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How to Free Up Space in Your Student Accommodation

Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

Student accommodation is known for many things, from late night parties to last minute revision sessions … But there’s one thing it’s not known for, and that’s being spacious. Luckily we’re here to help with a few tips to help you fit all you need into your student accommodation.


Use Your Wall Space

Rather than letting your desk get cluttered up with paperwork and notes, use a pin board on your wall to store these in a much tidier way. Not only will this make it easier to find and read whatever notes you’ve stuck on your wall, but it will free up valuable surface area on your desk for whatever you need.

Another way you can use wall space is for storage. If you can make any modifications to your room then putting up shelves would be a great way to gain some extra space.

However, most students won’t be able to put up shelves, in this case hanging storage baskets / hanging storage pockets are the way to go. You can hang these using a stick-on wall hook that won’t peel off the paint when you remove it.


Remove Excess Furniture

Space is at a premium in student accommodation, so you might have to make some difficult decisions as to what stays and what goes. One of the first things you can get rid of are items of furniture whose purpose can be served by other furniture in your room.

You probably only need one chair in your room for you to sit at your desk. Having a spare chair for guests might be great, but you can also give your guest your desk chair while you sit on the bed.

Similarly it might be nice to have a coffee table, but if you’re low on space and the coffee table doesn’t have any storage space underneath it then you might be better replacing it with one that does, or buying a small storage box and using that as a coffee table.
On the subject of having multi-function furniture: often you won’t have a choice of bed for your accommodation, but if you do then it is a very good idea to get a bed that also has storage space underneath it, this is vital space that you wouldn’t get otherwise.



Share With Your Roommate

There are many items like a hairdryer, printer, speakers etc. that it doesn’t make sense to own two of.

If you’re staying with a roommate, or you’re using these items in shared spaces then it makes sense to share these with multiple people.

Maybe you split these up between you, So you provide the printer, and your roommate provides the speakers. Then you can leave your speakers at home.


Use the Backs of Doors

This is one of the best places to store items as you won’t be able to use the space behind a door for anything else.

You can either hang your clothes from the back of a door, or for something more practical you can hang storage baskets.

If you don’t already have hooks on the back of your door and you don’t have permission to screw these in, then you can use either suction hooks, or stick on hooks as an alternative.


Get Rid of Anything Unnecessary

There’s no getting around this point. One of the easiest ways to gain space for storage is to clear some space taken up by unnecessary items.

This doesn’t mean embracing minimalism or asceticism, but if you’ve used all the possible storage space in your room, and you still can’t fit things in, then maybe you need to get rid of something.



Use a Storage Unit

Most students only use a storage unit for their holidays, when they’re returning home, but don’t want to take all their things back home with them, only to have to travel back in a few months.

However, if you keep your storage unit year round then you can gain extra storage space that will probably be cheaper per square foot than if you looked for bigger student accommodation. This would allow you to have your cake and eat it too. You can still access your belongings 24 hours a day, but you would store the things you don’t need to use every day like notes or books from classes earlier on in the year.

If you’re in need of Self Storage in Dublin, we can help – head over to our student storage page to learn more.

How Self Storage Can Help While You’re At University

Monday, August 8th, 2022


As we begin to enter a new academic year there are so many things for students to consider that it all becomes a bit overwhelming.

Luckily, while self storage can’t solve all your student problems, it can help make your university experience much less stressful. Here are 5 ways that self storage can help university students.


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Storage Over the Holidays

Depending on the accommodation you have, you’ll either have to leave your place in between every term, or just in the summer term.

For most people it’s inconvenient or expensive to cart all their belongings from their university accommodation all the way to their parents house only to have to do the same thing in reverse a few weeks later.

Much easier, cheaper and less stressful is to just leave your stuff in a self storage unit while you’re away. Of course you still need to bring some things with you back home, like your laptop or anything else you need to do your work.

However, things like your cookware, spare clothes, decorations etc. don’t need to come back with you, and are much better stored closer to your accommodation.


Extra Cloakroom Space

Space is the main thing students are limited on in a dorm room, which means you likely won’t be able to keep all the clothes you might want to take, including clothes you might want for special occasions, or different seasonal outfits.

You probably don’t want to get a storage unit only to use as extra closet space, however, this is a great benefit of a unit you already have.

sports equipment



While away at uni it’s likely you’ll pick up some new sports or hobbies, especially if you’re trying out different societies. Depending on the society you join, this could end up with you buying equipment that you won’t have space to store in your university accommodation, especially if you’re staying in dorm rooms.

Self storage units allow you to have your cake and eat it too in this respect. You don’t need to worry about where to keep your mountain bike, surfboard, kayak, skis or whatever else you need for your new hobby. It will always be easy to retrieve when you need it, but won’t be taking up half your available room space.


Gap Years

If you’re heading out on a gap year it might make sense to leave your items at home, but for many people that situation simply doesn’t work. Your parents may not have enough space for all the extra items you’ve had to accumulate for student life. Or maybe they’ve converted your room into something else, or downsized their house since you’ve moved out.

Whatever the reason, it’s often not a simple case of moving all your belongings back to your parents house and storing them there for a whole year. In these situations self storage can really help.


Student Deals

There are so many stresses that come along with being a student, financial stresses being just one of them. That’s why many storage spaces try to make things a little bit easier and offer discounts just for students.

Here at Space Storage we have two different student offers that you can view here –

Those are our 5 top ways that storage can make your university experience less stressful. Hopefully you found them useful – best of luck with your studies!

The Best Places to Visit in Dublin as a Student

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Turning up to Dublin for the first time as a student can be an overwhelming experience, there’s so much to do and see that it can be difficult to know where to begin.

To help get you started, we’ve put together a list of some great places to visit in Dublin for students.

We’ve also got your back when you need to store your stuff away for the holidays, with our special student storage offers.

Guinness Storehouse

One of the most famous tourist attractions in Dublin, and almost tailor made for students, is the Guinness Storehouse.

Here you can see where the famous black stuff has been made since 1759. You can take a tour that takes you through the history of Guinness and how it’s created, before finishing off with a pint in the iconic Gravity Bar at the top of the factory that gives you panoramic views over Dublin.

Temple Bar

Once you’ve started your night off at the Guinness Storehouse you should head to Temple Bar to finish off your night.

This area is packed with tourists and the prices of drinks are vastly inflated compared to places nearby, so you may not want to finish your night here on a student budget. As one of Dublin’s most lively areas you’re sure to find a bar with a bit of atmosphere. However, for a lot of people one visit is enough before choosing a less touristy place for a drink.


Phoenix park

After a night on the town there’s nothing more refreshing than a walk in a bit of nature. Luckily for students in Dublin you don’t have to leave the city to reach a nature haven.

Phoenix park is the largest enclosed city park in Europe and even contains a herd of fallow deer. It’s the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs from the night before.

Inside the park you’ll also find a range of attractions including Dublin Zoo, the largest zoo in Ireland, and one of the most popular attractions in Dublin.


National botanic gardens

If you prefer gardens over parkland you should head to the National Botanic Gardens. This beautiful garden is free to enter and located just a few minutes away from our Glasnevin Self Storage facility.

The garden is open daily and you can see thousands of different plant species including some that are extinct in the wild.

The botanic gardens are famous for their exquisitely restored victorian style glasshouses, and are an oasis of calm away from the bustle of the city.


Marsh’s library

This hidden-ish gem is located just by St Patrick’s Cathedral and is a must visit for any book lover.

The entry price is cheap, but you can also buy a ticket for the Cathedral which will include entry to the library if you’re planning on visiting both.

The library has remained pretty much unchanged for the last 300 years so gives off real Hogwarts vibes and is full of interesting stories and history. There are also plenty of tours and exhibitions running.


Wrapping Up

There’s just a few ideas to get you started. Dublin has so many attractions that you’re sure to find something to match your tastes.

As a student there’s also a good chance that a self storage space could come in handy at some point. Whether you need a little bit of extra space, or a place to store your stuff when heading home for the holidays, we have a variety of storage options available. Check out our student storage service today and see how Space Self Storage can help you.

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