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Inflammable or combustible materials

The reason for this obvious - these types of materials will cause very real danger to the entire facility and personnel, not to mention your own stored items if there is an accident. The list of restrictions includes gas, fuel, fireworks etc. you'll generally find, therefore, that you'll be asked to empty all fuel tanks, even down to your lawn mower, before placing these items in self-storage.

Animal or animal products

Strange as it may seem, people have in the past attempted to store their pets in self-storage, as they believe they can access them for feeding and care as necessary. This is quire obviously cruel and could result in prosecution. Animal products are also not allowed in self-storage, as they will attract vermin.

Perishable foodstuffs

If you're looking to store the contents of your house in self-storage between moves for example, it would seem to make sense just to box up the contents of your kitchen cupboards and stick them in there too. This might be fine for cans but there are restrictions on perishable foods, as they will attract vermin.

Illegal or stolen goods

As you might expect no reputable self-storage provider will allow you to store illegal or stolen goods on their premises.


Some self-storage providers will allow you to store firearms on site and some will refuse. If they do allow you to place firearms in storage, you will have to follow the facility restrictions about securing the item(s).

Jewelry and valuables

Not all self-storage providers will allow you to store items such as valuable jewelry, coins and precious metal etc. Many will, but you will need to show proof of specific item insurance.


Some self-storage providers will veto the storage of fragrant items or anything that will cause a significant odor on site.


Many facilities will not allow the storage of aerosols or pressurized materials, as there is the possibility that they could burst and cause accidents.

Hazardous materials

Self-storage facilities will not allow the storage of hazardous, toxic or chemical materials on site as they can cause very real danger if they spill or if there is a fire.


You can't store your plants, or any other living thing, in self-storage, as they will attract insects and pests.

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