The summer is possibly the best season of the year. Just about everyone, college students especially, become more active during the summertime. The weather is gorgeous and classes are over for a few weeks, making it the perfect time to visit your hometown or go on vacation. Here’s how store and go storage can make it easy to start experiencing the summer season as soon as possible.
Get seasonal items out of your apartment, house or dorm room.
Depending on where you live while school is in session, you could have a lot of wintertime supplies crowding up the space. Get rid of them with storage to go. Here are a few items that could be crowding up your backyard or garage, and clearing them out means more space for entertaining, parties and summertime fun:
• Holiday decorations
• Shovels and car brushes
• Skiing or snowboarding gear
• Snow blower
• Tailgating supplies
• Winter coats, boots and clothing
If you’re currently in a dorm room, you may need to move out until next semester. Not only can you stash your seasonal items until winter rolls around again, but you can also pack all of your stuff away until you get your next dorm assignment. If you live in an apartment or house with your college roommates, you may want to put your stuff in storage just to make sure it stays safe while you’re away.
Only pay for the amount of storage you need.
You don’t have to get a massive summer storage unit if you only have a few things to pack away. Small units can easily fit some clothing, books and holiday décor, all without spending the money on a bigger unit. You can also get a larger unit if you have more to stash for the summer, and then ask to trade it in for a smaller unit once you return to school and move back into your dorm.
Get easy, drive-up access.
Storage to go with drive-up access simplifies the entire process even more. You can quickly enter the storage unit to drop off or pick up items. If you have very heavy items, you just have to get them off your vehicle and into the storage unit, and you won’t have to fight with putting them on a cart and getting them on an elevator. Drive-up access is also ideal if you’re storing a vehicle for the summer or while you’re away on vacation.
The only consideration about drive-up access is that when you move your items in, you’ll be outside a lot of the time, which may get warm depending on where you live. While the unit itself will probably be climate-controlled, you’re going to have the door open to the outdoors, which will let in a lot of heat, making you uncomfortable. This is a reason to weigh the pros and cons of having an indoor unit without drive-up access.
If you’re only going to make one trip to get everything in the unit, and you’re not going to be loading new items in every few days, it may be worth it to you to get through one warm day and keep the drive-up access. You can also try to move everything in on a day that’s not too warm or as early as possible in the season to avoid the heat.
Keep your belongings in a safe climate.
If you live in a very hot climate, like in Texas, you may not want to keep your belongings in your dorm room all summer long if it’s not going to be temperate-controlled. Certain items are especially sensitive to excess heat, including electronics, wood and some clothing materials. To keep your items safe while you’re home or away for the summer, choose climate-controlled summer storage. Here are a few more items you’ll want to put in a climate-controlled unit:
• Musical instruments
• Leather furniture, which can crack in dry, hot temperatures
• Photographs, posters and other artwork
Climate-controlled units manage temperature as well as humidity so that your items are never exposed to temperature extremes.
Relax knowing your items are secure and safe.
It’s difficult to say “goodbye” to all of your belongings for two months, but with high-security store and go storage, you’ll know that it’ll all be there waiting for you when you return. Storage facilities often have advanced safety features, like units with alarms on them or video surveillance cameras. Even if you’re going across the country or across the world for the summer, you’ll know that all of your most important belongings are safe and sound.
Lock in low prices by renting early.
If you want to get the best price possible, consider booking your unit in the springtime, even if you’re not going to be storing much right now. You may be able to lock in to a lower price than you’d get in the summer, and keep that price for the next few months. The reason storage unit costs rise during the summertime is because more people need storage this time of year.
Ask about student discounts.
If you’re a college student, you may be able to score a discount if you book a unit for three months and are willing to pay upfront. Many storage facilities, especially those in college towns, will offer student discounts on smaller units. If you don’t see an offer on their website or social media, just ask about one.
Another special that’s often offered during the summertime is free upgrades. A lot of college students need small units, so if you currently have a small unit, you may be able to get a medium or large one for the same price just to free up units for the new renters.
Head off on summer vacation.
You can work out a payment agreement with the storage facility so that you don’t have to worry about bills while you’re enjoying your summer break. For example, you may be able to setup automatic payments, or pay in advance for the next few months so that your next bill isn’t due until you return. You may also be able to pay online, which means you can take care of your bill from wherever you’re enjoying the sunshine and warm air.
Save yourself the trouble of carting around your belongings during summer break with a reliable storage unit. You can stash all of your clothing, books and dorm room decor for the summertime, and not think twice about it until you return for fall semester.
Yes you can save money using summer storage while traveling. Sound preposterous? We here at Box N Go maintain that with our efficient storage system, yes you can save money while traveling. Before you completely dismiss this claim, let us begin by inviting you to peruse our prices, all published online. (click on the menu above). You save money to store your belongings with us while you vacation, because we are 1) Better priced than the competition and 2) We don’t have hidden fees. Period. No hidden fees ever.
There are many other reasons, yes, for choosing us to save money while you travel. For one, we have a squeaky clean record of zero break-ins in the last five years, so you’ll save by not getting your belongings stolen. Also, you’ll save by not renting a truck: With our system, we come to you. No rent-a-truck fees for you, or pesky gas bills!
Traveling should be an enjoyable, delightful escape where you get to feel confident that your things are safe. Whether its diving with dolphins, cruising the South Pacific or attending the opera in Vienna – whatever your cup of tea – you’ll find us to be the partner that supplies you, and your precious things, with that sense of safety you crave. Even while saving money.
So go ahead and book that flight or cruise – we look forward to bringing you that feeling of security that will help you have more fun during your trip and sleep more soundly. Because who couldn’t use better sleep?