one of our storage rental services, please contact Protec Storage at 604-776-1114 or by filling out a contact form on our website.