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How to effectively pack your storage unit

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Storage units are ideal if you are moving home, downsizing, renovating and simply need some extra space.

The convenience, affordability and flexibility of self storage make it the perfect extension of your home or office space. 

Sometimes it’s just some paperwork or a few small boxes, and other times it’s an entire home or the assets of a business. This is why most self storage providers offer a selection of different size units to meet a variety of needs, as do we. To make the most of the space in your unit, it’s important to pack things effectively so that you can easily access your items and save space in your unit.

Develop an organised inventory

Trying to find a specific box in a unit full of items can be overwhelming. Developing an organised inventory is one of the most effective ways to pack your belongings so that they are easy to find. 

Pack grouped items together and mark the box with a number. Keep a list of each numbered box and the contents inside. An inventory will help you find your belongings easily when you next need them. Another top tip is to use quality packaging supplies to protect your belongings.

Place the heaviest, bulkiest boxes at the bottom

Stack your boxes strategically, placing the heaviest at the bottom and the lightest at the top. Packing boxes from heaviest to lightest ensures that fragile items are protected. It’s also a good idea to pack vertically and add shelving to make the most of the space available.

Pack regularly-used items near the front

Prioritise the entrance of your storage unit and pack items that you regularly need near the front. Rather than scramble to find a specific item, it becomes easily accessible.

Following the same thought process, you can pack items that are seldom used at the back of the unit. Make sure that you leave an aisle or walkway that allows access to all boxes. 

Disassemble furniture

Furniture can take up a lot of unnecessary space. Before moving furniture into the storage unit, take the time to disassemble the various parts to save space. You can also store smaller items within drawers or inside cupboards. 

At Storage World, we’re proud to offer a selection of different size units in convenient locations around Manchester. Contact us to find out more about our flexible lease agreements and secure units. Alternatively, you can get a quick and easy quote online.


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