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50% discount off first 8-weeks

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20 different unit types available

Top tips on packing your self storage unit for maximum efficiency

For anyone choosing to rent a self storage unit in Manchester, it might seem simple enough to open the door and place your items inside. However, if you have a large amount of items for storage, it’s important to pack your unit efficiently, optimising every square inch of space. This enables you to store as much as possible, while ensuring your items remain secure and stable.

Efficiently packing a self storage unit may seem intimidating to new customers, and while there are infinite ways to pack your items, there are a number of tips and tricks you can use to ensure you make the most of your rented space, giving you maximum efficiency.

1. Think ahead

When you plan on storing your items, make sure that you consider which of the items you are likely to need access to. If you plan on moving certain items back out of your self storage unit in the near future, then ensure that you keep these items easily accessible and near the door. By doing this, you won’t have to constantly unpack and repack your entire unit each time you need one small item.

2. Start by lining the walls

A great way to increase your efficiency is to start by lining the walls when you fill your unit. This gives you maximum space to move around in while you continue packing, and also means that you have the flexibility to store bigger items in the centre.

3. Pack vertically

If you plan on storing any large furniture items, such as sofas or bed frames, storing these items on their side and placing them vertically will help to maximise your storage efficiency. Vertical space is more difficult to take advantage of, so by placing these larger items vertically results in you freeing up other floor and horizontal space to fill with smaller items.

4. Protect your furniture

When you store any soft furnishing, or items that can be easily damaged, it is very important to protect them effectively. Properly wrapping your furniture will protect it in the long run, and if you use cloths or mattress covers to protect your wooden items, then you can safely store lighter items on these, optimising space utilisation.

5. Expect temperature changes

Because your items will be housed in self storage units, it’s important to realise that they may be exposed to temperatures slightly lower than in your home. While this will not bother the vast majority of your stored items, there are a few things that need to be properly insulated against any temperate changes. Electronics, vinyl records and old photographs are common items which are affected by cold temperatures, so make sure these are double wrapped to ensure none of your items will be damaged.

At Storage World, we pride ourselves on offering all customers flexible, clean and cost-effective storage solutions. By always ensuring that customer satisfaction is at the heart of our business operations, we can offer 100% satisfaction, all of the time. For more information about our services, or to discuss how we can help provide you with storage solutions around Manchester and Middleton, please contact us 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