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Okay, okay, in truth, there's a little more to it than that. We all go through some tough times, some tougher than others.

There may be a moment in your life where you are in need of a temporary living space. In this case, I would advise asking a friend or relative, finding a cheap hotel nearby, or in worst cases, finding a safe and legal spot to park your car and crash there for a night or two.

What I, along with the U.S. Federal Government, advise against is sleeping and/or living in your storage unit. There are numerous risks to your bank account and your health in doing so.

Legal concerns

No matter how you view it, living in a storage unit is illegal in every state, period. Most companies have hours of operation where renters can come and go as they please throughout the day.

If you are found on the property outside of these hours, you can be subject to numerous fines or even trespassing, depending on the specific reasons for your stay.

Not to mention, many rental contracts explicitly forbid living in units. Breaching this portion of the contract could result in instant eviction for you and everything you own in the unit.

Just plain unsafe! mentions a couple of reasons why living in these storage units can pose life-threatening concerns.

First off, the doors lock from the outside, meaning one accidental jiggle of the door or an employee making the rounds and locking each door can result in your unit becoming your prison cell.

Also, there are no windows or running water. Personal hygiene will be forfeited, or at least severely limited, if living in a unit.

Lastly, any cooking or electricity use at all pose extreme fire hazards. You are essentially living in a metal box, so any smoke generated has nowhere to go. Fire-related deaths have occurred as a result of living in a storage unit.

Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.

Gallery Credit: Tamme Taylor

7 Weird Texas Laws That Actually Exist

There are plenty of lists of 'crazy Texas laws' that you can find online. Unfortunately, a lot of those 'laws' don't actually exist, or they were appealed a long time ago. However, there are plenty of laws that do actually exist and seem pretty silly. Some of them are very self-explanatory, while others are oddly specific. These are a few weird Texas laws that actually exist.

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