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Conveniently located nearby

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20 different unit types available

What size storage unit do I need? The ultimate size guide for first-timers


Once you’ve determined that you need more space in the home or the office, you need to decide how much space you need. While each person’s need for space is unique, there are a few basic guidelines to help you select the best unit size for you.

Small self storage units

Any unit smaller than 35 sq ft can be considered a small storage unit, matching the size of an average garden shed (or smaller). These units are the perfect extension of the home and provide a safe and secure space for students on vacation or homeowners during a renovation. 

You’ll be surprised by how many belongings can fit inside a small storage unit, including large furniture items such as dining room tables and chairs. If you’re looking for a safe place to store garden furniture, seasonal items or extra household items, then a small self storage unit is perfect for you. 

Medium self storage units

Medium self storage units typically range from 50 sq ft to 100 sq ft. A medium self storage unit can comfortably  hold the contents of an average two-bedroom flat. Homeowners can store a sofa set, garden furniture as well as large appliances like fridges and washing machines. These units are a cost-effective solution for temporary storage during a renovation or relocation.

Businesses also benefit from medium self storage units. By offering a safe and secure space to store inventory, office clutter and filing cabinets, businesses can save money on unnecessary office space.  

Large self storage units

Large self storage units vary from 100 sq ft to 200 sq ft (or bigger). As a large self storage unit, a 200 sq ft unit can fit the contents of a five-bedroom home with a little bit of wiggle room. While homeowners benefit from these self storage units during large-scale renovations, they are particularly useful for business owners who use large units as an affordable alternative to warehousing.

Large self storage units are perfect for storing big, bulky items, business merchandise and palletised goods at a fraction of the cost of expensive warehousing.

A selection of units at Storage World

At Storage World, we offer a variety of unit sizes, ranging from 25 sq ft to 200 sq ft. If your need for space changes over time then you can upsize or downsize your unit as needed, ensuring you only pay for the amount of space that you need. 

Use our handy size estimator for more information and a visual representation of what you can fit inside each of our self storage units. 

Are you ready to secure your spot? Get a quote today or give us a call at any of our three self storage facilities. 

  • Manchester Central – 01612744777
  • Middleton – 01616357777
  • Hale & Wilsmlow – 01614017777

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