Self Storage is a Great Solution for College Students

If you’re like most college students, you may be somewhat transient, moving in and out of dorms or apartments every year, dragging all of your possessions with you from one place to the next. Rather than tote everything you own home just to lug it all back in a couple of months, why not store it in a secure self storage unit instead? Dorm rooms and apartments can also be notoriously short on storage space. Give yourself some extra space by storing some non-essential items in self storage at AAA Self Storage of Lansing.

One advantage of self storage for students is our month-to-month lease. Month-to-month leases allow you to rent for only as long as you need it, whether that’s a few months while you’re studying abroad or interning or year-round to store your off-season clothing, University of Saint Mary’s, Kansas University, or Kansas State University memorabilia, old textbooks, or furniture you don’t currently have enough space to use. In many cases, your valuables are more secure in a self storage unit from AAA Self Storage in Lansing than they would be in on-campus storage or left in a dorm room or college apartment.

There are many self storage unit sizes available to accommodate any need. The most popular size for college students is a 5’x5’ unit. This unit is about the size of a small walk-in closet and will accommodate boxes, electronics, chairs, and small cabinets. If you have bulky furniture or a mattress set, a 5’x10’ unit may be a better option.

You will also need to decide if you want a climate controlled unit. Keep in mind that Kansas summers are notoriously humid. A climate controlled unit will be the best option if you’re planning to store electronics or anything that might mold or mildew, like clothing, bedding, wood, or leather. A good rule of thumb is that if you wouldn’t store it in a garage, you probably need a climate controlled unit.

Take the time to properly pack your self storage unit to protect your valuables.

  • Label all of the boxes to make it easier to find items when you need them.
  • Pack books in small boxes to prevent them from getting too heavy.
  • Put the least-used items in the back of the unit.
  • Put breakable items on the top of stacks.
  • Use shelves to maximize space by leveraging vertical space.
  • Leave space between rows of boxes for easier access to items in the back.
  • Throw away all food items, including spices. Storing these items attracts pests.
  • If you’re storing small appliances, like a mini-fridge or microwave, be sure to clean them thoroughly and leave them open to prevent mold and mildew.

Keep in mind that self storage units tend to fill up quickly when college lets out over the summer. AAA Self Storage of Lansing recommends reserving your self storage unit well before the end of the semester. We offer convenient storage for students attending the University of Saint Mary, Kansas University or Kansas State University.