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Issues in shared accommodation – and how self-storage can help solve them

There are a number of reasons why you might be considering sharing accommodation with someone in the Greater Manchester area – you might be sharing digs while enrolled at one of the great universities, or taking the plunge and deciding to co-habit with your partner.

Sources of conflict

According to a UGallery survey, 83% of women questioned confessed that they found moving in with a partner really tough. While the usual niggles – toilet seat lids left up, toothpaste squeezed in the middle – apply, there are some serious areas of conflict to be ready for.

You won’t be surprised that money is one of the main sources of conflict when you first share a flat or house in Manchester. Finding no milk in the fridge hours after you pay for a big shop can get nerves jangling just as much as rent negotiations! So, it’s important to set out clear ground rules on who pays for what – and to arrange a contingency plan in case one of your housemates struggles with cash at any point.

Keeping calm in a squash and a squeeze

The other big source of heated debate is often space. When you first move in together, you may find it hard to amalgamate all your belongings – especially if you have duplicates of a lot of the basics. Alternatively, if you’re students in Manchester, the chances of you renting a house with equal-sized bedrooms is fairly small – so someone may have to spread their bits and bots to the communal area.

Self-storage offers a great solution for many space-related arguments when you start living with others in the Greater Manchester area. Booking a self-storage unit gives you ample breathing room: it’s a great way to store your belongings temporarily while you decide what to sell or dispose of, and it also gives you a safe, accessible place to store you lifetime collection of items while you see if the whole living together thing works out.

Contact us at Storage World to find out more about our affordable solutions in the City Centre and Middleton to help make sharing a flat or house less of a battle field.

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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