What Will You Need for College in the Fall?

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We know that it’s only the beginning of May, and if you’re about to graduate from high school, all you’re thinking about is finishing your senior year and enjoying a summer of fun and relaxation. However, fall will be here before you know it, and you’ll be starting your first semester of college. At EZ Storage®, we can help you store everything you need for college, and our self-storage units in Philadelphia can hold your furniture, school supplies, and everything else!

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the items you may need to purchase before the fall semester begins. If you don’t have space at home for these items, then it can make sense to rent a storage unit.


dreamstime_xxl_2605644If you’re moving into the dorms, then chances are you won’t need much furniture. You may have a favorite chair that you want to move from your bedroom to your dorm room, but other than that, the university will provide a bed, a desk, and shelving. However, if you’re planning to live off-campus with friends, then you’re going to need to invest in some furniture. You may have to buy a new bed frame, a new mattress, and a new desk where you can do all of your essays and assignments.

It might not be feasible to store all of this large furniture in your parents’ house for the summer, and that’s where a storage space comes in handy. We can help you find the perfect spot for all of your stuff.


When you graduate from high school, you usually end up with some gift money that you can then use to buy things like a comforter, school supplies, and other essentials. You can also use some of that money to buy yourself a new television to put in your dorm room or apartment. With a large flat screen, you’ll likely be the envy of your friends and neighbors, but you may not have space for it over the summer. Putting your new TV into storage can be the best way to keep it safe from harm until you’re ready to take it with to school.

You may have other appliances like a used washer and dryer set that a friend or relative gave to you to take to your new place. While you’re grateful for the gift, you (and probably your parents) don’t want to store them in the garage or the basement for the summer.

A New Vehicle

dreamstime_xxl_14885225If you’re attending school hundreds of miles away, then you’re going to need a reliable vehicle to get you there. If you’re putting some of that graduation money towards a new car, or your family got together and bought you a vehicle as a present, then let us keep it safe for you. You’ll probably drive it some over the summer, but if you’re trying to keep it in pristine shape for the school year, then storing it can be the best option.

If you’re going to school in the Philadelphia area, then you may still need a means of transportation, even if it’s just a scooter or a small motorcycle. Should you need storage for your new vehicle, we can keep it safe until you’re ready to pick it up and head to campus.

There are lots of things that you’ll need for your first year of college, and no matter what they are, EZ Storage® can help you protect them until you’re ready to move into your dorm room or apartment. Our various unit sizes make it easy to find a suitable space, and we offer both standard and climate-controlled options.

Visit us today to learn more!