What Not To Store

Some things don’t belong in storage. While we extend a lot of flexibility to our customers regarding what you can store in your unit, there are a lot of things that are prohibited for the sake of legality, and health and safety.

If you have never rented with a storage facility before, you might not be aware of these limitations. The following items are specifically prohibited from storage at Byron Bay Self Storage…

For very obvious reasons concerning health and safety, you cannot keep anything that might be dangerous to your storage unit or others in the vicinity, or the building in general.

These items include gasoline, propane tanks, oxygen tanks, kerosene, motor oil, corrosive acids, fertilizer, paint, toxic/biological waste, fireworks, ammunition etc.

While food is not going to burn the unit down, it will attract a lot of rodents and pests, which might, in turn, damage other items. Although we try our best to maintain a pest free environment, we can only do so much to keep an infestation in check.

In addition, some food items will emit a foul odour as they spoil which might become absorbed by other items such as clothing.

While you can keep a vehicle in storage, you will have to provide a registration record, proof of insurance and ensure that the vehicle is in good working condition.

However, we do not allow the storage of unregistered and outdated vehicles unless they are vintage and are of some considerable value. In addition, the storing of tyres is also prohibited.

Of course, you can put your toaster, refrigerator, freezer, generator, heater in storage but they must be disconnected, as should all other electronics that run on batteries or other kinds of energy.

Refrigerators and freezers must be clean and empty when put into storage, and the doors left open. If you wish to have them running while in storage please discuss this with us.

Do not store your garden plants or pets.

Because of the humid climate in this area, mould will easily grow while your goods are in storage.  To reduce the incidence of mould forming, goods should be clean and dry when put into storage.

We also recommend that you use moisture absorbent packs, and check and change them regularly as if they remain full in your shed, this will increase the level of humidity in your shed and, in turn increase the possibility of mould forming.

There might be other items which we would discourage from storing.  If you have any concerns at all about the items you wish to store, please discuss them us.

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