Moving away to college, especially if you are moving across country, usually means moving your entire life with you. However, moving with your family to a new home while you are young is a lot different than picking up and moving your entire life when you go away to school. Below are some of the reasons why students need self-storage units while they are completing their university, or college education.
Free up space in your parents home. While you will most likely be going back and forth between the home you grew up in and your temporary housing while you are at school, going away to university marks the beginning of your departure out of your parent’s home and out into the world. And, while your parents will no doubt be sad to see you go, they are probably going to want to begin reclaiming some of the space that you occupied while you lived at home permanently. Self storage is a great way to help mom and dad do this.
The intervals between semesters. If you are not planning on staying at or going to school in between the spring and fall semesters, chances are you are going to need to make arrangements to bring all of your belongings back home with you. Instead of putting yourself through this, a self storage unit can safely and securely store any belongings that you will need again, but don’t want to bring with you on the journey back home.
Privacy. Anytime you go from living on your own, to living once again with your family, means losing privacy. If you have things that you like and either don’t want your parents to see, or comment on, or simply know that they don’t have the space for, a self-storage unit can help you keep your private life private and keep unnecessary clutter out of your parents’ house.
Cheaper than shipping. If your journey from school back home involves a cross country trek, the cost of shipping many of your belongings home with you may end up costing you much more than it would to simply store than in a self-storage unit while you are not in school.
The life of a student is typically a nomadic one. While you are completing your education, you may be back and forth between your hometown, or country numerous times, studying abroad, or taking time off to travel and work. A self storage unit can help you organize your life and keep your belongings protected while you move through this stage of your life and on to something more stable.