Home » What Can I Store In My Self Storage Unit?

Self Storage is a fantastic way to keep your belongings safe and out of the way. When it comes to figuring out what you can store, you really need to consider two things:

1. How delicate is the item?

2. How bulky is the item?


The delicacy of your items will dictate the decision process of choosing a storage unit. Indoor, climate controlled units tend to be better for liquids and fragile items (especially ones that are old). Extreme temperatures can ruin certain fabrics, paintings, etc, so it is critical to compensate for that.

The other limitation is the size of your items. Self Storage units get pretty big (up to 10’x30′ at DAK), which can accommodate a whole lot of stuff. Even so, some items are just too long or too tall to store properly. You’ll want to compare the square footage of a unit with the exact measurements of your items before renting.

Besides those general rules, here are some specific items that you cannot store:

  • Gasoline
  • Explosives
  • Stolen Items
  • Drugs
  • Animals or Pets
  • Highly Flammable Liquids and Aerosols
  • Clinical/Medical Waste and Infectious Substances
  • Counterfeit Money, Postage, and Bonds
  • Environmental Waste (Batteries, Asbestos, Excrement)
  • Organic Peroxides and Chemicals
  • Corrosive Poisons, Pesticides, and Dry Ice
  • Other Possessions That Are Deemed Illegal or Dangerous in PA

Should you have any concerns about whether or not something of yours might be appropriate to store, please reach out to us and we will work with you to find a solution.