Summer is coming to a close and the start of the school year is just around the corner. Soon, it’ll be time to return to campus – and it all starts with the notorious move-in day! If you’re a college student, or if you have one at home, you know the drill: endless boxes to pack into the car and lug into a dorm room in the August heat – only to move it all out again at the end of the year. But there’s one way this process can be a little easier: self-storage!
Have you ever considered that you or your child’s belongings don’t have to make the same cross-country trip at the beginning and end of every school year? They can stay safe and close to campus in a storage facility! Self-storage units are great not only for making the moving process easier but for tons of other reasons, as well. Below, we’ll cover all the ways in which college students (and their parents!) can benefit from renting a self-storage unit.
After 18-plus years of life, a current or soon-to-be college student has likely accumulated a lot of belongings over time! Clothes, books, furniture, and memorabilia can pile up – and, unfortunately, most dorm rooms don’t offer ample space for everything. That’s where a self-storage facility comes in.
When it’s time to move out of Mom and Dad’s house, but there’s not enough room in the cramped living quarters at college, a self-storage unit is a perfect place to store all those extra belongings. That way, they’re ready when you need them – or when you move into an off-campus house! – but they’re not taking up too much of the limited space you’re working with for now.
College town leases, dorm move-in, and move-out dates, and sublet scheduling can be a huge pain. Oftentimes, you may run into a gap between the end of one lease and the start of another. Or, if you’re still living in the dorms, you may run into the issue of needing a place to store some excess belongings over the summer while campus residences are closed. In any of these cases, the flexibility that self-storage allows for can be a major plus.
Unlike residential leases, self-storage leases are a super low commitment. You can rent them for as short as a month at a time – perfect for a short gap between homes! That way, there’s no need to worry about where you’ll store all of your furniture while you’re waiting for your next lease to start. You can have peace of mind knowing it’s all safe and secure in a storage unit!
Every college student dreams of traveling abroad; it’s one of the most exciting things you can do with your four years at university! But with all that excitement comes a bit of uncertainty and a lot of logistics to handle. Part of that has to do with living arrangements: if you’re going abroad for a semester, leases can get tricky. You may have to find someone to sublet your room to while you’re gone so that you’re not paying for the lease of a house you’re no longer living in. Even if you’re living in a dorm and don’t have to deal with a sublet, the main issue still stands: what will you do with all of your things while you’re away? As it turns out, bringing all of your belongings across the world isn’t the most convenient situation or the wisest decision.
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about fitting every single item you own into a suitcase and lugging it along with you. That’s because you can simply put it all in a self-storage facility! While you’re having the time of your life on another continent, your precious possessions will be safe at home, waiting for you to return.
We get it: college students aren’t known for being the richest demographic in the world. Luckily, though, you don’t have to have tons of money to be able to afford a storage unit! Many storage facilities have extremely affordable rates, especially if you only need them for a short amount of time – like between leases. Many of them will cost you less than $100/month, even going as low as $40. That’s only $10 a week! That means there are options out there for even the most frugal, Ramen noodle-reliant university student. In the end, it’s definitely worth it for all of the convenience and flexibility self-storage offers.
At Tymac, we’re a self-storage developer dedicated to building storage facilities where they’re needed most. Not only that, but we partner with individuals looking to invest in the self-storage real estate industry to help them increase their cash flow and diversify their portfolios. We believe it’s one of the best investments you can make, as demand is high since everyone could benefit from a little bit of storage space – including college students! Check out our Who We Are page to learn more, and don’t hesitate to contact us today.