College life is filled with big changes. You’re on your own, charting your own destiny for your career and social life. Fame and fortune are just a few years away with every test you ace. At the end of another day of arduous adventure in academia, you walk across campus to your dorm, residential hall, or whatever your college or university might call it. They are small living quarters that you probably share with someone else. There’s enough room to sleep but very little space to call your own when yours and your roommate’s belongings are shoved in every corner of your room.
There a few potential solutions to your struggle for enough space:
A) Live an abridged version of your life by leaving your belongings at home.
B) Continue to fight for every square inch of storage with your roommate.
C) College student storage units.
Savvy in their understanding of multiple-choice tests, college students know that the right answer is often “C.”
3 Ways Self Storage for Students Can Maximize Dorm Space
It doesn’t require research or studying to realize dorm life is a lot more enjoyable when your room doesn’t compete as a closet. When you’re a college student cramped for space or looking to get organized, there are several advantages to renting a small self storage unit.
1. Extra Room for Clothes and Recreational Equipment
Don’t leave your clothes where you can’t wear them. When you reserve a storage unit, you can have access to your entire wardrobe, not just seasonal clothes. Life moves fast on campus, and if you’re adventurous, you never know when you might need to break out that swimsuit or pair of long underwear.
No matter how good an athlete you are, you don’t want to turn your bedroom into a locker room. Store your bike, skis, and golf clubs to make more room to kick back and relax after a long session at the library.
2. Storage Between Semesters
When you have to move out of your dorm room before summer break, why bring your chair, bookcase, bike, rug, and dorm fridge back home again and move it back a few months later? With college student storage just a few minutes off-campus, you’ll be able to move your things back in easier in the fall semester.
3. Flexible Leases and Convenient Access Hours
Going away to college doesn’t allow you to get too settled, and to some extent, everything is temporary—from classes to living situations. At StorageMart, we don’t lock our tenants into a long-term contract for a storage unit. That means there’s no minimum stay required, so you can get storage when you need it, for as long as you need it. You may only need a self storage rental for the short term as you shuffle around roommates or reorganize your dorm or apartment.
With flexible, month-to-month leases and online and auto-pay options, “convenience” is our middle name.
StorageMart Can Serve Student Storage Needs
Whether you’re looking for a small 5×5 storage unit, a bigger space for all your belongings, or to cut costs by sharing a unit with a few friends, don’t let cramped dorm quarters put a damper on your college days! Your studies can be hard enough to balance without the stress of a cluttered space or troublesome roommates. When you reserve a storage unit online at a StorageMart facility nearest your college or university, you’ll enjoy the benefits of secure gate access, flexible leases, and a plethora of unit sizes and feature options.
Updated July 21, 2020