No matter how hard we try, it seems that at some point in our lives we all have too much stuff and nowhere to store it. Household storage, student belongings, paperwork or business needs mean that the use of temporary self storage is on the increase. We take a look at some of the typical reasons why people are turning to storage solutions outside the home to help solve their problems. Continue reading
It could the end of the first year or last year at university but the start of June signals the mass exodus of students away from campus and accommodation.
For those who are not yet at the end of their course it’s unlikely you’ll be able to stay in their accommodation over the summer months. Landlord agreements don’t normally allow it and halls of residence, generally empty and shut down, the accommodation often being given over to commercial opportunities. The dilemma is what do you do with your belongings for the summer? Clothes and lap tops will come home with you, but do you really want or need to bring home those car loads of kitchen pots and pans and dishes etc. only to have to load up and take them all back again in 12 weeks time? A self storage locker close your university is the answer. For those not yet able to get in to their private accommodation, box it all up and leave it over the summer in a place where you know everything will be secure and it will be close by once they’re ready to move in. Continue reading
We’re into the second week of September and the kids have been back in school a little over a week. If you’ve got younger children, the new uniform, if they wear one, was bought and a little bit of space found in the wardrobe to house it. That’s all there was to it!
Having said that, you’ve probably still got all their summer clothes and toys to rehome. Chances are they seem to have more things now than they did at the start of summer – it doesn’t all fit back into where it came from! You need to give the storage some serious thought.
If you’ve got older children who are heading off to senior school, the challenges of storage space are a little harder. It’s not just uniform to find a space for in the wardrobe. There’s sports kit (and that includes boots, shin pads and more), text books, files and folders. Maybe even new additions of the musical variety. Suddenly, your child’s room seems way too small! Continue reading
Some students will go home for the summer. Many will spend a few weeks on the move, maybe travelling abroad, whilst others will say goodbye to their study books for the last time and spend the summer months preparing for the big move into full time employment.
Whatever the plan, all students need somewhere to store their belongings over the coming weeks. For those going back, many will be reluctant to leave their furniture and possessions in an empty house. After all, it’s impossible to know who could be roaming around the house over the holiday period.
Those who have the luxury of returning to their parents’ home for the summer, can take their belongings with them as long as their parents have room, of course. But again, if they’re going back, do they really want to take everything home? The TV and computer, probably. But all the pots and pans, books and files only to have to lug them all back again at the end of the summer break? Continue reading
Many students will move out of halls this summer and into rented accommodation.
Some, of course, will move back into their halls of residence in readiness for a second year at college of university. Others will move from one rented, shared student house to another.
Is that you?
If so, have you thought about what you’ll do with your belongings over the summer? Continue reading