Student Storage: A Comprehensive Guide

Student Storage | 20.05.22

We are heading toward the summer term break which signals a mass exodus of students looking for safe and affordable student storage options. While students may come home for the summer, many will return to Uni in September. Since most student landlords don’t allow you to leave belongings on the empty property over summer – for insurance purposes – student storage is a great alternative.

Student Storage During The Summer Holidays

For many students, summer plans are often unpredictable as some may get part-time jobs while others will spend the summer with family. Whatever their plans are, they would most likely need room for all of their stuff. It makes little sense to lug everything back home if you’re returning to Uni in a few months. Although keeping your stuff at mum and dad’s is the cheapest option, it may not be the most sensible or convenient. 

If you’re a student going home for the summer holidays, taking all of your belongings back can be challenging. What happens if there’s no space at home? A student storage unit or student storage locker can help as it’s still one of the easiest and most affordable ways to minimise clutter while keeping everything safe and in excellent condition.

Do I Need Student Storage?

Before you decide on renting a student storage locker, check whether or not you will need to move everything every year. If you rent privately, ask your landlord if you can leave your stuff in the house while on break. Keep in mind, though, that some landlords may rent properties over the holidays so it’s best to ask first.

Also, if there is enough space at your parents’ house or garage, you could store some items there. However, it may create unnecessary clutter and it’s not as secure as a student storage unit. Perhaps you can store some of your most valuable items at your family home and put things you won’t need any time soon into self storage.

What Does Student Storage Cost?

Not all student storage prices are the same since they may vary from facility to facility. At Space Centre Self Storage, we offer dedicated, low-cost student storage rooms from just £5.00 per week plus vat. There is no fixed rental period or hidden small print so you can store it for however long you want without any surprises.

You also don’t need to pay a deposit and we provide free storage insurance for contents up to £3,000. For added security, we can also provide you with a special padlock. If you are storing more valuable items like TVs, computers, gaming consoles or other electronics, our facilities have 24-hour CCTV, alarms, and smoke detectors and you have the only key.

The size of the student storage unit will vary depending on how much stuff you want to store. Talk to our experienced staff who will help find the right storage unit for you.

Benefits Of Student Storage

Renting a student storage unit or locker at a storage facility near their location can help in many ways. Whether they are finishing Uni and coming home for good, between jobs or moving out into their own place, a student storage unit gives them a safe place to store everything they’ve accumulated. Let’s look at the advantages so you can see how it might help you when on term breaks.

Added Security For Peace Of Mind

It’s not a good idea to leave your belongings unattended in your room if you live with other students. When you’re away, you have no control over how your housemates behave or who they might invite inside. Student storage gives you the opportunity to keep all your belongings safe while you’re away. Reputable storage facilities like Space Centre Self Storage have high-security levels, clean, dry and secure containers along with 24-hour CCTV.

Flexible Student Storage Solutions

Since you pay week or per month, you can keep your belongings in storage for as long as you need. Whether it’s for a few weeks in the Easter holidays or several months throughout the summer break, student storage is an adaptable storage option that works well for any length of time. While there are many reputable storage facilities across the UK, remember to read online reviews first. You should also visit the location to make sure it meets your requirements and delivers on its promise.

Enjoy An Uncluttered Home

Taking clothing and other personal items home from Uni will only take up space during the holidays, which is avoidable. A student storage unit not only provides extra security and peace of mind but also helps keep clutter at bay. By putting your belongings in self storage, your whole family can enjoy the holidays without having to tidy up later or send forgotten items when you go back.

How To Pack A Storage Unit To Save Space

The golden rule to saving space (and money) is not to store items you no longer need. If it’s summer, do you really need that bulky winter coat or extra blankets? Do you have to take every book on your shelf? Here are a few essential packing tips for when renting a student storage unit.

  • Before storing books, make sure to dust and clean them as residue and other dirt can result in permanent damage
  • Choose the right container or storage box. If you are using old cardboard boxes, make sure they’re clean and sealable
  • Don’t use boxes that were used to store food as odours and food residue can attract insects and rodents
  • Lay books flat or stand them upright with the edges facing upward to prevent warping and bending
  • Wrap valuables in bubble wrap or soft towels

Related: ‘How Do I Choose The Right Storage Unit?’

Student Storage Units in Bristol, Stroud, Gloucester and Stonehouse

Student storage allows you to keep your belongings safe over the summer holidays so you can sit back and relax. Once everything is packed, you don’t have to worry about anything until September. Location is the most important factor to consider so we recommend choosing a facility that is close to your accommodation for the following year as travelling too far defeats the purpose.

At Space Centre, we have student storage units at our conveniently-located facilities in Bristol, Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stonehouse. While we offer free storage insurance, you are welcome to use your own insurance provider if the value of your belongings exceeds £3,000.

If you have any questions about our student storage offering, please contact your nearest Space Centre branch and one of our friendly storage consultants will be happy to assist. Have a wonderful summer break and all the best for the year ahead!

Not sure how much space you will need?

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