What Types of Items Can and Can’t Be Put In Storage Units?

April 12, 2021

What Types of Items Can and Can’t Be Put In Storage Units?

From stowing away your boat in the winter to stashing your seasonal decorations, a storage Bicester unit can comes in handy for a large mix of reasons- though there are certain items you either can’t store or should be cautious when storing.

Let’s start with a few things you can’t store in a storage unit:

  • Explosive or flammable items
  • Materials that could be considered hazardous
  • Items at risk of attracting pests
  • Any living creature (i.e., people, pets, plants)

The Bigger Picture

Whether you need to store inherited furniture, your outgrown children’s clothes, or sports gear you don’t want cluttering up your home, a Storage Bicester storage unit is perfect for most everyday items. Here are common items you can always store.

Furniture and Household Items

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Maybe you have collectible items or you are swapping out your old furniture for an updated look, but you’d rather store it than sell it. Storing furniture is a very common use for Storage Bicester storage units. Household belongings, such as sentimental memorabilia or artwork, are also popular items to stow away.

Rarely Used Electronics and Appliances

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A storage unit is perfect to protect and preserve your old appliances and electronics such as a spare laptop or an extra TV. These should be stored in climate-controlled units.

Books and Clothes

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It’s a good idea to store away your seasonal clothes or even swap them out when your closet becomes simply too filled up. Books are other common items to store; perhaps you’re a voracious reader, yet you don’t have enough space in your home for all those books. Why not put them in your Storage Bicester storage unit?

Cars, Tyres, Boats, and Motorcycles

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Vehicles of all kinds take up lots of space, so it’s no surprise these are common large items to be stored in climate-controlled units. If you keep a spare set of car tyres, there’s no need to let them take up space in your garage. Your storage unit is the perfect place for spare vehicles and tyre sets.

Quick Tips for Proper Storage

  • It’s important to properly store your items or you could risk damage. Here are some quick tips to keep your items in great shape:
  • Remove the legs off furniture when possible to maximise space.
  • Cover furniture and easily scratched items with a tarp or old bedsheets.
  • Store items off the ground when possible to encourage good airflow.
  • To best preserve clothing and books, they should both be packed in airtight bins.
  • Anything in cardboard boxes should be sealed tightly and filled with packing material to further protect your items.
  • Climate-controlled storage is the best option to prevent mildew and keep your items in as excellent condition as possible.
  • Items to be Stored with Caution

Non-Perishable Foods

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Any type of non-perishable food to be stored must be sealed. Canned foods such as vegetables and fruits are OK. Foods in airtight and secure packaging like rice and pasta are fine to store as well. A climate-controlled unit is essential.

Valuable Items and Cash

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You should only consider storing cash and valuable items such as jewellery with extreme caution, and again, these sensitive items should be in climate-controlled storage. It would be a good idea to put your own security camera at the entrance of your unit.

Always ask your storage facility owner for clarification of what can and can’t be stored. A storage unit is always a handy asset to have for many situations in life.

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