Things You Should Never Keep in a Storage Unit

Sensitive documents

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You may think you’re protecting yourself by locking your documents away, but as many thieves have shown, a Master Lock is no deterrent. In fact, in Washington state, a hard drive containing 1.2 million people’s names, health records, and Social Security numbers was stolen from a storage unit, according to the Associated Press.

Toxic or hazardous chemicals

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Holding on to those paint cans is tempting, but the potential for heat and lack of ventilation in storage units make storing chemical a potential for disaster. Check out these 50 organizing tips.

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