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DIY Tool Storage in Manchester

When it comes to DIY tool storage, many of us simply throw our hammers, drills, sanders and more into the garage or garden shed, along with any garden appliances like lawn mowers and hedge trimmers.

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When it comes to DIY tool storage, many of us simply throw our hammers, drills, sanders and more into the garage or garden shed, along with any garden appliances like lawn mowers and hedge trimmers. But all of these items eat up space pretty quickly, and may even be susceptible to damage if not stored correctly. Storage World offers secure and convenient DIY tool storage in the Greater Manchester area, so you can rest assured that all of your DIY and gardening equipment is stored away safely. 

Who can use DIY power tool storage?

DIY power tool storage can be used by anyone who needs space to keep their tools and gardening equipment. Those who work in the building trade around the Greater Manchester area may benefit from a base to store all of their equipment so they don’t need to take it home with them or risk storing it overnight in a van. However, if you’re simply taking on some home DIY projects but have no space to store all of the tools and equipment, a self storage unit could be the perfect way to make that dream home renovation a whole lot easier. 

What is the best way to store tools?

The most important thing to remember when storing tools is to ensure they are protected from dust, dirt, moisture and any other element that may cause damage. You should never leave tools lying on the ground – doing so could lead to injury and also damage to the tools. Any moisture from the ground could cause your tools to go rusty. It’s best to keep tools inside hard cases or boxes, which can then be placed on a shelf or inside one of our triple walled storage boxes, perfect for stacking to utilise space. At Storage World we also offer storage racks so you can keep your storage unit tidy and organised, whilst keeping belongings off the floor. Make sure your DIY tools are stored in a dry, clean environment where they won’t come in contact with any extreme temperatures, moisture or dirt. 

Garage vs storage unit: which is better?

It may be tempting to throw all of your DIY tools into the garage or garden shed, since this may seem like the cheapest and most convenient option. However, not storing and taking good care of your tools correctly could cost you more in the long run. 


First of all, garages are somewhat exposed the elements. At Storage World, all of our units are housed internally and maintain an ambient temperature, meaning you don’t have to worry about your belongings getting damaged over time – your tools and equipment will be in the exact same condition as you left them. In a garage or shed however, you leave your equipment open to the elements and extreme temperatures which could cause unfixable damage, particularly if they are exposed to freezing temperatures. 


Garage doors and garden sheds aren’t always the most secure, and can easily be tampered with. A self storage unit offers unparalleled security meaning you don’t have to worry about theft or intruders. Storage World facilities offer security cameras, high quality padlocks and staff on site to make sure your belongings are safe and secure. 


Many people prefer to utilise garage space to avoid having to pay for a storage unit. Whilst home storage may seem like a cost effective solution at first, this may not be the case in the long term. First of all, if you’re using your garage for storage, you may not be able to use it to park your car, meaning your car insurance is likely to cost more than if you parked inside your garage. Secondly, you risk damaging your tools, meaning you may end up paying large amounts of money to replace expensive equipment, or even your car if it gets damaged or stolen due to being parked on the street. 

Why choose Storage World for DIY tool storage?

All Storage World facilities offer optimum storage conditions for all types of DIY tools and gardening equipment. You can choose from a range of sizes to suit your personal needs, with small lockers and spacious warehouse units available. With over 800 standard rooms and 300 bulk storage rooms on offer, plus knowledgeable staff to help you find the right storage unit for you, Storage World has everything a DIY enthusiast needs. Our on site Box Shop offers convenience as you can buy all of your boxes, packaging materials and storage racks in one place.

Storage World: key benefits 

  • Three sites to choose from across Greater Manchester: Manchester Central, Middleton, Hale & Wilmslow
  • Packaging materials and storage racks available on site
  • Kitchen facilities
  • WiFi
  • On-site parking
  • 24 hour access
  • Power outlets within units
  • External drive up access
  • Open ended contracts with short notice periods
  • Total flexibility to change unit size as and when required
  • Over 800 storage units between 10 and 250 square feet
  • 300 bulk storage rooms up to 1500 square feet
  • Business units and offices available to rent

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