As we enter warmer months, college students begin to wrap up another school year and prepare for the summer off. Many students living off-campus will stay at their residence throughout the summer to enroll in classes or participate in other academic programs; others may be heading home for a job or internship, or studying abroad.
If you plan to head home, out of state or across seas, you’ll likely try to find someone to sublet your room to help manage costs. It can be both costly and time-consuming to move all of your belongings back home, just to move them back you return. Simplify the subletting process, and feel at ease that your belongings are safe by storing your items at a local self-storage facility.
Protect Your Valuables
Finding someone to sublease your room can be a challenge in itself. Avoid the worry of leaving valuable items at your house or apartment, and transfer them to a storage facility. Items to consider storing include:
- Gaming systems
- Sports equipment
In addition, choose a facility that offers climate-controlled units, which will help to protect your furniture, clothing and expensive electronics from damage due to humidity and temperature changes.
Amenities to Ease the Process
When you’re a college student, time- and money-saving solutions are key in any situation. Many storage facilities will offer specific features and services that help to simplify the moving and storing processes, and save you valuable time and money.
Inquire about the following important amenities:
- Access to a moving truck
- Convenient hours
- Space evaluations and storage consulting
- Varying unit sizes
- On-site packing supplies
- Nearby location to residence/school
In addition, many facilities will offer student discounts, making self storage an extremely affordable solution for college students.
Self Storage for Long-Term Storage
It’s not uncommon for college housing to have limited storage space. When you return to school, consider making self storage part of the year-round routine for your house or apartment.
Storage units are extremely useful for reducing clutter and saving space in often cramped apartments or houses. Keep extra furniture, seasonal clothing and other items used infrequently to free up space. Depending on what you have to store, facilities usually have a range of unit sizes, so you only pay for what you need.
Are you a Cleveland-area college student? Contact Security Self Storage for information on how to you can utilize self storage units year-round at any of our four locations.
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