Items you Can and Can’t Put into Storage


At some point in our lives many of us may need to use some kind of storage facility to store items of our property in.

This could be for a number of reasons, from being between houses whilst moving or simply running out of storage space at home. Whatever the reason, you need to use common sense when it comes to what items can go into storage and what can’t.

What Shouldn’t You Put into Storage

It sounds common sense, but you should never use storage for anything living. From a pet of any kind and size, down to growing plants, it would not only not be allowed, it would be cruel to any pet and probably kill most plants.

Avoid storing food and perishable items, these can rot and lead to bad smells and mould growth as well as attracting vermin. Even less obvious food such as dried animal feed or powdered milk shouldn’t be place in storage. Ensure cupboards, fridges and freezers are emptied and cleaned out prior to being stored away.

Flammable items such as kerosene and petrol, corrosive chemicals, cleaning fluids and tins of paint are all items that shouldn’t be stored away. These all have the potential not only to spill and cause damage to other items being stored, but to start a fire or even an explosion. Ensure any lamps or petrol fuelled items are drained of any flammable liquids prior to being put into storage.

What Items Can go into a Storage Facility?

Pretty much everything else is storable. Furniture, white goods, bedding and clothing (best stored in lidded boxes), pots and pans, and even your paperwork and books.

Finally, it’s useful to have your storage close to home, and in the Tyneside area you could consider the storage facilities offered by Gallagher’s Removals.