What are common non-storable items?

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    Before you can store any item in your storage unit you need to know the rules. However big or small or whatever the properties of your items are you need to have a good idea of what you can and what not to store. Thankfully, we at Manhattan Movers NYC have all the information you need. For that reason, we’ve made a list of the most common non-storable items you can’t put into a storage unit. Take care of your items and we’re sure everything will be just fine.

    Food is one of the most common non-storable items

    One of the things that can’t and should never be in a storage unit is food. There are many problems that can arise when you try to put food and pantry inside a storage unit. Especially if it’s not climate-controlled and secured. For that reason, even the best storage units NYC won’t accept your food for long or short-term storage. The main reason is that it will go bad. However, that’s not it. The smell of food can attract rodents and insects. Above all, those critters can deal damage not only to your storage unit but also to the ones in the vicinity.

    Sliced bread
    Any type of food will be on the list of common non-storable items

    Flammable items

    Flammable items are really having a bad reputation, not by their fault. However, there’s no room for them inside a storage unit. That’s because they can cause a lot of damage in case of an accident. Of course, every storage facility is safe, but it’s never a good idea to take big risks. For that reason, you’ll never see our residential movers load anything that can be flammable. It’s highly illegal to do that, and unfortunately, there were catastrophes in the past which brought this type of ban.


    Another item that the movers won’t move and that is on the list of common non-storable items is your plants. The reasoning for this one is pretty vague, but from what we know movers can only move them with special approval. For long-distance moves, it’s almost certainly banned to move them around. On the other hand, a plant’s place is not in a storage unit. Without the care that it needs, it would soon die out.

    A bunch of plants
    A storage unit is not a place for plants

    Cleaning supplies are common non-storable items

    Because of the many toxic and corrosive elements, cleaning supplies are not suitable for a storage unit. Similar to how flammable objects can create a problem, cleaning supplies work in a similar fashion. However, if your cleaning supplies are natural, you might get them approved for storage. However, it’s always a good idea to take good care of them. There’s a reason why cleaning supplies are among the common non-storable items.

    There are good reasons for all the items on this list. Certain things can go bad while others can literally blow up in your face. For that reason why would you consider storing them inside a storage unit? We’ve told you about the most common non-storable items but the list goes on and on. Be sure that you give all the information to your storage facility manager. You don’t want anyone in danger just because you forgot to mention what you want to store.


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