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8 Reasons to Use Short Term Storage

Many people use self storage for six months or more, but did you know you can rent a unit from Storage World for as little as two weeks? 

Short term storage offers a whole range of different benefits and a lot of flexibility. At Storage World, we know that different people have different needs when it comes to self storage, meaning long term contracts and lengthy notice periods aren’t convenient for a lot of people, – especially people moving through different stages in their lives. 

In this post, we offer eight reasons to use short term storage, and highlight the ways it can benefit you across a range of different scenarios. 

How long is short term storage?

At Storage World, we offer open ended contracts, meaning there’s no long term commitment required to use our self storage facilities across Greater Manchester. We require a short notice period of only two weeks. As long as this notice period is given, you can basically use our self storage units for as little or as long as you like, whether it be a month or six months. If you only require two week storage, simply make this known to a member of our team upon signing your contract. This flexibility means you don’t have to plan too far ahead and can take each week as it comes – your belongings are safe and secure whether you’re looking for two week storage or something longer term. 

Read on to discover eight reasons to use short term storage.

Makes moving home easier

Moving house can be stressful at the best of times, which is why so many people utilise a self storage unit to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. When moving from one property to another, there is usually a period where you have to stay with friends or family until your new house is available to move into. Whoever you’re staying with will probably appreciate you moving your furniture and other belongings into a storage unit rather than their home – plus you don’t have to worry about them becoming damaged. 

If you’re planning on downsizing, your new home may not have the space for all of your furniture and other belongings. Short term storage offers a safe place to keep these items whilst you decide what to do with them.

More freedom to travel

If you have plans to take time out and see the world, short term storage could be a great option if you have to move out of your home for a few months. It’s also a great option for globe trotters who don’t want to give up all of their belongings such as furniture, home appliances or clothing that is unsuitable for the trip whilst they’re away. Utilising self storage makes returning home a much easier and less stressful process, as all of your belongings are waiting for you in the same condition as you left them. 

Takes the stress out of home renovations

Home renovations can be overwhelming. Furniture has to be cleared to make space for work to be carried out, along with any new items purchased for the renovation, but stacking it up in the spare room may not be the best option. Using short term storage ensures you have the space to store as many of your belongings as needed, without putting them at risk of getting broken. Plus, home refurbishments can often take longer than originally intended, but with flexible self storage contracts, you can keep on storing your items whether it’s a two week renovation or two month refurbishment. 

Prevents damage to hand-made items

If you have your own side business selling handmade items, it’s likely you attend craft fairs and other similar events. Leaving your hand crafted items lying around the house puts them in danger of being broken or damaged, which would mean a waste of your own time, materials and money. Housing your stock in a storage unit means it’s kept safe until it’s time to sell, and may also allow you to produce higher quantities thanks to more storage space.

Makes living between cities easier for students

University students may move several times during their studies, and most student halls require tenants to vacate the property over the summer months when their contract comes to an end. This means students are faced with the prospect of transporting all of their belongings back home, only to pack them all up again in the autumn. Student storage offers a safe and convenient place to keep all of the items you don’t want to take back home with you. Short term storage means that keeping your belongings safe for two or three months of the year is super convenient and hassle free. Storage World offers three facilities across Greater Manchester, including a central location which is within easy access of the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and Salford University campuses via car or public transport. 

Aids the smooth launch of start-up businesses

When you’re in the initial stages of launching a new business, it can be difficult to keep things organised, especially if you’re running it from home like most new entrepreneurs do. Investing in some business storage helps to keep your house free of clutter, separate your home life from your work life and bring order to your business. Whether you’re starting an ecommerce business and need somewhere to keep stock, or a business that requires a lot of specialist equipment, business storage could be the key to success. 

Helps you prepare for a new arrival

Preparing for a baby’s arrival is an exciting time, but renovating the nursery can sometimes be more stressful than we’d like to admit. Whether you need somewhere to keep your old furniture in order to clear a room for the little one, or are eager to start buying baby items but the nursery isn’t quite ready yet, short term storage can help to make those few months in the run up to your new family member’s arrival that much easier.

Makes planning an event more enjoyable

If you’re planning an event such as a small wedding, baby shower or birthday party, you’ll probably want to start purchasing props, decorations and party favours a few months before the big day. Short term storage is a great way to make sure you’re prepared without filling your home with clutter. Event storage options at Storage World allow you to enjoy the party planning process and ensure the event is smooth sailing and extra special.

Short term storage in Manchester 

Whether you’re looking for a two week storage solution or something a little more long term, Storage World offers three immaculate facilities in central Manchester, Middleton and Hale and Wilmslow. Featuring temperature controlled units, CCTV cameras, on-site packing materials and more, Storage World offers convenience, security and peace of mind for all of your short term storage needs.


Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick