What Can & Can’t Be Put In Storage Units? | Gulfport MS

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November 10th, 2021

Having trouble finding a place for your things? You can put anything in our storage units in Gulfport, MS! Well, maybe not everything. While you can store furniture, boxes of home decor, and even large-scale items in our various units, it’s important to only store items that are safe for our units and customers. At Dependable Storage, we are happy to provide our renters with spacious, climate-controlled storage units to keep their belongings safe and secure. Want to make sure you’re following our rules for safe use of your storage unit? Here's a guide to what is and isn't approved for self-storage.

What Can Go Into a Storage Unit

Some of the most common items stored in self-storage units are clothing, appliances, seasonal decor, and furniture. If you are moving, downsizing, or storing items for a loved one, a self-storage unit can help you to save space and keep your belongings safe from harm. In our larger storage units in Gulfport, MS, you can also safely store oversized boats and vehicles that will be unused during the winter months. With both appliances and boats, just makes sure that they have been thoroughly cleaned and dried before storing them. Otherwise, this can lead to mold and mildew growth within your storage unit. Not sure if your items will fit into our units? Our helpful Storage Calculator can help you to determine the right unit for you!

What Can’t Go In a Storage Unit

While you may keep personal belongings in a storage unit, you are not allowed to store any items that may be a threat to the health and safety of others. This means that chemicals, living items, stolen goods, or perishable items may not be placed in your unit. If any of your items can mildew, emit noxious fumes, or be potential fire hazards, you must find another way to safely store your items. Here are a few specific examples to avoid.
  • Food or plants are prohibited as they can attract pests during decomposition.
  • Wet items may mildew in your unit. Clean and dry them thoroughly before storage.
  • Any dangerous weapons, ammunition, or toxic materials like bleach or ammonia can cause potential harm to other storage unit tenants. You may not store combustible items in the unit, either.
  • While this may seem like common sense, no people or animals may live in a rental unit. This violates local and federal housing laws.
If you have any questions about whether or not your belongings are approved for storage in our units in Gulfport, MS, or our other locations, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Find Affordable Storage Units in Gulfport, MS

Dependable Storage gives you access to secure storage units in Gulfport, MS. Let us help you protect your belongings! Our temperature-controlled units are fenced, gated, and monitored by security cameras so you can feel safe while loading and unloading. And, we offer boxes, packing supplies, and elevator access to make your self-storage process as easy as possible. Give us a call at 228-206-0288 or message us online with any questions. Or, view our available units in Gulfport to find the perfect size to meet your needs. Start storing your belongings today!

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