Self-storage units are ideal for students

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Greater Manchester is home to some of the biggest universities in the country. In fact, in terms of students, Salford University has 19,000, Manchester Metropolitan University has 31,000 and the University of Manchester boasts a whopping 38,500. These figures are likely to rise in future following a report from UCAS revealing that applications increased by 0.2% in 2016.

The increased prevalence of people studying in the area has caused an accommodation shortage – with many people now being forced to live in smaller abodes. This, amongst many other reasons, is why more and more students are turning to self-storage. If you’re currently in the midst of a degree, here are three ways you can benefit from using a storage unit.


It’s now more expensive than ever before to be an undergraduate. The financial issues associated with higher education make it difficult for people to afford sizeable accommodation for them and their belongings. If you’re in this situation, you could find you’re better off keeping your extra items in an affordable storage unit rather than forking out for a rent-heavy home. Units also come in different sizes to accommodate a whole variety of needs.


It’s not always feasible for students to leave their belongings at their parents’ house. After all, there are certain items that need to be accessible at all times. But with our self-storage units in both Ardwick and Middleton, you will find that your property is right around the corner should you want it. This means that you will always have unrestricted access to your belongings.


Student hotspots like Fallowfield and Chorlton were recently revealed to be amongst the most burglary-prone areas in Greater Manchester. This can mean that your belongings are never really 100% safe. On the other hand, our storage units feature 24-hour security systems, including CCTV and access control. What’s more, all visitors to the units must be registered beforehand, adding an extra layer of protection.

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Students can benefit from self-storage units in a whole manner of ways, whether for housing items during holidays or throughout the course of study. If you’re currently studying for your degree and want to make life a little easier for yourself, contact us at Flexi Space for more information today.

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