When the school year ends, many students rent a flat or dorm room while others return to home for the summer break. Instead of hauling their stuff back home, students should consider renting a self-storage unit to store their books, clothes, furniture, electronics, and sporting equipment.
Why Use a Self-Storage Unit?
There are several compelling reasons to rent a self-storage unit. They provide a cost-effective solution to students who want to store their stuff that they won’t need until their school reopens and they start a new semester. Reputable providers have climate-controlled facilities and an in-house security team that surveil the facility 24/7.
Storing your items in a self storage unit is a great way to simplify your life. A self storage unit can save you the hassle of having to pack your items and transport it to your home. Also, your parents won’t have to worry about creating extra space for your belongings.
Choosing the Right Size Storage Unit
What size storage unit do I need?
This is one of the most common questions that students ask themselves when choosing a self-storage unit. When choosing the best storage unit for your needs, consider how many and the type of items you want to store and their size.
A 5X5 or 25 Sq. Ft. storage unit can usually hold the contents of a small room or a big closet. You can store a nightstand, disassembled bicycle, coffee table, book shelf and boxes/bins in a 5X5 self-storage unit.
A 5X10 or 50 Sq. Ft. storage unit can typically hold the contents of a small one-bedroom apartment. Some items that you can store in a 50 Sq. Ft. self-storage unit are a standard kitchen table, boxes, sofa, and mattress.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Self Storage Facility for Summer Storage
➢ Security: Look for a storage facility with a state-of-the-art security system in place. Make sure the facility you are considering employs advanced security measures such as 24/7 video surveillance, perimeter fencing, and steel disc door locks. Check the storage units to ensure they are properly illuminated.
➢ Climate control: High temperature and humidity levels can crack certain items. To avoid damage to your stuff, store them in a climate-controlled unit. A climate-controlled storage unit offers peace of mind, especially when storing delicate and high value items.
➢ Location: Choose a facility close to your campus. If you do not plan to access your storage unit frequently, consider a storage facility outside of urban centers as storage units outside of urban centers usually charge a lower fee
Schultz Bros Vans and Storage is one of the oldest, most reputable movers in Santa Rosa. Over the years, we have made a name for ourselves by delivering cost-effective moving solutions customized to fit our customers’ needs. To learn more, call (707) 546-1616.