What Can Be Stored in Self-Storage?

There’s plenty of reasons why you might be considering self-storage. Maybe you’re downsizing but you just can’t part with some of your items; maybe you’re coming home from university but taking all of your things with you just seems ridiculous. Whatever your reasons, self-storage can be an extremely useful solution to a number of problems.

It’s not always clear, though, just what is deemed safe to put into storage, and with all the clutter that we’re considering stowing away, this can become a bit of a problem! In light of this, the team here at Metro Removals have compiled a list of items which can be put into storage, and a list of those which can’t.

Yes, you can store these!

  • Furniture – If you’re moving house or having a clear out, it’s more than likely that the first thing that you will want to store is furniture. Luckily, this is probably the most common of all household items to be stored. So, if storing furniture is on your agenda, simply make sure all the furniture you store is clean and dry, and you’re good to go.
  • Clothes – Another thing which clogs up our list of belongings: clothes. When putting clothes into storage, again, it’s very important to make sure they are clean and dry. However, you really want to make sure that they are folded and packaged correctly to save space. Vacuum bags are great; they can really minimise the room your clothes will take up!
  • Glassware and crockery – When packing up your glassware to be put into storage, make sure you do the job properly. This means using proper boxes and packing paper to avoid any breakages.
  • Garden equipment – It is relatively safe to store garden equipment but it does depend on what you’re looking to stow away. Make sure all oil tanks are drained beforehand, and that you properly wrap up sharp tools.
  • Vehicles – The ruling on the storage of vehicles can vary from centre to centre. As a result, it’s definitely worth ringing up your local storage facility and finding out whether they allow it or not.

No, you can’t store these!

  • Cash and highly valuable items – It’s certainly not a good idea to store cash or your most precious items in self-storage. Instead, these sorts of items should be reserved for specialist safety deposit boxes.
  • Combustible materials – This one may seem obvious, but all flammable or explosive items such as tanks of compressed gas or motor oil should never be put into self-storage. This is highly dangerous.
  • Food – Apart from cans, any perishable food cannot be put into self-storage. It will eventually decay and attract insects and vermin.
  • Drugs or illegal items – Simply due to their illegality, it is never OK to store anything illegal such as stolen or counterfeit goods. Neither is it OK to store drugs or prohibited substances of any kind!

For the best storage solutions service in the Kettering, Market Harborough and Thrapston areas, look no further than Metro Removals! We have been safely storing our customers’ belongings during their moves since our establishment in 1982, and have built up a reputation for reliability. Our self-storage units in our Kettering warehouse are fully secure and are kept at temperate levels to ensure the correct, safe storage of your possessions. To discuss storage with us, contact our friendly team today!