College Self-Storage: 4 Features Students Shouldn't Ignore


If you're heading off to college, then you know you will soon be moving in and out of the home you grew up in, dorms, and apartments. You will likely be downsizing and upsizing multiple times. To help ease what could be extremely stressful, you may want to think about renting a self-storage unit from local storage facilities. However, university students need to make sure that the self-storage facility consists of features that meet their needs, including these:

1. 24/7 Hours of Access

As a college student, you are likely up at all types of odd hours going to classes, studying, working, and leading a social life. Therefore, it is critical that you make sure that the self-storage facility that you are considering renting a unit from has 24/7 access. If you need access to you items prior to one of your early morning classes or after a later night partying, you'll have it.

2. Close Proximity to Campus

Since university students tend to not own their own vehicles and have very limited time, especially between classes, it is important that you choose a self-storage facility that is near your college campus. If you're like most students, you probably use public transportation, a bicycle or your own two feet to get you to where you need to go. A facility that is within close proximity to the campus will ensure that you don't lose a lot of time traveling to and from your unit when you need to retrieve items from it.

3. Personal Security

In the event that a college student needs to access his or her storage unit after dusk, it is important that personal safety is considered. Therefore, you will want to make sure the storage facility you rent a unit from takes this issue seriously. Find out if they have a key card entry, surveillance cameras, on-site management, etc.

This way, you won't have to look over your shoulders constantly when they're accessing their unit late at night. In addition, the surveillance cameras serve as not only protection of you, but your belongings as well in the unlikely event that your storage unit is broken into or is trying to be accessed by someone without authorization.

4. On-Site Management

As a student in college, you may not always be able to get help during standard business hours due to your class schedule. So, it is important that some member of management is always on-site in the event that you have an issue with your key card, have a question, or need some other form of assistance.  


28 March 2016

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