It’s that time of year again. As the weather gets hotter and terms start to come to an end, university students all over the country are packing up the rooms, houses and flats that have been their refuge for the past year and head home. And that made us think – university students are one of those groups that don’t get thought of as ‘needing’ self-storage space, when in reality they’re the ones who need it most. Whether it’s over the summer holidays when they come home or when they’re at Uni and they need some extra working space. So today, we want to share with you 9 reasons why the Uni student in your life could do with some self-storage space.
Students rarely live alone – whether you’re in halls with 8 people you barely know or sharing a flat with 2 friends, student life is noisy. Which for the most part is great – it’s part of the Uni experience. But sometimes, when you need to knuckle down and study, read your course texts, do some research or just finish that dissertation before the deadline, you need some peace and quiet. Self storage spaces might sound like an odd solution, but they are actually the perfect place to cut yourself off from the world and enjoy no distractions for a while. You can either use your unit as a makeshift office space (just bring a cushion or two), or you can rent one of the office spaces to work in for an hour, an afternoon or even a day. Peace and quiet is right at your fingertips – if you know where to look.
When you go to university, you start to find out who you really are. That means trying out lots of new things, joining societies and getting into new hobbies that you’d never thought of before. And some of those can take up a lot of space. So while taking up canoeing and joining the Uni team might have seemed great at the time, you don’t want to be stuck with a canoe in your dinky Uni room for the next year. A self-storage space is a cheap and easy way to store all of your bits and bobs for new hobbies out of the way, where they will be safe and easy to get to when you need them.
For most students, going off to Uni is the first time they’ve lived on their own. So even if they’re moving from one room to another, they’re going to come back with a lot more stuff then they went with. It’s inevitable. And while it might all fit into the various areas of the student house, it becomes more of an issue when trying to cram it all back into a childhood bedroom for the summer. Self-storage allows students to pack up a lot of the bits they won’t need over the summer (like kitchen equipment) just once, and leave it in a storage area until they move into a new house. So now, only the essentials come home for the summer, not the whole house.
Moving sucks. There’s no two ways around it. But it sucks even more if you’ve never done it before. And for students, the moving happened every year for at least 3 years, depending on the length of the course. Unsurprisingly, most people wouldn’t want to move all of their worldly belongings back a forth so many times (after all, Uni students essentially move twice a year, from accommodation to home, and home to new accommodation). Self-storage space limits the amount of back and forthing, and means you don’t need to try and cart all of that stuff between cities – it can just stay in the Uni town/city in a safe unit until you’re ready to move again.
There’s no denying that having roommates can be challenging sometimes. You might get lucky and live with the best people on the planet, or you might find yourself not really trusting the people you’ve been assigned to live with. If this is you and you have a lot of valuable stuff, self-storage is a great way to keep everything safe and away from prying eyes at all times, but easy for you to get to. It just gives you some peace of mind knowing that your prized possessions are safe at all times.
At Blue Box Storage, we love helping students make their lives easier with self-storage solutions. Our centres are located across the South, within easy access of college and Uni towns, making them perfect for students in any of these situations. For more information, you can either get a quote online now