The Self Storage industry is incredibly flexible about what you can store and has limited restrictions. As access is so easy, people are increasingly considering storing goods that they’d never have stored before, such as seasonal wardrobes that can be changed throughout the year. There are certain restrictions on items that cannot legally be placed in Self Storage in Bunbury from Storage Barn.

Flammable or combustible materials

The reason for this is 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, and fireworks, among many other things.

Animals 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 quite 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. Perishable foods will attract vermin, which is why they’re not permitted.

Illegal or stolen goods

As you might expect, you cannot store illegal or stolen goods in Self Storage in Bunbury.

Hazardous materials

Self Storage facilities will not allow the storage of hazardous, toxic, or chemical materials on site as they can cause very real damage 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 and the organic materials will degrade over time.

If you have any questions about what you can and cannot bring into your Self Storage in Bunbury, contact the team at Storage Barn today.