As another academic year comes to an end many students will be moving out of halls of residence or rented properties to move back home for the summer holidays.

However there will be endless amounts of things that will need to be cleared out of your term time home. For example:

Winter clothes,

Bedding and Towels

Kitchen equipment like pots, pans, crockery and cutlery

Books and files


Electrical equipment like a TV, a sound system, a toaster, a microwaves and a kettle

Small items of furniture like a bookcase, a small chest of drawers or an office chair.

The problem is where is all this stuff going to be housed over the summer?

Mum and Dad won’t want it cluttering up their home, plus there is the logistics of moving it from your term time residence to home only to move it back in a few months’ time. If you move it into your accommodation for next year you will have to pay rent on that property during the summer plus how safe will it all be left in an empty for possibly up to 3 months.

The best solution is to put all your belongings into a self-storage unit.

If you are at a University in the North-West for example- Manchester, Salford or UCLAN Spaces and Places self-storage facilities in Manchester can offer you the perfect solution. Spaces and Places also have facilities in Nuneaton – which is ideal if you are studying at Loughborough, Coventry or Birmingham, and another at Winsford which is suitable for those studying in the Liverpool and Chester areas

Spaces and Places are safe, flexible and affordable. We have various sizes of storage units and you only pay for what you use.  We offer clean, high quality and secure storage units; it is also simple to rent with us and just as easy to give notice. There are no long term contracts, and there are plenty of ways to pay.

If you need a place to store all your term time belongs over the summer get in touch with one of our friendly team at Spaces and Places.

Call: 0800 124 4363 or Email:

Over the last few years, Manchester has become a desirable city for everybody, ranging from businesses and students to musicians and thespians; Manchester is the place to be. With more people becoming drawn to living in the city, comes more people seeking an apartment in the city centre.

Manchester’s population has continued to grow year on year, but finding a place to live has become a challenge for Manchester residents. Studies have emerged that certain properties have been let in just one hour and on average, each apartment receives three or four offers.

The city has a strong economy and a growing population, which has made Manchester a place of opportunity and possibility for all types of businesses.

Due to the high demand of businesses looking to rent space and with there being over 2,000 prospective tenants wanting to rent 130 properties listed, rental prices have increased. The M.E.N stated in 2015, that rental prices across Greater Manchester had increased by over 20 per cent in 12 months.

An option for many business owners is self-storage, especially around Christmas when business is booming and products are in high demand. Whether you turn to self storage to store extra stock or run your business from a unit; you are in a win-win situation.

Storage units are dramatically cheaper than renting in the city centre, and allow you the flexibility to rent more or reduce the amount of units you need. All you need to do, is give a week’s notice. To learn more about why businesses are turning to self storage, click the link.

At Spaces and Places we offer 24/7 CCTV surveillance, secure fencing, strict security protocols, a coded gate and other important security features to ensure your products are kept safe and secure at all times.

If you are looking to start up a business, or are a business owner but find it increasingly difficult to afford rental prices in the city centre, then get in touch with Spaces and Places Manchester – our friendly staff are here to answer any questions you may have.