If your son or daughter is heading off to college or university, you'll be wanting to make sure that have everything they need whilst away. This may be their first time away from home, so of course you want the best for them to make them feel at ease and focus on their studies. Student storage is often an essential component of studying away from home, so it's best to look into getting good quality student storage before all the best local facilities are snapped up. Competition for good storage units can be high, so plan ahead and make sure you fully understand what you're investing your time and money into. Here are some tips and trick to consider when looking for a space.• What is your son or daughter studying? This is very important for you to understand what the essential credentials will be for the space. Their course of study may heavily dictate what exactly they need to store. Are they choosing a sports course? Sports courses often require a wide range of equipment and clothing. Maybe they're studying something else but they'll be undertaking extracurricular sporting activities, so take into account hobbies too. Many other course may require large pieces of equipment or machinery, so maybe research the course itself to find out what. It's best never to under estimate the number of books and folders they may need to work through, so having a space to store some of those will always be handy.• How far from home are they moving? Are they moving far? In that case it will be very difficult for them to return home for certain items. They'll be needing to taking everything they'll be needing right at the start. Student accommodation can be small, so extra storage space will be invaluable here. They'll be wanting to focus their time on studying and enjoying student life, so copious journeys back and forth from home can become a burden. • How big will their accommodation be? Student accommodation is notorious for being small and compact. Some campus accommodation barely even comes with storage solutions at all, so have a local and easy to access space can be invaluable! If possible, visit their accommodation and gage just how much more space they might need. Also visit the local area to look into the best location for a good storage space.• Will they move often? Some students need to move every year. Whether they're moving from campus to shared flats, they may need to move often. This is where self storage comes into its own. As they move about, they'll always have somewhere to store their things, no matter what. The peace of mind and security this can bring for you and for them is invaluable.• Can they drive? This becomes an important question as they'll need access to their unit whenever they need it. If they can't drive, you can consider a smaller, local space perhaps that's walking distance, or maybe look into mobile self storage. The unit is brought to their door, they can load into it and then it's driven back to a depot for secure storing. It couldn't be easier!At the end of the day, you want to make their lives as easy as possible. By doing the hard work now and researching great units and facilities now, you'll be saving yourself a world of worry further down the line. And when they finish their studies, their unit can still be of use! If they decide to go off travelling the world, you can keep the space to store their belongings until they return!