Whether it’s a half-term break or six weeks of summer fun, the school holidays usually result in a full house. From an influx of kids' toys and books to your teenagers and their friends, the school holidays suddenly reveal how much storage you need to keep everyone safe and happy. 

When you’ve got a busy house around you, finding the time to declutter and make extra room where needed can be easier said than done. Storage units are often considered for house moves and long-term storage — but have you ever thought about using them over the school holidays instead?

How to know when you need a storage container

If everyone’s at home during the school holidays, it’s natural that your space will feel more cramped than usual. 

By having your non-essential belongings — including unused kids’ toys — tucked away in a sturdy storage container, you can rest assured that your family has the space to thrive without the risk of them breaking anything or injuring themselves. 

From surplus furniture gathering dust in a corner to the spare room becoming the go-to dumping ground for miscellaneous items, these are the indicators you could benefit from a storage container.

Why use temporary storage over the school holidays?

There are many excellent reasons to use temporary storage solutions over the holidays. The main advantage, however, is peace of mind. You can rest assured knowing your items are safe and your property is de-cluttered and prepared for the school holiday. Here are some other key reasons to consider: 

It’s a solution trusted by millions

Did you know that 1.34 million people in 2023 rented a self-storage container in the UK? As homeowners understand and utilise the benefits of storage units as a temporary solution due to their convenience and trustworthiness.

It’s an effective way to free up precious space

When you have a family, it’s common to accumulate items that are too sentimental to discard but don’t have their set place within your property. Old kids’ toys from when they were tiny can hold memories but often pose a challenge when it comes to storage. 

In this particular conundrum, a storage container offers a simple solution. When you rent a storage unit, you can keep these items safe and secure, freeing up space for any extras needed to keep your family entertained like toys or craft areas.

It’s an opportunity to keep your family safe

If your little ones love an adventure, the school holidays are a great time to give your property a child-proofing checkover. With tons of time on their hands, they may adventure into the garden, the shed, or the garage — potentially coming into contact with your trusty garden tools and other sharp objects.

Storage units have excellent protection against the fickle British weather, making them an ideal place to store your tools. Our long term storage units are also monitored by CCTV 24/7, ensuring that any equipment and machinery will be ready for you to pick up when the holidays are over. 

What can you store in a storage unit over the school holidays?

One of the greatest advantages of renting a storage unit is its versatility. Aside from a few key exceptions, you can store an array of household items in your storage unit, including:

Kids’ toy storage

If your home is teetering over to toy shop territory, the school holidays are a chance to give the kids toy collection a good sort out. Perhaps you’re planning on sorting through the kids’ old toy box while the sun is shining and need temporary storage before taking the items to a charity shop or car boot sale. A storage container can keep all those toys they’ve grown out of safe and in good condition.

Alternatively, external toy storage can give the kids more room to play at home over the summer. By hiring a storage unit, you can reassure your little one that their loved toys will be ready and waiting for them after the holidays. 

Choosing the right storage unit size over the school holidays

No matter how big or small your family is, we will always have a storage unit size available for your needs. We also have boxes and packaging equipment available for you to purchase, and each storage unit rental will come with a secure lock for your convenience. 

But firstly, how do you choose your unit and how much do our storage units cost?

10ft storage containers

Providing ample space for furniture, household items, and appliances, our 10ft storage containers measure 10 feet by 8 feet.  It’s a comparable option to the average small garage or shed, making it an excellent overflow storage facility for the school holidays at just £90 per month.

20ft storage containers

If you have any equipment-heavy hobbies or large tools that you’d like to secure from curious hands, you’ll be glad to know that the 20ft x 8ft storage container can store the contents of an average two to three-bedroom home, starting from just £120 per month.

40ft storage containers

It’s unlikely you’ll need to use a 40ft storage container for temporary school holiday storage, but it’s a great option if you have large tools and equipment that you’d like to protect while they’re not in use. They can fit the contents of a large five-bedroom house. Prices start at a monthly rate of £200.

If you’re not sure which storage unit size is best for you and your family, contact the Bluebox Storage team who will be happy to help you choose the best option for your needs at the nearest location to you.

Get ready for the school holidays with Bluebox Storage

We’re pleased to offer flexible, short-term storage solutions for homeowners across the North East, including Middlesbrough, Darlington, and Stockton. It’s a foolproof way to keep your little ones’ unused toys, books and nicknacks at bay while they take full advantage of the time off.

For more information, get in touch with our team at Bluebox Storage today.