5 Common Storage Needs For College Students

Climate Storage | April 12, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

April is here and that means the last week of class is (finally) coming up for most colleges in the area. While you’re studying for finals and making your summer plans, don’t forget to figure out what you’re doing with your furniture, clothes, and books during the break. Whether you're studying abroad this summer, starting that cool new internship, or just staying on campus for the summer semester, you need to consider your stuff's summer plans before you start making your own. 

The situation:


  1. Your dorm is closed during the summer.

You finally finished your finals and you’re ready to take a huge nap, but you remember that your dorm closes for the summer on the first week of May, and you’ve got to get your stuff out before they throw you out on the sidewalk, twinkle lights and all.   

What do you do?
Don’t run to the dumpster with your rug and lamp in a frantic rush to get everything out. Save money by storing your items in a small climate controlled storage unit until you’re ready to use them again in fall. A lot of people don't realize this, but many self storage facilities have locker-sized units. Here at Climate Storage, we offer units as small as 3.4' x 3' lockers for cloths and books. Or a 5' x 5' unit for your favorite tapestry and rug. 


  1. You’re between apartments and don’t know what to do with your stuff. 

You’ve made it out of the dorms and are finally ready for the freedom of your own apartment, but your lease doesn’t start until August. You’ve got a ton of stuff and nowhere to put it.

What do you do? 
You could shove your mattress pad, tapestry, clothes, dishes, and futon in the back of your car and hope everything makes it home safely only to bring it all back in 2 months. But the better option is to get a smaller unit for a couple of months. Like a 5’x5’ or 5’x10’ storage unit.  That way, you'll keep your favorite items safe and sound over the summer so you are guaranteed to be able to deck out your new apartment in August in complete style. 


  1. You’re moving in with your best friend, but you have too much stuff.

Say goodbye to your random roommate who let their old bowl of ramen fester on the counter from August to December: you’re moving in with your best friend! What could go wrong?

Here's what. As you're moving in, you realize that combined, the two of you have too much stuff. Two rugs, two sets of dishes, two coffee tables, and-- what? Fifteen posters? 

What do you do?
Avoid having your first roommate spat over whose futon is going in the trash by getting a medium sized storage unit for all your extra stuff.  After all, you’re not going to live with them forever and you’re going to want to use that Star Wars poster again, eventually right?


  1. You’re flying home for the summer, but you don’t know what to do with your car.

You’re going to save some money by spending the summer at your parent’s place, but you don’t want to spend the money to ship your car across the country for two months.

What do you do?
Store your car in an outdoor parking space or a non climate, enclosed space for the summer. We’ll keep your car safe so you can enjoy your summer vacation.


  1. You’re subletting out your apartment while you’re away for the summer.

You’re one of the lucky ones who’s studying abroad in Rome or Paris or staring an exciting, new internship in New York.  You found someone to sublet your apartment so you can save some money while you tan under the Tuscan sun, but you’re not so keen on the idea of someone you don’t know sleeping in your sheets and going through your drawers. You want to keep your items safe and secure.

What do you do?
Keep your stuff locked up safe in a storage facility with an advanced security system complete with a ton of security cameras, access codes to enter the property, and cylinder locks that can’t be cut like your standard padlock. Rest assured, the beach will seem a whole lot more relaxing knowing that your stuff is safe from your new sub-letter and their guests.

Here at Climate Storage, our state of the art security system includes gated, keypad entry and countless surveillance cameras all over the property. You know your stuff will be safe and secure with us.

So give us a call at 865-888-5577 if you face one of those situations -- or another one altogether -- and we'll be happy to help you with all your storage needs. .