Learning About the Advantages of Self-Storage for Students

For most students, the arrival of summer doesn’t just signal the end of another year of study – it generally means that it’s time to move house as well. You may well have secured the ideal place to live next year, but it doesn’t solve the age-old problem of what to do with your gear during the summer. Student landlords who let you leave your belongings behind during university holidays are few and far between.

For those lucky enough to be running a decent-sized car (or to have obliging parents), stuffing everything in the boot and hauling it home at the end of the year – and back at the start of the new term – may seem like a good idea. In theory, that means you can check everything over at your leisure while you’re at home; in practice, the truth is often very different – the contents of many suitcases and storage boxes don’t see the light of day between one term and the next.

If that’s you, consider a sensible alternative – storing your non-essential belongings in a local self-storage facility for the duration of your summer break. More and more universities and colleges are recommending their students to do just that, as it’s a convenient and very cost-effective solution.

Modern self-storage units are secure, dry and easily accessible; most offer flexible rental periods that allow you to rent space only when you need it, allowing you to avoid the hassle of becoming an amateur removal service at intervals throughout the year. There are generally only a few sensible restrictions on what you can store, so leave those unwanted boxes of “stuff” safely behind when you head off for the summer.

Talk to Reading Storage Solutions

Decision made, all you need is a friendly local self-storage company. If you’re studying in Reading or the surrounding area, look no further. Reading Storage Solutions offers secure self-storage in Reading for students (and anyone else needing extra space), with prices starting from £79 + VAT per week for an 80 sq ft self-contained unit – and that’s big enough to store the contents of a small flat. Many of our student clients get an even better deal by sharing a unit with house- or flat-mates.

We make life as easy as possible for all our customers, with a simple rental agreement, rental periods that start only a week and inclusive insurance for up to £5,000-worth of your belongings. Our aim is to let you sign up, move in and then get on with your holiday with as little fuss as possible. We’re located close to Reading town centre and there’s easy access at most convenient times – with out-of-hours access by prior arrangement.

So, what are you waiting for? Give Reading Storage Solutions a call today on 0118 94-62-442 or 07823 77-79-77 and find out how to manage your summer break. Like most things, once you’ve learned how simple it is, you won’t want to go back to your old ways – but then that’s what education is about, isn’t it?

Image credit: Marcin Wichary

Red-Hot Reality TV as Storage Hunters Comes to Reading Storage Solutions

Storage Hunters UK


TV Channel Dave has selected Reading Storage Solutions as its first-choice location for the launch of Storage Hunters UK, the new reality TV series based on the US smash hit. Airing on October 28 2014, the first episode sees Sean Kelly, the auctioneer and host of the original US Storage Hunters, drive the high-pressure bidding for the contents of abandoned self-storage containers.

Dave expects the programme to attract the same loyal following as the US version of the show, which is currently UKTV’s highest rating programme on Dave; it consistently attracts nearly one million viewers. Tune in to see would-be buyers attempt to outsmart their rivals as they make what they hope will be the winning bid.

As you’d expect, some buyers walk away with the bargain they wanted, while others leave empty-handed, having made one bid too many for what turned out to be a pile of junk. It’s a highly charged situation as the competition mounts and Kelly has his work cut out trying to keep tempers under control. Who makes the proverbial killing? You’ll have to follow the action to find out.

UKTV’s commissioning team was looking for a modern, centrally located self-storage facility with plenty of space to accommodate camera crews, production equipment and vehicles. In Reading Storage Solutions, they found an ideal match, and as the show airs, you’ll see buyers experience the highs and lows of trying to secure that elusive bargain.

To find out who wins and who loses out, tune in to Dave at 8 pm every Tuesday. You’ll get to see a gripping show, filmed against the background of a modern self-storage facility in Reading. What better way to spend an evening? If you want to know more, call us on 0118 94-62-442 – we hope you enjoy the show.