Self Storage Restricted Items

Are you looking to move your items into one of our storage units? You may be wondering what you can and can’t store, so we’ve created this helpful guide to our self storage restricted items! First, let’s take a dive into why you may need storage space:

MoreStore offer self storage solutions for both personal and business use. There are a wide number of personal storage uses for our units, including:

We also offer a wide range of business storage uses which are especially useful for:

  • When expanding or moving premises.
  • Storing stock or equipment related to your business.
  • Storage of tools and materials for trade peoples.
  • Storing archived documents that all businesses must keep.

There is however a list of prohibited goods that must not be stored to ensure the safety and well-being of the site and its users. Please see the MoreStore Self Storage restricted items list below:

Perishable goods

Food and perishable goods can only be stored if they are securely packed and protected. This is to avoid attracting vermin with food or anything that can decompose.


Birds, fish, animals, or any other living creatures.

Combustible materials

Flammable materials or gases such as gas, compressed gases, paint, petrol, oil, or cleaning solvents.

Volatile substances

Chemical, radioactive materials and biological agents, toxic waste, asbestos, or any other materials of a potentially dangerous nature.

Offensive objects

Firearms, weapons, ammunition, explosives, and other harmful items.

Illegal goods

Illegal substances and illegal items (i.e. contraband such as drugs forbidden by law) or goods obtained in an unlawful manner (for example, stolen items).

Odorous items

Any items that emit fumes or smells.


To find out more about our self storage restrictions, please see our FAQs.

The MoreStore Self Storage facility is situated conveniently for Peterborough, Stamford, The Deepings and Bourne in a secure and attractive rural location.

We offer 24/7 access, 365 days a year, with competitive rates and friendly service. The site has a perimeter security fence, tap-in card, secure gated access, and CCTV. If you would like to discuss our flexible term storage contracts then email or call 01788 560693 – see our contact page.

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