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Self Storage Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions, however if you can not find the question or answer you are looking for please contact our store who will be happy to help.

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What is self storage?

Self Storage is a relatively new service industry in the UK. Our 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. You 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 Self Storage Tameside is to give us a call 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 week, 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. Self Storage Tameside 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 Manchester Storage Units?

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 with a padlock owned by you.

Do I need my own padlock?

Yes, you will need your own padlock, making you are the sole key-holder for the storage unit and to ensure that the unit is always securely locked. Self Storage Tameside stock a full range of high security padlocks.

How much does it cost to store with Self Storage Tameside?

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, there is no minimum or maximum storage rental period.

What is included in the price - are there any hidden extras?

You will require a padlock to secure the unit.

Do you offer any discounts?

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

Up-front payment 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).

Do I pay weekly or monthly?

We'll invoice you on a four weekly basis, payable in advance.

How quickly can I move into the Manchester Storage Units?

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 accept also credit and debit cards.

Do I need insurance?

No, insurance is not compulsory, but Self Storage Tameside both recommends and offers a tailored insurance policy at a very competitive price. Please ask your store team for more details

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 why not take advantage of our storage collection service. Our centre has ample car parking and easy access loading and unloading areas.

Do you offer a packing service?

Self Storage Tameside 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 304 5695.

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

You can easily move to another size room 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?

Self Storage Tameside pride themselves on offering the cheapest self storage prices. In the extremely unlikely event of you managing to get a lower quote Self Storage Tameside 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.

Do you have office facilities?

Yes, we also offer office rental.

What if I have reserved and my plans are delayed?

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

Do you offer discounts for armed forces?

Armed Forces Personnel receive 10% discount for the duration of their stay with us. A valid Forces ID card must be shown.

Are there any discounts for upfront payment?

Yes. You can take advantage of a 20% discount for paying 12 months rental upfront,10% discount for paying 6 months rental upfront or 25% discount for paying 2 years rental upfront. 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.

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Use your Tesco Reward Vouchers to pay for some of your storage.

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