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Why Students Need Self Storage

The student lifestyle offers a well-rounded experience involving weekly activities such as lectures, exercising, studying and social happenings.

Many look back on their student years fondly as they recall having to juggle their interests while meeting important academic deadlines. It’s a lifestyle that can be a whirlwind leaving you feeling exhausted at the end of the term.

For many students, as they get ready to relax after a busy term, they have one more important task to complete – sorting out new accommodation for the upcoming term.

Students often find themselves in a difficult spot when they are between their student house, flat or even moving back home. Where do you store all your items during this transition? The answer is simple and surprisingly affordable – use student self storage.

An increasing number of students are turning to self storage as a simple and convenient means of storing their items while they go on holiday or wait for accommodation arrangements to be sorted out.

Here’s why:

1. Safe, secure and accessible storage

Self storage facilities offer peace of mind in knowing that your belongings are safe while you relax on holiday.

Be sure to choose facilities that offer individually locked units with alarm systems and CCTV cameras.

In addition to security, self storage facilities also allow for convenient accessibility by allowing customers  access to their units after work hours – some facilities are even accessible 24/7. 

2. Logistically easy

Most self storage companies try to make it easy for students to move their stuff around.

Be sure to choose a facility that offers perks such as van rental hire at discounted rates. 

3. Affordable and cost-effective

Most students are on a tight budget and self storage companies know this. Student self storage caters for those on a tighter budget and offers flexible rates for space.

To make the solution even more affordable, you may want to consider sharing a storage unit with a friend as this will cut down costs even further. 

4. Off-site storage of outdoor and sports equipment

Life at university is multi-faceted and many students choose to balance academics with a sport or hobby, making various sporting activities an important part of the student experience.

What do you do with all the equipment that you inevitably accumulate? Put it into self storage to access it easily whenever you wish, without taking up precious space in your home.

Handy tip: Ensure that all sports equipment is clean and dry before storing them. Looking after your items properly will ensure a longer lifespan.

5. Holiday time

Many students leave their student accommodation during the holidays in exchange for going home or on a trip.

If your student accommodation is a digs, shared flat or student residence, the uncertainty of not knowing who will be able to access your belongings can be disconcerting at times.

Self storage provides a safe space that you can keep your valuables during the holidays.

Give self storage a go. It’s simpler than what you think.

Writer's Bio: Sandra Morris writes for leading UK self storage company Storage King, offering insight and tips into home improvement and how best to leverage property value, specifically for first-time buyers. A writer by day and a reader by night, Sandra is passionate about sharing her property and self storage knowledge to making a positive contribution to people's homes and their investment returns.