Most Popular Items to Storage in a Storage Unit


Texas Mega Storage
November 3rd, 2022

popular items in a storage unit
It’s no surprise that storage units are an excellent way to keep your belongings safe- after all, storage is the name of the game. However, there are so many possibilities that you might get overwhelmed.

The modern American household has plenty of excess stuff. Sure, you could throw it away, but many items can hold a strong sentimental value for you or your family.

At Texas Mega Storage, we are here to help you securely store your most valuable items, no matter what they are.

If you can’t decide what to put in your storage unit, that’s no problem. Here are some of the most popular items that people choose to store in their self-storage units.

Common Items Stored in a Storage Unit

Holiday Decorations

Everybody loves to see seasonal decorations. Whether it’s a spooky Halloween prop or some patriotic decorations for the Fourth of July, holiday decor is always a delight to see.

However, when it’s out of season, these holiday decorations can do nothing but take up valuable space in your home.

You can stuff them in your basement, attic, or garage, but wouldn’t you rather use that space for something more valuable?

For this reason, many people choose to store their holiday decorations in a storage unit. With your favorite string of LED lights secure in self-storage, you can take them out seasonally and not have to worry about running out of space in your home.


Books enrich the mind, but if you’re a bookworm, they can take up far more space than your bookshelf provides.

You only have so much room for bookshelves in your home, and you don’t want your books spilling out onto every available surface.

With our self-storage units, you can rest assured that your book collection is in a safe environment with easy access whenever you’d like to read one.

If your book collection is particularly valuable, our climate-controlled storage can help keep your books safe in a constantly-managed environment.

Home Media

CDs, VHS tapes, and cassettes may be out-of-date, but you could have a sentimental attachment to them. Plus, with the return of vinyl records, who knows when these physical forms of home media will be in demand?

Alternatively, these pieces of home media could have valuable memories recorded. A CD or VHS tape could have footage of a wedding or a birthday party that you don’t want to be lost or damaged.

However, physical media takes up a lot of space! Thankfully, home media is an excellent candidate for storage unit contents. Your favorite albums, movies, and home memories will be safe in a storage unit.

Old Appliances

Sometimes your blender isn’t broken, but you got a new one. What do you do with your old blender? You don’t want to throw away an appliance that works just fine.

Maybe you could give it to a family member, but they’re not in the place to receive an appliance right now.

In these cases, a storage unit is the best option to temporarily hold these old appliances without taking up space in your home. When the time comes, your old appliances will be in perfect condition and ready to go to their new homes.

Collectible Items

Collectibles are valuable. When you collect any item, whether it be stamps, art, or figurines, you want to ensure that they remain in pristine condition- not just for the money they’re worth, but for the effort that you put into collecting them.

Collectible items are one of the best options to place in climate-controlled storage. With a constantly monitored environment, climate-controlled storage can keep your collectible items in the best shape possible until you decide to sell them or pass them on to your family.

Out-of-use Furniture

Much like appliances, the fact that furniture is old does not make it useless. Instead of dealing with old, out-of-style furniture in your living room or letting a large couch take up valuable space in your garage or basement, you can choose to put your old furniture in self-storage.

No matter what you decide to eventually do with your old furniture, whether you sell it or give it to your kids when they move out, your old furniture is safe in a self-storage unit.


Paperwork can be a burden, but it’s something that we all must deal with. Anything from bills to receipts, tax documents, insurance documents, and business documents can take up significant storage in your home office space.

Instead of letting everything pile up, you can put all of your paperwork in a self-storage unit or a climate-controlled storage unit, depending on how vital your paperwork is. Much like books and home media, storing paper is easy!

Old Clothes

Putting away old clothes can be nostalgic. Old clothes can make you think of your younger self, anywhere from last year or last decade. However, you can’t just hold on to all of your old clothes; you need to make way for new ones.

Putting your old clothes in a storage unit can make room for new clothes while keeping your old clothes in perfect condition for when you fit into them again or decide to pass them off to somebody else.

Maternity And Baby Supplies

Some people don’t just stop at one kid. If you have a family, you might plan on having more kids in the future.

Alternatively, somebody in your family could plan on having a kid, and you want to make their experience easier, but you don’t want your maternity or baby supplies taking up space in the meantime.

In these cases, a storage unit can keep your baby's supplies safe until the next family toddler comes around. Whether they’re your kid or another relative’s, the parents will surely appreciate your equipment!

Store Your Favorite Items In Spring, Tx

No matter what you’re storing in your storage unit (within legal and safety limits), Texas Mega Storage in Spring, Texas is here to help you keep your valuables safe.

Contact us today to rent a storage unit, or book one online!