Renting a storage unit might sound overwhelming if you have never rented one before. With BySTORED Cardiff Storage, your storage experience will be hassle-free, convenient and the cheapest. However, it would be best to keep a few things in your mind to make your storage experience go as smoothly as possible.

You can require a personal storage unit for various reasons, downsizing, reorganising, travelling for business or pleasure, shifting to a new house/apartment etc. It can benefit you if you don’t have enough space in your home or office space. You can rent a storage unit for as long as it’s needed.

A storage facility can be a life savour if you plan to store furniture, old collectables, paper documents, large home appliances, tools, and even vehicles. As long the list is of the things you can keep in a storage unit, the list of things that can not be stored in a storage facility is just as long.

What’s not safe to store in a storage unit:

No matter how safe or high-tech the storage facility is, certain things can not be housed in a storage unit. They may pose a threat to your belongings in the facility, other facilities and the staff on hand as well. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Perishables and food items:

On top of the list of items that should not be stored in a storage unit has to be food items and perishables. However, most canned goods can indeed be stored safely in a storage unit, but there’s a limit to it as well. Never store pet food in your storage facility.

Aside from the fact that these perishable food items spoil quickly and rot, they could also turn your storage unit into a health concern for the entire facility. To avoid getting in trouble and causing any severe damage to your things and the facility, we advise you to stay careful at all times. Be conscious of what you are packing and planning to store.

Mould and mildew will not be far behind if you keep any food items in your storage facility. There is a high chance you might get in trouble for keeping perishables. The stored food item will decay, and the fungi will also grow and spread to the other things in the storage facility.

The infestation will cause damage to all your valuable belongings, even if they aren’t perishables. Worst of all, the rotting food and unwanted smell could lure pests such as insects and rodents into your storage unit. Very soon, your safe and secure storage unit will turn into a horror scene, and you won’t be able to do anything about it.

Hazardous materials:

Hazardous materials like asbestos, acids and biological waste are dangerous to be kept in a storage unit. It may seem obvious which chemicals can be stored in a storage facility and which can not, but sometimes the harmless ones can also turn out to be dangerous.

Cleaning chemicals and fertilisers may seem safe, but if they are improperly stored, they can be pretty harmful. The entire property, other storage units and your valuables can get damaged. The staff members can get into danger if you choose to store such hazardous chemicals.

Objects with fibres that can easily be released into the air and inhaled should be avoided at all times. If exposed to these dangerous items, they may cause serious harm to individuals. They can lead to many health problems and issues like lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma and other serious diseases.

It’s better to be conscious and beware of the dangers of ordinary and everyday household items than be the cause of any critical situation.

Wet or scented items:

If you plan to store wet, even damp items in your storage unit, then let us inform you it’s not a wise decision to make. Things that are highly scented should be avoided as well. Items like strong scented soaps and lotions, incense, oils, candles, perfumes and even strong spices should be kept away from the storage unit.

Add moisture absorption packets in the corners of your storage unit and throughout your storage bins, furniture drawers, etc., to keep moisture away. Your belongings will stay safe from mould and fungi growth.

Living animals and pets:

It doesn’t always happen, but there are some crazy stories of people storing their pets in a storage facility. It’s obvious why it is a bad idea, so please, at all costs, avoid storing pets, big or even small ones like lizards, hamsters etc., in a storage facility.

The same goes for plants, don’t ever store them in a storage unit. They will die, and the soil will attract moisture, which will lead to mold, mildew and potential pests, which can damage other items stored in the facility.


Zeeshan Hussain Bhatti is a blogger by passion. He is a Digital Strategist and Tech Geek by profession with extensive knowledge and hands-on experience as a Sr. Digital Marketer. Zeeshan Bhatti continuously and eagerly explores the modern-day tech landscapes contributing his knowledge seldom as a Writer for various subjects such as leading Edge Techs, AI, Automotive and Design Industry.