A Top 5 of Belongings You Can Put In A Self Storage Unit?

A Top 5 of Belongings You Can Put In A Self Storage Unit?

At Boylin’s Self Store we want everyone to be as clued up about self storage as we are, therefore with this article we want you to know what you can and cannot store in a self storage unit. We hope this useful information will prompt you to take the leap and invest in your own self storage unit. and join our growing and thriving community.

What can I store in a Self Storage Unit?

At Boylin’s Self Store we encourage you to store a diverse range of items in our storage units:

  1. Furniture

Without a doubt, furniture is one of the most common items in storage units. Why? Most furniture pieces are rather bulky and they tend to take a lot of space.

So if you have furniture that is too big for your space, that is not appropriate for your current interior design or has sentimental value and you cannot bear to part with it, self storage is the perfect solution. You never know when you may need the piece of furniture in the future so keep your spare furniture in a safe, secure and clean self storage unit.

You could store:

  • Beds that have been disassembled to their main components
  • Mattresses (protected in plastic mattress bags)
  • Tables and chairs
  • Patio furniture (usually stored away for the winter)

When placing any furniture in storage, consider disassembling the larger pieces to save space in the storage unit. Also, make sure all furniture items are clean and 100% dry to prevent the growth of mould.

Our units are ground floor accessible and instantly available to make your storage experience stress-free.

  1. Seasonal items

Seasonal items are one of the most frequent items people place in storage because they won’t need them until the next season.

Seasonal items that are perfect for storage consist of:

  • Clothes and shoes such as your winter clothes and heavy boots can be comfortably stored away during the summer.
  • Various seasonal equipment. You won’t need your ski gear during the summer so you can put such season-specific items in temporary storage. Summer or snow tires are another example of things that you can store away according to the season.
  • Holiday decorations. Major holidays such as Christmas and Halloween are only once a year, so you can practically store away their holiday-specific decorations until you need them again.
  1. Files & Documents

You should always keep your important documents as safe as possible.

Examples of such documents include warranties for items you bought recently (you need to keep them safe until their respective warranty periods expire), receipts, certain medical records, financial documents, employment records, school records, etc.).

If you are a business owner you could also store your business documents, records, paperwork and receipts in your storage unit to ensure these don’t clutter up your home or get lost in the chaos of a family home.

Renting a reputable storage unit will give you the chance to keep those important documents safe.

Business, Inventory and Archiving Self Storage Solutions by Boylin's Self Store

  1. Business Inventory

This is especially suitable for eBay, Depop or Vinted seller’s as you can store your products in your unit, freeing up space in your home and keeping your inventory safe.

  1. Valuables such as Collectibles & Artwork Pieces

From all the things to put in storage, collectors’ items and artwork pieces are ones of the most common things that get stored, as they are so valuable and therefore crucial to keep safe and secure. Boylin’s Self Store containers are extremely secure so we can ensure your belongings will be safe and sound while you’re abroad from potential theft or elemental damage as all of our storage units are wind and water tight. All of our sites have state of the art CCTV and barrier controls installed which are only accessible through individual key or fob.

A wide variety of vehicles can be stored in self storage units.

  1. A wide variety of Vehicles can be stored in a self storage unit such as: classic cars, family cars, caravans, boats and bikes.

To protect these vehicles from elemental damage and theft as well as freeing up your garage or drive its best to invest in a self storage unit. All of our containers benefit from convenient ground floor accessibility. This means you can load big bulky items such as furniture from your car straight into the unit or even drive a vehicle straight into the container!

  1. Student Belongings

To save you the hassle of carting all your items home every summer, only to move it back to your university city a few months later, we suggest that you place your items in a storage unit in your university city. This will mean that everything you need come September is waiting for you in a convenient and accessible location ready for collection. We have a wide range of sites all over the North of England in order to be as close to you as possible, such as Barnsley, Bradford, Leeds, Rotherham, Swinton, Sheffield and Wakefield.

  1. Clutter

Clutter that no longer has a place in your home, but you cannot part with due to sentimental value can be safely stored in a storage unit until you have use or space for it in your home once again. We also suggest you consider storing a portion of your children’s toys in a self storage unit to free up space in your home but also to ensure they remain engaged and interested in the toys that they have, you can rotate which toys are available in the home and which are stored for a little while.

Now onto What You CANNOT store in a Self Storage Unit:

Anything that’s toxic, flammable, or combustible such as:

  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Acids
  • Fertilizers
  • Propane gas tanks
  • Harsh chemicals
  • Biological waste

You should also not store animal products or perishable foods.

Storing narcotics, weapons, and  unlicensed medical or pharmaceutical supplies is absolutely prohibited.

Why choose Boylin’s Self Store as Your Self Storage Provider?

We at Boylin’s Self Store provide storage facilities that are specifically suited to making your storage experience as easy and efficient as possible.

We are so committed to helping YOU find your storage solution, that we have been working tirelessly through the pandemic. We have been signing people up, safely and diligently, providing storage solutions those in need.

While Boylin’s Self Store is undoubtably a smaller business than our big brand competitors, we are professional, experienced and dedicated storage experts.

By investing in Boylin’s Self Store container, you will gain an affordable and secure unit alongside friendly and qualified service, as verified by our happy customers.

For as little as £9.45pw, you will get a completely safe external space for your treasured belongings!

Every one of our sites are accessible during the convenient hours of 06:00 – 18:30 Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 16:00 Saturdays, and 08:00 – 14:00 Sundays.

We offer all of these services so that we can provide you with the best self-storage experience possible. When it comes to self-storage its best to call on the experts.

Got a question about self-storage? Visit our website here, catch up on our regular and informative content about all things self storage or contact us with any and all enquiries regarding self storage via email: info@boylinsselfstore.co.uk.