Short-Term Storage For Students

Kit Keeper has designed a bespoke shipping and storage service for students. This is perfect for short-term solutions to store your belongings while studying.

How to book Short-Term Storage

Book Student Storage
Simply select on our student storage booking page what boxes you would like to store and for how long. Make sure to include your collection and delivery addresses, we will send you the boxes needed for storage.
We'll Pick It Up
We will send your boxes and packing materials on the chosen day. A local delivery driver near you will pick up your items from your house or halls of residence and bring them to the local storage facility.
Door-to-Door Student Storage
Your belongings and items are carefully stored in a secured facility with CCTV monitoring. Store your items as long as you like! When you’re ready, a delivery driver will return your items on the day you choose.
I cannot recommend Kit-Keeper highly enough. Whilst my son has been at university and out on internships, they have made storage the transport of boxes and suitcases so easy.
- Joanne McColgan
Kit Keeper is great. Second year using them and its such an easy process. My driver today was extremely helpful and kind. Thank you!
- Matilda Von Borries
Perfect 10/10, so easy to use and very great communication.
- Carla Milani
The service was really good, and if you have any questions they responded quickly.
- Tiffany Wang
It is the second time Kit Keeper helped me storage my luggages. Everything is perfect. The staff is very responsible. Also I am going to book the third order recently.
- Wang Ruoyu

Types of Student Storage

Storage By-The-Box
Store your boxes with our student storage service. We come and collect them from your university accommodation and store them until you want them delivered back to you at any UK address.
Luggage Storage
You can store your luggage and suitcases with us. For students, you don’t always have space in your accommodation or you don’t wish to transport all your items during summer or winter breaks.
Specialist Items
You might be a student, but that might not stop you from enjoying your hobby while studying. We help many students store sports equipment or precious musical instruments as they can be tricky to transport when you’re not at university, so our short-term storage options allow you to easily store any items.

Short-term Student Storage Locations Near You

Kit Keeper will collect from any mainland UK address, store, and return to any UK mainland address as part of the standard service meaning Kit Keeper has a nationwide coverage servicing every University in the UK.


Frequently asked questions about our short-term student storage service
How much does student storage cost?
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We aim to be as transparent as possible with our prices and openly communicate all costs involved. You can calculate your storage fees using our calculator in our booking page. In addition to the storage costs you can expect to pay the collection fee of £25 plus delivery of empty Kit Keeper boxes at £11.99.

Is there a limit to the number of items I can store?

As long as your items fit in either a cardboard box or a suitcase we can store as many of them as you want!

Do I need to provide my redelivery address when booking?

You don’t need to know your delivery date or address when making a booking. There are tick-boxes “Don’t know date” and “Don’t know address” at that part of the booking process. That will leave your delivery information blank, and you can updated later by logging in to your account or getting in touch with a member of our team. Please note that we need at least 3 working days notice to arrange your delivery!

What can and can’t I store?

We can only accept your belongings into storage if they are in one of our approved boxes, other double-walled cardboard boxes, or suitcases. Take a look at a helpful list of some the things we don’t store or ship here.

What kind of packing equipment do you provide?

Whether you’re storing your belongings with us, or using our shipping services, we highly recommend purchasing our brand new double-walled cardboard boxes to keep our items safe. You can also purchase our strong and durable packing tape, to ensure that your boxes are securely shut. If you order bubblewrap, we will send you 5 metres of brand new bubble wrap for your fragile and precious items. We recommend using bubble wrap to keep any delicate belongings safe. We cannot take responsibility for any breakages, if you don’t use bubble wrap or other suitable protective packaging and also don’t follow the packing guidelines. We will keep your items safe, but you have to do your part by packing them right!

What are the exact dimensions of your boxes?

We offer 4 different box sizes. Small Box (30x30x30cm). Medium Box (35x35x35cm). Large Box (40x40x4cm). Extra Large Box (46x46x46cm). Please note when packing that no box can weigh 25kg when packed.

How many boxes should I order for my student storage?

If you’re not sure how many boxes you need, when on our booking page HERE click “Suggested packages” on the booking page to see what we recommend depending on the room size. Don’t worry about ordering more boxes than you need! While we can’t refund you the price of the boxes themselves, we can adjust your storage fees, so you will only pay for the boxes actually in storage.

Can I store fragile items?

You cannot store glass or easily breakable items with Kit Keeper due to the risk of breakage and/or injury to couriers and warehouse staff. Find out more about what you can and can't store with us here.

Where do you store my belongings?

Keeping your belongings safe is really important to us, so rest assured they will be in good hands! Once collected, your boxes will be taken to one of our storage facilities, where they will be kept safe, secure, and monitored 24/7 by CCTV. We have local courier and storage partners all across the UK, so the exact storage location depends on what area we collected your items from.

Are there any restrictions on the size or weight of items that can be stored?

All items stored with us must not be larger than 75x50x50cm and must not weigh more than 25kg. If your boxes are severely overweight then a courier may refuse to collect them and you will be charged for a failed collection. If the boxes are found to be overweight once in the warehouse then we will have to charge you overweight fees. If the overweight nature of the boxes also means they are not structurally stable we may have to charge you for repacking.

Do you collect on the weekend or bank holidays?

As standard, we do not collect on either weekends or bank holidays. There are rare cases where we can accommodate weekend collection for an extra fee. In order to enquire please contact a member of our team.

Where will the driver collect my order from?

Our drivers will collect from your nominated collection address. It is important that someone is present to hand over the boxes and can sign for the collection or delivery. The drivers will collect from a ground-floor front door or reception of the address. If you would like your items to be collected from the reception (or similar) in your accommodation please ensure we have the correct address and a contact number for the reception. Kit Keeper are also not liable for any missing items or issues involving the reception that occur between when you leave your items at reception and the collection itself. In some areas of the UK, we can offer a doorstep service whereby your items will be collected from the entrance to your personal student apartment on any floor. Please note that our couriers can't enter your room. This service costs £45 and we stress that it is not available in all areas. In order to enquire about booking this service please contact a member of our team.

What types of student storage are there?

Summer holidays student storage
Go and enjoy your summer and leave your storage worries for us. Whether you’re leaving halls of residence or private accommodation we can help pack, collect and store your items over your summer break. This is the perfect short-term solution for your storage needs.
Flexible Short-term student storage
Sometimes you might need a simple and quick solution to store your items. Our short-term student storage service is perfect if you’re looking at storing items from a few days to a few weeks.
Student storage for longer periods
Need a long-term solution to store items while you’re a student. Maybe you’re off on a work placement or a gap year. We can help keep your stuff safe and secure while you’re away.

More about Short-Term Storage

It doesn’t matter at what point in your life you’re heading into higher education, it’s the type of chapter in one’s life that is filled with exhilaration. New beginnings filled with excitement can quickly become hectic, disorganised and stressful, especially when it comes to navigating the practicalities of managing belongings. 

Whether moving items between accommodations, heading out on a placement year or navigating the back and forths of academic life, it’s apparent that short-term storage solutions are paramount. Short-term storage services such as the ones provided at Kit Keeper can be convenient and tailored to the required needs of individuals. 

Today, we’ll explore the number of benefits of short-term storage and how it facilitates seamless transitions and simplifies the storage conundrum.

Cost-Effective Solutions

Financial considerations are the first priority of many students, whether you’re returning to higher education after a career switch decision or heading straight to the lecture halls from school. It’s why the first thing we’re going to tackle in this guide is how affordable short-term storage solutions can be. 

Short-term storage solutions offer a cost-effective solution compared to alternatives such as renting a larger living space or long-term storage contracts. At Kit Keeper, flexible pricing structures depend on what you need. You can store your belongings by the box as long as they don’t exceed 25kg each and you can store as many as you need. With this type of storage, students can tailor their short-term solutions to what they need. Allowing them to optimise their resources while ensuring their possessions remain securely housed during the transitional periods.

Not only are short-term storage solutions effective and affordable they’re also practical for several reasons. If you’ve ever seen a student moving into their halls of residence or private rental for the year, you’ll notice the number of suitcases and boxes being dragged across town, but this isn’t the only time this mass moving situation occurs. 

Short-term storage solutions prevent this exhausting event from occurring multiple times in a semester as students drudge back and forth from their homes to get more items. By leveraging short-term storage services, individuals can mitigate unnecessary costs and allocate their resources towards other pressing priorities.

Take a look at Kit Keepers student storage site for more information on how much your storage could cost you.

Convenience at Your Doorstep

When it comes to short-term storage, the hallmark of its success comes with the unparalleled convenience it brings. Kit Keeper provides all of its customers with door-to-door services that allow individuals to pack up their goods at home and pick them up from anywhere in the world. Not only that, but Kit Keerp also provide all the items needed to safely pack their items with packaging tape, bubble wrap and of course, the storage boxes themselves. With door-to-door services, individuals can bid farewell to the logistical challenges of transporting belongings across distances. Whether storing seasonal clothing, furniture, or sentimental keepsakes, the convenience of having storage facilities come to you alleviates the stress of managing belongings amidst transitions.

Additionally, door-to-door services save individuals valuable time and effort by eliminating the need to coordinate transportation or seek out storage facilities independently. By scheduling a pickup at their convenience, individuals can streamline the storage process and focus on navigating their transitions with ease.

Peace of Mind

In times of transition, peace of mind becomes a priceless commodity. Short-term storage providers recognise the importance of safeguarding belongings and offer secure facilities equipped with advanced security features. From climate-controlled environments to top-notch security, individuals can rest assured that their possessions are protected against theft, damage, or loss.

Furthermore, the peace of mind provided by short-term storage extends beyond security concerns. Knowing that belongings are safely stored away allows individuals to navigate transitions with confidence, free from the burden of managing their belongings. This sense of assurance fosters a positive mindset and facilitates a smoother transition experience.

Accommodating Items of All Sizes

From small trinkets to bulky furniture, short-term storage accommodates items of all shapes and sizes. If it can fit in the box you ordered from Kit Keeper or you can fit it inside your own suitcase, it can be stored by Kit Keeper. It might be that you’re downsizing your temporary living arrangement for a couple of months or you’re just trying to organise your space at home. Leveraging short-term storage solutions enables individuals to live comfortably.

The flexibility that Kit Keeper provides with short-term storage is what allows individuals complete control over their storage solutions. The unique idea of storing by the box, instead of by the space being used to store allows more accommodating solutions for the individual. The flexibility offered by short-term storage providers allows individuals to customise their storage plans based on their unique needs and preferences. Whether requiring storage for a few weeks or several months, individuals can tailor their storage solutions to align with the duration of their transition, ensuring maximum flexibility and efficiency.

The Convenience Factor

Transitions are inherently dynamic, often accompanied by uncertainty and logistical challenges. Short-term storage offers a lifeline during these periods of flux, providing individuals with a convenient and reliable solution to their storage needs. Whether relocating for work, renovating a home, or studying abroad, short-term storage streamlines the transition process and minimises disruptions to daily life.

Moreover, the convenience of short-term storage extends to the booking and management process. With user-friendly online platforms and responsive customer support at Kit Keeper, individuals can easily arrange storage services and access information about their stored items at their convenience. This accessibility empowers individuals to take control of their storage needs and navigate transitions with confidence.

University Storage Partnership with KitKeeper

In collaboration with leading universities across the UK, KitKeeper has established itself as a premier platform for short-term storage solutions. Through strategic partnerships with prestigious institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Durham, and Exeter, KitKeeper extends its reach to cater to the diverse needs of individuals in transition.

Whether relocating for academic pursuits or embarking on placement years, individuals can leverage KitKeeper's short-term storage options to streamline their transitions and simplify the storage process. With flexible storage plans and secure facilities, KitKeeper ensures that individuals have access to convenient and reliable storage solutions tailored to their unique circumstances.

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