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Every year, college students move into their apartment, house or dorm, only to have to move out again come spring. But many American University college students have already come to love the convenience of using a storage unit close to campus to store their items during the summer. Find the best tips for using a storage unit for college summer storage below!
American University College Student Storage Tips
- Sell all textbooks: Let’s be honest here, the fact that college textbooks are expensive is no mystery. Any textbook that you will no longer need can either be sold back to the university, on a college textbook site or to another student. This will not only help to make you some extra cash, it will help minimize the items you have to move.
- Decide what you want to keep for next year: More than likely, you already have your living arrangements set up before the end of the school year. Thankfully, this makes determining what furniture, appliances and other items you will need that much easier. For example, if you are moving from an unfurnished apartment or house to a furnished apartment, you may be able to get rid of your furniture. If you are moving to an unfurnished apartment or home, you may want to take advantage of other students looking to sell or giveaway their furniture for a deal before the end of the year.
- Send home out of season clothing: Items that you will not need until a few months into the school year can be sent home. For example, send home all winter coats, heavy sweaters, gloves and hats. Set aside your umbrella, rain coat, college gear, book bag and more.
- Determine what kind of storage you need: Did you know that some storage facilities can actually control the temperature of the storage unit? This comes in handy when storing items that are sensitive to fluctuations in temperature, like leather or wooden furniture, appliances, electronics, a mattress and bedspring. For American University students, a temperature controlled storage unit is essential for helping to protect items against dangerous Washington, DC summer heat.
- Properly prepare your items for storage: It is important to understand that in most cases, you can’t just put items into storage without taking a few preparatory steps first. For example, when storing a mattress, it is important to vacuum and clean the mattress before storage. Are you stumped on how to store one or more of your items? We’ve got you covered. Check out our blog for the best tips and tricks for storing hard to store items.
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Are you ready to reserve a storage unit for student storage? ezStorage has storage facilities near American University, in Bethesda, MD, Alexandria, MD and Takoma Park, MD. For storing a few pieces of furniture from one to two rooms, consider a 5×5 or 5×10 storage unit.
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