To protect your items from rodents and insects do not store perishable food, pet food or anything that can spoil and that will attract any unwanted pests. Do not store kitchen appliances that have not been cleaned.
Unfortunately, we cannot control what your neighbor will store in their storage unit. To better protect your items pack using new boxes and avoid using boxes from the grocery store or any boxes that have been used for food or beverages. Better yet, invest in plastic totes with lids and cover mattresses, sofas, and chairs with plastic covers.
Storage units can get very
hot in the summer and really cold in the winter. Items that are
volatile, flammable, combustible, explosive, or poisonous,
i.e., paint, batteries, tires, asbestos, chemicals, corrosives, and
pollutants are prohibited from being stored in the storage unit.