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When the semester ends, college students across the country are left with the question: What do I do with all this stuff? Bulky furniture, textbooks and required reading, winter clothes and sports equipment…college life comes with plenty of accessories, and it’s hard to know where to put them. Thankfully, Lockaway Storage is here to help. Take a look at reasons why self storage units may just be the perfect solution for overloaded students.

Home Sweet Dorm, No More

You've collected all sorts of things over the school year – course reading, dorm room decor, and more – but your childhood bedroom back home can only handle so much. Storage units offer a safe haven for your belongings, giving you peace of mind without overcrowding your folks' place. Plus, there’s the added benefit of not having to pack all your things into a moving truck and drive it all the way home. If you find a storage facility close to campus, your storage journey may be the work of just an hour or two total.

Rental Ease

Say goodbye to long-term commitments! With storage units, you can rent on a month-to-month basis. Need a place to store your belongings for the summer or a semester abroad? A storage unit is the perfect option – rent one for exactly as long as you need and then get all your items back again.

Size Matters

From snug lockers to sprawling spaces, storage units come in all shapes and sizes. A small 5x5 climate-controlled storage unit may be a good choice for storing a musical instrument or textbooks, while a larger 10x40 unit is a good choice if you’re downsizing from an apartment to a shared dorm room and need to put your dining table somewhere. Whether you're storing extra clothes or a king-sized bedframe, there's a unit to suit your needs. If you don’t have enough to fill up even a small storage unit, you can always consider splitting a unit with a friend or roommate to save on costs.

Packing Supplies Galore

Many storage facilities sell packing supplies so you can get your belongings ready for a unit. Contact your nearest Lockaway Storage facility and see if they have a merchandise wall – our locations frequently offer bubble wrap, packing tape, moving boxes, and more.

Study Abroad Ready

Heading overseas for a semester? No worries! Storage units keep your belongings safe and sound while you're off exploring new horizons. No need to fill up your friends’ dorm rooms or drive everything back to your parents’ house. 

Campus Convenience

Who wants to lug boxes across town? Storage facilities near campus make drop-offs and pick-ups a breeze, saving you time and effort. Lockaway Storage has storage facilities near the following universities:

What Size Storage Unit Do You Need?

For most dorm essentials, a 5x5 unit (about the size of a walk-in closet) should do the trick. If you’re looking to store smaller pieces of furniture, like lamps or end tables, upgrade to a 5x10; if you have a king-sized bed, several large pieces of furniture, or you’re sharing with a friend, try a larger unit.

Storage units offer college students a practical solution for managing their belongings during breaks, transitions, and study abroad adventures. With their flexibility, convenience, and range of sizes, they're a smart choice for any student looking to declutter and destress. Happy storing!

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