3 Times In College You May Need Self Storage Options

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moving things from a shed to a storage unit

About a year ago, I had a tree fall through the roof of my storage shed on my property. This left me with the immediate need to find somewhere to keep everything that was previously stored in the shed. This was the first time that I ever found a use for a storage unit rental. I loaded up everything that I knew I wouldn't need anytime soon and took it over to the storage unit and dumped it off. I liked this option so much that I didn't bother buying a new shed. To get some ideas about how to store things in a storage unit, continue reading through my blog.


3 Times In College You May Need Self Storage Options

23 October 2015
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As a college student, you probably understand the limitations of dorm rooms and apartments. With the limited space, you don't have the luxury of collecting things, accumulating clothes, and adding new furniture every season. Instead, you have to either keep your belongings to a minimum, or you keep some items in self storage. There are three times specifically you may need storage options while in college. These times usually include studying abroad, summer break, and after graduation. Sometimes, it takes more work than needed to get all your belongings home. When you don't have the time or motivation to do this, you can quickly move it into a storage facility that is dedicated to keeping your items stored safely. Here are some things to consider when you require storage for your belongings. 

Studying Abroad

In 2013, almost 300,000 students chose to study abroad to help further their education. While this offers many great benefits, it can be very daunting trying to figure out what to do with all your stuff while you are gone. If you want to make sure your belongings are well cared for while you are gone, self storage may be the answer. The last thing you want to deal with when you are out of the country is the worry about what is happening to your stuff. Instead, there are many storage facilities available in most college towns. Since you will likely be out of the country for a very short time, you will want to check to see what the going rate is for a short time period. You also want to find out if they can do automatic deduction so you do not have to worry about paying storage fees while you are away. 

Summer Break

When summer starts, students all over the country will be packing up their belongings and heading home or on vacation for the summer. For many students, trekking across the country or state with all their belongings can be useless when they will back within a couple months. Additionally, parents may have already made good use of their old bedrooms leaving them with nowhere to keep everything for the summer. Since there will be a lot of college students looking to store their belongings for the summer, you want to make sure you reserve yours early. At the beginning of the year, you want to go ahead and look into the different storage options available in your town. 


All college students dream of the day where they can walk across the stage and obtain their diploma. After graduation, you are likely to go through a transition time. While trying to figure out where you are going to live, you also need to find a place for all the belongings you have acquired over the past four years. A self-storage facility can be a temporary solution to get your items properly stored while you figure out your next move. 

For more information, contact a local company like Foothills Storage.