The Types of Items You Can Put into Self-Storage

Self-storage units are perfect if you need to store your excess items but don’t have the space for them. They come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one that fits your needs. For instance, one that is a 10×10 storage unit. You can even find climate-controlled self-storage units, which are ideal if you’re storing delicate items or those that require extra protection.

Types of Items Suitable for Self-storage

Below is a list of typical items that tend to be put into self-storage. This may help you to decide what to put into your storage unit. However, it will also be a case of what is surplus to you and not used all that often, or at all currently.

Here is your list:

  • Household items
  • Furniture
  • Office Supplies
  • Artwork and Collectibles
  • Seasonal Decorations
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Tires and Auto Parts
  • Extra Clothes and Shoes
  • Books and Documents
  • Cars and e-scooters

Furniture will invariably be put into self-storage because we often only need all of our chairs when we have a party. Wardrobes can take up a lot of space in a home when we have more than one of them. In a storage unit, we can even keep our spare clothes within that heavy and awkward wardrobe that we have moved away from our home. Drive-in units make it easy to drop off such items.

Many people will put valuable items such as artwork and collectibles into self-storage because they will be better protected than inside their homes. This is because of temperature-controlled conditions and 24/7 security that will watch self-storage units. In many cases, the footage will be viewed regularly to check for suspicious activity rather than just be acted upon if there should be a theft committed. The level of security provided should, however, prevent this. Self-storage facilities tend to have coded doors to prevent unauthorized access, with entry mainly restricted to those who have items stored.

Sports equipment that is only needed when we go and play our sport can take up a lot of room, depending on the activity. This can be retrieved from a nearby storage unit on our way to play a game, and then returned. This is possible because of the often 24/7 access that exists.

Winter clothes are a typical item put into self-storage units because we do not need them any other time. Summer clothes tend to take up less space but can also be kept in a self-storage facility when not required. Shoes tend to take up a lot of space because they always come in pairs. It does not matter how many we end up with when we can transfer some of them into a self-storage solution.

How many of us have a pile of old magazines that we just do not want to part with? These can be kept away from the damp (as can be the case in many sheds) when we can put them into a temperature or humidity-controlled self-storage unit.

We might use the self-storage unit as an extension of our garage. Many can be too small to house anything more than a vehicle.

Seasonal Changes in Decor

We may just think of holiday decorations here, but self-storage units are also useful when it comes to allowing us to change the look of our home between all seasons. We can have the items from the old season put into storage and the new season brought out of our storage unit. This saves us from buying items again to satisfy the look we desire for each season.


There are a few things you should keep in mind when deciding what to put into self-storage. First, ensure that the items are properly packed and protected. This will help to prevent damage during storage and while the items are being moved. Second, be aware of any restrictions that the self-storage facility might have. Some facilities don’t allow certain types of items. Lastly, think about how far away your self-storage unit is when you have a sudden change of mind.

Many items can be put into self-storage to help us when we run out of space at home. Always check with providers that the item is suitable if you are not sure and think about which items are best for storing away.

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