Having a personal storage unit in Gulfport can be a lifesaver — you can declutter your home, store RVs and boats, and be a valuable tool for when you are in the middle of a big move. When it comes to content you can store, almost anything goes — almost. There are a few types of items that you should never store in a storage locker for various reasons. Today in our blog at 1st Choice Storage in Gulfport, we are going to go over a few things you should definitely not keep stored in your personal storage unit.

Belongings that are considered hazardous

You may be thinking, “Duh. Who would store hazardous waste in a storage unit?”, but it happens more often than you might think. Certain things like industrial strength cleaners, weed killers, and aerosol cans are all common household items that are considered hazardous to keep in personal storage. Anything that has the potential to cause damage to someone else’s property or hurt another person if spilled or opened is considered to be hazardous for all intents and purposes.


Some examples of other household items that you can not and should not store are:


  • Fireworks
  • Pesticides
  • Lawnmowers with gasoline in the tank
  • Vehicle materials like:

    • Oil
    • Antifreeze
    • Transmission fluid
    • Gasoline
    • Car batteries


While it may seem silly to not allow some materials like cleaning supplies, it simply is not worth the risk. Not only will you no longer be allowed to use the storage facility, but you don’t want to be the guy or gal who is responsible for an explosion, an injury, or damage to someone’s property at the storage unit facility.


To learn more about what belongings are and are not allowed in our personal storage at 1st Choice Storage in Gulfport, reach out to us.



When it comes to money, there is a special personal storage facility where your money is insured, safe, and easily accessed. Better yet, most of the time the money storage units are free to use. This type of storage is known as a bank and is much more suited to storing your money. While personal storage is often secure, most facilities are not quite as secure as a bank is. Do yourself a favor and avoid storing cash in your storage unit, there are much better places for storing funds.



Food is delicious and necessary for us to live, but it does not belong in a storage unit. Whether it be pet food or human food, it can attract unwanted visitors to the personal storage unit. Critters like mice, raccoons, and insects are all drawn in by the promise of food. Even if your food is sealed in a bag or container, it can still attract uninvited guests.


Additionally, food has an annoying habit of spoiling. If food goes bad in your storage unit, the rotting smell can get into everything else that is in the unit — and likely neighboring units as well.

Reach out to us at 1st Choice For Storage today for any questions on what you can and can’t store, and get your free personal storage quote!