Storing Things Before Going Back to School

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If you’re a college student, you’re hopefully enjoying your summer break before heading back to school for the start of another semester. You may have been storing some of your dorm furniture for the summer, but if you have things you need to store during the school year, now is the time to find the right self-storage unit. Your parents may have asked you to finally go through your stuff that they’ve been keeping in their attic or basement for the past few years, and there may be things you want to keep and things you want to throw away. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can help you find the ideal space for the things you want to hold on to.

Your Last Summer at Home

dreamstime_xxl_35777717Perhaps you’re entering your junior or senior year of college, and this will be your last summer living at home. You may have furniture, boxes of belongings, and other possessions that you want to put in your storage (and that your parents want out of the house). If you’re getting your own apartment for the upcoming school year, it’s important to decide what you want to take with you, what you want to store, and what you want to throw away or donate. If you have boxes of winter clothes that you won’t need until November or December, consider storing them with those bookcases and other furniture you plan on keeping.

Living with Roommates

Many college students, whether they live in the dorms or in an apartment, share a space with at least one roommate. While you have all the space you want when you’re at home for the summer, you have to be smart with how much you bring to a shared dorm room or apartment. If your parents are turning your bedroom into a home office or theater area, and you want to store your bed frame or a couch you had in your room, you may need a storage space for a few months while you and your roommates decide on the layout of your apartment. You may end up with the smallest bedroom in the place, and trying to cram all your stuff in an 8’x8’ space can be a challenge.

Monthly Storage Options

dreamstime_xxl_11807544At EZ Storage®, we understand that students are often on a tight budget, and they may forego storing their stuff to save a few bucks. Our monthly leases make it easy to store your belongings for the short term, and we offer affordable rates on all of our units. If your roommates need to store some things as well, you can pool your resources and rent a space together! This is often the most cost-effective way to store things, create more space in your dorm or apartment, and not worry about breaking the bank.

If you’re getting ready to go back to school in a few weeks, and you need somewhere to store some of your belongings, visit one of our St. Louis storage locations today.

We look forward to helping you!