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Lockaway - Be Prepared for College Move Out Day

Lockaway Storage | April 15, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Moving in and out of college housing, whether on campus or off, is always a challenge. Moving the contents of a dorm room or off-campus housing from college to home and back, may have once been practical, but with the ever-increasing costs of truck rentals and fuel, let alone the time involved, it makes much more sense to store everything close by.

Lockaway Storage can make your life easier with a nearby, easy-to-access storage unit. All of our units can be rented online or by phone, and by signing up for AutoPay, making payments from out of town couldn’t be easier. Many of our locations also offer Contactless Rentals, so you can complete the entire process without having to interact with anyone. If you prefer a more traditional, face-to-face experience, our offices are all staffed during normal business hours with our friendly local storage experts, ready to help you.

We offer units of many sizes but find that most students can fit the contents of their dorm room in a 5’ x 5’ unit, and something closer to a 5’ x 10’ will work for most students who are living off campus in a shared apartment with more furniture. These smaller units tend to be very popular for student storage in advance of the summer, and many of the best locations will sell out early, so don’t delay in finding a suitable unit. Many of our locations have individually-alarmed units, free use of carts and dollies, and some offer climate-controlled facilities, so you can pack your storage unit while enjoying air-conditioned comfort.

Planning ahead is important. All of those residence hall room contents have to be sorted and packed away, and you don’t want to be worried about doing this during finals week. All of our convenient locations sell the boxes and other packing supplies that you’ll need. By visiting us 2 - 4 weeks before your move-out day, you can get your supplies and start packing before you’re overwhelmed by studying, exams, or end of the year parties. 

Here are the key things to keep in mind for your upcoming move:

  • Be sure you know when all of your key dates are - check with your Residence Hall Advisor or landlord to be sure you’re aware of exactly when you’ve got to be out, and what you have to do that day with keys, inspections, etc.
  • Find and rent your storage space early - don’t get stuck last minute, as all the best units WILL sell out. Everyone will be stressed out enough during finals and moving week, so mark this task as DONE EARLY.
  • Start packing two weeks before move-out, and do some laundry ahead of time - you don’t want to carry extra bed linens, towels, and winter clothes home, and you don’t want to store them dirty.

  • Invest in a sturdy folding cart or dolly - you don’t want to have to carry everything by hand for ¼ - ½ mile between your room and your distant parking spot.


With some proper planning and forethought, Lockaway Storage can help what is usually a difficult day, to be a little easier and more manageable.

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