Keeping Your Stored Items Safe with Go Mini’s

Moving can be a stressful experience, but with the help of Go Mini’s, you can rest assured that your items are in safe hands. Go Mini’s provide a convenient and reliable storage solution for families preparing to move or renovate their homes. However, it’s important to know what items should not be stored in Go Mini’s to ensure the safety and integrity of your belongings. We're detailing some of the "non-allowable" items that cannot be stored in your Go Mini’s container and why it’s important to follow these guidelines for safe storage.

Non-Allowables: What Items Cannot Be Stored in Go-Mini’s

Go Mini’s are great for storing household items, but there are certain items that cannot be stored for safety purposes. Here are some examples of what cannot be stored in Go Mini’s:

Hazardous Materials and Fire Hazards

Hazardous materials include but are not limited to chemicals, propane tanks, gasoline, and other flammable liquids. These items can cause fires or explosions and pose a danger to drivers, packers, and the other items in the storage unit. It’s important to dispose of these items properly and safely to avoid any risks.

Drain and clean any gas-powered items before loading them, do not store fireworks, batteries, or other combustible items inside your container.

Heat Sensitive Items

Heat-sensitive items include products that can be damaged by temperature changes like candles, electronics, and plastics. These items can melt or become damaged when stored in a hot environment, leading to further complications. Not only will this lead to damage of the heat-sensitive items, but melted wax or plastic may also damage other items inside your container.

Heat-sensitive items also include electronic storage devices, photos and photo albums, photo film, and art.

Perishable Items

Perishable items, such as food and plants, are not allowed in Go Mini’s as they can quickly rot, create bad odors, or attract pests in the unit. Mold and mildew could also spread to other stored items, causing more damage.

Personal Valuables and Documents

Personal valuables and documents are items that should not be packed in Go Mini’s. Items of irreplaceable or sentimental value should be stored securely or transported with you, in the case of a move, to prevent damage and ensure they are not lost or misplaced during your relocation.

Potential Risks of Storing Non-Allowables in Go Mini’s

Storing non-allowable items in Go Mini’s poses risks to the storage unit contents and potentially the individual storing the items. Here are some potential risks you need to be aware of:

Spread of Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew can spread quickly when there is moisture in the air. Wet or mildewed items stored in the same unit can cause mold and mildew to spread to other items, which can cause damage to your items and render them unsafe to place back inside your home, or event unusable.

Fire Hazards

Storing hazardous materials, especially flammable liquids, increases the risk of fires in storage units. Fires can cause damage to the entire unit and put other belongings at risk. It is important to take all necessary precautions to prevent fires from starting.

Pests and Rodents

It's easy to get carried away loading all your items into your container, but stop any think before loading. Many items can attract pests and rodents or even already have pests inside them, like old boxes you picked up from the local store, outdoor lawn and garden tools, and more. Especially if you plan to leave items in your container for an extended period of time, consider the type of items you are loading, where they have been, and if they have a chance to attract pests.

Stay safe and pack with confidence

When packing your container, remember, not all items are allowed inside your Go Mini’s container. This helps to ensure the safety and security of you, your driver, and all your belongings.

Knowing what items should not be packed and following these guidelines can ensure that all items are in good condition when retrieved. Storing non-allowable items can lead to potential risks such as mold and mildew growth, and fire hazards and more. So, before loading; stop, think, and remove any items that may cause damage or harm to you, your items, or our Go Mini's team during relocation and storage.

Click here for a full list of non-allowable items from Go Mini's and be sure to reach out with any questions about items you may be on the fence about loading into your container. Your local Go Mini's rep is here to help!

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