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Why use Compare My Move to find student self-storage?

Compare My Move can connect you with up to 6 storage insured companies to find secure storage facilities.

Student storage is popular with UK students, making the move into halls stress-free. From helping those in between properties to giving you extra space to study, self-storage is a huge help to students.

With flexible unit options, comparing storage will save you time, money and stress. Rest assured, we only work with storage companies that have Public Liability insurance. Our team also carry out strict verification checks on each company before they join us.

Whether you’re storing items for the summer holidays or your year abroad, self-storage is a cost-effective option for students. Save up to 70% on your student storage costs today.

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Why use self-storage as a student?

Student accommodation is typically small, meaning many students lack storage space. Self-storage can be great for international and UK students or those who have recently moved out of a parent's home.

Short-term rental options - University halls have short-term contracts, meaning students have to move out during holiday periods. Rather than transporting all your belongings home, using temporary storage is an easier way to store items.

Lack of space in halls - With storage facilities all across the UK, you’re likely only a short trip away from one. Storing your heavy books and documents in self-storage units will free up space in your room.

Semester abroad - For those studying abroad, storing items during the semester will give you peace of mind that they’re being looked after. Storage facilities include security alarm systems and often pin-protected units.

Flexible renting options - For those doing longer courses, long-term storage is ideal. For many students, short-term rental options are more beneficial if in between properties. Storage units offer flexible renting options to suit your requirements.

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How much does student storage cost?

Student storage costs £23.94 per sq. ft. This is the average cost of storage in the UK according to the Self-Storage Associate (SSA).

The cost of your student storage will depend on your location, the size of the unit and the time you need it for.

Student storage in London and large cities will naturally cost more so you should factor this in when budgeting.

Many storage providers run regular introductory offers and may even provide discounts to students.

You can save both time and money on your storage costs by comparing storage quotes with Compare My Move.

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What size storage unit is best for students?

A storage unit of 50 sq ft is a common size for students. This allows enough space to fit the contents of a small bedroom or house share.

However, the size of your storage unit will depend on the items you wish to store.

Many students will have most of their belongings in one room, with a few items in communal areas. With this in mind, a unit big enough for the contents of 1 or 2 rooms should more than suffice.

If you have specialised items, a large tailored unit will be more suited. You can discuss your options with storage companies who can advise you on the best unit size for your needs.

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International student storage

If you’re an international student, self-storage will help with being so far from home.

With terms abroad and changing accommodation, transporting items can be difficult. This is especially true for those who do not have family or a fixed address in the UK.

Self-storage allows international students to keep their items safe between terms, during moves and when they want to travel. This also helps to avoid expensive international shipping costs.

We only partner with verified and trusted storage providers who ensure your items are secure during your term abroad.

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Student storage London

Be it Central London or North London, university students can save up to 70% on their storage costs.

We have a strong partner network of London storage providers to choose from. Comparing student self-storage quotes puts you in touch with a range of companies so you can get the best price.

Whether you're studying at the University of East London, Imperial College London or Queen Mary University of London, we can find you safe and secure storage providers you can trust.

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