STUDENT STORAGE IDEAS
The college years are full of new experiences, challenges and adjustments. College students have to learn how to live in close quarters with not only one, but sometimes multiple roommates. While at the same time, they have to also try to fit all of their belongings into a small shared space. Students have to be very creative in storing school items like binders and books, along with clothing and everyday accessories in the limited storage space provided.
College students actually start off their school year with not a lot of personal belongings, but tend to gather more “stuff” as the school year (and years) progress. As the student accumulates more items, they could begin to run out of storage room quickly. Instead of having a cluttered dorm room, a great storage option is to rent a storage unit. A self-storage unit is a terrific year-round student storage solution for duplicate electronics or appliances, linens, clothing and kitchenware that they don’t have room for in their dorm rooms.
SUMMER STORAGE IDEAS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
At the end of each college year, students have to pack up their personal items, electronics, furniture and all other memorabilia and transport it back home for storage in a bedroom, basement or garage for the summer. This can be very stressful for both the student and the family! A better summer storage solution for college students is to rent a self-storage unit to store belongings during the summer months.
There are certain items that college students should place in self-storage versus what they should take with them during a summer break. Belongings such as spring/summer clothing, jewelry, accessories, computers, printers, electronics, TVs and other higher-end electronic equipment should be taken home during the school break. However, renting a self-storage unit is great for storing everything else not listed above.
STORAGE UNIT OPTIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Most self-storage facilities, including The Storage Place, offer month-to-month rentals that are perfect for a college student’s budget. Our locations are protected by secure storage features such as state-of-the-art video surveillance systems, individual door alarms and secured access. The storage facilities can only be entered via keypad gated entry, giving students peace-of-mind that their belongings are safe and secure while in storage. We also offer climate controlled storage units which can protect student art projects, musical instruments, and/or sporting equipment that will not fit in a small dorm room.
The Storage Place has a variety of storage unit sizes from 5’x5’ to 10’x20’ to cover any student storage needs. Depending on the size of the rented storage unit, students can place belongings ranging from books to couches in their storage unit. Students can also rent a larger storage unit and share the space with friends who have the same storage dorm room limitations! Storage units are perfect to store excess furniture, kitchenware, seasonal clothing, mattresses and books.
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT STORAGE FOR CONTRACTORS
Renting a self-storage unit is a perfect storage solution for the construction industry. Many construction contractors like painters, electricians and plumbers work out of their vans and trucks and need a place to store their equipment. Some of the most successful contractors keep their overhead low by storing tools, equipment and bulk construction materials in a self-storage unit.
Using a self-storage unit for construction material storage—instead of storing on a building site or project location—will help to protect equipment and tools from weather damage, vandalism and theft. Choosing a self-storage facility in a centralized place, closer to a job location, makes it much easier for a contractor to transport equipment and tools as well.
CONTRACTOR STORAGE AMENITIES
Self-storage facilities offer many amenities for construction storage customers. Wide aisles and drive-up storage units allow contractors to quickly load and unload the equipment they need on a daily basis. A climate-controlled storage unit will help to protect tools stored long-term from extreme heat and humidity damage. Convenient computerized gate access hours allow contractors, electricians and plumbers to pick-up their tools early in the morning before they need to be on the job site to start their day. Deliveries of building materials can be accepted at some storage facilities, too, so contractors can continue working and not have to wait around for supplies to be delivered off-site. Security features such as video surveillance, keypad gated and building entry, well-lit locations, along with on-site managers provide contractors with peace-of-mind that their equipment will be safe while in storage.
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT STORAGE TIPS
Construction equipment and tools can be kept in good working condition while in storage by following a few basic tool storage tips. Small contractor tools should be stored by type in plastic bins in a self-storage unit. Plastic bins protect the tools from dirt, dust and other types of damage. The bins are also easy to stack and carry from the storage unit to a truck driven to a construction site. Make sure to label the boxes appropriately with the contents it includes so you will be able to find a specific tool when you need to access it in the future.
The Storage Place offers a variety of storage unit sizes from 5×5 to 10×30 suitable for every type of construction or contractor storage need. The larger storage unit sizes are perfect for construction material and equipment storage. Stop in to ask our storage professionals about how The Storage Place can help with construction equipment, building materials and contractor tool storage solutions today!