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How to Choose the Best Student Self Storage

Thursday 06th September 2018

Life as a student is not without its complications, particularly in those intervening months between one university year and the next. If you’ve yet to arrange your digs for the following year, it can be a hassle to haul everything back home for the summer, only to bring it back with you in the autumn.

Fortunately, there is a simple answer: self-storage.

As the premier provider of student storage, we have put together this handy guide to choose the student self-storage solution that works for you.

Do you need self-storage?

If you’re living in a furnished property and can pack your worldly goods into a couple of suitcases, you can probably manage without. However, for most students self-storage is the easiest and most cost-effective solution, particularly if their course involves a semester abroad.

How much does it cost?

It depends on how much space you need to store all your stuff. At Big Padlock we have a unit sizing tool on our website to help you estimate the space you’ll need, and get an instant quote.

Is it secure?

You need to know that your belongings will be safe. Any storage facility worth its salt will have 24/7 CCTV security as a bare minimum. You also need to confirm that you will be the only person with a set of keys to your storage unit, for peace of mind.


Most reputable storage companies will insist that you insure your items before storing them at their facility. Fortunately, since they will be held in a secure unit, insurance premiums tend to be very affordable.

Big Padlock provide high-quality student storage in Cardiff, Liverpool, Aberdare, Ayr, Huyton, Wirral, and Wrexham. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation quote, or visit our website to check out the introductory offers we have at each location, and more details on our student storage packages.

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