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5 High-Risk Storage Unit Items

Greenville NC storage units are a practical solution for decluttering, moving, or long-term storage, offering a secure, convenient place to keep belongings

September 1, 2023

Greenville NC storage units are a practical solution for decluttering, moving, or long-term storage, offering a secure, convenient place to keep belongings. While Secure Storage provides ample storage options, unit renters must remember that not all items are acceptable for self-storage environments. To ensure the safety of all renters and their property, our team has outlined high-risk items that renters should never keep in a self-storage unit.


Items that can spoil or grow harmful bacteria when left out should never stay in a self-storage unit. Perishable items can attract pests and rodents, and the decomposition process releases foul odors and gases that can damage neighboring items.

Perishable Items Can Include:

  • Meats and dairy products
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Bakery items
  • Plants and floral arrangements
  • Fresh herbs

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials can potentially cause harm to human health, the environment, or property if not handled correctly. Renters should never keep anything flammable, toxic, or explosive in Greenville NC storage units.

Hazardous Materials Can Include:

  • Gasoline
  • Propane tanks
  • Chemicals
  • Paints
  • Fireworks

Living Creatures

Storage units, including climate controlled storage units Greenville NC, are not humane living spaces for pets or plants. Keeping a pet in a storage unit will have a negative impact on their physical and mental health.

Conditions that Make Storage Units Uninhabitable for Pets:


Firearms and other lethal weapons should never be left in storage units, as they pose a major safety risk when left unattended. In many jurisdictions, it is illegal to keep firearms in a storage unit as the laws governing firearm ownership require strict criteria for storage.

Risks of Keeping Weapons in a Storage Unit:

  • Unauthorized access or theft
  • Equipment malfunction or damage due to environmental conditions
  • Accidental injury or discharge

Illegal Items

Stolen goods and illegal substances are strictly prohibited in Greenville NC storage units, leading to severe legal consequences if discovered.

Illegal Items Prohibited in Storage Units Can Include:

  • Drugs and paraphernalia
  • Vehicles without tags
  • Stolen or counterfeit goods
  • Pirated software/equipment
  • Incriminating evidence

Browse Our Available Greenville NC Storage Units

Renters can help ensure the safety and integrity of their belongings by staying mindful of what they keep in our Greenville NC storage units. A thorough review of the facility's storage rules and regulations should guide renters in the right direction, and when in doubt, a member of our facility staff at Secure Storage can provide further insight. Browse our available standard and climate-controlled storage units in Greenville today.

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