Moving to university – putting your possessions into self storage

Moving to university will change many areas of your life, from friendships and social life to work load and bank balance. This means that you need to start as you mean to go and ensure that you’re ready from the moment you enter your accommodation. Part of this readying process is the de-cluttering of your bedroom so you can make sure you only take your necessary possessions with you to university, while leaving behind a tidy and spacious room that’s all ready for your summer visits to your parents home.

What should I take with me?

When you go to university you want to make sure you have everything you need whilst avoiding taking everything with you and creating unnecessary clutter in your tidy new room. Some of the items you decide to take will be chosen on a personal basis, such as photos of family or your favourite pillow so you have a good night’s sleep. But other than your more sentimental and personal possessions there are a few vital items that you need to take with you.


If you’re lucky your student accommodation will provide duvets and pillow so you’ll just need the bedclothes to go over the top, but don’t count on them being there. When it comes to your duvet cover and pillow cases, choosing the right set is vital to the first impression you create when people enter your room. Set aside your favourite childhood bedding and choose something that’s simple but elegant, something that puts across your personality without creating a bold statement you can’t recover from.

Books and DVDs

It’s important to make sure you have a suitable amount of entertainment with you for all those nights when you should be revising. Although you don’t want to take your whole book and DVD collection with you, it’s also important to make sure you have a large selection with you so you can keep yourself going throughout the term. You can always swap them when you travel home for reading week.


Of course you need to make sure you have a good selection of clothes with you to get you through the weeks. Although it’s tempting to take as many as possible so you can avoid washing that will also leave you with little space for anything else. Unless you want to hire storage space nearby it might be a good idea to leave many of your more controversial and bold outfits at home.

Storing your possessions

If leaving your possessions at home is not an option but you wish to take as little as possible to university, your best option is to hire mobile self storage. Delivered straight to your home, mobile self storage provides you with the freedom to pack whenever you’re ready, so you can spend as much time as you like sorting through your favourite items. Once you’re finished, your storage team will pick up your excess items and take them away to a safe storage facility, so you can enjoy university safe in the knowledge that your possessions are in safe hands.

During your breaks from university or once you’ve finished you can easily access or remove your items at your convenience, and it’s possible to cancel your storage package at any moment. If you do cancel, your storage team will deliver your items to a location of your choice where you can unpack in your own time before sending your storage unit on it’s way back to the facility ready for the next hopeful undergraduate to make use of it.

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