Self Storage for College Students

Every year, May and June brings the end of the school year for college students and the end of a college career for graduates. As classes end, the college student has to pack up all of the textbooks, electronics, furniture and other “stuff” that has accumulated over the school year. Instead of worrying how to get all of this stuff back home again for the summer, students should think about storing their items close by campus in self storage. Self storage is a great option for students going home for the summer or for recent graduates that are in a transitional phase in their lives.

Most self storage facilities offer month-to-month rentals, which is perfect for the college student to store items in-between school years. Storing your personal items in a self storage unit gives you peace of mind that your items will be safe and secure for the time that you are away from school. This is also a great option for students who do not have a way to transport their items back and forth from home. From a different point of view, parents might have redecorated the student’s bedroom to an in-home gym or office reducing the amount of room for the student to store their belongings. In fact, the parents might even need to rent a storage unit to store all of the childhood toys, awards and clothes that they just can’t part with.

When choosing a self storage unit in your college town, make sure you are getting the right type of unit for what you plan to be storing. With college students being on a limited budget, you want to make sure that you get all the space you need at the best price. If you are storing multiple electronics, some antique furniture, documents or even mattresses, it might be a good idea to rent a climate-controlled storage unit to protect these items over a hot summer. If you are just storing clothes, linens and kitchen items, then rent a non-climate controlled storage unit.

Many college graduates will be transitioning to their new lives after their graduation ceremonies. Some graduates could be moving home to smaller living spaces or striking out on their own to a different city. If this is the case, then it would be a good idea to store your college belongings in a self storage unit until you have found proper housing in your new city. You might not have the room for all of your furniture if you are living in a small studio apartment or are sharing a house with 5 roommates. Look for a self storage facility in your area that will accommodate your storage needs during the changes in your life.

National Storage  is your self storage option near many college campuses throughout Michigan and Ohio, and we offer some great deals to students!  Stop in at any of our locations to see how we can help you find the best storage solution for your personal belongings during your time of transition.

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