What you’re looking for is a hotel! Actually the question “Can you sleep in self storage?” is asked more often than you may think! Sadly, you can’t sleep in your self storage room. Whilst we understand the attraction of wanting to sleep in there, rooms are; dry, secure, quiet and sometimes even have a bed in them.
You may find it a long walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night or you may find it tricky to heat hot food (cooking inside a storage room would be a fire hazard!). Doors lock from the outside which can be dangerous and there is no natural light in the rooms.
Storage facilities have a high level of security in them that would ensure you would be caught. This would be a violation of your lease and your storage contract would be terminated. It is illegal to live in an area that does not have permission for residential use.
If you are struggling to find accommodation, speak to a store manager. They can act as a liaison and help you get back on your feet and sent to a safe place.
Here are a list from our T&Cs of others things that can not be stored;
8. You must not store (and You must not allow any other person to store) any of the following in the Unit:-
8.1. food or perishable goods unless securely packed so that they are protected from and do not attract vermin;
8.2. birds, fish, animals or any other living creatures;
8.3. combustible or flammable materials or liquids such as gas, paint, petrol, oil or cleaning solvents;
8.4. firearms, explosives, weapons or ammunition;
8.5. chemicals, radioactive materials, biological agents;
8.6. toxic waste, asbestos or other materials of a potentially dangerous nature;
8.7. any item which emits any fumes, smell or odour;
8.8. any illegal substances, illegal items or goods illegally obtained, including counterfeit goods, illicit (smuggled/counterfeit) tobacco, illicit alcohol, unlicensed medicines, unsafe goods (including toys, electrical items, cosmetics, fireworks);
8.9. compressed gases.
9. You must not (and You must not allow any other person to):- 9.1. use the Unit or do anything on the Site or in the Unit which may be a nuisance to Us or the users of any other unit or any person on the Site;
9.2. do anything on the Site or in the Unit which may invalidate any of Our insurance policies or those of other unit users or increase the premiums payable on them;
9.3. use the Unit as offices or living accommodation or as a home or business address and not use the address of the Site or the Unit for receiving or sending mail;
9.4. spray paint or do any mechanical work of any kind in the Unit;
9.5. attach anything to the internal or external surfaces of the Unit or make any alteration to the Unit;
9.6. allow any liquid, substance, smell or odour to escape from the Unit or any noise to be audible or vibration to be felt outside the Unit;
9.7. cause any damage to the Unit or any other unit or the Site or its facilities or to the property of Us or any other unit users or other persons on the Site and if You cause any damage You must (at Our option) repair, restore or replace such damage or item or reimburse the costs of making necessary repairs, restoration or replacement or make proper compensation;
9.8. leave anything in or cause any obstruction or undue hindrance in any passageway, stairway, service area or other part of the Site and You must at all times exercise courtesy to others and reasonable care for Your own safety and that of others in using these areas.
9.9. leave any waste or refuse that is created by storing the Goods. You will be charged the reasonable costs of disposing of such waste or refuse if You fail to comply with this term; or
9.10. connect or provide any utilities or services to the Unit unless authorised in advance in writing by Us.