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Conveniently located nearby

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20 different unit types available

How to size your self storage units

If you’ve made a commitment to decluttering your life, you’re probably trying to work out the size of the storage unit you’ll need for those overflow possessions. After all, you might not want to get rid of them so you’ll need somewhere secure to leave them for the time being. Whatever you need to store there’s always a unit that’s the right size for you, but how do you take the guesswork out of choosing the right one?

Take stock of your storage needs

If you’re in the North West and you only have a few boxes, then storage lockers in Manchester or Oldham will be the perfect size for them. But what if you have bulkier items or furniture? Measure up and try using our online size estimator to calculate the size of the storage units you’ll need.

To stuff or not to stuff?

If you just want to lock up and go, then you’ll be happy to cram all your stuff into the smallest possible space. However, if you want to be able to move around or you need space for storing more delicate valuables, consider a slightly larger unit.

Think about removals

This is a useful way to think about the size of the storage units that will work with your belongings. Typically, the size of your storage unit will be one size smaller than your removals van, so if your lorry was a 25 footer, a 20 foot self storage unit will be big enough.

If in doubt, go larger

If you’re looking for self storage in Manchester or Middleton, don’t make the mistake of booking a unit that’s too small to save money. It’s often more cost-effective to go for a slightly larger unit size that only costs a few pounds more where you can store your items easily and safely.

Gauge it for yourself

You might have a good idea of the size of the storage units you need, but nothing beats seeing our storage facilities for yourself. At Storage World we have a wide range of units from lockers to workspaces and we’re centrally located in Manchester and Middleton meaning you can always keep an eye on your property. Why not get a quick quote today and talk to one of our storage experts about your self 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