student storageStudents are often on the move. As a student, it’s not unlikely that at some point, you’ll swap residences or move into new communal digs. You may also need a temporary place to store your possessions, especially during the summer holiday. Lugging surfboards, bicycles, clothes, books and electronic equipment home isn’t always practical or viable.


A simple solution is to use a self-storage facility.


What students should look for in self-storage

Students are typically on strict budgets and many don’t have their own transport. So self-storage solutions for students have to be inexpensive, be located reasonably close to where they attend college or university, and be available under short-term contract.


Sourcing packaging materials and getting goods to and from a self-storage facility can be a trying experience, especially when there’s limited time between the end of exams and a flight or bus ride home. So it’s also useful to seek out a self-storage supplier that offers services such as low-cost packaging materials and that has a storage facility within easy driving distance.


Facilities and units must be properly secured to protect expensive desktop computers, textbooks, flat screen TVs and sporting equipment. Finally, it’s important to find a self-storage facility with units that are an appropriate size for the items you plan to store, or you may end up paying for more space than you need.


XtraSpace offers ideally located facilities

XtraSpace operates self-storage branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg and Durban, some in close proximity to university campuses.


The XtraSpace Cape Town Airport Industria branch, for instance, is minutes away from the University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town.


The Durban Central branch is less than five kilometres from the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College Campus and Medical School, and the Durban North branch is ideally located for students at the Edgewood and Howard College campuses.


Students at the University of Johannesburg are just 20 minutes away from both our Johannesburg Central and Johannesburg Commissioner Street branches.


Why XtraSpace is the Perfect Self Storage Provider for Students 

  • Affordable long and short-term rental arrangements
  • Flexibly sized units, ranging from 3 to 50 square metres
  • Student-friendly, value-added services  
  • Self-lockable facilities
  • Sophisticated security
  • Unrestricted access during office hours
  • Free use of trolleys.

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