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Why use Compare My Move to find self-storage for students?

Student storage has grown in popularity across the country, making the move into halls much easier. From reducing stress between moves to giving you extra space to study, self-storage can be a huge help to students.

Compare My Move can match you with up to 6 reliable storage companies to save on your self-storage costs. With flexible time and unit options available, comparing storage will save you vital time, money and stress. Rest assured, we only work with storage companies that are verified by us and reviewed by you.

Whether you’re storing items for the summer break or utilising a unit during your year abroad, self-storage is a cost-effective and flexible option for students.

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Why use self-storage as a student?

Student accommodation isn't always an efficient size meaning many students run out of space quickly. Self-storage can be great for international and UK-based students or those who have recently moved out of a parent's home.

For some, long-term storage is ideal. But for many students, short-term rental options are more beneficial during term holidays.

Uni and rented accommodation require students to move out during the summer break. Rather than transport items home and then back again, many students opt for local self-storage solutions.

If your university course includes studying abroad, you may also want to store your belongings for the duration of your programme.

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How much does storage cost?

Self-storage is a cost-effective solution for students as it provides them with additional space without having to find larger accommodation.

The average cost of storage in the UK is currently £23.94 per sq ft according to a report from the Self-Storage Associate (SSA).

The cost of your student storage will depend on a variety of factors such as your location, the size of the unit and the length of time you rent it for.

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

To find out more, read how much does a storage unit cost.

What size storage unit is best for students?

This will depend on how much you want 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 content of 1 or 2 rooms should more than suffice.

50 sq ft is a common size for students as this allows enough space to fit the contents of a hall's bedroom or house share including electrical items.

If you have more than the average student, you may want to consider a bigger unit. You can discuss your options with storage companies who can advise you on the best unit size for your needs.

To learn more, read self-storage unit sizes explained.

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International student storage

Between terms and accommodation moves, transporting items can be difficult. In some cases, it may not be an option at all. This is why self-storage can be essential for international students.

Without a place to keep your belongings, summer holidays and finding new accommodation can be stressful. This is especially true for those who do not have family or a fixed address in the UK.

Self-storage allows these students to keep their items safe between terms, during moves and when they want to travel.

Compare My Move only work with verified and trusted storage providers, ensuring your belongings are in safe hands meaning you're free to travel wherever you please.

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