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    What Should or Should Not be Stored in a Self Storage Unit?

    One and Done Self Storage is your number-one choice for convenient and affordable mini self storage rentals in Louisville! We have many options for storing extra items of many types; think of it as a second garage or business supply room.

    When planning what to store in your unit, whether for business or personal purposes, consider that all storage facilities have restrictions on what they will allow you to store on their premises. This is for the protection of not just you and your belongings, but the facility staff and other customers and their goods. At One and Done Self Storage (as at any other self storage facility), you will be required to sign a lease indicating that you understand and agree to adhere to the rules and restrictions for what items are allowable.

    In preparation for renting a One and Done Self Storage climate-controlled or standard storage unit, make out a preliminary inventory of the items you wish to store. Bring this with you to review with the One and Done Self Storage facility manager to make sure you’ll be in full compliance with the list of allowable items. Full disclosure of what you will be storing is required. Or, if you’re not sure if an item is allowed, call One and Done Self Storage ahead of time to find out. This will prevent any related inconvenience upon arriving at the storage site.

    Here is a list of items and materials about which we are commonly asked:

    Combustible, Flammable, Hazardous or Toxic Materials

    This includes compressed gas, propane tanks, kerosene, lamp and motor oil, acid, grease, corrosives, fertilizer, paint, cleaners, chemicals, narcotics, or hazardous, toxic or biological waste. Asbestos or products containing asbestos are not allowed. You also cannot store fireworks, explosives, weapons or ammunition.

    Medical/Pharmaceutical Supplies & Equipment

    If you are a sales representative, you may find a self-storage unit at One and Done Self Storage a convenient place to manage medical supplies and pharmaceutical samples. It is a useful way to keep your products organized and easily accessible without cluttering up your office or filling your car trunk. While most supplies are acceptable, radioactive equipment — or anything that contains radioactive materials — cannot legally be stored.

    Tires & Vehicles

    Storing vehicles is generally acceptable, as long as they are registered, insured and in operational condition.  Most facilities will not let you store more than four tires in your self-storage unit because of the cost to dispose of them.

    Perishable Food and Animal Products

    Canned foods can be stored in storage units, but perishable food products such as cereals produce or meats are not allowed. These may spoil or attract pests.

    Construction Equipment

    If you work in construction, it can be convenient to stop by your storage unit at One and Done Self Storage on the way to the site and pick up the equipment you need. However, please check with the One and Done Self Storage facility manager before planning to store any construction equipment.

    Miscellaneous Prohibited Items

    Any animals or plants — alive or dead — cannot be stored. Nor can any stolen items. People are not allowed to plug in or use refrigerators, freezers, generators, space heaters or live in storage units.

    If you have any question about the items you wish to store, consult the One and Done Self Storage facility manager before you pack and arrive at the site.


    * Thanks to Global Self Storage for the great tips!