4 Key Pointers to Keep in Mind When Picking Self-Storage as a College Student

When you make your way into college after leaving home, you may be faced with moving into student housing. While effective for general living quarters, most college dormitories don't offer a great deal of space. Therefore, you may initially start out needing a little extra space to keep the belongings that come to college with you and you may need space for items you collect during your time spent as a student. Thankfully, student self-storage is an option to consider. However, not every storage solution will offer the same perks or advantages. Here is a look at a few pointers that can help you find the best self-storage solution as a student.  

1. Consider proximity compared to your personal frequency of access. 

If you believe that you will be visiting your storage unit a great deal, the proximity of the facility will obviously be more important. For example, if you intend to store most of your extra clothing and sports gear and know you will be visiting the unit weekly or more, you will want a relatively close storage facility. On the other hand, if you are confident you may only need to visit your storage unit to drop off or retrieve items once a month, you may be fine with a unit that is a bit further away. 

2. Find out about college student discounts on self-storage. 

As you are shopping for a student self-storage unit, keep in mind that some facilities do offer discounts to college students. Specifically, facilities located close to certain colleges or universities may offer a small discount to local students. These discounts may not seem like a lot, but if you are going to be using the storage long-term or throughout your college career, you can save a substantial amount of money over the years. 

3. Pick what you need and a little extra space. 

If you have in mind that you will only need a small amount of space because you are starting with just a few belongings that need to be stored, you may be inclined to go with a very small storage unit. However, when it comes to student self-storage units, going at least a bit bigger than you expect can be the better option. You will no doubt collect a few more items than you have now over the years. And, it is much easier to go ahead and pick a slightly larger unit now than to have to relocate all of your items to a larger unit later on.