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What Are Some Of The Main Reasons Why People Use Self-Storage

Best Storage Unit Near MeTwenty to thirty years ago, there were very few self-storage facilities nationwide. And yet, in the last decade or so, the number of big box storage warehouses has dramatically increased.

So what are the reasons for their increase in popularity?

This article will discuss the many benefits of self-storage and might even help you resolve your storage issues.

Increase in the volume of possessions.

Whether we like to admit it or not, unless you are very disciplined, the volume of possessions we accumulate year over year continues to increase. Whether you want to keep items for sentimental value or just cannot bring yourself to throw things away, this can quickly become a problem; after all, every property, no matter how large, has an infinite amount of space.

New Build Properties

Decluttering Your Home OfficeNew build properties are beautifully designed, modern and being built at a rapid rate, but one complaint we hear consistently is that, without fail, they all need more storage space. For anyone moving from an older property with many years of accumulated possessions, this lack of space can cause tremendous frustration and problems.

Storing Business Paperwork

Storing Business Files

In recent years most businesses have transformed their record keeping to digital and away from the more old-fashioned paper systems. Unfortunately, legal regulations mean that you have to retain your paperwork for seven years for tax and other purposes.

With space in any business at a premium, storing boxes and boxes of financial paperwork in your business premises can become unsustainable and is rarely a good use of your limited space.

Moving House


Moving house is one of the most stressful things anyone will face in their life, mainly because of the challenges and complexities of the process. By storing some of the larger items in a self-storage unit, you can buy time to arrange your new home how you see fit and even have the time and the space to undertake some interior decorating without large and bulky items of furniture in the house.

Storing Collectable Items

Manchester Self StorageIf you are an avid collector of rare or valuable items, then storing them at your home may not be a sensible idea, especially if you have young children running around the house. It only takes a misplaced hand or foot to knock something over and cause irreparable damage.

As you can see, there are numerous reasons why self-storage continues to increase in popularity, and indeed that increase shows no sign of slowing down. As the leading provider of self-storage units in Manchester and the surrounding areas, MCR Storage has built a reputation for the quality of its storage, its excellent customer service, and highly competitive pricing.

If you wish to discuss your storage requirements in greater depth or ask any questions about the storage options we offer, then call our customer service team today on 0800 170 1260 or 0161 877 1260

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