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What is self storage?

Self Storage is a relatively new service industry in the UK. Our modern, dry centre has a selection of room sizes that you can hire from a locker up to the size of a tennis court or larger, short or long term. WE can collect or you can bring your belongings or possessions to our storage facility, lock them in the unit and visit as you please during opening hours. You are the only key holder. You can store almost anything unless it is alive or perishable!.

The best way to find out how Self Storage works at Cheap Storage Manchester is to give us a call on
0161 776 7607 or drop into our storage centre. We have a fully trained team who would be delighted to show you around and answer any queries and questions you might have.

How does self storage work?

You can store your goods from as little as a few days, or for as long as you need. Storage rooms can be reserved in advance to make sure the size you require is available on the day you need it. You can also easily switch to a smaller or larger storage unit whilst in storage if required. Cheap Storage Manchester is flexible, secure and hassle free, in fact it couldn’t be any easier. All our people are trained to help and advise you to make sure you get the best service and value for money.

What kind of security is in place at the Cheap Storage Manchester?

We make the security of your property and belongings a very high priority. For protection, our storage centre has sophisticated alarm systems and 24hr CCTV surveillance. We have 300 CCTV cameras inside & in the grounds & perimeter of our storage centre. Access to our storage centre is strictly controlled. Also, you are the only one with access to your storage room, which is locked and only you have the key.

Do I need to pay a deposit

Unlike all other storage companies, Cheap Storage Manchester will not charge you a deposit or any expensive extras – you only pay for your storage.

How much does it cost to store with Cheap Storage Manchester?

The price you pay is determined by the size of the room you need. That’s why our commitment to you is that we will get you into the smallest space possible. As the rental charge is calculated according to the floor area of the storage room, the smaller the floor area the less you end up paying. Our storage prices start from as little as £1 per week! We are never beaten on price!

Estimating the storage space you need isn’t as simple and straightforward as it looks. It depends on:

  • What you need to store
  • How stackable it is
  • How high the ceiling of the storage room is
  • What sort of access you will need since you may want to leave a walkway through the storage room to get to your possessions.

See our size estimator section of our website to give you an estimate of how much space you may require.

We can advise you on how to stack your goods and possessions to make maximum use of the space.

The price is based on the space you require and estimating the space that you need isn’t as simple and straightforward as it looks. We strongly recommend to give us a call WITH NO OBLIGATION to get the right price for the right space.

What is the minimum storage rental period?

You can store for as long as you want, from a few days to several years – there is no minimum or maximum storage rental period.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes, usually we have a range of discounts that includes:

Up-front payment discount

Pay for 4 months and receive 5% discount

Pay for 6 months and receive 10% discount

Pay for 12 months and receive 20% discount

Pay for 2 years and receive 25% discount.

Free weeks storage

Discount for students (on the presentation of a valid current Student ID Card).

Discount for Armed Forces, NHS & Emergency Staff (on the presentation of a valid ID Card).

Do I pay weekly or monthly?

You can pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Alternatively you can take advantage of our prepayment discounts – see number 7 above.

How quickly can I move into Cheap Storage Manchester?

You can move in on the same day as you make your enquiry.

What kind of payment methods are available?

Most our customers choose to pay by standing order. However, we also accept cash, credit and debit cards.

Do I need insurance?

No, insurance is not compulsory but can be provided FREE (terms apply). Cheap Storage Manchester provide a tailored insurance policy at a very competitive price. Please call us on 0161 776 7607 for more information.

How often can I have access to my goods?

You can come and go as you please, 7 days a week during the store opening hours.

How do I get my goods to you?

You can either bring your belongings to the storage centre, or we can provide you a FREE storage collection service (up to a 60 mile radius) or you can take advantage of our FREE Self Drive Van hire. Our centre has ample car parking and easy access loading and unloading areas.

Do you offer a packing service?

Cheap Storage Manchester can arrange a packing service to aid you in your moving and storage

For more information on our packing service, please call us on 0161 776 7607

Can I transfer to another room if I need more or less space?

You can easily move to another size room, larger or smaller, at any time, depending on your storage requirements and the availability of other room sizes in the store.

Do you have trolleys or fork lifts available?

Trolleys and pallet trucks are available free of charge for customers use. We also have forklifts available, which can be operated on your behalf by one of our trained staff, also free of charge.

How does the Lowest Price Guarantee work?

Cheap Storage Manchester pride themselves on offering the cheapest self storage prices. In the extremely unlikely event of you managing to get a lower quote Cheap Storage Manchester will beat any comparable quote presented to us by 10%. We will also beat any introductory offers and comparable insurance. This offer applies to individual self storage units of the same size as a competitor within a 60 mile radius. Price comparisons are for the total storage charge based on a 4 week stay and where applicable, include VAT.

Do you offer storage for business?

Yes, we offer flexible contracts for short or long term Self Storage. There is no minimum stay. We guarantee our business storage customers will have fixed prices for a minimum of 12 months. Great business storage rates available. Please contact the storage centre for details on 0161 776 7607

Do you have office facilities?

Yes, we also office rentals from £40 per month. Please contact the storage centre for details on 0161 776 7607 for details on our wide range of office space.

What if I have reserved and my plans are delayed?

That is no problem just let us know about the changes and we will change the date of your reservation.

Do you offer discounts for armed forces?

Armed Forces, Emergency and NHS employees receive 10% discount for the duration of their stay with us. A valid Forces ID, Emergency Services ID must be shown when you move in.  If your ID does not have a photo on it you may be asked to show additional photographic ID. Card must be shown.

Are there any discounts for upfront payment?

Yes. You can take advantage of a 5% discount for paying 4 months prepayment, 10% discount for paying 6 months prepayment, 20% discount for paying 12 months prepayment or 25% discount for paying 2 years prepayment. If you are currently renting a unit at another self storage centre and find that we are cheaper, simply bring along a copy of your current rental agreement and you can have your first months rental free of charge.

Do you supply packing & removal materials?

Unlike all other storage companies we offer an unlimited supply of FREE packing boxes.

We also stock mattress covers, sofa and armchair covers, bubble wrap, tape and all other packing supplies that may be required.

How does your FREE Self Drive Van Hire work?

When you book a storage unit with Cheap Storage Manchester, we can offer you FREE use of one of our vans.

Our free van offer can be used for customers storing from only 1 week!

No other storage company will offer this facility for short storage periods!

Please call us on 0161 776 7607 for more information.

Tesco Reward Vouchers

We will even accept Tesco Reward Vouchers for payment of your storage.

Guaranteed Cheapest Prices in Manchester

50% off 1st 12 weeks

Student Storage

Free Van Rental


No deposit Just pay weekly

Free Insurance

Open 7 days a week until late

Storage from £1 per week

Free unlimited supply of packaging boxes

Home Storage

Business Storage

Student Storage

Storage Size Estimator

Figuring out what storage space you need is never easy. You might not need as much space as you think to begin with, or you might be surprised by how just how much space all your things take up! Here at Cheap Storage Manchester, we see a lot of people get it wrong the first time, because it all depends on what it is you want to store and how well it’s going to stack together. A lot of people find themselves surprised when they first enter their storage unit and it’s either far too big or too small for their needs.

We recommend getting in touch with one of our experts for a quick chat on the matter. Having a decent idea of how much storage space you need can end up saving you money by getting it right the first time. That’s why we have an online storage calculator that you can use to give you an estimate of how much space you need. Using our calculator is a great place to start, but it helps to have some point of reference to begin with. 

It can be hard to visualise how much space you might need. Here’s a quick guide:

  • 25 sq ft unit

This is roughly the size of a full family car load, or a walk in cupboard. This is a great amount of space for storing things like extra boxes, mattresses, books, records/files and other miscellaneous items. 

  • 35 sq ft unit

About the size of a full transit van. Similar storage space to a small flat. 

  • 50 sq ft unit

Imagine filling up your garden shed. That’s similar to a 50 sqft storage unit. You can fit a lot in there. Good for storing the contents of a studio apartment, with room for a number of boxes, kitchen appliances and chairs.

  • 75 sq ft unit

Enough space to fill a large, luton size van. Great for storing the contents of a one bedroom flat. Imagine filling up an entire parking space with storage items. Ideal for furniture, including a sofa, chairs, a small dining set, bicycles and sports equipment. Enough storage for a 2-3 bedroom house. 

  • 100 sq ft unit

Think of filling two full transit vans, or a large garage. Ideal for storing for two bedroom spaces. Can store king-sized mattresses, dining room furniture and other larger appliances. Enough storage for a 3-4 bedroom house. 

  • 150 sq ft unit

Enough space to fill a large removal van, or two parking spaces. The ideal choice for storing large TVs, sporting equipment up to and including a motorbike, large furniture, a dining room set, and even musical equipment like a piano or drum kit. Enough storage for a 4-5 bedroom house. 

Home Storage

If you plan on moving house, redecorating or renovating in the near future, you might be in need of some cheap and secure home storage. A lot of families find their homes cluttered over time with belongings they don’t need, and not all homes have good self storage options. That’s why it’s worth looking at the range of different storage unit sizes available at our facility here at Cheap Storage Manchester. 

Furniture takes up a lot of space, and if you’re planning on storing a lot of things you might want to look at one of our larger sq ft units. One the other hand, if you just want to store a few boxes, perhaps some miscellaneous family belongings, books or records, a much smaller unit will cover your needs! 

Business Storage

If your business is expanding and growing quickly, first of all: congratulations! Second of all, you might find yourself with a lot of surplus inventory, find yourself overstocked and in need of some extra storage. A lot of businesses operate entirely online these days, which means you inherently have less storage space available. 

Knowing what kind of storage unit is right for your business is entirely dependent on your needs. For instance, if you need to store a lot of files, records and documents, a relatively small storage unit should have you covered. On the other hand, if you have a lot of surplus inventory and equipment, depending on your kind of business you might need a larger storage unit! The best thing to do is use our estimator to gauge how much space you need. 

Student Storage

If you’re studying in the city of Manchester or the Greater Manchester area you might find yourself in need of cheap storage. Whether you’re going on a gap year, moving into new accommodation, or just going on holiday for a while, we understand that different students have very different storage needs. 

If you’re moving from halls to second-year accommodation, you might not own that much and you might be able to store all your things in a small storage unit over the summer. Because you gain belongings over the course of university, if you’re heading for a gap year after graduating, you might have a lot more things needing to be stored. In any case, we guarantee the most affordable student storage options in the Manchester area! 

Storage Prices

We have a completely new, specially built self storage centre at Cheap Storage Manchester. We’re determined not to be beaten for affordability and value for money in Manchester. To make sure the prices for our many different storage units are the best in the area we check our pricing regularly and always update our prices depending on the competition.  

We can offer you pricing plans from as little as £1 per week at Cheap Storage Manchester. Every customer gets a bespoke price based only on their needs and the exact amount of storage space they are using. 

You get 50% off your storage for your first 12 weeks, but we also have special offers on optional advanced payment. If you’re reluctant because you’re already using another storage centre, we promise a huge savings when you switch to us. You’ll get your first month with us free of charge, and we’ll pick up your belongings from your old storage facility for nothing, anywhere within 60 miles. 

Contact Us

If you’re in the Manchester area and you need secure and flexible storage at the best prices available in the area, then Cheap Storage Manchester is the place for you! Please contact us today on 0161 327 0946 to learn more about us, our different storage units, and how we can save you money on your storage needs today!

Cheap Storage Manchester


At Cheap Storage Manchester we offer storage units, lockers and self storage units for home or business users.

Our state of the art storage facility truly offers a storage option to suit all size requirements. Whether it’s a few personal possessions to securely lock away, you're moving house, require space to store unused furniture from your home or a business user storing stock, tools or machinery, then Cheap Storage Manchester can help you.