College is one of the most transformative periods in an individual’s life. But constantly living out of a suitcase or being hypervigilant about not acquiring too much stuff can be stressful. We have you covered. Whether you need a little extra space to store your things while on campus or somewhere to stow away your dorm room during semester breaks, self-storage is an easy and affordable solution for students.

What are the benefits of using self-storage as a student?

There are three major benefits of using self-storage as a student.
  1. Save money: The cost of shipping items back and forth to college every semester is costly (especially if you are an international student). Renting a self-storage unit near campus is a safe and affordable way to keep your belongings where you need them, when you need them.
  2. Avoid clutter: To accommodate a large number of students, universities make dorm rooms relatively small, which means that even a small amount of items can make living quarters feel cramped. Try storing last semester's books and seasonal clothing at a locker to save space.
  3. Security: Storage facilities take security seriously. Double locked doors and staff on-premise offer much more protection than stowing away your belongings at a friend's or in your dorm room during breaks. You can have peace of mind knowing your items are safe and secure in your locker.

What should you store?

Free up space in your room to make things more comfortable for yourself throughout the semester, but also for your parents when they come to visit. Here is a list of common items students store at Black Tusk Storage:
  • Mini fridge
  • Extra books
  • Clothing
  • Linens
  • Electronics, such as TVs or computers
  • School supplies
  • Documents
  • Toiletries
  • Kitchenware, such as a kettle, toaster, or hotplate
  • Decorations

Self-storage packing supplies list for students

There are a handful of items to purchase prior to moving your belongings from a dorm or short-term rental to a locker. Here is a handy list to help you prepare.
  • Boxes or plastic containers: Purchase a variety of sizes to accommodate your belongings.
  • Packing tape: Durable packing tape can go a long way in preserving the integrity of your boxes.
  • Packing paper or bubble wrap: If you have fragile or delicate items, packing paper or bubble wrap will give your things added protection.
  • Tie downs: Use these to secure furniture or more oversized items while moving and in storage.
  • Protective covers and storage bags: Keep mattresses, couches, or other cloth furniture clean and dust-free.
  • Ziploc bags: Smaller plastic bags are perfect for keeping the screws from your furniture together or other small items that might otherwise get lost.
  • Labels and markers: Make use of labels on your boxes or containers to ensure you can easily find what you need when you need it.
  • Tools: If you have furniture to disassemble, keeping a screwdriver with various heads handy will make taking apart larger items easier.

Student life is a lot more manageable when you don’t have to worry about what to do with your belongings throughout and at the end of semesters. Self-storage, therefore, is an easy and affordable way to cut costs, avoid clutter, and enjoy peace of mind.

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