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Compare My Move only works with verified and trusted container and self-storage companies across the UK. Every partner that enters the network is verified by us and reviewed by you to ensure they can provide high-quality services no matter what the requirements. Your possessions will be in safe hands with our storage partners as they all use state-of-the-art security systems and have active CCTV monitoring the facilities 24/7.

To help you find the best deals available, compare storage companies in Manchester and you’ll save both time and money during the process. All you have to do is complete our quick online form and you’ll be matched with up to 6 dependable storage companies in the Manchester area.

The resulting partners will contact you to discuss your specific requirements. Factors such as the type of storage required and the length of time of renting will need to be discussed. The company can then provide you with a quote so you can choose which provider would best suit your specific budget and needs.

It should be noted that whilst Compare My Move can connect you with storage companies, the quote will not include the price of delivery unless specified during initial contact. However, many storage companies will also offer removals or delivery services but you will need to request them from the start.

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    FAQs About Storage in Manchester

    Our team has answered all your vital questions concerning self-storage in Manchester. According to our research, the average storage unit size in Manchester is 75-100 sq ft.

    We also discovered that the most popular day of the week for our storage users in the city is Friday, whilst October is the most popular month. 

    How much does container and self-storage cost in Manchester?

    Manchester is not only one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, but it also has the country's fifth-largest population at 547,627. It’s easy to see why so many students, homeowners and businesses are looking to move to this vibrant and bustling city.

    According to Octagon Capital’s latest research, the average annual cost for a 50 sq ft storage unit in Manchester is £882. The nationwide average was calculated at £868, meaning Manchester’s latest figure is 2% higher than the national average. Self-storage costs are often higher in larger cities as the demand increases with the population. Factors such as the type of unit required and the exact location of the facility will affect your final quote. You can rent a container in Manchester for approximately £2 plus VAT a day, with some bulk deals available.

    Using Compare My Move to compare quotes can help you save time, money and stress when searching for self-storage solutions. Our team will connect you with the best and most professional storage companies Manchester has to offer, ensuring your possessions are in safe hands.

    To learn more, read how much does self-storage cost?

    Storage Costs in Manchester
    Storage Costs in Manchester

    Container storage in Manchester

    Self-storage units are available in a variety of sizes and are located within secure buildings owned by the storage provider. Container storage means you'll be renting large metal containers in remote locations or warehouses. As they're typically outdoors, the containers are more susceptible to extreme weather conditions compared to self-storage units.

    However, you shouldn't be concerned about their location, as container storage is still very much secure. The units can only be accessed by staff members and verified clients and each facility has active CCTV and state-of-the-art alarms.

    The cost of your storage container will vary depending on your location and the size of the container you need to rent. But, depending on the company, there may be bulk deals available, especially when purchasing larger units for long periods of time.

    Moving house storage in Manchester

    Moving house can be a stressful and time-consuming event that involves many different factors that affect workload and time restraints. Storage services can help reduce the pressure by providing movers with a safe, clean and dry place to protect their furniture. This will cut down the number of moving boxes required, thus cutting down your removal costs and the number of tasks that need completing before moving day.

    Our research found that semi-detached homes are the most popular properties in Manchester. However, more and more homeowners are looking to downsize each year, reducing the amount of space they have at home. Using self-storage can be a great way to organise your belongings without having to throw anything away. There is also the peace of mind that each item will be protected against theft and environmental damage whilst in the care of your chosen storage companies.

    If you have large furniture to store, you may instead decide to opt for container storage. A 20ft container is the perfect size for storing the contents of a 3-bedroom house making it the perfect solution. Don’t risk damaging your items by rushing the packing process, use self-storage services to efficiently protect your belongings before moving day.

    To learn more, read our guide to moving house and self-storage.

    Business storage in Manchester

    According to the Office of National Statistics, as of 2018, there are 23,845 businesses in Manchester, a rise of 58% since 2014. Whilst more recent data has revealed that Greater Manchester is currently home to over 124,000 businesses, making it the perfect place for many to work and live. It doesn’t matter what size your company is, container and self-storage can be ideal and cost-effective solutions to help you expand.

    Commercial self-storage companies offer flexibility and high-quality services that will help your business grow. Business units can be used for a number of different reasons, including storing excess stock, paperwork or office furniture. Compare My Move’s partners have state-of-the-art security systems installed for each unit to ensure your belongings are completely protected during their time in self-storage.

    If you have larger items such as machinery, heavy furniture or even vehicles, then you also have the option of choosing container storage. Only you and the provider's staff will be able to access the container, ensuring the area is completely secure. There will also be active CCTV monitoring the premises, along with modern theft and fire alarms.

    To learn more, read our guide to business self-storage units.

    Student storage in Manchester

    Across the 5 universities located in Manchester, there are approximately 104,000 students enrolled within the region. This fact is just one of the many reasons why self-storage is in such high demand across the city. Whether you require short or long-term use, student container and self-storage can be a great asset when moving between accommodations.

    As many students will leave their student housing during term holidays, there is high demand for additional storage space to help reduce the amount of luggage being transferred. Student storage units and containers are an ideal solution for this as you can rest assured that your possessions are in good hands, with active CCTV constantly monitoring the dry, clean and secure units.

    Storage is a flexible and affordable solution that offers services for a range of requirements, from single items to entire households. Students will find it especially beneficial as it provides a safe and cost-effective solution when requiring more space.

    To learn more, read our guide on student-self storage.