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Self storage tips for students in Manchester & Birmingham
Another academic year has flown past, and now you're looking to bask in the summer sunshine (if we ever get any!) or head off on summer adventures. Worrying about your belongings while you're relaxing from a stressful academic year is the last thing you need. Moving out of your accommodation for the summer before the new term beings means finding somewhere safe to put everything so you can easily move to your new home in the autumn.
Tips to pack your belongings for storage
Clear out anything you don't want for next year, the last thing you want to do when you move into your new home in the autumn is sort through everything to see what you want and what you don't
Try and wash all of your dirty clothes before packing them. If that's not possible, pack your clean clothes and your dirty clothes in separate boxes and label them so you'll know what needs to go in the washing machine as you unpack
Use quality boxes that won't break with a few items in them
Throw out any open food, spices, etc
Fill your boxes to the top, but don't over fill them or make them too heavy
Use bubble wrap to pack breakables such as glasses, dishes, pictures, mirrors, etc. Make sure any boxes with breakables is clearly labelled
Organise your cables, wind and label them - there is nothing worse than trying to untangle a spaghetti pile of cables that you can't identify!
Mobile self storage to your door makes your life easier
Once you've packed everything up, Britannia Bradshaw can come and pick up your belongings and take them to our storage facility - no need for you to find a friend with a car or van, or rent one yourself.
Our website manager who is originally from the United States of America and has lived in Sweden, Switzerland and the UK
Posted on 25 June 2012
Our removal customer reviews
We are proud of the removals service we provide for our customers
Our removal and storage reviews are taken from our Customer Care Survey, which is sent to every customer after their move is completed.
Removal Service9.8 out of 10
based on 478 ratings (478 user reviews) as of 27 June 2017
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The removal men were FANTASTIC! I cannot recommend them enough! How can you improve perfection?
Written by: Robert Dawson
Date published: 24/05/2017
10 / 10 stars
The best removals experience of all the companies we have used
We have moved home a number of times over the past ten years and this was the best removals experience of all the companies we have used.[We chose Britannia Bradshaw because of a] personal recommendation, excellent internet-based customer reviews, the helpfulness of Diane, who came to quote, and on the competitiveness of the price.
Mike and Martin were extremely professional. They worked very hard over both days to ensure that all the packing, loading and moving went smoothly, whilst consistently taking a "can-do" attitude. They were very polite, took excellent care of our belongings, and not a single element of the job appeared to be too much trouble. Absolutely brilliant.
Written by: Stephen Rwathore
Date published: 07/04/2017
9.7 / 10 stars
The move was everything that was promised
Why don't you have an eleven rating [the removal men] would rate it
We needed a full service so looked for a larger company who could supply this and had seen your vehicles around so gave you a chance, after your home visit I was fully confident that you would deliver what we needed and looked no further. The move was everything that was promised and after the delayed move date we were glad that we took up the insurance option, when the delay happened your office staff were on the ball and kept us informed without promising something that might be delivered but managed to deliver anyhow. My wife was left to handle the day due to work commitment and she felt confident with all the lads.
Written by: Kevin Smethurst
Date published: 13/04/2017
9.8 / 10 stars
Considerate, friendly & helpful
From our experience I don't think there is need for improvement. The removal crew was brilliant, they were very considerate of what we needed to do and they were very friendly and helpful. They did everything we asked in a timely fashion and given the complexity of what we needed to do e.g. moving contents from two separate sites they were very efficient. Just to thank the crew for their help and for making what could have been a very stressful experience less so. Thanks a million.
Written by: Henry Rogers
Date published: 10/04/2017
10 / 10 stars
Absolutely brilliant- they made a potentially stressful experience go extremely smoothly- thank you so much
Written by: Clare Powell
Date published: 08/02/2017
10 / 10 stars
Went above and beyond
[Britannia Bradshaw] was recommended by a friend. Very hard working - went above and beyond to help service - exellent
Written by: Adelina Tirone
Date published: 06/02/2017
9.8 / 10 stars
Brilliant work again
Used them previously - always happy with the service provided. The guys were absolutely brilliant. Brilliant work again - thank you for making our move as smooth as possible!
Written by: Gladys Swaim-Rutter
Date published: 31/01/2017
10 / 10 stars
I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone
The move day experience far exceeded our expectations. Considering moving house is meant to be one of the most stressful things you can do, we were relaxed for the whole two days with plenty of time to make a cuppa! We had every confidence in the removals crew. Jay and his team were professional, helpful and kept us organised without being obtrusive. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.