Preparing for a Semester Overseas

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If you’re a college student in Philadelphia, then you’re likely enjoying your summer break and your time away from the classroom. However, the start of the next semester will be here before you know it, and it’s important to be prepared for the first week of classes. It’s especially important to be prepared if you’re spending the semester overseas, taking classes at a sister college or university that has an exchange program with your institution.

At EZ Storage®, we can help you find the right self-storage unit for anything that you want to keep safe while you’re in another country for three to four months. Visit one of our metro-area locations today to learn more!

Furniture and Boxes of Belongings

When you moved out of the dorms in May, you took your furniture and your boxes of belongings to your parents’ house, the apartment you’re renting for the summer, or wherever it is you’re currently living. Everything has its place for the time being, but what about once school starts again? You’ll have to vacate your summer apartment, and if you’re living with your parents, then there might not be room for you to leave things there for several months.

A storage unit can be a great choice for anything that needs to be protected while you’re overseas. You can rent a smaller space and store your boxes of belongings and any furniture, such as a chair, a bed, or a dresser, for as long as you need. We offer monthly leases, so you only have to rent for the time you need, plus, you can pay your bill from anywhere in the world.

Your Vehicle

One of the biggest stresses that many students face when they know they’ll be out of the country for an extended period of time is what to do with their car or truck. You may have saved up to buy your vehicle, and the last thing you want is for it to sit on the street or in a driveway from August to December. It can be difficult to find garage space for it, and you don’t really want to leave it in the care of a friend or family member, responsible though they may be.

With a larger storage unit at one of our Philadelphia locations, you can park your vehicle for a few months, and it will be protected from weather, theft, and any other risks. There are some steps you’ll need to take to get it ready to store, since it’s going to be sitting for a while, and our team will gladly answer your questions regarding long-term vehicle storage.

Enjoy Your Time Studying Abroad

Once you’ve been given the opportunity to study abroad, there’s probably very little else on your mind. You’ll have the chance to meet new people, learn new languages, and experience new cultures, and the last thing you should have to worry about is the safety of your belongings.

As you’re preparing to leave at the end of the summer, you can find peace of mind by renting a secure self-storage unit from us. We’ll walk you through the entire process, and we’ll do whatever we can to make sure you have the space that you need for your things. If you’re unsure how big of a unit you’ll need, then take a look at our Size Guide before you visit one of our storage centers. We can also help you decide if you need a standard or a climate-controlled space.

At EZ Storage®, we’ve helped countless college students find the right self-storage solutions. Visit us today to find a space that works for you!