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Packing boxes and materials

Purpose-built storage boxes and materials provided

Trusted for 25 years

Trusted with your shipments for over 25 years

Delivery and collection

Pick your own dates for box collection and delivery

Free storage

Fully flexible student storage that adapts to your needs

Relax to pack

Pack in your own time, then contact us for collection

Trusted student movers for over 25 years

Whether you're swapping student accommodation, visiting family for the holidays or off on a gap year, it can feel like you travel back and forth from university more times than you complete assignments (or visit the pub) — especially for an international student studying in the UK. But, instead of leaving your belongings unguarded for extended periods, let Seven Seas Worldwide take care of them between terms.

With units across the UK, we've been using our highly secure, clean and dry facilities to provide stress-free student storage options at an affordable price for over 25 years to thousands of happy customers. Plus, our expert student movers will collect and deliver your personal effects to your door and supply a bounty of packing materials, allowing you to focus on more important things, like acing your studies.

Solutions for students: effortless student shipping and storage

Tired of lugging your belongings back home during the holidays only to lug them all back in September (not to mention paying those extortionate excess baggage fees!)? Then let our friendly student movers do the hard work for you. We have over a quarter of a century's worth of experience storing and shipping personal goods internationally and domestically. Plus, unlike other storage companies, you can arrange all of our fully flexible services from the comfort of your dorm.

Here're a few more reasons to choose Seven Seas Worldwide:

  • 100% transparent pricing: we pride ourselves on having a clear and simple booking process. That's why the price you see after acquiring your free instant online quote is the price you get — you'll not find any nasty additional costs here! We also freeze the fee for six months and never ask for one lump sum upfront. Instead, just pay the deposit then pay for the storage when you're ready for your goods to be delivered (typically, the following semester).
  • Door to door collection and delivery: simply place your booking, pack your items using the materials we provide and call us when you're ready for us to collect the boxes from your door. Then, when you need them back (a minimum of four weeks), we'll deliver your belongings anywhere within 50km of the collection address at no extra cost. Alternatively, we can transport them safely to any other destination in the country for an additional charge or worldwide using our international student shipping service.
  • Packaging supplies provided: to save you the added stress and expense of sourcing your own wrapping materials, we'll send you everything you need so you can securely pack your goods for transportation and storage, including bubble wrap, parcel tape and our export-grade, double-walled cardboard boxes.

 

We have over a quarter of a century's worth of experience storing and shipping personal goods internationally and domestically. Plus, you can arrange all of our fully flexible services effortlessly from the comfort of your dorm.

Here's how our student storage services work:


 

How our cost-effective student storage service works

Number one

Free online quick quote 
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.

Number two

We provide the boxes
Top-quality packaging supplies are sent to your door to help you pack your goods securely.

Number three

Call us for collection
Once packed, get in touch, and we'll collect the boxes and transport them to our storage depot.

Number four

Safe and secure storage
We'll store your belongings at one of our clean and dry storage facilities, located across the UK.

Number five

Returned to your address
When you're ready, we'll return your items — at no extra cost if within 50km of the collection address!

Don't take our word for it

Our customers love us!

How much do our student storage services cost?

 

Our student storage services start from*:

19p per day

 

That's an outstanding:

£1.30 per week

*based on storing our Standard size box, please note a minimum £84 charge applies.

 

What is fully flexible student shipping and storage?

Bitten by the backpacking bug and thinking about deferring for a year? Or have your heart set on a different course and planning to switch unis?

Not a problem — our student removals company understands plans change. That's why we've designed our student shipping services to be fully flexible, meaning at any time you can:  

Shipping back to you

Ship items back home
Use our international shipping service to send your belongings back to your home country.

Shipping to alternative locations

Send to a new address
Request your possessions are transported to an alternative university or location in the UK.

Collection of cardboard boxes

Store for longer
Extend your student storage period past the max. 26 weeks and switch to a pre-paid plan.

 

*Please note that the above is subject to a new quote, and additional charges outside our student storage service will apply.

Our purpose-built shipping and storage boxes

With our affordable rates, secure storage facilities and friendly service, we're positive you won't find a better place to store your belongings. Plus, we'll supply you with all the packaging materials necessary to keep everything safe while you're away, including parcel tape, bubble wrap and our super sturdy shipping boxes.

Available in two sizes, Large and Standard (see below for their dimensions), our containers are designed to our precise specifications and manufactured from double-walled, chemically-hardened cardboard to guarantee maximum protection. Please do note, though, that to keep yourselves and our staff safe, drivers can't take any box weighing over 30kg/66lbs. Instead, we suggest splitting the contents of heavy containers between several boxes.

 

Large cardboard shipping box

Large box

External dimensions:

61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches

Best for:

  • Posters
  • Clothes
  • Bedding 
Small cardboard shipping box

Standard box

External dimensions:

51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches

Best for: 

  • Files and papers
  • Textbooks
  • Kitchen utensils 

What's included with our student removals and storage services?

What with completing assignments, attending lectures and juggling a jam-packed social life, students are busy people — that's why we aim to provide the most streamlined and comprehensive student shipping and storage process on the market. Included with the cost of our services are:

  • Multilingual support from our dedicated customer service team and handy online guides and advice to assist you every step of the way.
  • Parcel tape, bubble wrap and purpose-built shipping boxes so you can securely pack your belongings.
  • Total flexibility if you need to increase the length of your storage period, send your goods to a new address or use our student luggage shipping services to transport them internationally (additional charges outside our student storage service will apply). 
  • Collection of the boxes from your address at the start of the storage process and their return to the same location or one within 50km at no extra charge.
  • The option to purchase either a Basic or Premier insurance package for your items whilst they're in storage, giving you even further peace of mind.

 

Student packing boxes for storage

I stored my things for 2 months while I went home overseas during summer term break. The door to door service was exactly what I needed. My boxes arrived on time in good condition, and the driver was very nice and helpful for pick up and drop off. The rates for storage are the best I've found, and the website is very easy to use.

Mathias S.

 

FAQs about student storage

Students can store their boxes with us for a minimum of four weeks (you can store for less, but the charge will remain the same) up to a total of twenty-six weeks. Of course, we can look after your belongings for longer. However, once the maximum period for student storage comes to an end, we'll invoice you for an extra four weeks of storage, which will auto-renew every four weeks after that and ask for payment upfront (without the student discount).

Once you've got your no-obligation quote, used our online booking tool to place your order and selected the number of weeks you think you'll need to store your items with us, we'll charge you a deposit of GBP£84 (£70 + VAT). Then, rather than landing you with one lump sum upfront, you'll only be charged for the balance of your storage when you're ready for our student movers to redeliver your boxes.  

While storage units are a real lifesaver for anything you don't have space for in your uni dorms, there are certain items that are unwise and possibly even dangerous to keep packed up for long periods, including:

  • Food and other perishable goods that can rot and entice bugs and vermin.
  • Combustible or flammable materials.
  • Firearms, explosives and weapons.
  • Chemicals, radioactive and biological substances.
  • Illegal items such as counterfeit goods, illicit alcohol and unlicensed medicines.


Please see our Prohibited Goods page for a complete list of the items we don't recommend you place in storage.

While you can choose to pack your belongings in your own boxes, we highly recommend using the top-quality materials we provide to ensure them the utmost security. Please avoid packing items in plastic storage boxes, laundry bags, bin liners and used fruit and vegetable boxes from supermarkets as these containers simply aren't robust enough for storage and shipping.

And, remember the golden rule of packing, you'll always need more boxes than you think, so order plenty. Don't worry — you can return any containers you haven't used for no extra charge as long as they are undamaged and reusable!

Our most popular cities that provide storage for students

Whether you're studying engineering in Edinburgh, literature in London, criminology in Cardiff or business in Brighton, Seven Seas Worldwide's student storage units are dotted all over the UK. Below are a few of the top university cities we serve — however, we also cover:

Aberdeen, Bangor, Bath, Birmingham, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Chester, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guildford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Hull, Keele, Leicester, Liverpool, Loughborough, Middlesborough, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Salford, Southampton, St. Andrews, Stirling, Sunderland, Swansea, Swindon, Teesside, Warwick and York.

 

 

Student box storage: 4 handy packing tips

The thought of packing up your possessions at the end of term can seem a little daunting — after all, what's the best way to bubble wrap your photo frames? How do you squeeze your bedding into a box? And will you really need that winter coat during your summer travels? Fortunately, these tips from our expert student movers will answer all these questions and more, transforming you into a packing pro in four simple steps:

 

Number one

First, sort through your belongings:

Before you unfurl the bubble wrap and assemble the boxes, gather your belongings and sort them into two piles, one for items you want to store and another for those you want to take with you. It also gives you a chance to get rid of any clutter you've accumulated during the semester!

To make it easier, consider things like which books you'll need for your studies during the holidays and what clothes are best suited to the country you're visiting.

Number two

Give yourself plenty of time to pack:

Packing becomes even more of a challenge when you leave it all to the last minute, so get ahead of yourself by starting well before collection day.

Our number one tip is to collect items into categories before packing, such as electrical items, sports equipment and kitchenware. Not only will this make it easier for you to find what you need when unpacking your boxes, but it'll help to distribute their weight more evenly, so they're easier to lift.

Number three

Ensure your boxes don’t rattle:

Avoid leaving any gaps when packing boxes as it increases the likelihood goods will bash into each other and get damaged during transportation.

Instead, cover each object individually in plenty of bubble wrap and use cushioning materials, like crumbled newspaper or towels for padding. Also, think about vacuum packing soft, bulky items like coats, blankets and duvets to save space.

Number four

Don't forget the tape!:

Once everything's packed, secure your shipping boxes with the brown tape provided. We recommend placing three strips over the seams and one horizontally across the top and bottom of the box, then use extra for the base to provide additional security during handling.

Lastly, ensure you label both sides of every box or package you're storing with your name and job number as this will help the process run as smoothly as possible.