We pride ourselves on providing the absolute best there is when it comes to our storage units. We want to make sure that no matter what you bring us, be it clothes, electronics, fine art, and even wine, we at Xtra storage are here to make sure your needs are met. However, with this, there are some items that we can recommend that you never use your storage unit to hold on to. Let us present you with a quick list of things that you are not able to put into storage.

Prohibited Items


Even though we pride ourselves on being an establishment that can house all of your wine needs, this is not the case when it comes to food. Food that is left in a storage unit will attract all sorts of pests and vermin, leading to a potential breach of your unit’s security. This inability to store food stretches out to not using boxes that once held food as storing boxes, as the lingering scent can also attract these disgusting creatures.

Firearms, Gun Powder, and Explosives

These items can pose a serious risk to not only the unit’s patron but to those who work there, and the unit itself. A storage unit is not a stable environment for items that can become so volatile.



Despite the fact that the units have climate control interiors, it is not a proper environment for a living creature to stay in, as most animals need space to move around and roam. Also, as was the case previously with storing food, their food will have the same effect.

Living in the Unit

As is the case with your pet, a storage unit is not suitable for a person to live in either. It is not safe, and you would be deprived of those necessary assets, such as running water, to live happy and healthy.

Xtra Storage Spaces

The Xtra Storage Companies of South Florida have been providing the best value in air-conditioned self-storage spaces for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on every day low prices, no extra fees, and are friendly to our clients! We’re a self-storage company but look at ourselves as an extension of your home. Come by for a cup of coffee and a tour — if you would like to learn more about our rates or the sizes of our units, please give us a call today at (305) 677-1483. We offer small storage spaces that would be perfect for a few boxes if you’d like to clear out some dinnerware etc.!