Whether it’s for the summer or for a gap year; at Go Box Self Storage, we believe in making your student life as stress-free as possible!
As the end of the student year edges closer, you are no doubt thinking about getting your personal belongings stored safely away.
So for that reason, we have put together a list of essential hints and tips to ensure packing (and unpacking) is hassle free!
So, Where to Start?
Well, before you start, a little bit of planning is required. Luckily, we can lend a hand. Included in our service is our student storage pack, that is filled with the essential items you need to successfully pack. These essential items include 5 good quality Boxes (400x420x600mm), Bubble Wrap (5m x 30cm), 1 x 60m Roll of Packing Tape and 1 marker pen.
It’s Time to Declutter!
Clothes you don’t wear anymore, shoes that are worn, lamps that don’t work! Look over your belongings- are there items you don’t use or need? Maybe there are things that you have shoved to the back of a wardrobe that are just taking up space? Now is the time to get rid of what you don’t need and declutter.
Utilise the Storage Boxes
Fill your cardboard boxes completely and distribute items evenly throughout. Heavy items should be placed at the bottom of a box, with lighter items on top to reduce breakage. When wrapping items, don’t use newspaper as there is a chance that ink might stain. In addition to this, wrap footwear in tissue paper to protect them. Double up space by stuffing your shoes with socks. This will also prevent shoes from losing shape.
Protect Easily Breakable Kitchenware
If you have lots of plates, it is much safer to pack them vertically as this will reduce the chance of them breaking or chipping. If you run out of bubble wrap, utilise towels or socks to separate and protect.
Label and Itemise Each Box
Throwing things randomly into a box may seem like a good idea when you are packing; but when it comes to unpacking, it can be very problematic. Keep similar items together- so one box could be for books, one for clothes, one for kitchen items etc. As you pack your boxes, remember to keep a note of what is in each box, then stick that note at the top of each box. Label each box so that when we deliver your belongings to your new accommodation, you know what is in each box.
Reduce Spillages and Breakages
Toiletries are always at risk of spilling. If you are not able to use them up before you go, tape the bottle caps closed and put in sandwich bags. Jewellery can also be a problem to store so remember to utilise straws for necklaces and egg cartons, pillboxes or lunchboxes to stop items getting lost or broken. Need to store makeup safely? No problem! Just place a cotton wool pad between the lid and the powder to prevent powders breaking up. Remember to secure the powders and place in food bags to stop any spillages.
Other Odds and Ends
For all those other little things that don’t fit in any specific category, again utilise sandwich bags. Simply label and put away in a box.
We Deliver, We Collect, We Return
Packing or moving doesn’t need to be stressful. At GoBox Self Storage, we offer great value, door-to-door storage for students in the Greater Belfast area. Our student service has been specially designed to make your move simple, secure and convenient..it’s as simple as 1,2,3!
- order online and we deliver boxes and packing materials next business day
- we collect your boxes and storage items on your preferred collection day
- we store your stuff securely and return it to your new address at the start of term
To book your storage solution, go to:
NOTICE: We cannot store Food, Flammable Liquids (including Aerosols, Paints & Varnishes), Firearms or Illegal Substances.