Renting out your spare room? Start the process with self storage

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There’s a reason that Manchester is the heart of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. While the city has always been home to countless students and young professionals, many more are expected to flock into the area with the impending HS2 and HS3 rail lines. In fact, the population is set to shoot through the roof – and all these newcomers will need somewhere to live. For budgetary reasons, it’s likely that a high number of people will set their sights on renting a room in a house or flat. Therefore, why not cash in on their presence by offering your spare room? The process is easy and self-storage units can help. Here’s how:

Making room

In Greater Manchester, a high proportion of housing was built between the late 1800s and 1938. The buildings – in inner-city areas such as Hulme and Cheetham Hill, as well as towns like Middleton – usually feature two large bedrooms and a box room. Don’t be fooled by the name of the latter, though, as the third room isn’t really large enough to store many boxes. That’s why you should consider moving any possessions into self-storage units instead.

The illusion of space

Even if you can pack away your belongings in the home, it doesn’t exactly send a great message to prospective tenants. The market has become so flooded with spare rooms that your property will need to have the wow factor over other options. If you put your items into self-storage, you’ll create the illusion of space – and this will be very attractive to possible tenants.


Tenancy agreements can be signed on a month-by-month basis. This means that your lodger could pull out at a moment’s notice. If this were the case, you don’t want to regret having scrapped all your possessions to make room for an extra person. Instead, you want your items to be in self-storage so that they can easily be brought back to your property.

It makes sense!

Self-storage units make loads of sense when you’re renting out a room. As well, ours are so affordable that the rent made from your tenant should be more than enough to cover the cost.

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