Spending the Summer in the City

Pittsburgh skyline in summertime

If you’re planning to spend the summer in Pittsburgh, perhaps for a job or while you take summer classes, then your first goal is likely to find somewhere to live. Hopefully you’ve narrowed down your choices, as May is nearly over and summer will soon be here. If you’re a college student, then you’ve probably finished classes for the semester, and now you’re looking forward to a summer spent somewhere besides your parents’ house.

At EZ Storage®, we can help you find a self-storage unit for anything you need to keep safe while you’re living in the city. It doesn’t matter if you need a storage space for one month or three months — we have affordable options that will meet your budget!

Living in a Smaller Space

Once you move out of your dorm room or off-campus apartment, your next step is to move into your place for the summer. While hopefully it’s not smaller than your dorm or apartment, it’s likely going to have less space than your parents’ house, which is where you usually spend the summer. Everything that fit into your dorm should fit into your summer apartment, but if it doesn’t, then it’s important to find somewhere safe to store those extra boxes or pieces of furniture.

You’re only going to be this new place for a few months, so it’s smart to find a storage solution that lets you rent for a short period of time. Our leases are always month-to-month, so you’ll only pay for the time you need.

Living With Roommates

Living in the city can be expensive, even if you have a job for the summer that pays well. You’ll likely be living with roommates, which means that any common space will have to be shared among all of you. If you show up with your entire wardrobe or a couch that barely fits through the door, then your roommates might think that you feel entitled to more space than everyone else.

It’s important to be mindful of what you bring with you for the summer. Obviously you’ll need clothes and some furniture, but make sure you have only what is essential for the next few months. You’ll likely have your own bedroom, but in the event that you’re sharing with someone else, make sure you leave plenty of space in the room, as well as in the closet.

Renting a Storage Unit

Most of the money you’re going to make this summer will go to pay expenses such as rent, utilities, and the occasional pizza night with friends. If you’re heading back to school in the fall, then you’re likely planning to save some for tuition, books, and other college-related costs. The idea of renting a storage unit for a few months might seem like a bit much, but with our affordable options, you can find a space that works for you without costing too much. You can always share a storage space with your roommates and split the cost, making it less expensive for everyone!

Renting a storage unit can make sense during your summer in the city, since you’ll likely be limited on space and may have some things you want to keep safe. At EZ Storage®, we love helping people find the best self-storage solutions, and with locations all across the Pittsburgh area, you can find one that’s close to your summer house or apartment.

Visit Us Today

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you, then visit one of our storage centers today. Once you’ve rented a unit, you can access it on any day of the year. Some locations also offer a free* local move-in truck, making it easy to transport those big, heavy items to your space. Our staff members and resident managers are also always happy to help however they can.

We look forward to meeting you!

*At participating locations. Some restrictions apply.