Self-storage is a god send for all long-suffering parent. Here’s why.
It’s surprising isn’t it? You arrive to start your time at university with a suitcase, holdall and back-pack. All your worldly goods packed into a couple of bags, which your parents are happy to transport. The end of year 1 arrives, often spent in campus accommodation and wow. Where did you get all this extra stuff?
It’s a scenario students (and their long-suffering parents) up and down the country have to wrestle with throughout their years’ of study. Ways to transport valuables home at the end of each term or during summer breaks have to be found. Locking your prized possessions in a cupboard in your student bedroom is no guarantee they will be there when you return.
Parents have to take time out to collect student and accumulated belongings in the family car (assuming they have a car big enough). Then arrangements have to be made to transport everything back again for the new term.
Sometimes students have to study at different university annexes miles apart. Which means regularly moving home becomes a lifestyle. As your personal property increases, these flat moves frequently entail the cost of having to hire a van. The problem doesn’t end there.
When you arrive at the new student share, the amount of one’s personal space is often less than it was before. Valuables have to be locked in small cupboards. Empty cases and holdalls need cramming under the bed. And you’re constantly tripping over other belongings you can’t fit anywhere. None of this is conducive to a lifestyle of intense study.
Storage units are not just the domain of big removal companies or large businesses. Where there is a high undergraduate and post-graduate population, you will find companies operating storage unit businesses. But not all storage companies are the same.
Flexspace has for years been at the forefront of offering cheap, secure and cost effective self-storage for students. It’s not everyone who needs a 40ft shipping container to safely keep their most prized possessions. Now greater numbers of students are also beginning to realise the benefits of renting a small self storage unit from Flexspace.
Flexspace operates a range of different sized units to meet all requirements. They also offer a range of flexible rental options from weekly, monthly or longer-term to fit in with your needs.
Often, larger is cheaper. Have a chat with your fellow house mates also having problems with where to store their belongings. Getting together and sharing a larger unit will often work out cheaper per person than taking your own unit. Ask Flexspace about upper level units. In many instances savings can be made if you don’t mind having to stretch a little.
With storage space arranged, visit the local supermarket and collect a few cardboard boxes for packing.
Pack the boxes, seal with tape and clearly add your name to each box.
Keep everything you need for day to day living and studying. The rest can be safely stored away in a secure Flexspace unit, until you need to access it.
Flexspace have almost 60 units nationwide so there’s a good chance there’s a self-storage unit close to your digs. Get in touch today, maybe your parents will thank you and help with a contribution to the cost!
You can rent a Flexspace unit for a minimum of 12 months all the way up to 10 years or more.
Most sites have different unit sizes, so you can move and grow with Flexspace. Choose workspace on your terms.
Most of our units are so flexible that you can shape the space to be precisely as you want it to be.
From Cafes to Gyms, Galleries to Labs, we’ve seen and done it all. Choose space to fit your needs.
Flexspace have helped me turn my little dream into a profitable reality! Being a small business owner looking for premises can sometimes be daunting but Loraine and the Flexspace team helped me with every step in finding the perfect solution for my business and I couldn’t be more grateful.
The team go above and beyond to look after their tenants and nothing is every too much trouble. Premises are clean, well maintained and I always feel extremely safe when I’m at work even on those dark winter nights! I have highly recommended Flexspace to fellow business owners – a hidden gem in Peterborough!
Our offices in Blackpool are easily accessible for the people we support, some of whom are in wheelchairs, there is a ramp to the entrance door and disabled facilities. Our offices are nicely decorated, comfortable and affordable.
Our Area Manager is very helpful and readily available should we have any queries or problems. The public areas are kept clean, safe and presentable. She goes over and above the call of duty for the clients.
I have enjoyed renting from Flexspace for the last 3 years and hopefully will be there for a good few years to come. Found the staff very helpful and easy to get on with.
Excellent service, the Centre team are happy to assist with meeting rooms at short notice. They ensure that repairs are carried out quickly. I needed several new sockets in my room and these were provided very quickly with no inconvenience to myself.
The staff are friendly, professional and knowledgeable and nothing is ever a problem.
Flexspace Dunfermline has had a big impact on the growth of my business over the last 3 years. Offering the ability to offer in-house training to clients with the use of the meeting room facilities. The team always ensure that the rooms are set up to the exact requirements I need to deliver the training to my clients. From equipment set up to the supply of refreshments to my delegates.
Having a dedicated team onsite that are always on hand to assist with anything from reception to administration is a real benefit to my business. The staff are always very approachable and nothing is ever too much for them when I ask for their assistance.
RDM Group has occupied buildings on the Bilton Industrial Estate for over 22 years and we have seen many owners in our time. In 2007 ‘Flexspace’ acquired the estate and through their resident manager, we have seen a dramatic improvement in the overall operation of the estate together with a continual investment and improvement program into the buildings, security and facilities which makes the estate an extremely good place for our company to be located.
Big thanks to you and Alan for your efficient handling of the whole process.
Many thanks for your support in our move into new office space, everything has been really smooth and easy even down to ensuring locks were changed and secure.
The facilities are excellent and spotlessly clean throughout and it’s so helpful for us to have access to additional rooms for booking for training events when we need it. We are so glad we made the move into a really pleasant and well maintained working environment.