We offer advice on how to save money and get the best deals.
Being a student is great – right! Freedom, travel, long breaks, working abroad and earning some money. However, all that fun, has a few trade-offs. So, when you are off country hopping across Asia where are you going to put your belongings that will give you peace of mind?
You can risk it in your current accommodation (not sure about that idea!!) or drop it back home to Mum and Dad. Do you really want to be bringing all your stuff across the country for a few weeks or months only to have to bring it all back a short time later? If you are renting a room or a house, you do not want to have to continue paying rent just for your belongings or moving into a new property and you have not got the keys yet, you may also find yourself in a situation where you do not have anywhere to move your possessions.
This is where Self-storage is a great option for students looking for flexibility in their lives. It is surprisingly efficient and with student offers available it not as expensive as you might think.
So, if you are a student and you are considering self-storage – here are some handy tips:
Vacuum pack your stuff: Remember, you only pay for the space you need and for the duration that suits you. If you keep your items small you will require less space.
Insurance: Self storage is safe but no matter where you are storing it is worth insuring. If its worth storing, it is worth insuring.
Consider access: Try to find a provider that can give you our of hours access for a time that suits you.
Seek out offers: Quite often there can be good deals on specific storages sizes, duration, and student specific rates.
What should you expect from a self-storage provider?
We understand that it can be daunting to leave your belongings in an unknown place. Ensure the storage provider you chose has the full range of safety measures, such as cameras, individual locks, and pin code access. It is best to choose units that provide the users own lock and key, providing the ultimate security and peace of mind.
The right unit size:
When it comes to storage unit sizes, the amount of space you need will depend entirely on the amount of stuff you are looking to store. Make sure you chose a place that has flexible options and can offer you a size that best matches your needs. There is no point in paying for space you do not need. Check out our size estimator to work out your needs.
The best location: They say the best Golf Club in Ireland is the one nearest your front door! The same goes for self-storage. When you need to use a self-storage provider, find the one close to your college campus and use them.
Low Cost: Most self-storage companies offer similar prices so keep an eye out for offers. At Barons we are currently offering student a discount of 10% off our normal rates when you present a student card.
Our student discounts for Galway and Limerick are available for you to store your “college life” valuables. With Covid restrictions now lifting and travel now becoming an option, so check out our special offers and travel the world safe in the knowledge that your belongings will be there when you get back.
Should you require secure space to store any equipment or documents, we offer flexible storage options. Contact us on 091 771325 (Galway) or 061 577 700 (Limerick). Visit our website on www.storage.ie for more information.