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20 different unit types available

Secure Document Storage in Manchester

As a business, it’s essential to safely store your documents in a secure location offsite. At Storage World, we offer a variety of secure and spotless storage units in Manchester that are perfect for all your archiving storage needs. Whether you need long-term document storage or temporary file storage, Storage World is a smart and secure solution.

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Document Storage Solutions At Storage World

Storage World is a reliable and secure document storage solution in Greater Manchester. Our ultra-modern and secure facility features a variety of unit sizes and advanced security measures, making us a top option for businesses who need secure off-site storage for their confidential documents. From short-term file storage to long-term document storage, our flexible solutions make storing valuable documents cost-effective and easy. 

Our document storage offers businesses several excellent benefits, including: 

  • Fast and efficient storage with same-day move-in available 
  • Clean, modern, bright and dry storage in Manchester 
  • Unlimited and easy access whenever you need it
  • An impressive variety of commercial units, ranging from 1 m3 to 2 000 sq ft
  • The freedom to upsize or downsize your space as needed 
  • Flexible agreements from a minimum of 2-weeks
  • No retrieval or access fees
  • The constant reassurance of 24/7 CCTV security
  • Computer-controlled access for added security 
  • Through partnerships, we can also offer a scan or shed service

With 7 different unit sizes to choose from, businesses can easily store all their confidential documents and files and even upgrade or downgrade their unit should their needs change. The smallest number of boxes we can store is 1, however, most customers start with at least 20. The highest number of archive boxes we hold for one client is a little over 3 500. 

Top Tips for Storing & Archiving Your Documents

While Storage World’s facilities are clean, dry and equipped with top-notch security, it’s still important to take extra care when storing and archiving your documents. We’ve listed a few top tips to ensure you never have to hassle again with your documents. 

  • Always use robust document boxes designed for archiving, especially when storing paper documents that are flimsy
  • Create and use a storage system that is easily understandable to anyone who may be asked to later retrieve some material
  • Create a log of the contents on top of the box and organise them into relevant categories
  • Store all important documents near the front of the unit and leave a space to allow easy access
  • Have a document retention policy
  • Fill boxes fully, that way they stack better and make the best use of the vertical space
  • Invest in racks to further maximise the cubic capacity of the room

At Storage World, we have a variety of quality packaging supplies and storage racks that are purposely designed to give your documents the best protection while in storage. View our affordable box shop online or pop into our store and pick up all your supplies. 

document and archives packed into a storage unit in manchester

How Long Should Business Documents and Paperwork Be Kept?

Although it’s important to hold onto essential documentation, few people know exactly how long they should keep their business documents before shredding. If not kept up-to-date, your storage unit will become cluttered, making it impossible to find essential items.

It’s advised that these business documents should be stored for the following number of years: 

  • Accounts Payable Ledgers – 7 Years
  • Bank Statements – 7 Years
  • Safety Records – 6 Years
  • Accounts Receivable Ledgers – 7 Years
  • Contracts & Leases – Permanently
  • Training Manuals – Permanently
  • Training Manuals – Permanently
  • Employment Applications
  • Purchase Orders – 5 Years
  • Deeds & Mortgages – 5 Years

Space Guide

With so many options, deciding on a unit size can be confusing. To make it super simple, we developed a handy size estimator to help you visualise each of our unit sizes in a practical way and find the right fit for you.



  • 25 SQ FT
  • 35 SQ FT
  • 50 SQ FT
  • 75 SQ FT
  • 100 SQ FT
  • 150 SQ FT
  • 200 SQ FT

25 SQ FT

Measuring the same size as a small garden shed, our 25 sq ft unit is the perfect solution for storing a few household items. Declutter the home and store seasonal items or a few boxes in this cost-effective, small unit.

  • Christmas decorations
  • Valuable tools
  • Single mattress
  • Armchair
  • Memorabilia

35 SQ FT

A 35 sq ft self-storage unit is around the same size as the average garden shed and is big enough to store the contents of a studio flat.

  • Dining room table and chairs
  • Garden furniture
  • Multiple boxes
  • Bicycles

50 SQ FT

A 50 sq ft storage unit is half the size of the average garage and is big enough to contain the content of a one-bedroom flat.

  • Queen size bed
  • Dresser
  • Office desks
  • Filing cabinets

75 SQ FT

Our 75 sq ft unit can hold the contents of an average two-bedroom flat. The high ceiling allows boxes to be stacked on top of one another, with room for several furniture items.

  • Large appliances
  • Dining room tables and chairs
  • Business inventory
  • Filing cabinets
  • Bookcases

100 SQ FT

The medium storage unit can hold the contents of an average two-bedroom flat, or serve as a small office or warehouse.

  • A sofa set
  • Garden furniture
  • Bicycles and sport equipment
  • Business inventory

150 SQ FT

Our 150 sq ft unit is the same size as one and a half garages. As a large storage unit, it benefits both businesses and households who need to store large items.

  • Piano
  • Sofa sets
  • Wide-screen TVs and valuable appliances
  • Stock for online businesses

200 SQ FT

As a large storage unit, the 200 sq ft space can hold the contents of a large four or five-bedroom house. It’s a cost-effective and convenient alternative to warehousing, perfect for bulky stock, merchandise and palletised goods.

  • Large appliances including a fridge-freezer
  • Bulky warehouse stock
  • Sofa sets
  • Large garden furniture

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