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Top 5 things stored in storage units

By Blog Author on Tues. Sept. 4th, 2017

Over the course of time we tend to accumulate a lot of belongings. Whether it be a family heirloom that you have an emotional attachment to, an appliance that's not currently needed, or clothes and decorations that are not in season a storage unit provides an extremely convenient and secure environment for you to place those items until they are needed. If you find yourself needing some extra storage space you are not alone! Here is a list of the 5 most common items stored in storage facilities.


  1. Christmas Decorations

    Holiday Decorations - 9 out of 10 Americans celebrate Christmas. When you add in other common holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving, that's a lot of trees, lights, pumpkins, and ghosts that need a place to go during the rest of the year. For those that do not have sufficient storage at home a storage facility can be an excellent place to pack those things away.

  2. Furniture

    Furniture - Furniture can be expensive, so holding on to extra pieces in case they are needed in the future makes perfect sense. One of the most common scenarios would be baby furniture. Babies require a lot of time, attention, money and furniture! When you are planning on having multiple children placing that crib, swing, playpen, changing table and countless other necessities in a storage unit can save you time, money, and a headache in the future.

  3. Files

    Files - Throughout life we collect several important paper items that need some extra protection. Storage facilities can provide a secure, waterproof, and environmentally controlled location to put those irreplaceable documents.

  4. Christmas Decorations

    Files - Throughout life we collect several important paper items that need some extra protection. Storage facilities can provide a secure, waterproof, and environmentally controlled location to put those irreplaceable documents.

  5. Christmas Decorations

    Collector Items or Valuables - When you think of storage unites you think of convenience, or extra space, but a storage units are also extremely secure! With surveillance, locking gates, and locks on all unites a storage facility can provide an excellent place to keep your valuable collections, rare artifacts, or other heirlooms and valuables.

Do you have belongings that you would like to hold onto? Check American Self Storage to reserve a unit at a facility near you!