Summer is quickly approaching — and for most students in the Houston area that means it’s time for a break from school until classes start back up for the fall semester! Still, whether you’ve already moved out of your school’s dorms or are planning to do so in the near future, you may be surprised at just how much stuff you’ve accumulated throughout the school year.
Rather than feeling obligated to sell or get rid of those belongings before you move back home for the summer, why not rent out a summer storage unit? This way, you can keep everything you need for your dorm and the upcoming school year safe and sound until you need it once again.
BENEFITS OF SUMMER STORAGE FOR STUDENTS
There are many reasons to consider putting your belongings into storage rather than attempting to lug them back home, sell them, or find another place for them over the summer. For starters, if you’ll be moving back into the dorms or into an apartment come fall semester, the last thing you want is to have to spend more money on furniture and other essentials! Rather than selling or donating the items from your dorm, placing them into storage can be a much more convenient and cost-effective solution that will also save you the time and stress of shopping for new essentials before the next school year! This is especially true when it comes to more expensive dorm items, such as mini fridges and other small appliances.
Storing your dorm items in a local student storage unit for the summer also saves you from the hassle of transporting everything back home — wherever home may be. This may mean fewer trips back and forth, or it could even mean saving the cost of renting a small moving truck! When fall semester rolls back around, you can simply stop by your college storage unit and begin picking up your items at your convenience.
TIPS FOR CUTTING DOWN ON SUMMER STORAGE COSTS
If you’re like many college students, you may not have a lot of disposable income. Why would you want to add the cost of a storage unit to your list of financial responsibilities? What you might not realize, however, is that college student storage options can actually be very affordable — and there are plenty of ways to go about cutting down on rental costs.
Also, getting creative with summer storage can help you maximize space so that you can rent out a small, inexpensive unit and still have plenty of room for your belongings. Consider, for example, stacking boxes to take advantage of vertical storage space. You can also utilize stand-alone vertical shelving to fit more items into a small space.
Lastly, consider keeping smaller belongings stored inside other items. For example, you can defrost your mini-fridge prior to bringing it to your storage unit and then use it to store your leftover textbooks and school supplies until next year.
RENT STUDENT STORAGE TODAY!
For many students, renting a storage unit makes a lot of economical and practical sense — and now is a great time to reserve a unit if you’re preparing to move out of your dorm for the summer.
Big Tex Self Storage has a wide range of storage options to suit your needs, including climate-controlled units. The Big Tex Storage in Montrose, at 1810 Richmond Ave., is conveniently located near Rice University, University of Houston, St. Thomas University, and HCC Midtown. The Big Tex Storage in The Woodlands is conveniently located near Lone Star College. Contact us today to get started!