24 hr security


Just for students


One price


Excellent ratings


We hope you can find an answer here in our most frequently asked questions.  If you can’t then please call or email us.
For information on how the packing, storing and freighting works, click HERE.
Can I use my own suitcases or bags for storage?

Yes all suitcases and bags should have attached handles with fully operating zips or fasteners and when packed should not weigh more than 25kg.

How can I ensure all my belongings are packed with the packing service?

We ask you in advance for as much information as possible – what items belong to you and what belongs to the University etc.

We also arrange a time for a 10 minute video call between you and the team when they arrive at your room.

You can direct to the team with what exactly you would like packed.

Finally, we will take pictures of the room before and after to send to you for your record.

Where do you store my belongings?

In a modern, secure and purpose built storage facility with 24/7 security and CCTV cameras.

How do you transport my belongings?

Either via one of the vans from our fleet or with a trusted third party.  All vehicles and third parties are fully insured for the transportation of customers’ property.

What about storage and shipping insurance?

All vehicles have Goods in Transit Insurance up to £20,000.  Each item is insured up to £100 whilst in storage. If you have more valuable items then you can request to extend this to £500 for £1.50 per item and can be selected during checkout. Please check your own home insurance for more valuable items.

How can I pay for storage?

We make it as easy as possible for you to pay.  We accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express through our secure online booking system.  In addition, we also accept payment via a BACS transfer.

Can I use an international credit card?

Yes of course! If booking through our website when you reach the payment page you can input your details here all major credit cards are accepted.

If you have a bespoke quote we will invoice you with a link to pay on our online forum which also accepts international credit cards!

What packing materials do you provide?

All our orders receive 5m of bubble wrap, 66m of Student Storage Experts’ printed tape and tamper-proof labels.

Can I store and ship bikes and other bulky items?

Certain items such as bikes can be selected from the online service.  Items not included on the list can be stored but a quote from one of our team will need to be obtained. Please call or email us.

I don't know where I'll be living next year, can I still book storage?

Absolutely.  Make your storage booking and tell us your return address later on when you have more info.

Will my boxes be opened?

Robust tape is provided to secure your boxes and labels are supplied that should be placed across the opening end of your boxes. Padlocks should not be applied to suitcases unless a key is available and accessible. Tape and labels can be applied to opening seams of cases. We pride ourselves on our totally trustworthy service.  However very rarely we may need to open boxes due to weight, safety or security issues.  Please see our T&Cs for full details on when this may happen.  Customers will always be informed that this has happened.

What can I store and ship?

Just about anything that can be stored in a box providing it is a non-liquid, non-edible, non-biodegradable, and safe and legal.  We have a list of specific items that can be stored and you can request a quote for other items that are not shown.  See our T&Cs for a full breakdown.

What is your minimum storage period?

One month.  You can request your items to be returned within that time but you have to book a month initially.

How long can I store for?

For as long as you need us to. If you need to store longer than 4 months then extra discounts can be applied. Please email or call us to apply discounts.

Can I use different addresses?

Yes, just specify the addresses when making your booking.  If things change then just let us know.  Costs may be incurred if the new address is not in the original town or city post code area.

What if I don't know my return date?

That’s ok, we understand plans can be up in the air and travel plans change. Just select the closest date as an estimation for your return.

If we have plenty of notice we can amend the date for you. 


Secure student storage with the easiest booking process.

We collect. We store. We return.


student storage

Company reg no: 08991620 . VAT no:194439278

© 2022 Site by Spotty Dog


Customer Reviews

Student Storage Experts

Customer Reviews

Shoukry 25/05/21

Extremely understanding and reliable. Recommend for any international students

These guys have been extremely helpful with the whole process of storage and shipping my stuff to my home country. From helping me remove specific stuff from my box through video calls to just generally being very understanding and patient. Even when my stuff got accidentally shipped back to the UK. They helped me straight away with the procedures to get it back home. Definitely recommended!

Mrs Sarah Flack 15/09/21

Really excellent service

Really excellent service. Easy to arrange, refund received when I had over estimated the amount of boxes required. Collection and delivery efficient and problem free. Highly recommend

Reply from Student Storage Experts

17 Sept 2021
Hello Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're very happy to hear you're happy with the service and hope to hear from you in the future if you require our services!

Rhea 25/09/21

Exemplary Storage Experience

Student Storage Experts put me at ease every step of the way, from queries, collection, storage and delivery. As an architecture student I had a significant amount of course equipment and materials to store on top of typical belongings which worried me, however this was accommodated for.

Not only that they made it possible for delivery to arrive prior to my return arrival to halls. All of my items were delivered in full and returned to me in great condition, especially my course equipment.

I highly recommend their service and expertise.

Shaan Okhai 29/10/21

Student Storage Experts

Really helpful, boxes arrived on time and belongings were in great condition

Paul 29/10/21

Excellent Service

Excellent service. Brilliant people. Absolutely first-class communications and great value for money.

Shishir Bhatia 21/10/20

I’d highly recommend them
I’d highly recommend them. They provided excellent service and catered to my needs particularly during the height of the lockdown in Leicestershire.

Warm, considerate and amicable; I’d definitely use their service in the future!

Reply from Student Storage Experts
21 Oct 2020
Hello Shishir,
Thank you for your review! We're glad we could have been of service during these unprecedented times.
Please do let us know if we can be of any assistance in the future!

Rahul Chowdary 22/10/20

Excellent Service

I am writing this mail to convey and express my heartfelt gratitude to your company for the excellent customer service offered to me during this tough phase of Covid-19. I want to inform you that all my boxes reached me in good condition and I was able to retrieve all of my stuff from the UK, thanks to your company. I would like to specially mention and thank Ms. Anna for demonstrating courtesy of the highest order and for being in constant touch with me to provide relevant updates. Your company is lucky to have such a dedicated and hardworking employee. It was truly a remarkable experience and I would highly recommend your company to all students in the Loughborough area.

All the best
Keep up the good work.

Thanks and Regards

Reply from Student Storage Experts
3 Nov 2020
Hello Rahul,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and provide us with feedback.
Your kind words really do mean a lot and were a blessing to read during these difficult times.
I wish you all the best in the future!

All the best & Stay Safe!


No 04/11/20

all my washing stuff was gone, food gone, some decorations gone, my sheets and pillows were dirty when they came back, mix shoes and clean towels so that I can't use the towels

Reply from Student Storage Experts
4 Nov 2020
Good Morning,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback.

Unfortunately, as stated in our terms & conditions, we cannot pack items such as cleaning products, food & liquids. This is to avoid and of your other belongings being damaged during storage.
With regards to decoration, if we are instructed in advance, during the video call or it clearly belongs to the individual & not the University we will pack these items. The last thing we want to do is pack the Universities belongings and for the student to receive a bill for these items.

We packed all belongings , seal & labelled boxes while in each room to ensure nothing can fall out and become dirty such as bedsheets/ pillows etc.
Our first priorities are to pack to a high standard and hygienically. We are also keen to pack efficiently & space saving as possible to avoid any further costs for students.
We do pack shoes with other items as for transporting the box needs to be packed out and not have any loose items within.
If the shoes were dirty this would not be the case, but assuming as we have not heard anything from you directly the towels were not damaged.

We will of course, as with any review, ensure to reinstate with our team to ensure it does not occur in the future.

I wish you all the best with your studies !

Kristina 27/10/20

Helpful, flexible and very efficient!
Student Storage Experts were recommended to me by my University since due to the Corona Pandemic I was unable to move out of my accommodation as I had already left the UK in a hurry. I contacted the company, explained my situation to them and was offered very helpful and friendly advice, a very reasonable rate for the storage of my belongings and also much help and support when it came to freighting my suitcase all the way to mainland Europe. The company is very flexible and willing to help and I would really recommend anyone who is moving - regardless of internationally or just cross-country - to get in touch with Student Storage Experts! Their website offers a lot of information and is very easy to use and to receive a reasonable quote, I’d suggest to contact them directly by email - they tend to be very responsive and quick! Students in Leicester really should go ahead and use this company as it is trustworthy and very helpful and I can guarantee a positive experience! Personally, I will definitely reach out to them again in the future!

Reply from Student Storage Experts
3 Nov 2020
Hello Kristina,
Thank you so much for your feedback.
We are happy we could have been of help during these unprecedented times. We hope to work with you in the future & of course see you with the rest of your belongings in the New Year!

Loughborough Uni student 3/11/20

Great service! Recommend to all students.
Couldn't ask for a better service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reply from Student Storage Experts
3 Nov 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! Please do let us know if we can be of any assistance in the future.
All the best with your future ventures!