You’ve just finished your last final. You trek back to your apartment, exhausted and drained from the exam, the past week of intense studying, the sleepless nights, the crash from your coffee buzz. All you want to do is crawl up into a ball and sleep. But you get back to a mess and realize that you have to pack and move back home.
Do you really have to move again though? Why pack everything up and lug it back home when you’ll be back in three months and will have to go through the same process again? It’s exhausting and expensive, and the previous year has left you with neither energy nor money. In order to make your life a lot easier, we recommend that you put your stuff in a storage unit. This option is fast, efficient, economical, and hassle free.
There are some things to consider when putting your stuff in storage for the summer. First is location. Store your stuff at a facility that’s close to the university, preferably walking distance, so moving your stuff to the unit isn’t difficult. If you end up storing in a facility that’s far away, your moving costs might actually end up being more. If the facility is close enough, it’ll be easy for you to come and go, so you might want to store some items there long term.
Third, safety is a big concern. You’ll be gone for the entire summer, and probably won’t look back, so you need to be sure that your belongings are safe. Storage facilities offer multiple security measures that will ensure the safety of your belongings. Look for facilities that offer 24-hour video surveillance, on-site managers, security guards, and units with individual alarms on them. Your stuff will definitely be safer in a storage unit than it will be sitting in an empty apartment all summer.
Overall, putting your stuff in storage over the summer is a cost efficient way of doing things. It’s definitely cheaper to rent a storage unit than it is to continue paying rent for an empty apartment. Instead, you can sublet the apartment for three months and make some money off of it. You can use that money to pay the rent for your storage unit and make a small profit as well. Sounds like a good plan to us!