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20 different unit types available

Running a business out of a self storage unit


Can you run a business out of a self storage unit?

Self storage units are useful for a variety of different reasons, from storing household belongings during a move to temporarily holding furniture while renovating, but in recent years it’s also become an ideal way to run a business. 

Business self storage offers many benefits, including the following;

  • Flexible lease agreements with the opportunity to rent a unit for as short as two weeks
  • Variety of different unit sizes available (and the option to upsize or downsize as needed)
  • State-of-the-art security, including 24-hour surveillance
  • Conveniently located facilities with easy accessibility
  • Bonus extras such as a box shop, trolleys and workspaces

Each of these features offers a convenient and cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes. Units can serve as an affordable alternative to warehousing for larger businesses, and a convenient place to hold excess belongings for smaller businesses. Let’s dive into a few innovative ways self storage units can be used for business. 

Small business storage

Profit is the main goal of every business and small business owners typically have less capital to play with. Storage units offer a clean and safe place to store excess assets, merchandise and document storage without breaking the bank.

Warehousing solution

Warehousing contracts are expensive and restrictive, trapping businesses in an agreement with costly overheads. Renting a large self storage unit to store stock and merchandise offers a functional, versatile and affordable alternative to warehousing

Workshop space

Some storage units are built to serve as a functional and affordable workshop space. Instead of leasing commercial property, artisans and creatives can use a self storage unit as a convenient workshop. 

Office space

With remote work on the rise, corporate offices are decreasing in size and businesses are looking for flexible office solutions. Storage World self storage units offer productive office spaces in a great location and with a reliable internet connection. 

Online retail store

E-commerce has boomed in recent years and online businesses need a secure space to store their inventory. Rather than take up space in the home, online businesses can keep their stock in a conveniently located self storage unit, and even use it as a central operating base.

At Storage World, we offer convenient self storage units across Manchester, in Hale & Wilmslow, Middleton and Manchester Central. Our units are the perfect solution for growing businesses during these uncertain times. Get a quote and secure your unit today.


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