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a) Assemble boxes
Fold small sides first, followed by the large. This creates the base. Tape over the seam. We recommend using 3 strips of tape over the seam and 1 horizontally across.
b) Pack boxes
Ensure there is no movement in the box. Use soft items to bulk them out. You should be able to move the box with no noise like crockery moving around.
c) Tape tape tape!
Use plenty of tape to secure your boxes, ensuring all seams are enclosed. If you’re not sure it’s secure enough, add another layer.
d) Label label label!
Finally remember to label up your boxes. We need to labels per box. Label 1: on the top of the box over the seam for security. Label 2: On the side so we can see whose things are whose in storage.
To include on your labels: Name, Booking reference, box reference (initials followed by item number).
- Boxes must not exceed 25kg
- Boxes must be labelled and numbered
- Suitcases must be boxed (unless you have booked an oversized suitcase in advance)
- Boxes must be taped and secured
- Use the bubblewrap provided for fragile items
- Ensure there is no movement in the boxes
- Ensure there are no restricted items (see below)
Liquids and semi-liquid foods in glass containers
Opened cleaning products and cosmetics which are not securely sealed
All perishable goods
Non-perishable food unless packed so that it is protected from and does not attract vermin
Antiques (breakable and fragile)
Birds, fish, animals or any other living creature
Sharp knives or other kitchen implements, unless blade is fully protected with suitable material
Stolen or any other item considered to be illegal to possess without appropriate authority to do so
Combustible or flammable materials including (but not limited to) diesel, petrol, oil, gas, artificial fertiliser or cleaning solvents
Compressed gas such as aerosols
Chemicals, radioactive materials, biological agents, including household cleaners
Toxic waste, asbestos or other materials of a dangerous nature
Any other toxic, flammable or hazardous substance or preparations, classified as such under applicable law
Specialised equipment with electronic and/or fragile components
Explosive weapons or ammunition
Student Storage Experts
How to pack!
A few frequently asked questions
How can I pay for my 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 my own suitcases or bags?
Yes, all suitcases and bags should have attached handles with fully operating zips or fasteners and when packed should not weigh more than 25kg.
Can I use different addresses?
Yes, just specify the addresses when arranging 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 can I store with you?
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 Terms and Conditions for a full breakdown.