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What Should I Put In Storage

Do you need to store your items due to downsizing? Are you renovating your home and don’t know where to place your things while you are sprucing up your home? Are you looking for short-term storage during a move?

Life was hard enough in 2020. We don’t need to bring the chaos and uncertainty of last year into 2021 by attempting to shove your things into an already full closet or garage. Use a storage unit at Family Moving & Storage to make your life easier! Now there is no more playing Tetris or musical chairs with your bins, boxes, or decorations. We’d say that is a win.

Why Storage?

According to the Statista Research Department, new self-storage space increased in 2020 to about 60 million square feet. Meaning, there is plenty of room for all the things you need to store! Plus, the average time someone rents a storage unit is approximately 14 months, with 20% of people utilizing storage units for 2-3 months. So, no matter how long that home renovation is or how short that waiting period between your old home and new home move-in date, using one of our storage units is your best bet.

Before placing your extra items in storage, there are a few dos and don’ts for storage units. So grab a notepad and pencil and let’s start planning!

  • Declutter the home first.
  • Find the best storage unit.
  • Be aware of storage unit don'ts.
  • List the items that are used frequently.
  • List the items that are used irregularly or not at all.


Alright, you’ve made it this far. When determining what items to pack up and store, you should be aware of things that work great in storage. Storing seasonal items and furniture are great ways to maximize the space in your storage unit while opening up your home.


  • Imagine all the space you’ll have after removing those bulky sweaters and winter boots for your new spring and summer wardrobe!

Holiday decor

  • Playing musical bins with holiday decor is stressful and frustrating. With a storage unit, you’ll have the space to put all your holiday decor without needing to shift everything around.

Furniture sets

  • If you are renting a furnished place, keep your floor plan open by storing your dining room set or living room set.

Patio furniture

  • Were you adding to or renovating your sunroom? Place your outdoor furniture in storage. There is no need to rearrange your living room and give up your precious floor space; put them in a storage unit.


Safety first! Quickly, we will review the things that should never be placed in a storage unit. Flammable, combustible, or hazardous materials are always a bad choice for a storage unit. It is important to note that living plants just won’t survive in a storage unit. Try rehoming your beloved plant to a friend or family member instead!

Flammable and Combustible Items

  • Propane tanks
  • Lighter fluid
  • Paint
  • Fireworks (sorry, those are a no-go)

Hazardous Materials

  • Bleach
  • Insecticides
  • Cleaning products

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Ready to open up space in your home? Contact us and discover the relaxation and peace of mind that storage can bring you. Let our family take care of your stuff with a storage unit at Family Moving & Storage!

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