If you’re a university or college student, moving around is basically part of your life.
Here’s why self-storage for students can be a solution to everything from managing overflowing bookshelves to safely storing your car during term break.
Holiday without the hassle
The end of term comes with a few stressful tasks – studying for exams, clearing out your res room and making travel arrangements. If you live far away, lugging all your belongings with you can be close to impossible.
Making use of a carpool, or taking the bus or plane home can become an epic logistical challenge. On top of that, you may have to spend your holiday at home in a room crammed full of boxes.
If you use remote storage, you don’t necessarily have to fill a large unit or commit to a long-term contract. In fact, there are a lot of options when it comes to self-storage for students.
You can rent one or more boxes for storing loose items from SpaceBox, or choose from various XtraSpace unit sizes, from 2 to 50 square metres. Terms are flexible so you don’t have to pay for storage once you no longer need it.
Store your car
If you live far away from varsity or if you’re an international student, you can safely store your car during longer breaks when you go home.
This is also a good option if you don’t want to sell your precious set of wheels when you take a gap year, or plan to travel for a few months.
Choose a self-storage facility with CCTV monitoring and security personnel on duty around the clock. Even if your plans and arrangements change, at XtraSpace you won’t have to pay for more than a month at a time.
Store your gear
Chances are good that there’s no space for your camping gear, kayak, surfboard or mountain bike in a res room or shared digs. You need your stuff at hand but you probably don’t use it throughout the year.
Spare your housemates the stubbed toes and consider a self-storage facility. This way, you can keep it out of the way when it’s not in use, and collect it again next season.
Keep your stuff safe
With paying off study debt, students certainly don’t have the budget for expensive insurance, so it’s important to keep electronics and other valuables safe during the holidays.
Break-ins can happen at any time and it’s risky to leave your belongings unattended for long periods, even if it’s behind a locked door.
Get peace of mind knowing that your stuff is safe during term break in your personal storage unit. At XtraSpace, you’re the only person with a set of keys to your unit.
Alternatively, if you choose to store just a few items with SpaceBox, you can rest assured knowing they’re safe at a high-security facility.
Create more room
Students generally don’t have space for large furniture, but if you use self-storage you can still buy that vintage piece at the flea market for your future first home.
You can also declutter your digs by storing family heirlooms or furniture you’re not currently using.
Buy all the clothes you want
Is limited closet space cramping your style? Don’t pass up on that winter coat you saw on sale. You can easily store seasonal clothes when they’re not needed, and get them back again when they are.
When you’re a student, it's important to create a space that’s conducive to studying. However, it’s tough to keep a small area tidy. Things get lost and disorganised when you’re constantly packing and unpacking.
If you use self-storage you can work out a system to keep your items organised. Clearly label and number the boxes you’ll keep in storage, and use a notepad to jot down the contents of each box next to the corresponding number.
You can take out the boxes and the items you need, and leave the rest in storage to keep your room clutter-free and organised.
At XtraSpace, we offer clean, secure self-storage units that are ideal for storing breakables until you're ready to move them into your new home or premises. In addition, our sister company, SpaceBox, offers valet storage for students – ideal if you don’t have a car or want to organise storage online.