We deem the following items safe for self-storage.


  • Furniture: Sofa, television, bed, table, chairs, wardrobe etc. Always cover with dust sheets and bubble wrap legs.

  • Clothes: Summer clothes, winter coats, shoes and boots. Vacuum pack or store in boxes. Plastic bags are not recommended as they sweat and tear easily.

  • Bicycles: Wipe down and dry the bike first.

  • Musical Instruments: Store in a protective casing, or bubble wrap and box appropriately. Mark as fragile. Try not to place these high up in precarious positions in case they fall and are damaged on impact.

  • Sports equipment: Wipe down and dry before storing. Equipment should be balanced. Try to lean against container walls as opposed to other items to keep steady.

  • Christmas decorations and presents: Fold up your tree and cover it to maximise space. Wrap bells and bobbles in bubble wrap or tissue paper and place them in a box for extra protection. We can also sign for delivery items on your behalf which is pretty handy at Christmas if you don’t want toys delivered to your home.

  • Lawnmowers and motorbikes: Wipe down and dry before storing. Drain any fuel from the tank.

  • Garden equipment: Wipe down and dry before storing. Sometimes these types of items can still make a mess and they can also be sharp and create a hazard. As a precaution try to store items of this nature in a plastic container or bin and keep them at ground level. You can throw your welly boots in here too!

  • Fishing gear: Wipe down and dry. If you are storing your tackle box make sure you have cleaned out any living or perishable bait first.

  • Most household items such as lamps, tea sets etc. Always wrap and box for protection.


  • Flammable items: When motorised equipment etc. fuel must always be drained first. It is recommended to do this two days before storing. Wipe away any spillage on the item.

  • Explosive items: Bottled Gas.

  • Weapons and ammunition (including licensed firearms).

  • Chemicals, fuel and oil-based paint: These are considered hazardous substances.

  • Illegal goods (stolen, counterfeit items): We have a responsibility to ensure all customers adhere to the Law.

  • Perishable items: Meat, vegetables, bread etc. Canned food is permitted.

  • Livestock or pets: Including reptiles and fish. There is a limited amount of oxygen within the unit to sustain life.

  • Plants and other organic materials: Decomposition of these items can change the atmosphere in the container and produce mould, damp and strong odours.

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