Graduating college is exciting. But it can be stressful if you don’t properly prepare for the next steps.
From finding a job to a new place to live, the last thing you want to worry about is where to put your belongings until you have all your ducks in a row.
Here are three ways self-storage can make this transition easier for college graduates.
1. Store Items for Later Use
Often college grads move back into their childhood home. If this is the case, you and your parents may be wondering where your college items will fit into the equation.
What do you do with the items you want to keep until you move into your new home?
Self-storage removes this worry while you’re looking for a job and new home. Some items to consider storing from your college home, apartment or dorm include:
- Couches or chairs.
- Excess clothes (i.e. seasonal or college apparel).
- Kitchen appliances and utensils.
- Storage containers.
- Tables or bookcases.
2. Avoid Long-Term Commitment
Moving back with your parents may not be the ideal situation, but it’s helpful if your post-grad plans are not yet set in stone. Because it’s temporary, making long-term commitments during this time can be intimidating.
Look for self-storage companies that offer flexible solutions like short-term or month-to-month leasing options. That way when you are ready to make your next big move, you can obtain your items as you please.
3. Eliminate Clutter and Keep Parents Happy
Just like you learned to live without your parents while you were away, they also learned to live without the clutter of your belongings!
Avoid cramming everything into bedrooms, closets, basements or garages. Self-storage eliminates this disorganization and keeps everything out of the way. So you won’t have to hear your dad get frustrated when he stubs his toe on your furniture!
Are you or your kids moving home from college and have storage needs? Visit our Ohio Storage Facilities page to check out our six locations. We offer flexible storing options with no long-term contracts … perfect for college graduates!
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