Student storage made simple.

We Collect. We Store. We Return.

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How it works

Book Online Box
Local Student Storage Van

Our driver will come to your place

Need boxes?

We'll send an ETA one or two days before

We'll bring you some, along with packing tape

Storage Warehouse
Storage Man Redelivery

We'll return your items when you return to Uni

We'll safely store your items all summer

All items are stored locally with 24 hour security

Not sure when you will return? Just let us know a week or so in advance

 

Packing & Storage Available

Prices

Standard Box

45cm x 30cm x 30cm

Standard Box

Price per month. Free collection & returns in summer.

Large Box

45cm x 45cm x 45cm

Suitcase/Bag

Trunk/Larger Item

Large Box
Suitcase
Trunk

£4.00

£8.00

£10.00

£12.00

 

How does it work?


Once you book online we deliver boxes to your address, let you pack them, and then collect them at a time that suits you. Thereafter the boxes are transferred to a secure storage facility to be stored during the summer. We then return your items when you get back to uni!




How many boxes should I order?


On average, our customers use around 6 boxes (a mixture of small and large) plus a suitcase or two. We recommend that you order more boxes than needed as you only pay for what you use. Also be aware of our weight restrictions - so it is often a good idea to have spare boxes that you can use to distribute weight if necessary.




How does payment work?


On checkout you can choose either to pay now or to pay later. If you choose to pay now, any unused boxes will be refunded to your account after collection. If you choose to pay later, we will send you an invoice once we collect your items.




Is insurance included?


No. Insurance can be organised through us by selecting the insurance option when booking. See the Insurance Policy for more details. Feel free to email us regarding any questions on insurance or to request more.




Are there any fees for boxes that are too heavy or overpacked?


If your item exceeds the weight limit you may be given a fee of up to £10 by the collection team for that item (at the discretion of the collection team). This is to cover the cost required for additional packaging and care. If your item exceeds the dimensions the item will be moved to the next category of pricing. In order not to exceed the dimensions, the boxes must meet these conditions: the top must be completely flat and at a 90-degree angle with the sides; the flaps on the top and bottom must perfectly meet and the box must have no bulges anywhere on the box. These rules are in place as the standard boxes are stacked in our facility and we cannot stack overpacked boxes.




Is it possible to access my things during the summer?


Due to the logistics of the storage facility this is unfortunately not possible.




Is it possible to get my items delivered early?


Absolutely. However, we do charge a £40 return fee for items returned before September to represent the price of sending our van team out for one single journey.




What happens if I am unable to collect my things during Freshers’ Week, or if I forget to collect them?


We will try to accommodate you as best as possible, and so if the situation arises where delivery is necessary after Freshers’ Week, a fee of £25 will be added to cover the costs of retrieving the items. However, for every five days after the final delivery date, a fee of £25 will be added to cover the cost of renting the facility, in addition to the £25 fee to cover the costs of retrieving items.




Do I need to be in when my items are collected/returned?


No, you don't need to be present when we collect your items. If you are in halls of residence we will collect your items from reception so that you don't have to wait around for us! Alternatively, if you're not in halls, we are happy to leave your items with a delegated flatmate.




What is included in the price?


The prices that you see include the delivery of empty boxes (if needed), collection of items, storage for the whole Summer, and the return of items during Freshers' week. We also include duct tape for sealing your boxes.




I have my own boxes, can I use those?


Of course, just select the option 'I'm using my own boxes' under 'empty box drop off date' when booking online.




Can I store items other than boxes/suitcases/trunks?


Of course. Measure the item, and select whichever product it most closely resembles in size. Then send us an email with some more details.




What are the collection and return dates?


You can select collection and return dates at checkout. Our usual period is from May/June until September/October, however we can collect and return items throughout the year. Please select the number of months of storage that you need (usually 4 months for the university summer). We can always extend this if needed!




What if I don't know my return date or address yet?


Don't worry, simply select any date at checkout for your return date, and input your collection address for the return address. We email all students over the summer to confirm return dates and addresses! These can be changed at any time by emailing us.




What if I need my things collected before May?


This is not a problem - we can collect boxes at any date before. Please select your collection date at checkout and email us if your preferred date is not available.





 

Contact Us

Got a question for our team? 

Contact us on any of the following, or leave a message via the contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as we can! 

e: info@localstudentstorage.com

t: +44(0)131 358 5075

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FAQs

"I really recommend this storage option. These guys are understanding and they try to flexibly adjust to your needs to provide the best experience. Definitely the cheapest option for students and the boxes come for free too!"

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— Rue, Edinburgh University