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Our Manchester Self Storage Team Explains How Best To Store Your Items

Self storage boxes at The Store Room Manchester

When people come and see me at The Store Room’s Manchester self storage facility (I’m the manager there), one of the things that I always advise is for them to have a look at the storage unit and try to imagine how their items of furniture and other bits and pieces will best fit in order to make the most of the space. Some people are better than others at working this out, and of course I will always help them as best I can. But it can be difficult even for seasoned movers-and-storers!

Our aim at The Store Room is always to try and get people into the smallest space possible, which will save them money, as the smaller the unit, the cheaper the storage will be. I’ve been renting Manchester storage units to local customers since 2007, and there are a few tips and tricks that I’ve picked up along the way and I wanted to share them with everybody!

Sofas – Use The Height Of The Storage Unit

With sofas, to maximise the space in the self storage room I always advise people to store the sofa upright or ‘on its end’ if possible. Our storage units are 8 ft tall, so this really does free up space in the room. I would also recommend using a sofa cover for protection, and these are available for just a few pounds in reception.

Storing Tables

If a table will dismantle then I would always recommend doing this, as once this is done the table will take up next to no space in the storage unit. If this isn’t possible, wrap the top of the table with blankets or bubble wrap, turn it upside down, and then you have the space to put other items on reverse of the table top.

Mirrors and Pictures

If these items are large, always store them upright rather than flat – they take up less space that way and are less likely to be damaged. Consider using some bubble wrap and some corner protectors to make 100% sure that the pictures will get through your house move unscathed.

Self Storage Boxes

When it comes to storage boxes, I recommend sturdy double-layered boxes that can stack. Being able to stack the boxes without your tower collapsing will not be possible with most cardboard boxes (like the ones you pick up in the supermarket), so come and see me in reception at our Manchester self storage site and I will show you what I mean (and recommend the boxes best for you). As a general rule, heavier items such as books should go in smaller boxes, lighter items such as duvets and bedding can go in bigger boxes, as these boxes will then be easier to move.

These are just a few tips, but I have many more up my sleeve! If you’re looking for a cheap self storage unit in the Manchester area, give me a call on 0161 789 4679 and we’ll take it from there…

Virtual Tour Of Our Manchester Self Storage Facility

Take A Walk Around Our Manchester Storage Site From Home

access control door at Manchester storage facility

Using Google’s street-view technology we have created a virtual tour of our Manchester self storage facility so that people who have not visited our site on Eccles New Road have an opportunity to take a look inside and see the storage options that we offer from the comfort of their home or office.

The tour starts at our cuatomer access area at the front our site where our customers come in through the PIN-controlled access door and where they find trolleys to use free of charge to move their items to and from the storage units. Continue reading Virtual Tour Of Our Manchester Self Storage Facility

How to Select the Right Self Storage Facility

***This is a post by our friends at Janus International, who give us their tips for customers on selecting the right self storage facility*** 

It may seem like a daunting task to select the right storage facility for your needs with over 800 self storage businesses operating in the United Kingdom. However, the process becomes easier after considering several different factors. Our tips below will help you navigate the self storage rental process and will allow you to make an informed decision before signing a rental agreement. Continue reading How to Select the Right Self Storage Facility

The Store Room Awarded ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’ Status By Feefo

Independent Customer Feedback

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’ statusThe Store Room awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant status by the independent customer feedback engine Feefo, which is the highest rating they can give! The purpose of the accreditation is, in the words of Feefo themselves, “to recognise the hard work of merchants that consistently deliver excellent customer service in the eyes of their genuine customers”.

We have always been proud of our goal of delivering the very best levels of customer service at our 6 self storage locations in Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Rotherham, Preston and Leicester. That’s why last year we joined the Feefo feedback system. Feefo gathers independent feedback from customers that have used our services, and we are delighted that since we joined, we have had some fantastic feedback with 166 reviews of our service so far and a positive feedback rating of 97%. You can see the reviews for yourself here. Continue reading The Store Room Awarded ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’ Status By Feefo

Our Preston Storage Site Becomes #MissionHQ for 97.4 Rock FM’s Cash For Kids Appeal

The Mission Christmas Appeal

Mince Pie Selfie at The Store Room with Rain our Manager and Rock FM DJ Jordan
Our Preston site manager Rain (centre) poses for a #MincePieSelfie with 97.4 Rock FM DJ Jordan during the 12 hour charity broadcast from our site.

Every year 97.4 Rock FM in Lancashire support the Cash For Kids charity with their ‘Mission Christmas’ appeal. The appeal aims to make sure that as many children as possible in the local area have presents to open at Christmas. There are over 500 drop off points in the local area where people can donate toys to the appeal – and for the last few years our self storage site in Preston has acted as #MissionHQ – in other words it’s the place where all of the donations are stored safely and sorted, ready to be given out to local kids. This year was record breaking with an unbelievable £433,800 worth of presents donated! Continue reading Our Preston Storage Site Becomes #MissionHQ for 97.4 Rock FM’s Cash For Kids Appeal