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May 7, 2021

Common College Storage Mistakes – Tips for Summer Storage

Summer is here! You’ve wrapped up your exams, and you’re ready to head home, but where should you store your dorm room or apartment contents while you are home on your summer break? Look no further than Jensen Beach Storage for your source of affordable state college storage units in the greater Florida area. Read our guide today to learn how to avoid common college storage mistakes this summer when choosing your self-storage unit!

Avoid Clutter – Organize Your Storage Unit Efficiently

Skip the hassle – organize and pack your storage unit efficiently the first time to avoid a move-in nightmare when you return from summer break. Indeed, you might find it helpful creating an overhead map of your storage unit’s layout. You can also utilize excel to create a spreadsheet listing all inventory loaded inside your storage unit. Label all your boxes and storage bins and be sure to take advantage of your storage unit’s “vertical space” – large bins should be placed on your storage unit’s floor, whereas smaller and more lightly packed boxes can be stacked on top. Place seasonal clothing items and textbooks closer to your storage unit’s entrance for quick and easy access. Lastly, be sure to use proper packing supplies when outfitting your storage unit. Wrap larger items in protective covering like bubble wrap, plastic wrap, or furniture blankets to avoid damage when placed in storage. Organize your storage unit today!

Avoid Downsizing – Pick the Right Size Storage Unit

We get it; as a broke college student you might be considering renting the smallest unit available to save some money over your break. Still, there is nothing quite as frustrating as running out of storage space mid-move. In fact, you might want to consider sizing up your unit to avoid unnecessary headaches during your moving day. Moving.com helps to detail how much space you might need in a recent guide on summer storage tips for college students . As they relate, a 5×5 size storage unit should offer enough room for a small dorm room or a one-bedroom apartment, where as a 5×10 size storage unit is better suited for a two or three-bedroom apartment. Use their guide as a reference point when considering storage rentals. Just as useful, Jensen Beach Storage offers a free storage calculator online. This handy tool allows users the ability to input their items, and the calculator subsequently provides an estimate of the amount of storage space they might need. Don’t make the mistake of renting an inferior sized storage unit this summer!

Avoid Overpacking – Sell or Donate Unnecessary Items

As we have previously discussed, your storage unit offers limited storage space. As such, you might want to consider selling some of your items rather than placing them in storage. That sagging and stained floral print sofa you got for free from your parents, or that cumbersome tv you brought from home but never used? Consider listing them for sale on your college’s message boards, or you can post them for sale on a local area marketplace such as Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. Sure, they might not be worth much, but remember – your goal is to free up wasted storage space. Any cash made can be used as gas money for your trip back home. Alternatively, if the idea of selling your unneeded items seems daunting, you can donate them to a local thrift store or area church. Additionally, you might want to consider simply leaving them with your friends in the area. With these tips you should be well on your way to clearing out some of your unneeded items!

Jensen Beach Storage of Florida

Come visit Jensen Beach Storage in Florida for your source of affordable state college storage units in the greater Florida area. Our facility offers temperature-controlled storage rentals secured via 24/7 camera monitoring. Additionally, Jensen Beach Storage is proud to offer office space for rental this year! Office rentals are individually heated and cooled for your comfort, situated in an ideal location for business, and offer the added convenience of mailboxes for rent. Also, month-to-month rentals are available – this feature is ideal for college students within the area looking for affordable and secure self-storage rentals this summer. Feel confident avoiding common college storage mistakes this summer when you rent with Jensen Beach Storage!