It’s an exciting time – the end of term at University or College. Heading home for the holidays to catch up with friends and family, getting a break from the slog of academia and generally taking time to put your feet up. But there’s always that bit-in-between. The packing up. From technology to bed clothes to your wardrobe – there’s a lot more to student life than than you can fit in a small holdall. And the part where you have to haul yourself and all the possessions that are essential for your student life home for the break is a real drag.
We’ve been there, done it and we know what it’s like. Whether it was sitting on our luggage in the vestibules of a crowded train, repeatedly slamming the bootlid on an ageing Nissan Micra in an attempt to get it to close, or just struggling on and off a busy tube on the way to the coach station – while laden down with 2 backpacks and wheeled suitcase that had a mind of it’s own. It’s a struggle and it takes the shine off the excitement.
So ask yourself this – do you really need to be lugging it all home – or is it just circumstances that see you doing your best impression of a mule-train? In most cases it’s the simple rule that you need to vacate your accommodation outside of term-time (usually so the University can ‘make the most of their resources’ as conference accommodation for paying delegates) that provides the impetus behind the exodus.
Well we’ve got an alternative solution – put your stuff in a storage locker and travel light. It’s a simple and cheap solution that solves the hassle of the pack-horse student exodus.
A locker is a a self-contained space in one of our storage centres. You’d be surprised just what you can fit in one – both those Rucksacks and the wheeled suitcase (even with a mind of its own) should be no problem. There may even be room to spare for your honking great sound system.
There are some rules on what you can put in your storage locker though – common sense maxims that keep you and everyone else safe and sound: We don’t allow anything perishable, flammable or illegal. We recommend therefore that if you haven’t washed your bed linen all term (so it has kind of become a living, perishable thing) then a trip to the laundrette is a good idea before storing. And your stash (if you’re into that kind of thing) should definitely stay with you.
To find out more have a look at our self storage for students page.