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Relocating can be a daunting process, especially during the month of May. There are so many details to coordinate including the packing process, scheduling your relocation with a professional moving company, and so on. Sometimes, people need storage solutions during the moving process for a number of reasons. If that’s the case, they should be aware of items not allowed in storage facilities, especially as “Crazy Tuesday” will be here before we know it! 

If you need an affordable temporary or long-term storage unit for your belongings, our veteran-owned moving company can accommodate not only packing services and moving labor but storage solutions as well. In the meantime, our Minnesota movers share a little more about “Crazy Tuesday” as well as items that aren’t allowed in storage units.

What Is “Crazy Tuesday”?

“Crazy Tuesday” is the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Similar to Black Friday, where the demand for retail products skyrockets ahead of a busy shopping season, Crazy Tuesday marks the beginning of the busiest moving season so demand for moving and storage services increases as well. Customers are seeking affordable and secure storage units. 

Things You Can’t Have in Storage Units

USA Family moving has available storage warehouses in Minnesota as well as storage facilities in Georgia that offer climate-controlled storage units. Although we can store numerous different things, several items are not allowed in storage units. Items not allowed in storage units include, but are not limited to:

Biological Waste Items

Biological waste is any material that contains or has been contaminated by a biohazardous agent. Some examples include:

  • Blood Vials
  • Culture Tubes of Infectious Agents or Diseases
  • Human or animal tissue
  • Needles and Syringes
  • Petri Dishes
  • Used Surgical Wraps

Dangerous Items

Storage facilities will not accept any dangerous or illegal items such as:

  • Ammunition
  • Drugs
  • Guns or Weapons
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Stolen Property or Merchandise

Flammable Items

Flammable items are not allowed in storage units due to the risk of a fire. For the safety of our employees, storage facility, and your belongings, these flammable items are excluded from our facility:

  • Gasoline
  • Grease
  • Kerosene
  • Motor Oils
  • Nail Polish Remover 
  • Propane

Food or Perishable Items

Due to the potential for food spoilage or pests, food and other perishable items are not allowed in storage facilities.  

Hazardous Products

Hazardous products can potentially leak or generate toxic fumes that can start a fire or poison someone. To ensure the safety of our employees, facilities, and your belongings, we ask that you refrain from storing items such as:

  • Anti-Freeze
  • Brake Fluid
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning Solutions including Bleach
  • Mouse or Rat Poison
  • Pool Chemicals


  • Latex or Lead Paint
  • Stains
  • Thinners
  • Turpentine

Unregistered or Uninsured Vehicles

Vehicles that are fully registered and insured can be stored; however, certain vehicles are not allowed in the storage facility if unregistered and uninsured:

  • Boats
  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • RVs
  • Trailers
  • Trucks

Wet Items

Although it is perfectly acceptable to store items that can be used in water, make sure your items in storage are dry to prevent mold and mildew.

Living Things

Our storage facility wants to provide temporary or long-term storage for your belongings; however, we are not responsible for maintaining living things nor are our storage facilities meant to be used as a home for living beings. The following cannot be stored in our facilities:

  • People
  • Pets
  • Plants

Climate-Controlled Storage Units at USA Family Moving

Our climate-controlled storage facilities provide temporary or long-term storage on Crazy Tuesday and beyond for all your belongings except items not allowed in storage facilities. Call our team of moving and storage professionals at (612) 286-0400 and request a free estimate. Don’t let the thought of your moving and storage needs overwhelm you. If you need help relocating, don’t wait to schedule your move with our professional packers and movers before the busy moving season ahead. 

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