Lots of Boston college students use summer storage units to stow their gear between semesters. This is smart – and definitely less hassle than schlepping all of your stuff back home just to bring it back in a few short weeks. With that in mind, here’s a list of things you can put in your summer storage unit, as well as a list of those things you’ll need to find another place for.
Things You Can Put in Your Summer Storage, Boston Students:
The clothes you’re not planning to wear over the summer
Books, decorative objects, bedding, and furniture
Sports gear – bikes, ski equipment, fitness gear, etc.
Assorted non-toxic, not explosive, not perishable household goods
Things You Can Not Put in Your Summer Storage, Boston Students:
Anything alive – this includes plants, animals (including tarantulas, lizards, turtles), people
Anything formerly alive – do not use your summer student storage to hide the evidence from a crime spree. Additionally, no deceased animals are allowed in summer storage.
Hazardous and Toxic Chemicals – no gas cans, paint containers, radioactive waste, medical waste, or anything that could pose a health and safety hazard
Fireworks, Ammunition & Other Potentially Explosive Things
Perishable food & garbage
Is it too late to get a summer storage unit for Boston students?
While the semester is rapidly drawing to an end, there are still summer storage units available for Boston students. The most important thing about renting a storage unit is understanding clearly what you’re paying for and for how long.
Make sure you understand the date you need to have your items out of the storage unit. If you’re not going to be able to remove your items by that time, make sure you extend the rental of your storage unit.
If possessions are left in a storage unit and not paid for, those items generally are disposed of via auction and you have no right to them anymore. Obviously this is distressing, so avoid the heartache by understanding your summer storage rental agreement fully.