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College Storage Tips: 7 Tips for Using Storage Near Howard University


March 10, 2019

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School is almost out for Howard University students! The last few weeks of the college semester can be a blur. During the end of the school year, your days are likely filled with studying for finals, saying goodbye to friends and packing up your items to move home. Does this sound familiar?

Moving home for the summer can be a lot of work. Not only do you have to pack all of your items up, you also have to find transportation for your large pieces of furniture, boxes of clothes and more. But, a storage unit rental can make moving home for the summer that much easier. With a storage unit rental, you’re able to store your items close to campus where they will be waiting for your next fall. Check out these 7 tips for storing your items in a storage unit during summer break!

7 College Storage Tips for Howard University Students

  • Sell what you do not need: When packing up your items, keep an eye out for items you no longer use or need. Maybe it is old textbooks from past years, furniture you do not need, or clothing you no longer wear or like. Post the items you are looking to sell on your university’s social media pages. This can help connect you to someone looking to purchase your items.
  • Coordinate with your roommates: Will you or your roommates need a dining room table, chairs or a couch? The end of the school year is a great time to take advantage of other students selling items they no longer want. If you’re moving into a new apartment or house next year, you may need various furniture pieces or small appliances for your new place next year. Just like how you can use your university’s social media pages to sell items, you can also use it to buy things you need.
  • Only bring home the musts: In order to make your move that much easier, only bring home the items you will need during the summer. For example, pack up your laptop, summer clothes, shoes and any other personal belongings you’ll miss.
  • Pack your boxes mindfully: Storage unit space is money, but it is important to not overpack your boxes. Overpacking your boxes can not only make them too heavy, it can also damage your items.
  • Make a list of items in your storage unit: The goal of a storage unit rental is to not only make moving home easier for your, but also moving back. Draft a list of all of the items stored in your storage unit so when it comes time to move back to school, you’ll know exactly what you already have.
  • Choose the correct storage unit size: Choosing the right size of storage unit can help to save you a great deal of money. A 5×5 storage unit is comparable to the size of a large closet and would be perfect for storing boxes, small appliances, textbooks and more. A 5×10 storage unit is perfect for storing large pieces of furniture, your mattress and bed frame, appliances and boxes of clothes and other miscellaneous items. If you are looking to store a couch, entertainment center, kitchen table, mattress, box springs as well as other items, consider a 10×10 storage unit.
  • Correctly store your items: Most items you will be storing can’t just be placed into a storage unit for the summer without any preparation. Before putting your items into storage, make sure you know how to properly store them. For tips and tricks on storing hard to store items, check out our blog.

Need Storage Near Howard University? We’ve Got You Covered!

Are you looking for a storage unit near Howard University? ezStorage has storage facilities in Brentwood/Hyattsville and Takoma Park, within minutes of Howard University. Our storage facilities offer a variety of storage unit sizes, perfect for any sized storage need. Reserve your storage unit today!

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5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' Storage Unit (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' Storage Units (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' Storage Units (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' Storage Unit (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' Storage Unit (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!