Classes are done, and it’s time to find a place to stow your stuff until the fall semester. Student storage is a big business in Boston, and you want to make sure you’re choosing to keep your possessions in a safe place. Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a Boston student storage facility:
Choose a student storage facility that’s actually a business.
Despite what your friends told you, their parents are probably not ‘totally fine’ with you piling up boxes and bags of your stuff in their garage between semesters. And even if your friends have their own place, are they truly prepared to protect your possessions against fire, thieves, and bad weather? All it takes if for them to have one visitor with sticky fingers and you can lose everything. Don’t put your friends in that kind of awkward position. Choose a Boston student storage facility that’s actually a business. It will cost you a little bit of money, but you get greater peace of mind and can keep your relationships with your friends in good shape.
You can put a lot in student storage – but not everything!
Student storage units come in a variety of sizes, from the equivalent of a very large closet to a space large enough to park a car. Choose a student storage unit based on the amount of stuff you need to store. There’s no sense in paying for more space than you need! Be aware that there are some items that can not be kept in a storage unit, including live animals (this includes tarantulas, reptiles, and other tank based pets), live plants, perishable food items, toxic chemicals and more. Check with your Boston student storage facility owner before storing any questionable items: they will have clear guidelines making the do’s and don’ts very clear.