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Tips and tricks for getting the most from your flexible student storage space

Many of us know what it’s like to move to a new place, whether for work or to start again. But for a student, this can be incredibly challenging. Leaving your friends and family behind, starting in a completely new and unknown town and having to live independently is daunting for everyone, particularly when you have to leave the comfort of your room and belongings behind. That’s why flexible student storage could be the answer that makes everything a little bit easier. 

This month, Jennings Storage give you some hint and tips on making the most of your student storage, when you can use it and how you can use it effectively. Jennings are your local friendly storage team who know a thing or two about flexible student storage. We have been supporting students in Oxford and the surrounding areas for over 20 years and are proud to be the reliable company of choice for many individuals and business owners. 

Once you have decided which belongings you are taking with you to university, it’s time to check if they fit in your new student digs! Often, for the first year of your student life, you will find space is a little cramped and you will only be able to fit the bare minimum into your room – particularly if you are in the student halls. Utilising flexible student storage gives you the opportunity to bring your prized items with you and store them locally until you can either find space for them or move to a bigger room where you can fit them in. 

Moving from student digs to your own property and need to store your items?

If your first year of university is complete, you may find that you have to seek alternative accommodation. Flat and house shares are incredibly popular and this opens up the amount of space you have! But what are you going to do with your current belongings until you can move into your new space? Very often, the movie isn’t as straightforward as picking up one room and moving into the next. 

You may have to vacate halls early so that your room can be cleaned ready for the next tenant. This is likely to be when your classes finish for the summer holidays. Great if you are going home, but what you are going to do with the things you have accumulated in the meantime? Jennings Storage makes moving from your university halls to your very own flat or house share as easy as possible. Our state of the art site is equipped with CCTV, gated entry access at two points and biometric security to ensure your belongings are safe for as long as you leave them with us. 

Access to your storage facility is 24/7 so whether you need to collect something in an emergency late at night, or you are an early riser and want to visit at sunrise, you have access. Our range of flexible student storage container sizes means you don’t have to pay for a 20ft container if you don’t need one. Our handy student storage calculator will give you a good idea of what size storage unit you will need. 

Go home for the summer with flexible student storage to protect your things

Flexible student storage with Jennings can be long or short term depending on the support you are looking for. If you need a container for the summer so you don’t have to lug your stuff to and from your home town, a storage container could be the perfect answer. Simply pack your things up and store them safely away for the summer until you come back to university and are ready to move into your new home. 

If you don’t have transport to move your items from your room to your storage facility, Jennings Storage can support you with this. Our team of expert movers will help you to load your items into their transport and will bring your items to your unit so you don’t have to worry about the logistics or expensive moving costs. 

Top student storage tips you will need in 2022

  • Make a list of everything you own, what you will need to take home with you for the summer, like clothes, toiletries and any university work you have to complete. Keep these items aside so you don’t accidentally pack them into storage!
  • Take a look at your bigger furniture – do you have a mattress, wardrobe, chest of drawers that will need storing? These items should be stored in your flexible student storage facility first so you can leave room for your smaller items. 
  • Any smaller items that you plan to put in storage should be packed into smaller boxes that are clearly labelled so you know what’s in there after a summer away. Books, spare clothes, decorations and bedding are great examples of these smaller items. 
  • Don’t store food in your flexible student storage container – food will be long past its expiry date before you are back from your summer break and not only will this be gross for you to clean up, the smell is likely to permeate your material items. 
  • If you have any expensive or fragile items, consider wrapping them in bubble wrap first. They will be perfectly safe in Jennings Storage containers, but they may get knocked in the move and you don’t want them broken. 
  • Try to keep your list of storage items handy so when you return, you remember what you stored and what you may still need to purchase for your new home. 

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Jennings offer flexible student storage for university student across Oxfordshire 

At Jennings Storage, we pride ourselves on being able to offer flexible student storage for university students across Oxfordshire and beyond. Whether you are moving accommodation or moving out for the summer, we can support you to store your belongings safely until you need them again. Our expert team have been supporting customers to find cost-effective storage solutions since 1993. 

If you are a student, we know price matters to you and you won’t want to be hit with a raised bill or hidden costs once you are in a contract. That’s why you will always get a fixed price on low-cost storage units when you let Jennings Storage take care of your items. 

Give Jennings a call today to discuss your student storage space needs, or why not pop down and visit us at Monument Park where you will see our storage units first hand. We look forward to taking care of your belongings soon.    

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