Common Items That Are Put Away in A Self-Storage Unit

Published on 1/27/2023

Having a garage space is a great way to store items of all kinds, from furniture to clothing to electronics. However, things can become overwhelming and difficult to manage when you're storing too many items in one area. One way to simplify your life is to get rid of some of your items by putting them in a self-storage unit.

Self-storage units are gaining in popularity as they become more available and affordable. However, when first moving into a self-storage unit, many people are not sure what items they should put away. In order to make this process easier, we compiled a list of common items that are put away in a self-storage unit.


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It is not uncommon for people to store their Christmas decors, Halloween decorations, and Easter baskets in a self-storage unit. Other seasonal items include fishing rod, camping gear, summer clothing, and further belongings that is only used in a limited time of the year.


Household items

Some examples of household items are books, toys, office supplies, furniture, clothes, kitchen items, or belongings that have sentimental value to the family.



Electronics can include televisions, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles, computers and so on. Self-storage unit owners are also allowed to store electronic items such as DVDs, TV, stereo, and printers.



Appliances like freezers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, washing machine, vacuums, or even paper shredders are some common items that are put away in a self-storage unit. However, you need to make sure that the appliances are in good enough condition so that they can be used again when decided.



Even if you have a garage with plenty of space, there is still the issue of what to do with old, broken or unused vehicles such as boats, motorcycles, RVs, or pristine cars. Luckily, with the right registration, proper maintenance, and suitable storage space, you can store these vehicles on a unit. Keep in mind that some companies require the vehicle to be operable and insured.



There's nothing worse than not knowing where to store your items and then scrambling to find a place to put them in case you may need them. To help you make your decision, we shared some helpful information about the different types of items that can be stored on a self-storage unit!