The Don’ts of Self Storage

Published on 1/9/2023

Renting a self storage unit can save you space, money, and time. However, you need to follow a few simple tips to make sure you get the most out of your self storage experience.

Don’t store anything not permitted by your self storage provider

Self storage units can be great for storing a variety of things, but not everything is permitted or safe to store. Make sure you check with your self storage provider or read your contract to ensure you don’t store anything that isn’t permitted. 

Generally, these items would include: 

  • perishable foods
  • ammunition
  • plants
  • flammable materials 
  • animals
Don’t let anyone else access your unit

Unless the person is someone you trust or someone who needs access to your unit, don’t share your key or access code with anyone else. 

Don’t forget to lock your unit

Always make sure you lock your unit properly when leaving. Whether you’re coming back in an hour, or don’t plan on returning until the following week. It’s always best to keep your unit locked and your items secure from potential thieves. 

Don’t leave items unprotected

Prevent items from being damaged or broken by taking the time to properly pack them away. Use the correct storage boxes and never pack your boxes to heavy or high. Fragile items should also be stored in a secure spot and carefully wrapped in packing paper.

Successfully use self storage 

Follow the 'dos' and ‘don’ts’ of self storage for a stress-free storage experience! Whether you’re a first-time self storage renter or a long-term tenant, these tips will help you make the most of renting a self storage unit in Fort Smith or elsewhere.

Furthermore, if you’re new to self storage and looking for a storage facility near you, Chaffee West Office and Mini Storage is a great option! With indoor storage units, there’s sure to be a storage solution for you. Check out more storage options online or call the team on (479) 322-8608.