What Can I Store In A Storage Unit?

This is a common question we get asked quite often. The simple answer would be anything that is safe to do so from a consumer perspective and fits within your storage space, but when it comes to self-storage units, it’s important to check with your storage provider what is allowed and what is not allowed to be stored.

Self-storage services in Dublin may have different policies when it comes to what is allowed to be stored within their facilities.

But what can be stored? Let’s take a quick look at the most stored items that are ok to do so.

What Can I Store In A Storage Unit?

Seasonal Clothing

Many self-storage customers use self-storage for rotating their wardrobes. During the summer, they store their heavy winter clothing away, and during the winter, they make room at home for keeping their coats and jackets at hand when needed. This also includes suitcases, handbag collections, shoes, etc.

Seasonal Home Items

This includes Halloween, Christmas, and Easter decorations. With so many celebrations during the year, it can become difficult to make room at home to store decorations for all occasions. Self-storage is the perfect solution in this case!

Paper Documents

Using self-storage for storing paper documents has become a handy solution for businesses that need to keep specific file documents for years. Self-storage for storing print photography is also a popular choice among customers.

Home Decor Items

Many customers use self-storage to store home decor items that they would like to keep but don’t have the space at home to display them there at the moment. This can also include art collections and collectibles.


Whether you are moving home, renting your home, downsizing, or upgrading it, self-storage can be useful for storing furniture, long-term or short-term.

What Can’t Be Stored

What can’t be stored in a storage facility is based on Elephant Click & Store’s terms and conditions. You might be surprised to know that while you can’t store a car that is not being used, you can store a motorbike as long as the gas tank is empty.

You must not store (and you must not allow any other person to store) any of the following in your Storeroom at Elephant Click & Store self-storage:

• food or perishable goods;

• birds, fish, animals, or any other living creatures; including plants

• combustible or flammable materials or liquids such as gas, paint, petrol, oil, or cleaning solvents;

• firearms, explosives, weapons, or ammunition;

• chemicals, radioactive materials, biological agents;

• toxic waste, asbestos, or other materials of a potentially dangerous nature;

• any item which emits any fumes, smell, or odour;

• any illegal substances, illegal items, or goods illegally obtained, including counterfeit goods, illicit (smuggled/counterfeit) tobacco, illicit alcohol, unlicensed medicines, unsafe goods (including toys, electrical items, cosmetics, fireworks);

• compressed gases.