The Store Room Manchester storage access area

We have come up with a list of common misconceptions about the self storage industry and addressed them in this blog post.

Self storage is expensive

Typically people consider self storage to be an expensive way to store your possessions, but it depends on how long you wish to store your items with us. Using self storage probably costs less than you would think, and The Store Room offers discounts that vary depending on the length of time you think you will need storage for.

Self storage units are damp, cold and dirty

Self storage is mentioned a lot in tv and films but never in a particularly positive light. Units are often depicted as being dirty, damp or a bit dodgy, for example, Skyler’s cash is stored in a storage unit in Breaking Bad. Contrary to this, all our self storage facilities are clean, dry and well maintained. Why not come down to your local store and take a look for yourself!

You are tied into a long-term contract

When you don’t have enough room for your belongings, self storage can be a lifesaver. Our contracts are very flexible and The Store Room has customers who have been with us for 10+ years, as well as customers who have only needed us for a couple of weeks. You will pay on a 4-weekly basis, and we only ask for 14 days’ notice to end a contract – so it’s effectively Pay As You Go. Also, when you leave us, you will be refunded for any unused storage time.

Signing up is a hassle

Signing up is quick and easy to do. If you know what you’re looking for you can reserve your unit online, or you can speak directly to one of our experienced members of staff who will talk you through your options and work with you to suggest the best possible storage solution for you.

Self storage units are only for those with too much stuff

Self storage is not just for those who need more space to store their belongings. While The Store Room offers many different storage solutions to suit your needs, we also appeal to business customers. Businesses often store stock, tools, or packaging in one easily accessible location and many choose to operate from here also.

Self storage isn’t safe

Simply put, this isn’t true – we take the responsibility of looking after whatever you need to store very seriously. The Store Room’s self storage facilities have 24 hour CCTV recording, state-of-the-art intruder alarm systems and PIN-controlled access to self storage rooms. Additionally, we have fully trained staff on site, and all rooms are individually padlocked with you being the sole key holder.


This blog post was put together by our Salford self storage team.