Although the independence is great, being a student can be frustrating at times, especially if studying in a different country. You want to go home and see your family at the end of term, but your landlord is insisting that you move out during this period. You can’t very well take all of your possessions on the plane back home with you, so what do you do?
Student storage is a great solution, whether you’re an international student, are moving house, or going on a placement abroad. You can store your items for as long as you need to and rest assured they’re in one of the most secure places possible.
Here’s our step-by-step guide to moving your possessions into one of our storage sites.
1) Pack up your possessions
This will give you a good idea of how much space you need to rent, and therefore a more accurate quote when it comes to price. If you need any packing tips, check out our guide.
2) Reserve a storage space
You can do this quickly and easily online after you’ve requested a quote. Alternatively, you can give Titan Storage a ring on 0800 644 0018. Let us know your requirements, when you’d like to move in, and a few other personal details. We’ll then take a £10 deposit (which will be refunded once you’ve moved in).
3) Bring your possessions down to the store
Don’t forget to bring ID – we need photographic ID, such as a passport or driver’s licence, as well as a proof of address, like a bill, dated within the past three months. Once all the paperwork is out of way, you can move your items in!
4) Access your space at any time
Unlike some other storage providers, Titan provides you with free, unlimited access to your possessions. You can access your space whenever you need to, so if have to get something out of your storage urgently, you can.
5) Cancel your contract when you’re ready
When you’ve found a new student house, you can cancel your contract and move your possessions out. Please note that we need at least 14 days’ notice, which must be provided in writing. Either send us an email, or come into the store and fill out our cancellation form.
Top tips for saving money on student storage
Student storage doesn’t have to be expensive, in fact, it’s cheaper than you might expect! To cut down the price even further, check out our top tips below.
Be brutal when it comes to deciding what to store
Go through all of your possessions and decide what you definitely want to, and need to, keep. You’re bound to have picked up stuff from Fresher’s Week you no longer have any use for, and are you really going to need all of the books that were on your reading list in first year? Donate, throw out or sell anything you don’t need. Use our handy infographic if you’re having trouble deciding what to do with your possessions.
Chip in for storage with a friend
If you only have a few things you wish to store, then it may be more cost-effective to split a storage space with a friend. When you rent a space with Titan, you can choose to give additional people access. They will be given their own access codes, so they can go in and get their possessions at their leisure. Just make sure you can trust whoever you’re choosing to split the storage space with.
Only pay for the space you need
At Titan we have a range of storage spaces suitable for students. The smallest is a large locker, which has enough space for two suitcases or so, alternatively, we have special rooms suitable for storing clothes, books, sports equipment and other possessions. We’ll help you find the right size unit, as we know you won’t want to pay for space you’re simply not using!
Got any questions? Check out our FAQ section or give us a call – we’re happy to answer any queries.