Self Storage

Tips for College Students Storing Items During Summer Break

Storing items during summer break is a common concern for college students, especially if they live in dormitories or shared apartments that they need to vacate during the break period. Here are some tips for college students looking to store their belongings:
1. Start Early: Don't wait until the last minute to figure out your storage plan. Start planning a few weeks before the end of the semester.

2. Declutter: Before you start packing, go through your belongings and decide what you really need to keep. Donate or sell items you no longer use or need. This will help reduce the amount of stuff you need to store.

3. Consider Sharing: If you have friends who are also looking for storage solutions, consider sharing a storage unit to split the cost.

4. Use Vacuum-Sealed Bags: For clothing and bedding, consider using vacuum-sealed bags to save space.

5. Label Boxes: Make sure to label your boxes with the contents inside. This will make it easier to find what you need when you come back for the next semester.
6. Climate-Controlled Storage: If you're storing items that are sensitive to temperature or humidity changes, such as wooden furniture or electronics, opt for a climate-controlled storage unit. Summers in SD can get hot, temperatures within outdoor storage units can easily get 10 degrees above the current temperature. Not to mention their also exposed to more dirt and bugs.

7. Insurance: Check if your belongings are covered by insurance while in storage. If not, Storage Center offers a third party insurance option.

8. Plan for Transportation: Figure out how you'll transport your belongings to and from the storage facility. At Storage Center we offer a FREE truck for move in to help make your move a breeze
By following these tips, you can ensure a smooth and stress-free storage experience during summer break.

Call us and we would be happy to answer any of your questions. Typically in the past many college students rented 5x10s or 10x10s from us.