Moving house is an exciting prospect. But it can also be a stressful process for many people — including students. With this in mind, moving to a new property for university or college opens up a whole new bundle of nerves. Not only are you moving house, but it’s the chance for you to start a whole new chapter.

While this is a wonderful opportunity, many prospective students are tasked with finding extra storage for their belongings. Here’s where our team at Bluebox Storage can lend a helping hand in making storage easy for college and university students.

Can you rent a storage unit as a student?

The good news is that students are more than welcome to rent a storage unit with us at Bluebox Storage. We find that the most common groups in need of extra storage are those moving or travelling, and students technically fit into both sides of this bracket.

We offer round-the-clock security at our long term storage facilities, which ensures the utmost protection for your belongings. You’ll also benefit from 24/7 direct access, giving you the flexibility to retrieve your items whenever you wish — 365 days a year.

If you’re a soon-to-be student, then this may be your first time finding a storage facility. With this in mind, we supply boxes, packaging, and locks to protect your belongings securely. We have a free collection service from each of our North East storage locations, so make sure you make the most of it.

Please note that we do have a minimum rental period of one month.

Why would a student benefit from a storage facility?

Storage units have many benefits. They are designed to be strong, secure, and pest-proof, making them an incredibly safe place to keep your belongings.

If you’re waiting for your property lease to go through, going back home for the summer, or maybe you’re staying with your friends while looking for a student property, a storage facility means you’ll always have somewhere to securely store your belongings.

Alternatively, you may find that you have too many things to bring with you on your move to university. In this case, renting a storage container could help you free up space at your new pad, letting you declutter without having to leave your most sentimental belongings.

What size storage unit would a student need?

Our storage containers are available in sizes of 10, 20, and 40 feet. Don’t forget that you’re more than welcome to visit one of our locations where we can help you find a storage unit for your needs.

10ft container

Our smallest storage unit is 10 feet in length by 8 feet in width. It’s about the size of a small garage or shed, providing ample space to accommodate furniture, household items, appliances, bulky equipment, and more.

20ft container

Our 20ft storage containers can comfortably fit the contents of a 2 to 3-bedroom property — perfect for storing your valuables while you’re moving home.

40ft container

The 40ft storage container is our largest unit available offering enough space to hold the belongings and furniture of a 5-bedroom property.

So whether you need storage for yourself or for you and your housemates, we have storage size options to suit your needs. 

What can a student store in a storage unit?

You’ll find that you’ll be able to hold plenty in our spacious storage units. However, there are a few items we do not allow — this is to ensure the safety of our staff and our fellow customers.

Whether you’re a student or professional, you will not be able to keep any of the following in your storage unit:

  • Non-road-legal bikes or quad bikes
  • Chemicals, explosives or highly flammable goods
  • Unlicensed and hazardous goods
  • Illegal items such as weapons, drugs, firearms, etc.
  • Perishable food items

Are storage containers safe for students?

We place a huge focus on safety at Bluebox Storage — after all, we want your belongings to be as secure as possible while in our care. You’ll be glad to know that our shipping containers are designed to be secure and theft-resistant with strong locking mechanisms. You’ll even get your own complimentary padlock! As well as this, we also have fully monitored CCTV across all of our locations.

For your peace of mind, we also provide affordable and convenient storage insurance. This can be taken out at a small additional cost to your student storage hire. 

When storing your items with Bluebox Storage they must be covered with storage insurance. Take the hassle out of sorting storage insurance, as we manage this for you, providing you with the best rate and cover. 

Do Bluebox Storage offer student discount?

Yes, to make student life more manageable and affordable, Bluebox Storage offers  a generous student discount of £20 off our monthly storage fee. This offer is perfect for students who need a secure place for their belongings during breaks in term time or throughout the academic year. With this student discount, Bluebox Storage provides an affordable solution that doesn’t compromise on quality or security of your belongings whilst you study.

Students can access this storage discount by showing proof of their current student status. Bluebox Storage is committed to providing storage solutions that cater to the specific needs of students, offering peace of mind with secure and accessible units. This special rate allows students to store their items conveniently and affordably.

For detailed information on the student discount and the terms and conditions, students should contact the Bluebox Storage team

Easy and secure student storage in Newcastle and the North East

Whether you’re moving to a new city and need some extra space, or you’re leaving your hometown for greener pastures, our job is to provide you with ample storage space for your peace of mind.

Our team at Bluebox Storage is here to provide you with premium self-storage solutions across the North East, serving areas including Darlington, Stockton, Durham, Swalwell, South Shields, and Middlesbrough. All our sites are conveniently located near local universities and colleges. 

Spotted your nearest location? We're here to safely store your belongings while you study — so you can focus on what really matters. Contact our experts, browse our storage unit prices, read our storage FAQs, and take the first step towards protecting your belongings.