Whether you arrived in Dublin from another hemisphere or from another county, you likely came to college with a suitcase full of the things you needed to start your new life.
And by the end of your first term, you found your possessions have grown alongside all the new memories you made. You have new clothes for nights out and mementos of societies and clubs you joined (if only for the open night). And even those few comforts of home you didn’t know you’d miss (second pillow, anyone?).
All of a sudden, the year is over. Your things don’t fit in your suitcase anymore. And while you don’t have to go home, you can’t leave your stuff in your student accommodation.
That’s where student self storage comes in. Whether you’re between flats, going home for the summer, or your time has come for your very own J1 experience, storage units will keep all those reminders of memories safe until you return.
What Are the Benefits of Storage Lockers?
Storage units solve a problem that every Dublin student will have at one point: more stuff than space to put it. There are many benefits of student storage beyond the obvious.
Some of the benefits of renting a storage locker include:
- Security: Let Nesta keep an eye on your stuff. Each unit is individually alarmed and you’ll get a unique PIN code to access the building. Plus, there’s 24-hour CCTV.
- Convenience: Nesta student storage boasts five locations across Dublin that are convenient to every university and college in the county, including Trinity College, UCD, DCU, Dublin Business School, Maynooth University. Don’t have a car? No worries! You can reach our locations by public transport!
- Flexibility: Not sure where you’re going or when you’ll be back? Oh, to be a student again! Get flexible terms on a wide range for storage rooms, so you can keep your stuff safe for a few weeks, months, or even years.
How to Pack Your Stuff for Student Storage
Are you ready to move out of your flat and on to the next adventure! Packing your things correctly will simplify the move and make it easier to get things out of storage, if you need to do.
At Nesta, we’re packing experts and we’ve seen students with all types of things come through, from summer wardrobes to star athletes. Here are some of our best tips for packing for self-storage:
- Create an inventory list:
This tip is for the uber-organised, but you truly can’t go wrong with it. As you pack your boxes, write down what goes into each box. There’s bound to be a big adventure between now and when you return, so the inventory list makes it easier to recall what’s kicking about in the storage unit.
- Organise your items and label the box:
Make it easy to pack, unpack, and re-pack by starting with a system. Your packing system can be as simple as keeping all the similar things together. For example, keep your summer clothes in one box and kitchen bits in another box. Then, label them!
- Do a big tidy before packing:
You want your items to come out of storage in the same condition they went in. To do that, you’ll want to wash everything before you pack it. Dust, dirt, and damp can turn to mould and mildew over months.
- Don’t overpack each box:
As tempting as it is to save on boxes, tape, and space, over packing your boxes can cause more problems than it solves. An overflowing box is more likely to break, either when you carry it or during storage.
- Donate or sell what you don’t need:
Do you have a run of clothes, bed linens, or kitchen bits that you can live without? Bring them to a charity shop or even sell them on Depop or Facebook Marketplace. You cut down on clutter, use fewer boxes, and maybe even cut out a trip up and down the stairs in your rented accommodation in Dublin.
Did you bring a lot of stuff to Dublin or accumulate more stuff while you’re here? Nesta is here to help. With flexible storage solutions in five easy-to-access Dublin locations, self storage has never been easier to manage. Find out more about our student storage facilities and go out and get started on your next big adventure. Your things will be right here when you get back.