If you’re in college, you know that summer can be a great time to relax and recharge after the school year. But it can also be a hassle to figure out where you are living in the upcoming semester or where to put all your stuff when you move out of your dorm/apartment. Whether you are going home for the summer or staying on campus, here are some storage options to help you.
Student Storage Options
There are a multitude of reasons why a college student may need self storage. If you live with roommates in a dorm or apartment you know there are usually duplicate items that take up a lot of space. The usual culprits — microwaves, mini fridges, toasters, or an extra desk can be stored away so you can have more space in what is likely an already cramped living space. Or you may be spending the summer abroad and need somewhere to store your things close to campus for when you get back.
When it comes to choosing summer storage for students, there are a few things to consider. You’ll first want to find a location close to campus so you can easily access your belongings when you need them.
You’ll also want to choose a storage option that fits your budget. It is also beneficial to choose climate-controlled storage so your items in storage are protected from the heat and humidity in the summer. If your roommates or friends need space too, you all could split the price of a larger unit to make it more cost-effective.
What Type of Storage Should I Choose?
1. Self Storage Units: There are many storage facilities near college campuses with units available for rent. Find a StorageMart or Manhattan Mini Storage locations close to universities. This is a great option if you need extra space for larger items like furniture or a mini fridge. Be sure to ask about getting a free month of storage on select units.
Self storage also allows for flexibility which is very helpful for students. You can rent on a month-to-month basis with no long-term contracts so you can rent your unit just for the summer. Check out our Self Storage Calculator to find the right sized unit for you.
2. Mini Storage: Mini storage is another great option for college students. If you just need another closet space or need storage for smaller items like seasonal clothing, bedding, or important documents. Manhattan Mini Storage is the best option for those in NYC, there are many stores close-by to college campuses.
3. Climate-Controlled Storage: If you’re storing valuable or sensitive items, climate-controlled storage units are your best bet. These units keep your belongings at a constant temperature and humidity, which can prevent damage to items such as furniture, art, documents, and electronics.
Rent Online Today
Hopefully these storage suggestions have you considering renting a unit. At StorageMart and Manhattan Mini Storage we have extensive security measures to make sure your belongings are safe and secure and can promise all stores are clean and well-lit. Rent online with us today!