A quick student guide to self storage

Being a student delivers great education, not only academically, but practical life lessons too! When you left the family home to embark on your independent life adventure, probably the last thing on your mind was that you’d became an expert in moving house! With every passing term and year, however, there is a likelihood you’ll be packing up your ever-expanding belongings and moving to pastures new. One of the big issues of this is always what to do with your stuff – you don’t want to be forever dragging it up and down the country with you whenever you’re going home for a few weeks. So, whether you want somewhere safe and secure to store your things for just a few nights, or whether it’s an ongoing situation, student storage  can be the answer.

There are a few aspects you need to consider:

The cost of student storage

As with most things in life, it’s best to shop around – prices may vary from facility to facility based on location, quality and, of course, size. The way to go about it is go online and look at the self-storage companies in the area you think you’re going to be based in the immediate future. Most storage company’s websites will allow you to get a quote for your needs, thus allowing you to narrow your options straight away.

Try to calculate how much space you’ll require – the best way to do that is to research unit sizes and their available storage boxes, then work out how many boxes you think you’d need and from there, what size self-storage unit would accommodate that number of boxes.  Calculating this bit correctly will mean that you’ll only pay for the storage you actually need.

Some tips on how to get cheap student self-storage

  • Consider the removal transfer costs – the petrol cost of the initial move to storage and any interim visits you may want to make, along with the eventual transfer to the new accommodation. Try to balance the most suitable student storage facility with closest proximity to where you’ll be living.
  • If you think you’re going to use the storage facility for a lengthy period then it’s always worth mentioning, and asking for a discount based on that.
  • It may be feasible to share a self-storage unit with a friend who’s in the same boat as you. If your belongings alone don’t justify the cost of a unit, then maybe sharing the space with a friend will.

Remember, student self-storage can be a great solution for keeping your belongings in a safe, secure and dry place over the summer, and you’ll have your own key so can access the unit whenever you wish. Happy packing!

Chelsea Self Storage

Chelsea Self Storage we have 30 years experience in providing the ideal storage solutions for businesses. We understand the optimal storage methods for archived documents and records and can help you calculate the right size of unit you’ll need to maximise your budget. With some of the lowest competitive rates in the capital, we’re convinced that we can offer a file management solution that’s just right for your business.

We are conveniently located near Kensington, a short walk from the Kings Road in Fulham, and have satisfied clients right across London who can testify to our capability and customer service.

If you need to reclaim valuable office storage space then contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you archive your records safely and securely.