As the end of the student year approaches, many international students at Queens University Belfast (QUB) and Ulster University find themselves faced with the question of what to do with their belongings during the summer break. Going back home and storing everything with family is not always an option. That’s where self storage for students comes in as a convenient and cost-effective solution.
There are many reasons why students may need Summer Self Storage
International Students: International students often face unique challenges during the summer break. Returning home with all their belongings is not always feasible or cost-effective. Self storage offers a convenient solution for international students to safely store their items until they return for the next academic year.
Students in Temporary Accommodations: Some students may find themselves in temporary accommodations during the summer break, such as subletting or staying with friends or family. In such cases, self storage provides a secure option for keeping their belongings safe until they secure a more permanent residence.
Students Traveling or Studying Abroad: Students who plan to travel or study abroad during the summer break may need a storage solution for their personal items while they are away. Self storage offers a reliable option for storing their belongings until they return from their international adventures.
Students Transitioning Between Academic Years: Many students move to different accommodations between academic years, whether it’s due to changing programmes, graduating, or relocating for internships. Self storage allows them to store their belongings during the transitional period, providing flexibility and peace of mind.
Students with Limited Space: Some students may have limited storage space in their current accommodation, especially if they are living in shared apartments or dormitories. Self storage offers additional space for storing items that may not be needed during the summer months.
Why Consider Go Box?
As an international student, it’s not practical to transport all your belongings back and forth between your home country and your university accommodation. Go Box offers several advantages:
- Convenience: GoBox Self Storage, located centrally in Belfast, provides a simple and accessible storage solution. Your belongings will be close at hand, allowing you to enjoy your summer break without worrying about your personal items.
- Security: GoBox Self Storage understands the importance of security. Their storage units are equipped with 24-hour CCTV monitoring, ensuring the safety of your belongings throughout the storage period.
- Easy and Simple to Use Self Storage: GoBox Self Storage has streamlined the process of storing your items. They offer a hassle-free experience for international students:
- Delivery of Student Pack: GoBox will deliver a student pack to your doorstep. This pack includes cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and a marker to help you organise and protect your belongings.
- Collection and Storage: Once you have packed your items, GoBox will arrange a convenient time to collect them. They will transport your belongings to their secure storage facility, ensuring they are safely stored throughout the summer break.
- Return Delivery: When you’re ready to resume your studies, GoBox will deliver your stored items directly to your new accommodation. This door-to-door service saves you time and effort.
Tips for Optimal Packing and Organisation:
Proper packing and organisation are key to maximising your storage space and protecting your belongings. Here are some tips to help you pack efficiently:
Declutter: Before packing, assess your belongings and get rid of items you no longer use or need. This will free up space and make unpacking easier when the new semester begins.
Utilise Storage Boxes: Fill your cardboard boxes completely and distribute items evenly to optimise space. Place heavier items at the bottom and lighter items on top to prevent breakage. Instead of using newspaper for wrapping, opt for tissue paper to avoid ink stains. Utilise socks to stuff shoes, preserving their shape and saving space.
Protect Fragile Items: If you have fragile kitchenware like plates, pack them vertically to minimise the risk of breakage or chipping. Use towels or socks as additional padding if you run out of bubble wrap.
Label and Itemise: Keep similar items together in labeled boxes. Create a list of the contents for each box and attach it to the top. This will make it easier to locate specific items when you retrieve them from storage.
Prevent Spillages and Breakages: Tape the caps of toiletry bottles closed and place them in sealed sandwich bags to prevent spills. Use straws for necklaces and egg cartons, pillboxes, or lunchboxes to store jewellery safely. Place cotton wool pads between makeup lids and powders to avoid breakage. Secure powders in food bags to prevent spills.
Summer self storage for international students provides a secure and convenient solution for storing belongings during the break. GoBox Self Storage offers a user-friendly service that caters specifically to the needs of students at QUB and Ulster University. By following the packing and organisation tips provided, you can make the most of your storage space while ensuring the safety of your personal items. Enjoy your summer break knowing that your belongings are in good hands, ready to be delivered when you return for the new semester.
How Do I Go About Setting Everything Up?
There are a number of options- you can fill in our online order form or you can phone us and organise it over the phone. During this we will organise when you will receive your student self storage pack and when your boxes will be collected.
We Deliver, You Pack, We Store
NOTICE: We cannot store Food, Flammable Liquids (including Aerosols, Paints & Varnishes), Firearms or Illegal Substances.