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Dear Storage Seeker:

I’ve just started college and am looking for ways to maximize space, save some money, and make my move back and forth to home more manageable for me (and my family). I know you always say self-storage is a great solution – but can you provide me with three solid reasons why? Thanks for your time!

Cramped & Confused College Freshman


Dear Cramped & Confused College Freshman:

You know there is nothing we love more than talking about self-storage, but first and foremost, we would like to take a moment to congratulate you on heading off to college! We hope your first few weeks are off to a great start – what an exciting time for you and your family!

1.) Storage Units Can Be Used to Maximize Your Dorm Room Space.

According to the Washington Post’s article, College Dorm Rooms: The First Test Collegiates Cram For, “College dorm rooms, with their notoriously skimpy dimensions, are getting more cramped.” While students have developed different ways to maximize space, sharing a tiny room between two or three people is a challenge. Renting a self-storage unit close to campus is an easy solution. Best of all,  there are various sizes to choose from – all at an affordable price (especially if you split the cost with some friends from school, who will likely need to use storage as well).

2.) Self-Storage Can Help Make Moving Easier at the End of the Year.

Once the school year is complete, packing up your belongings to bring back home, only to bring them back to campus again, is quite the hassle. This is especially true if you live far away. Rather than waste your time by bringing items back and forth each year, you can alleviate the burden of packing for you and your family by keeping things within a self-storage unit nearby.

3.) Storage Units Can Help You Save Money on Your Living Arrangements.

You had said you are in Freshman year. What if you decide to stay the entire year and complete an internship? What about your senior year and seeking employment? Renting a self-storage unit can provide you with the opportunity to save money since you can choose to live in a smaller apartment. Trust us: the monthly storage price won’t be nearly as much as trying to find more significant living arrangements! If you live in a high-cost area (such as a major city), it is crucial to find ways to reduce expenses.

Self-storage can help you increase space within your dorm room, make moving back and forth home more manageable, and save you money as you pursue your professional endeavors. What could be better? In the words of Dan Rather, “A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity.”

We wish you all the best in your freshman year of college and beyond!