5 Reasons Your College Student NEEDS a Storage Unit
Heading off to college is a major life change for young adults and requires lots of adjustments. One of the changes that rank as the least fun amongst new recruits is getting used to living in small spaces…like, really small.
Whether your student is moving into a dorm or their first apartment, odds are high that they are going to need the luxury of a nearby storage unit while they are in school. And, as one of Sydney’s most trusted storage facilities, we thought we’d share our top 5 reasons why.
Let’s dive in!
1. Provides Much Needed Space
Let’s be frank…apartments these days are small, and most dorm rooms are the size of a modern walk-in closet. This makes it highly unlikely that all of your child’s belongings will fit no matter how many storage bins and organisers you purchase.
When you rent a storage unit, your child’s belongings are a short distance away, allowing them to swap out what stays in their room or apartment depending on the seasons…or their personal whims.
Storage units allow them to keep all of their clothing and accessories at the ready. And, if he or she enjoys outdoor activities, they’ll love having a place to store their pool floaties in the winter and their snowboard in the summer.
2. Reduces Clutter
We all had that one person we knew in college whose dorm room or apartment was a complete and total wreck. No matter how much cleaning they did, there just never seemed to be enough space for all their stuff.
When you rent a storage unit, you have ample space for the little extras, allowing your child to keep their immediate space neat and organised.
3. It’s Cheaper than Moving Everything Home
If your child is going to live in the dorm, they will most likely be expected to move out at the end of the school year. Renting a moving van to bring their belongings home is expensive…and the cost doubles when you move them back in the fall.
And what if your child decides to spend a semester studying abroad? Are you going to haul everything home only to bring it back a few months later?
Renting a storage unit allows you to store all of their personal items over the summer and keeps you from having to drag it all back once school starts up again. With just a few quick trips to their unit, your child can be moved in and out in a flash.
4. Keeps Belongings Secure
You may be saying to yourself What do they know? My child can keep their stuff in their room all summer!
As Grandmother famously said…just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Most college students these days have expensive electronics in their rooms—from flat-screen TVs to computer monitors and gaming systems. And you can be sure that dorms allowing personal belongings to stay all summer long are well known to criminal elements in the area.
Your child’s belongings are too valuable to leave unattended. Instead, you should store them where they will remain safely secured throughout the summer, under lock and key, behind a security gate, and monitored 24/7.
5. Provides Flexibility
A good storage facility will help you determine exactly how much space you’ll need depending on your student’s circumstances. If you’ll only be using the space to store extra clothing and accessories, you’ll only need a small unit. If you also plan to store seasonal sports gear, you may require a medium-sized unit. And, if you plan on using your unit to store everything when your child comes home for the summer or a semester, you’ll likely need to rent a larger unit.
The point here is this—your storage facility should offer you the flexibility of renting a unit that meets your specific needs. If they adopt a one-size-fits-all approach, keep looking.
And if you are looking for a facility to store your college student’s belongings, we hope you’ll contact us at Holloway Storage. Our state-of-the-art, mobile storage units take the hassle out the storage process. We provide the flexibility you need to find the right amount of storage for you and your student. And not only is each unit locked individually, but our top-notch security measures (including 24/7 CCTV monitoring and on-site security personnel) mean your child’s belongings will remain safely stored until he or she needs them again.
Contact us to receive a custom quote. Store your student’s belongings the right way…with Holloway.