Why do college students need summer storage?
The spring semester is almost over, you’ve taken your final exams, and now you’re ready for summer break! But wait, you still need to move your stuff out of your dorm and put it…somewhere. Sound familiar? Let’s face it, nobody enjoys moving and the task is even more daunting when you have no idea where you’re going to put everything. We have a solution to your problem!
Storage units typically provide the optimal amount of space for your storage needs. With a plethora of sizes and options available, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your belongings are safe and secure without cluttering up your parent’s basement!
What is the ideal size storage unit?
It all comes down to how much you must store. However, most storage units can hold at least one room of furniture. Two of our most popular sizes for students are a 5 x 5 and 5 x 10. A 5 x 5 is approximately the size of a closet and can hold a loveseat, boxes/totes, and home décor. A 5 x 10 can hold a sofa or twin bed, as well as décor and smaller furnishings. Be sure to wrap any furniture you stand up on end in plastic sheeting or blankets to prevent damage.
Climate-controlled or not?
This is a matter of personal preference. Our climate-controlled units are like storing your items in your home. We strongly encourage our prospective tenants to choose climate-controlled over not whenever they plan on storing furniture, bedding, clothing, or any other items that are susceptible to damage from drastic temperature and humidity (moisture) level changes. We also recommend raising any furniture off the floor regardless of whether your unit is climate-controlled or not. This not only ensures your items stay protected but also prevents unwanted moisture from seeping into your furniture from the concrete floor underneath.
How much does it cost?
The cost of summer storage really depends on the size of the unit you’re renting. The price for renting a unit ranges anywhere between $49/month to $90/month or more. We recommend contacting us in advance to learn more about our monthly specials and any additional savings we may have just for you!
What else should I keep in my mind?
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