Classes are coming to an end, and if you haven’t thought about it, now is the time to figure out what you’re going to do with all of your stuff during winter break. Many dorms are closed and prohibit students from storing things between semesters; if your student housing rental agreement ends with the semester, you may be facing a similar plight.
One option is to ask your friends to hold onto your stuff for you. The problem with this plan is that your friends who live in Boston are probably already short on space and don’t have room for your stuff; if they live with their families, you can be sure their parents aren’t looking forward to having boxes and bags of your things in the garage for the next 4 weeks. The other issue with storing things with friends is you can never be entirely sure that your stuff is secure: if your friends get robbed, have a house fire, or are otherwise unable or unwilling to protect your things, you can lose all of your stuff and have no recourse.
A smarter option is to take advantage of student storage in Boston. Student storage units are available on a short term basis; this is ideal if you need a place for your things to be while you travel home or elsewhere for the holidays. Choose storage units that are secure, clean, and accessible 24/7; that way, when it’s time to move into your new place for the spring semester, it will be quick and simple to get your stuff.
You can’t stay in a storage unit. Also prohibited? Animals of any type, including reptiles and insects – they need better living conditions than a storage unit provides. Storage units are also not ideal for houseplants, any volatile chemicals, and a few other things: the storage facility staff can fill you in on the details. Act now to secure your student storage space: demand for these units goes up sharply at the semester end!