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Top Tips for Organising Your Student Flat: Make the Most of Your Space

May 16, 2024 |

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Moving into your new student flat or uni halls is an exciting chapter in your academic journey. Whether you’re studying in the heart of the city or around the vibrant neighbourhoods of Islington or Old Street, making the most of your space is key to a comfortable and productive student life. Here are some top tips to help you organise your student flat, and how Urban Locker Self Storage can come to the rescue when you need a bit of extra room.

  1. Maximise Vertical Space

When floor space is limited, think vertically! Use shelves, hooks, and stackable storage solutions to keep your belongings organised without cluttering your room. Tall bookshelves are perfect for storing textbooks, files, and decor items. Over-the-door hooks can hold bags, coats, and even shoes, freeing up valuable floor space.

  1. Under-Bed Storage

The space under your bed is prime real estate for storage. Invest in under-bed storage boxes or bags to keep seasonal clothes, extra linens, or bulky items out of sight but easily accessible. Clear containers are great for quickly identifying what’s inside.

  1. Multi-Functional Furniture

Opt for furniture that serves multiple purposes. A bed with drawers, a desk with storage compartments, or a fold-out sofa can save space and reduce the need for additional storage units. Look for pieces that offer hidden storage to keep your space tidy and organised. If you’re trying to keep the cost down, second hands shops and websites such as Facebook marketplace are perfect for finding your uni furniture.

  1. Declutter Regularly

Keep your space neat by decluttering regularly. Go through your belongings every few months and decide what you really need. Donate, sell or recycle items you no longer use. This not only helps keep your flat tidy but also creates a more relaxing and stress-free environment.

  1. Create Zones

Divide your room into different zones for studying, sleeping, and relaxing. Use rugs, furniture placement, or room dividers to delineate these areas. Having dedicated spaces for different activities can help you stay organised and make your room feel more spacious.

  1. Use Storage Bins and Labels

Storage bins and boxes are lifesavers for keeping smaller items organised. Label each bin to easily find what you need without digging through piles of stuff. This is especially useful for office supplies, toiletries, and kitchen items. You can purchase storage boxes from our Urban Locker box shop at either of our stores, making you move ins/outs and storage whilst living convenient and hassle-free.

  1. Digital Solutions for Paperwork

Save space by going digital. Scan important documents and notes, and store them on your computer or cloud storage. This reduces the need for bulky folders and binders, leaving your desk clutter-free and spacious.

  1. Utilise Communal Storage Areas

If your uni halls offer communal storage spaces, make use of them for items you don’t need every day, such as sports equipment or seasonal clothing. Just make sure to label your belongings clearly.

Despite your best efforts to maximise space, there might be times when you need a bit of extra room. That’s where Urban Locker Self Storage comes in handy. Located conveniently in Islington and Old Street in East London, Urban Locker offers flexible storage solutions tailored to your needs.

Why Choose Urban Locker?

Flexible Storage Options: Whether you need a small locker for a few textbooks or a larger unit for furniture, we have you covered.

Short and Long-Term Solutions: Store your belongings for as little or as long as you need. Perfect for over the summer and winter holidays.

Safe and Secure: Rest assured your items are safe with our state-of-the-art security features.

Convenient Locations: Our storage units are easily accessible, making it hassle-free to drop off or pick up your belongings.

From sports equipment and extra clothes to textbooks and bulky items you can’t take home during breaks, Urban Locker provides the ideal storage solution to keep your student life organised and stress-free.

Ready to Reclaim Your Space?

Don’t let a cramped flat or uni hall stress you out. Follow these tips to keep your living space organised and consider Urban Locker Self Storage for those times you need a bit more room. Visit us in Islington or Old Street and discover how we can help make your student life more manageable and enjoyable.

For more information or to book your storage unit, check out Urban Locker Self Storage today!