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how to save space the right way…

The space that students take up is always a hot topic for most parents!! With it being that time of year again when kids arrive home with all their kit we thought we would put some storage ideas together for you.

Students usually bring everything back with them, mainly because they don't want to lose any valuable possessions in the three months that their rooms will be vacant. So as a parent, what do you do?

So here's a few tips that could really help:

Choose the right box or container - the right container is very important, especially if you are using old cardboard boxes. They need to be clean, dry and properly sealed.

Lay books flat. avoid boxes that are used to store food stuffs, as the residues and odours can attract insects.

Use bubble wrap or soft towels to wrap valuables.

Self Storage Units:

Self storage units are a great way to keep temporary items out of the way of daily life at home as they offer clean, dry storage facilities for students during the holiday months. This gives the students peace of mind that their treasured possessions and valuable work is safe and ready for them when they return to university. It also saves the family home from becoming a dumping ground.

Another reason to consider storage away from home means that it gives the students a real break from work and a chance to recover from the intense work load of university.

Your chosen unit

It's important to make sure your unit is the right size and is packed properly. Don't have overflowing boxes, as they could topple over and cause injury and damage and ensure that your it It's important to make sure your unit is the right size and is packed properly. Don't have overflowing boxes, as they could topple over and cause injury and damage and ensure that your self storage room is an adequate size to fit everything in!

For students that plan to travel abroad during the holidays remember to leave your unit keys with a responsible person and don’t forget to give the storage facility company up to date contact information in case of an emergency.

Finally, ensure you have setup your weekly/monthly payment plan.

Here at Active Supply and Design we are an award winning independent self-storage design and construction company providing turn-key self storage installations and design solutions throughout Europe for over 25 years. For further information please call 01270 215 200 or email sales@askactive.com