Items you shouldn’t leave in a storage facility

Storage facilities are a helpful solution for both short-term and long-term storage. In Liverpool, Merseyside Movers & Storers is equipped to accommodate a wide variety of items, ranging from furniture and office equipment to clothing, books, ornaments, art pieces and more.

However, it should be noted that there are certain articles which we do not advise storing with us. Below are a list of items you should probably refrain from putting into storage.

Flammable substances

Petrol, paint, oil, gas canisters and fireworks can be a fire hazard, so you may want to check if any of these items can be stored safely; there’s a good chance they can’t.


Although plants may not present any danger when stored, placing them inside dry, windowless storage units will deprive them of essential sunlight and water, which would result in their demise.

Strong smelling items

The use of strongly scented products such as candles or diffusers is ill-advised unless they are packed in odourless containers, as their smell could attract pests like rodents and insects into a storage facility.


Whilst tinned food is fine to store, items with a sell by or use by date could deteriorate and smell revolting if stored for a long time. Ideally, eat the food instead of storing it.

It should also be noted that you cannot use the storage areas as an office or sleeping space.

By using common sense when deciding what objects should and should not be stored with us at Merseyside Movers & Storers, you can rest assured knowing that your belongings will remain safe and secure under our watchful eye.