These days it is common to find college students leaving town for summer training to another part of the country. The duration of such trainings could be ranging from a few weeks to a few months. The problem most students face is where to store their personal goods that can remain safe till they return from the training. There is hardly any point in asking a friend for spare space in his home as this is going into unnecessary obligation. Especially where there are so many storage options, why ask anyone for space? It is understandable that as a student you do not have a lot of money to spend on storage. So here are some tips aimed at saving cost as well as ensure peace of mind when you want to store your personal belongings.
Decide on the location where you want to store your things. Though a friend’s garage or basement might be an economical option, you are running the risk of exposing your goods to moisture, pests and even burglars. So hire a storage unit at a convenient location. Storage spaces which cater to college students have attractive rates. Do online search and you are sure to find some attractive proposals.Once you have decided on the storage unit, try to rope in a friend with similar storage needs. This way you can share the costs.Take time to pack your stuff properly. Unplug electrical appliances, defrost and clean your refrigerator and if you are planning to store your computer, take back up files on a portable hard drive to take with you when you go for summer training. Become knowledgeable about how to store your motorcycle, if you have one. After all, you want your things back in the same condition as you left them.
Make arrangements with a storage company who would pick up your things to the storage facility. This works out far less expensive than hiring a van or a truck, loading your stuff on to the vehicle, parking it properly or making several trips to the storage unit in a small car.
If you are not very sure whether you would come back to the same town after the training or might move out to another city, your best option is to store your goods in a moving pod. This is a flexible option, in the sense that after your training, you can always direct the moving pods company to deliver the container to your new address, wherever it may be. This way you are sure that your goods are in safe hands and would be delivered wherever you are and whenever you need them.
Try and book your storage space early. Chances are that you might get attractive student’s discounts from reputed companies if booking is made early.
Try and label the moving boxes properly. This way you can find them quickly when you want some particular goods.
Hopefully, the tips given above would help you enjoy your summer training since your goods are in safe storage.