6 Storage Tips for Students

Rebecca Arkell | April 14, 2014

Storing your belongings at university can be a tricky business. Limited living space, going home for the holidays and frequent house moves – nightmare! However, it does not have to be difficult. The following tips should make storing your stuff a breeze.


1.     Optimise the space you have available


When I lived in a student house, I had a room the size of a large cupboard. I’m sure many students today are in the same situation. The trick is to use devices that allow you extra items. One idea I used was to store belongings in boxes under my bed.  A shoe rack can also be really useful in storing your shoes tidily and prevent them from taking up your entire floor space.


2.     Rent a self-storage unit over the summer


At Storage Giant, we offer student storage space for as little as £5 a week. This can be really useful for students who are taking public transport back home and want to travel light, or international students spending their summer abroad. Even if this is not your situation, storing your belongings can the save you the hassle of fitting everything into the car and having it lying around at home.


3.     Use a removal van to transport your belongings


If you are moving to a different student house next academic year and are dreading the prospect of endless car journeys to transport your things, consider using our removal service. We provide the most affordable service in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, and soon Cwmbran, and could save you a great deal of time and hassle.


4.     Alternate items when you visit home…


Most students have limited wardrobe space, which can be tricky as the weather changes. The best way to combat this is to get organised and alternate items when you go back home for the weekend: as summer approaches leave your jumpers behind and bring back some more t-shirts.


5.     … or rent a self-storage unit all year round


If you don’t visit home much however, the other option is to hire a self-storage unit all year round, to store your out-of-season clothes and unneeded belongings. This could be particularly useful if you have limited living space.


6.     Get organised and sell your unwanted belongings


Sort through your belongings and sell last year’s textbooks and the clothes you don’t wear anymore. Websites like Amazon, eBay and ASOS marketplace can be perfect for this. Not only will this give you extra space, but extra money too!

students moving boxes around