8 Feb 2012

College-bound kids pack more than necessities

Heading off to college for the first time can be exciting for everyone, however figuring out what essentials are actually necessary can be a struggle. This can be especially true when students get to their room and have next to nothing for storage, USA Today reports.

According to the source, many people in the U.S. and in Canada are trying to cut back on spending, but when it comes to sending kids off to school, the sky seems to be the limit.

Erin Foster Zsiga, assistant dean at Bates College in Maine, reports that she has seen kids show up in U-Haul trucks full of what they consider college "essentials."

"If you have to bring a U-Haul, you're probably bringing too much stuff," Zsiga told the publication.

She added that students tend to believe that they can bring anything they want as long as they get enough self storage equipment. However, these units take up a ton of room, which many college-bound individuals don't account for.

Another struggle with having kids in college is the fact that at the end of the year, they have to trek all of their items back home. Opting to keep their stuff at an affordable self storage in Toronto, or anywhere else might be the best bet. This way, the items are safe and the headache of finding room in the home to store the stuff is alleviated.

SelfStorageBlog.com reports that looking into a mini storage unit might be the best route, as its convenient and might be just the right size for college necessities.  

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