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May 31, 2022

5 Reasons College Students Should Use Self-Storage Units Over the Summer

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On top of the spring semester’s final exams and papers, you also have to pack up your entire dorm room or university apartment. And, of course, you always have more stuff at the end of the school year than you did when you first moved in.

Rent a storage unit instead of dragging all your belongings back to your parents’ house for the summer and then back again in the fall. You can drop it all off nearby in a secure, climate-controlled, convenient location.

Not convinced yet? Here are five benefits of choosing student storage for your furniture and other items you don’t need until school resumes in the fall:

1. Minimize the Stress of Moving Home

Your bedroom may have turned into a temporary storage room while you were away at school, meaning you have less space for your stuff when you come home.

You’ve also acquired many more items than you left home with, like cooking supplies, bedding, furniture, towels, and more, that your parents already have.

Leaving your belongings in a storage unit and only bringing home essentials like clothes, toiletries, and shoes will be less stressful for everyone.

2. Benefit From a Flexible Lease

Most storage facilities, especially those around college campuses, offer month-to-month rental leases that allow you to use the unit for the time frame you need without wasting money on an empty unit.

3. Secure Your Belongings

Choose a reputable storage facility, and you can benefit from security features like:

  • Video surveillance
  • 24/7 security
  • Gated entry
  • A personal access code
  • Lights inside all buildings

You can also choose the kind of storage that works for you, from outdoor drive-up units that make loading and unloading seamless to indoor climate-controlled units that protect delicate items like electronics and art from the summer heat and humidity.

4. Choose the Right Unit Size for Your Needs

Self-storage facilities offer units in a variety of sizes with pricing and special deals depending on the unit. Most students do well with a 5-by-10 unit, which has plenty of space for a dorm room’s worth of electronics, books, and clothes.

If you also have furniture to store or are sharing your unit with a roommate, a 10-by-10 unit can house the belongings of a standard one-bedroom apartment.

5. Easily Transition Out of Student Housing

Self-storage units are also beneficial if you’re graduating and still figuring out your next move — whether you’re staying in the area, moving back home, or moving to a new city.

Having your stuff securely locked away in an affordable self-storage unit relieves a lot of pressure to sign a new lease before you’re ready.

Reserve an Extra Room Self-Storage Unit in North Charleston

Extra Room Self Storage’s North Charleston location is conveniently located near Charleston Southern University, so storing your belongings with us is an easy choice!

We pride ourselves on offering the best local customer service, so if you’ve never rented a storage unit before, we can help you choose the right unit and provide packing supplies.

Call Extra Room Self-Storage at (843) 501-7655 in North Charleston, or contact us online to view our available units. We also offer self-storage options in Moncks Corner, and Myrtle Beach.