Summer storage is the best way for Boston students to stow their gear while they’re between semesters. It’s easier, safer, and more affordable than moving everything all the way back to a parents’ home before having to move it all back to Boston for the next semester! You can even arrange to have your stuff picked up from your dorm room or student housing and brought to storage for you: when it’s time for classes to start again, just let the Boston student storage company know where your things need to be delivered.
The more organized you are putting your stuff into storage, the easier it will be to get set up again when the new semester starts. With that in mind, we’d like to offer Boston students a guide on the best way to label summer storage boxes.
Think of labeling your summer storage boxes like naming a file on your computer. You want to know instantly what’s inside, so you don’t have to waste time searching through multiple boxes when you need to find something in a hurry. We recommend using a general category – such as Clothing – with as much detail as you’ll need to be useful. For example: Clothing – Hoodies & Fleeces.
It’s a good idea to number all of your boxes, so you know how many you have before your items go into storage. This should be the same number of boxes that are returned to you. We suggest numbering by category. To consider the previous example, your label could read: Clothing – Hoodies & Fleeces #1 of X. X refers to the total number of Clothing boxes you have.
If an item is fragile or needs special care to be stored and moved safely, make sure your labels reflect that. It’s a good idea to write any necessary cautions on the top and sides of storage boxes. Use “This Way Up!” labels whenever necessary.