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All I want for Christmas is…. some safe student storage, which doesn’t break the bank!

Written by on November 17, 2017

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November 17th marks International Students’ Day, which celebrates the multiculturalism and diversity of universities today.

Leeds has the fourth largest student population in the country, and is served by four universities – something you’ll be well aware of if you ever visit Headingley! Leeds University alone has more than 33,000 students every year, almost 7,000 of which are international students who come from all over the world to study here.

Of course, the end of the Christmas term is fast approaching for students across the country, seeing many returning home for the festive break (and to overload their parents washing machine/raid the cupboards).

But what do you do if you need to be out of your rented flat or student accommodation for the holidays? Some landlords insist you empty it of belongings, which can be tricky enough if you’re heading home 200 miles away, but nigh-on impossible if you’re travelling 2,000 miles!

Self-storage for students is something we’ve offered for several years, and we always find there’s an increase in enquiries before the Summer holidays and then again before Christmas. Even if you’re only heading home to Totnes on the train or Cardiff on the coach, do you really want to try and take all your worldly belongings with you? And if we’re talking about jetting home on a plane to Perth, you’d face a hefty excess baggage charge if you need to take your TV and your entire wardrobe with you.

We can offer self-storage units in Leeds, Harrogate or Wakefield from just £6 a week. You can’t even get a couple of pints for that! All of our storage centres are easily accessible by car or by public transport, and are open around the clock, so if you want to bring your items in stages, or over a few days to fit around your studies, it’s not a problem.

You have your own access code for the building and padlock for your unit, and you are the only one who has the key. The storage centre has state-of-the-art security so you can be sure your items are safe.

We know that students have to be careful with their budgeting, so we have come up with a few great options. There are no hidden costs, and you only pay until the day you leave – there’s no extended contracts. We will guarantee to price match any like for like quotation with any other SSA (Self Storage Association) member. And we also offer ‘room shares’ – so why not team up with your friends to share a unit?

So this festive season, travel light – gives you more room to bring all those great Christmas presents back with you!


McCartheys were there to take much of the stress out of what was a very difficult time for myself and my family.All the staff were patient and understanding of our dilemma and did all they could to help.
The storage facilities were safe and very secure with easy access .
All in all a painless experience.
Would highly recommend.

5 Stars

Really friendly and helpful customer service and explained everything clearly. Easy to reserve and new facility in York seems well secured and easy to access, with handy equipment to use (particularly with extended hours - at additional cost). Only minor comment for improvement during these times would be to have sanitise stations near the keypads as these are touch points for everyone using the facility.

5 Stars

Really good service and nice units. Easy access, great location, nothing to fault

5 Stars
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The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00


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    Leeds Road
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

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    YO30 6PQ

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    01904 238 333

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    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
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