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A College Student Storage Guide

The end of a semester is often filled with uncertainty. College students rush off to begin internships or summer jobs, and finding a safe and secure spot to store dorm room items is often the last thing on their mind. Thankfully, Your Extra Closet offers affordable storage solutions to students in the Mississippi and Arkansas area. Read more below to learn of some helpful tips in our college student storage guide!

3 Tips for College Student Storage

Sell or Donate Any Extra Items

Don’t feel pressure to store or transport all of your items when moving out. That dusty and stained sofa in the corner? Look into donating the sofa to an area thrift store, or perhaps you have a friend that could find some use of it while you’re back home. Anything you don’t need for your next semester can be sold or donated – your storage space is limited, so make sure that you organize and pack according to what you will need in the semesters to come.

Label Everything

Make sure to create an inventory list of all items being packed into storage. Also, you might find it helpful to create a detailed map of your storage layout. Additionally, make to label all of your boxes, and position items toward the front of the unit that may need to be grabbed first. In a recent article, details the importance of this tip advising to pack vertically for additional organization.

Don’t Skimp on Storage Size

It might be tempting to try and save some money with your storage unit by downgrading to a smaller size. Still, there is nothing more frustrating than running out of space early into your day, or having to modify the way you are packing due to storage size. You can even run the risk of damaging your goods if packed improperly. Luckily, Your Extra Closet has a convenient storage unit calculator available to determine how much storage space you will need. Make sure to rent the right storage unit for your needs!

Your Extra Closet Storage – Locations in MS and AR

Your Extra Closet in Mississippi and Arkansas is your one stop shop for secure and affordable storage options. Amenities include temperature-controlled storage units, gated security, and certain locations offer the convenience of outdoor RV storage. Also, short term leasing options are available making these units the perfect summer option for college students. Stop by in person today, or visit us online to learn of our affordable storage options.

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Tim Glasow

About the Author: Tim is an SEO Strategist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. He is a self-storage industry specialist who has written about everything from storage advice and helpful resources to industry trends. In his free time, Tim enjoys sampling craft beer and exploring the local music scene.