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Conveniently located nearby

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20 different unit types available

Why self storage is a smart alternative to warehousing


Warehouses are a popular choice for businesses storing large amounts of stock, merchandise or inventory, but they can be costly and inconvenient. Today, there are many great alternatives to warehousing, including self storage.

While it does come with many learning curves and challenges, owning a small business is an exciting venture. Few things can compare to the feeling of watching your small start-up get off the ground and succeed in a competitive industry. However, as your business grows so will your need for space. Let’s explore a few details to keep in mind when choosing a business storage unit as a warehouse for your business.

Consider your business needs

Before you can shop for a warehousing solution, you need to assess your storage needs. Ask yourself how much space you need, the level of accessibility you’ll require, and how often you need to visit the storage space. Most self storage facilities have a range of large unit sizes available which are ideal for storing bulky stock, merchandise and palletised goods. 


As a business, your main goal is to increase your profits and cutting expenses is an effective way to do so. Warehousing is often expensive and restrictive, trapping businesses with long term lease agreements. Renting a self storage unit ensures that you only pay for the amount of space you need for the time that you need it, reducing expensive overheads in the long term. 


Business can be unpredictable, especially for small business owners. With self storage, businesses have the freedom to upsize or downsize their unit size as needed. In this way, your storage space will grow with your business instead of constricting it. 

Convenience and accessibility

Business owners don’t always stick to a 9 to 5 schedule. Instead, your stock may be delivered in the early hours of the morning or a last-minute order can require you to work late into the night. Self storage is easily accessible and conveniently located in economic and residential hubs to accommodate your business’s fluctuating schedule.


Business stock and inventory is an investment that will be sold for profit. So, it’s important that stock is stored safely and securely. Self storage facilities are often fully equipped with robust security measures and carefully planned procedures to ensure your business stock and inventory has the best possible protection. 
At Storage World, we offer business storage as an affordable and convenient alternative to warehousing. Instead of committing to long-term leases for a large warehouse, we offer flexible and affordable lease agreements and a variety of different size storage units. Rent a unit for as little as two weeks or as long as you need, with the opportunity to upsize or downsize as needed, at no extra cost. Contact us today to find out more about our cost-effective warehousing solutions.


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