Ask any college student about the move-out process, and they’ll probably tell you of a short and stressful time frame to clear dorms of belongings. They might have made rash decisions to dispose or donate items they didn’t know they’d need the next year, or maybe they crammed their family home with boxes of bedding, clothes, and dorm decor.
Their move-out would’ve been easier if they had used self storage units, like the ones offered by ABBA Storage in Concord. They wouldn’t have needed to crowd their family home or dispose of reusable items.
If you’re already into your college career and can relate to the move-out struggle, it’s not too late to make your next move-out easier with self storage units.
How can self storage help me?
Most colleges require you to move out of your on-campus housing between school years. Everything that isn’t provided by the school, such as beds and desks, has to be removed. You’re also expected to leave within a day or so of final exams. You should spend this time focusing on studies and saying goodbye to your classmates, not planning where you’re going to store your personal furnishings. Self storage can help you in this small window frame by giving you a customizable space to temporarily store your belongings.
If you’re between school years, your housing space will likely expand in size. On-campus housing typically progresses from standard dorm rooms to suites to townhouses. And if you move off-campus to an apartment, you’ll need to purchase your own furniture. Instead of stashing everything at home, where space is already limited, you can reserve a self storage unit.
How do I get the most out of my storage?
Storage units come in many sizes, so choose one that can fit your largest belongings. When organizing your unit, put your larger and less used items in the back. More frequently used belongings should be in the front. To maximize space, use appropriately sized boxes with clear labeling facing outward, and put the smallest items in last. You might also leave a small path for you to access items in the back.
Split the cost with your roommates
The larger the storage unit, the more it costs. It helps to split the cost with your roommate if there is extra room to share. You can divide the unit and cost based on how much square footage each person uses, but it’s more efficient to split the cost equally and combine belongings to organize efficiently.
Where can I find self storage units?
If you want self storage near Concord, ABBA Self & RV Storage can make your move-out easier by helping you pick the right self storage unit. We offer the best in security, including a gated property, security cameras, and individual security controls. Contact us today for information on our self storage units in Concord.