What Items -NOT- to Put in your Storage Unit

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Whether you’re renting a storage unit in San Francisco California, or somewhere in Orlando Florida…there are items that you should never place in a storage unit. If these items were to get into the wrong hands, you could possibly be opening to door to some unwelcome (and unpleasant) opportunities. It may never cross your mind that there is a possibility of losing ownership of your possessions when obtaining the services of a storage facility. Don’t always go with that assumption. It does happen. Always protect yourself from allowing an opportunity of crime for others, and take note of the items listed below BEFORE placing your treasured belongings into a storage unit. Store them elsewhere for safer keeping.

Degrees  / Resumes

Titles to Autos / Boats / Motorcycles / RV’s etc.

Social Security Cards / Birth Certificates / Passports

Live Credit Cards / Pay Stubs

Tax Records / Business Tax Records

Immigration Papers

Checkbooks-this is huge DESTROY ANY CHECKS FROM CLOSED ACCOUNTS  YOU COULD END UP IN JAIL!!!

Mortgage Files / Bank Statements

Professional Credentials ( ID badges, parking access cards,security badges)

Hospital Badges – Court Badges

Active Drivers License / ID Card

Homemade movies (porn) YES…think about this one!

Cell Phones with ALL of your personal info in them!

Computers loaded with all of your sensitive information

Court papers / Prison Records / Traffic tickets

Family / Friends / Animal Ashes

Uniforms ie..Police, UPS USPS, FEDEX etc…

Firearms / Weapons / Drugs /Alcohol

Storage Auction Winner Surprised by Vast Human Organ Collection

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Aat Uncle Bob’s Self Storage in PensacolaFlorida, an auction winner made a grisly discovery. Inside the pungent smelling storage locker were hundreds of human organs, sitting, some for over a decade, in formaldehyde-filled containers. The organs included lungs, hearts, and brains as well as some tissue samples. Disgracefully, many of these organs were stored in disposable fountain drink cups, and were pilfered from private autopsies at local funeral homes. The mad man behind the whole wicked collection, Dr. Michael Berkland, had previously been sacked from his job due to a dispute regarding autopsy records. One has to wonder whether this was an extreme case of hoarding, or if the bad doctor had something more sinister in mind for the hundreds of organs and tissue samples he had gathered for ten years. The collection seems obsessive and methodical, but not as if Berkland cherished his enormous organ collection… he let it go to auction after all. Charges against Berkland have not yet been filed but he may go down for breaking several statutes which outline how one is to dispose of biomedical waste as well as human remains. Buyer beware at the next storage auction you visit! And maybe try not to bid on the units that smell like rotting brains!

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Woman Raised In Storage Unit For Over A Decade

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We’ve covered stories here at INeedStorage about uncanny and unique uses for storage units, whether they be past or present. Throughout our time covering news stories about Self-Storage and the plethora of facilities that dot the American landscape, we’ve repeatedly mused about the possibility of individuals or whole families living in a storage unit. While this seems wholly impossible- (where would you go to the bathroom?) one woman named Jodi Jill is claiming that she spent over ten years of her life calling a single 10×20 storage unit home. Not only did Ms. Jill grow up in this storage locker in Loveland, CO, she allegedly shared it with three siblings and her two parents. While Ms. Jill contends that her tale of her storage unit-cum-home is one-hundred percent factual, several skeptics question how a family could live undetected for over a decade in the cramped, dark, dankness of a storage unit. Jill maintains that the facility managers and security knew of her family’s residence in the storage facility, but failed to report it or take action against the family. While one may be reminded of Flowers in the Attic by Jill’s fair hair and complexion combined with the fact that she almost grew up in secret, it is relieving to see Jill living a life of normalcy all these years later. We wish Jill and her family members the best, and hope that whoever wins the Presidential election spend serious time considering the welfare of families, including their shelter.
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