Removals and Storage 99
out of 100

based on 115 user reviews.


Student storage goes straight to the top of the class

Written by on June 4, 2019

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It’s that time of year again when university exams are all done, and students across the country can breath a big sigh of relief!

Now on to planning the fun stuff – summer vacation!

That means June is also a busy time of year for our self storage centres, as students make the wise choice to store their belongings, rather than trek them halfway across the country (or, indeed, world).

Some students might be planning a summer of travelling and adventure – or they may even be taking a gap year or year in industry. If that’s the case they’re likely to be moving out of accommodation at least temporarily. Rather than taking all their stuff home before they travel, self storage makes a lot more sense – keeping it in the place they’re studying makes for a much easier move back on their return!

Other students may be going home to find employment for the summer, before returning for further studying in the autumn. Student accommodation doesn’t always tie up in terms of dates – meaning you may get kicked out of halls before your rented house is available. Alternatively, you may not feel it’s secure leaving your belongings in an empty house, while everyone is away for the summer. Self storage can be an ideal, safe option.

Many universities have a large proportion of international students, who may travel home in the summer holidays. Taking everything they own via plane would likely prove impossible, so self storage can be a life saver in those situations!

Across our storage centres in Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield, we can provide a range of unit sizes, meaning we can find one which exactly suits your needs. No point paying for more space than you need – or perhaps you could share with a flatmate? We know every penny counts, so we only charge for the time you need (to the day) and prices start from a very reasonable £6 a month.

All of the McCarthy’s self storage centres are easily accessible by car, on foot or by bus. Once on site, there’s ample parking and equipment such as lifts and trolleys to help you get everything you need to your unit as simply as possible. If you’ve got quite a bit to move, we can even help provide a man and van service to give you some extra lifting power!

Everything is kept safe and secure on site, monitored by CCTV and security. Entry to the storage centre is through a pin code and only you have the key or code to your individual unit – we can’t even get in without you! So, you can feel reassured that everything is being looked after. You can gain access when you need, not just in business hours, so there’s no reason to worry you won’t be able to get things back if you need them.

So, if student storage sounds like it might get an A+ from you – why not get in touch?


Your Self Storage Experience

From initial enquiry to securing a unit and then handing back once finished with I could not fault the local team and in particular Wendy for all her help and advice. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing storage facilities. This was the Wakefield branch

5 Stars
Your Self Storage Experience

They were very friendly and helpful staff at the Harrogate Branch.

4 Stars
Your Self Storage Experience

Friendly helpful staff that made it easy for us to store our goods at their Harrogate premises. The facilities were very clean and secure and we had easy access at all times.

5 Stars

Contact Us


The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals: 0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000

Storage: 0113 26 26 500

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00


The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Removals & Storage:
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Removals, Storage & Shredding:
01924 663 555

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00