If life in your college housing situation is getting a little cramped but you don’t want to send stuff back to your parents’ place, choosing to put some of your things into storage makes sense. Lots of students use a storage unit as an off-site closet: an ideal way to handle off-season clothing, sports gear, art supplies, and other items you just don’t have the room for in your living area.
Here are three things you’ll want to know when choosing a storage unit:
Is the student storage company well-established and reliable?
Nobody wants to put all of their things into storage only to be unable to access them again at a later date. The most important criteria to consider when choosing a storage company is whether or not it’s a legitimate business that’s been around for a long time. We’ve provided summer storage for students and secure student storage for decades. Don’t trust your things to some fly-by-night vendor no one’s ever heard of!
When will I be able to access my stuff?
The best student storage providers allow for 24/7 access to storage units. This means you can get to your things when you want or need to, on your schedule, without any worry or stress. Make sure you check this information out before you rent a student storage unit. Not all facilities have the same rules!
What’s the pricing for summer student storage and when is my payment due?
If you’ve ever been stuck watching cable tv in the morning, you’ve likely seen the storage auction TV shows where people bid to purchase abandoned storage units. The way to avoid your stuff going on the auction block is to make sure your storage bill is paid in full and on time. Your student storage provider will be able to provide you with this information!