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If you’re heading off to college this fall, self-storage is likely the last thing on your mind. Sure, we may dream about storage day and night (and with facilities offering climate control and 24/7 security at an affordable price, who could blame us?), but we get we’re not like everybody else.

While mini-storage may not get your engine revving as it does us, you may want to put it on your list of things to consider. After all, college is about new experiences, and you’ll come to learn that after a few drinks, you’ll consider anything.

We’re kidding. Storage is always beautiful. Here are 3 reasons why:

1.) Size Matters

Dorm size that is. According to Dorm Stormer, a dorm is, “…typically smaller than 130 square feet, and on average, they’re normally even smaller than that.” By storing items off-site, you and your roommate(s) can maximize space within your room, leaving more space for items you each need on a daily basis.

2.) Your Dad’s Back

You don’t want to hear your parents complain, and neither do we. Keep items you will need for the following year safe and secure in a storage facility nearby, alleviating the need to lug your belongings back and forth when the school year is through. 

3.) Elvis Had One

Just kidding. But if he was graduating college and continuing to work in the neighborhood, he would have!  Get a smaller, less expensive apartment and keep items you don’t need on a daily basis in self-storage for a much cheaper price. Cause let’s face it, entry level salaries can be low, while rents continue to increase.

Renting a storage will make that itty-bitty dorm of yours feel spacious, save you and your family time and energy re-packing, and help minimize living expenses after graduation.

It’s official: renting mini-storage will be one of the few decisions you will make in college without regret. That and wearing flip-flops in the shared shower. Trust us. It’s the best dollar you could spend

To a highly successful college career!

“I had a Neighborhood Crime Watch sign in my dorm wall in college. People would come in and laugh at it. ‘Where did you get it?’ ‘I took it. How good is their Neighborhood Crime Watch if they can’t even watch their sign?’” -Carrot Top