5 reasons why self storage is a great solution for students

End of term – a time for celebration and panic as you realise you need to pack up all your belongings and transport them home. That’s bad enough if you study at the University of Oxford and your home is in Cornwall; even more of a nightmare if you live overseas. 

That’s why storage facilities are such a great solution. Whether you’re studying at Keble College Oxford or another UK university using a local storage company is one of the easiest, safest and often cheapest options when compared to taking all your luggage home. 

We look at the 5 reasons why you should consider hiring a storage space at the end of term.

1. A safe and secure option for your belongings

While it might be tempting to dump all your possessions at a mate’s house for the holiday, there is always a risk that they might get damaged or eaten by the dog! 

Self storage basically means you can be confident all your belongings will be stored safely, in a dry, mould free environment, so when you return, they will be in exactly the same condition as when you left them. 

You also won’t have to worry about someone having a rummage through your belongings in your absence as you’ll be the only one who has access to your storage unit. 

In addition, our self storage facilities in Oxford come with: 

  • 8ft perimeter fence
  • 24hr CCTV with emergency response
  • Biometric fingerprint access on our electric gates. 

2. Self storage is more convenient than having to ship things home

We’ve all seen cars on the motorway packed to the brim with stuff as students make their way home at the end of term. But imagine how much easier it would be if you just took home the essentials and left all non-essential items in self storage. Not only would travelling across the country be a lot easier, but you won’t have the stress of where to store it when you reach your final destination. 

And if you’re an international student, self storage allows you to store your stuff securely, at a fraction of the price it would cost to ship it. 

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3. A flexible solution to meet your storage needs

You might think that self storage is just for people who have enough stuff to fill the Bodleian library several times over or for people looking for long-term storage solutions. 

Actually, we cater for a lot of customers who just need a small space for a short time, which is why our storage solutions are completely flexible, offering: 

  • A variety of storage unit sizes from large lockers, perfect for storing a suitcase, up to 160 square foot units.
  • Lease terms starting from 1 week
  • Ability to upsize or downsize your self storage container at any time, at no additional cost

Our opening hours are also completely flexible. As you never know when you might want access to your belongings, our secure storage units are open 24/7 giving you easy access whenever you need it. 

4. Free collection service for Oxford students

If you’re a student at the University of Oxford or studying in higher education around Oxfordshire, then you’ll be eligible for our free Student Storage Collection and Delivery.  

We’ll give you free student storage boxes which you’ll simply need to fill with your belongings. We’ll then collect your boxed belongings, store them for the holiday period and deliver them back to you in perfect condition.

Our free collection service includes: 

  • Free collection and delivery from an address in Oxford
  • Free student storage boxes and packing materials
  • Option to use your own suitcases
  • Generous weight limit of 30kg per box/suitcase

In addition, we also offer

  • Free UK moves with bookings
  • Free UK shipping for those moving after your storage period 

Find out more about our free collection service. 

5. Cost effective solution for the end of term

If you’re worried that hiring a storage unit is going to be inordinately expensive, then why not get in touch to talk through our storage price, as we offer some of the most cost effective storage solutions for students in Oxford. 

And for your peace of mind you will never be hit with any hidden costs or price rises, as you’ll always get a fixed price for our storage Oxfordshire. 

Take a look at our space calculator for an initial idea of student storage costs. 

Find out more about ‘cheap self storage near me’

If you’re a student in need of cheap storage solutions, why not give us a call to discuss your needs. And we don’t just cater for students. If you are planning on moving home, travelling or are interested in long-term storage options, please get in touch today. We’d love to help out.

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