Storage Tips

Please see below for some tips and for storing with us. One of the most common questions asked in regards to container storage is regarding condensation. Our containers are the latest self storage specification with vents fitted to the front and back of the unit to allow cross ventialtion (Traditionally containers only have vents in the sides but these are mostly blocked when stacked side by side). However please see below for more advice on storing with us.

  • Ensure all refrigerators, freezers and washing machines are thoroughly cleaned and dried before putting into storage. Also ovens and other kitchen equipment should be cleaned prevent mould or rust. We also recommend that appliances are stored with the doors slightly ajar.

  • If cars are stored away when damp or wet we recommend coming back to open the doors of your unit to help ventilation. Ramps or blocks of wood will be needed to drive vehicles in and out of the shipping container.

  • Large items of furniture benefit from being stored with small gaps between each other and the unit walls to help air circulation within the unit.  If storing goods for a long period if time consider using bubblewrap, furniture blankets, or cardboard to wrap items.

  • Ensure liquids are stored in sealed containers.

  • If storing machinery tools clean them thoroughly and wipe with an oiled rag. Hosepipes and jet washers  should be drained of water to reduce the likelihood of condensation.

  • Fit racking to maximise storage space in your unit for materials and tools.


You Store IT is now approved on insurastore. If you would like to take out insurance for your storage contents please visit the insurastore website and follow the on screen instructions.

Select the orange button ‘Get a Quote’ and enter your policy type details of either domestic or business. Locate Cheshire for your chosen county and select You Store IT, Warrington WA2 8NU and follow the remaining instructions.