Most self storage units contain household items like cookware, dishware, decorations, pictures, all types of furniture, bedding, clothing, accessories, books, antiques, tools, electronics, collectibles, lawn equipment, personal hygiene items or sometimes the remnants of a failed business. The good news is that there is a demand for all of these typical items, especially in a recession. Some people will say that others don't store valuable items like gold, cash, jewelry & guns in storage units. I can't argue with this statement, most people don't. Items like this are usually kept at their home. However, every now and then you will get lucky!