Top 5 Genius Storage Hacks For Students

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Top 5 Genius Storage Hacks For Students

23 Aug 2022 –– Student Storage

Freshers' week is on its way, so we've put together some storage hacks for students looking to maximise space in residence halls and shared houses.

Student digs in halls, or house shares can be what estate agents might affectionately refer to as "bijou", "compact", or "cosy" - all diplomatic terms for small. Plus, as student houses are generally rented, there are limits to what you can do. Most landlords are not fans of tenants drilling random holes in walls or nailing hooks onto doors. Therefore, you may have to be a bit smarter regarding how you store your stuff.

So with that in mind, we've cast our minds back to our uni days and trawled the web for ideas to help you make the most of your space if you're heading to university this September.

Stash it 

Bedside caddies are a genius way of stashing phones, books, remote control, magazines and glasses without a bedside table. It takes up virtually no room and won't make a massive dent in your student loan, coming in just under a tenner.

Clip it

Mini bulldog clips make the perfect storage system for all those cables that seem to gather in a big tangled mess under your desk. Plus, you'll save valuable seconds plugging everything straight in instead of scrambling around untangling myriad wires each time you sit down to start work. No more excuses!

Shrink it

Pack away half your wardrobe for sunnier or colder climes in a vacuum bag. You can pick up some jumbo bags from The Range for under a fiver. Once you've zapped all the air out of them, they'll flatten and reduce considerably in size to slip easily under your bed. Ready to be unwrapped and rediscovered next season.

Vacuum packing protects your clothes, bedding and more from dust and dampness. It leaves everything in tip-top condition until you're ready for it. Ensure you'll have access to a hoover when you get to halls or your shared house. Or, vac it all up before you set off to save precious space in your parents' car en route.

Sort it

Shoe organisers aren't just for footwear. Pick up a few from Ikea, and they could soon become a firm ally in the war against clutter.

Fit them onto the back of wardrobe doors to create space to store your belts, scarves, ties, jewellery and more. Or, if you have a small en-suite bathroom, hang one on the back of the bathroom door to neatly house cleaning products without taking up limited floor and cupboard space.

Find yourself on an organisational spree. They could keep snacks orderly behind your bedroom door or inside a kitchen cupboard.

Store it

Tried all of these self-storage tips and tricks yet still find yourself with simply too much stuff to fit into your confined space in halls or a shared flat? You can always turn to us to satisfy your student storage needs.

Store First has centres up and down the country. Many are located in and around university towns and cities. You can find us in Liverpool, Nottingham, Derby, Leeds, Manchester, Preston and Northampton. We offer fantastic rates and flexible lease terms for students.

So, whether you need long-term space or just somewhere to store your belongings, we're here to help!

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