The winter break is right around the corner, if you’re lucky you may have broken up for the year already, so it’s time to consider what you’re going to do with all of your student property over the holiday period. In this article we’ll give you a few top tips on how to prepare and protect your possessions if you can’t take them home with you.
Whether you live close by, or live at the opposite end of the country, you’ll need to consider and plan ahead.
Have A Clear-out
Over the year you will have no doubt accumulated more and more things. Whether this is in the form of clothes, DVDs or furniture, it’s good to have a thorough clear out. Not only will this saving you lugging more around than you need to, it will also ensure that when you arrive back after Christmas that your room is fresh and tidy ready for the new semester.
If you have things which you no longer want, but which are still in good, usable condition, why not take them to a charity shop? It is the season for giving after all.
Wrap & Pack Carefully
One mistake many students make when preparing their possessions is not taking care. Cramming miscellaneous objects into different bags is both confusing and dangerous. For more fragile items you should purchase some wrapping and packing materials to ensure that, whether you’re taking it home or putting it into storage facility, they make it there in one piece without any damage. The last thing you want it to return to studying to find your laptop is smashed or that you’ve broken your DVDs.
Ask A Friend For Help
You will no doubt have made plenty of friends, and if you trust any of them enough you could get them to help you out. Some of your friends might be sticking around through winter as they live nearby, if this is the case you can ask if they wouldn’t mind checking up on anything you have to leave behind. They might also be willing to take in a few of your possessions themselves to make your load lighter, just ensure you buy them something nice for the favour when you get back!
Utilise Self Storage
One of the easiest ways to ensure your things stay well protected over the holiday period is to put them into self storage. Not only do you get the peace of mind which comes with locking your things up while you’re away, but you won’t have to take them all the way home and bring them all the way back to your student accommodation again. Student self storage is both affordable and secure, making it the best option.
If you’d like more details on how self storage for student works, or if you’d like to arrange to store your possessions this Christmas, simply contact us at Simply Storage and we’ll be happy to help.