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Managing Your Self Storage Space

There are several different reasons for using a self-storage service; whether you’re downsizing and don’t have enough room for everything in your new home, you’re temporarily going overseas and need somewhere to store your furniture and belongings, or you simply need somewhere to store seasonal items such as garden furniture and Christmas decorations when they’re not in use, it’s certainly true that opting to use a self-storage company is an ideal solution. Once you have access to the unit, the temptation might be to just pile everything in and forget about it, but it’s worth taking a little extra time to organise things properly – Storage World has come up with five easy tips to show you how.

1. Think ahead

Rather than simply throwing everything in and hoping for the best, think about what you’ll need access to first and store that at the very front – there’s nothing more frustrating than having to fight your way past armchairs and huge boxes just to find a bag of Christmas decorations that were left to gather dust at the back.

2. Leave adequate space

Although you might be tempted to pack as much into your unit as possible, it’s important to remember to leave a walkway to access anything stored towards the back. You should also leave significant gaps between the boxes or shelves and walls to ensure adequate ventilation and prevent damp and mould.

3. Pack boxes carefully

Quite an obvious point, but one that often gets forgotten nonetheless; when packing your boxes, put the heaviest items at the bottom with anything much lighter tucked safely on the top. Wrap breakables in bubble wrap or towels to ensure that they stay in one piece, especially when moving things around.

4. Remember to add labels

Taking the time to add labels to boxes, crates and shelves when you store things might take a little longer initially, but will save you an awful lot of time in the long run – you’ll be able to see at a glance exactly where everything is, and you won’t be left rummaging desperately for a particular book or last year’s Christmas tree.

5. Keep boxes uniform

There are a whole world of different boxes that are suitable to use in a self-storage facility, from standard cardboard and plastic to more robust wooden crates – but whichever you use, make sure they’re all uniform. To store things as safely and effectively as possible, boxes that are going to be stacked high should be the same size and depth, so you don’t end up with a large wobbling tower that threatens to topple over every time you move something.


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