Stress-Free Summer Storage Solutions For College Students

The end of the spring semester is quickly approaching and summer break is almost within reach. In addition to finishing up any last minute projects and papers, completing final exams, and celebrating the end of the semester with friends, college students will also be busy packing up their things and clearing out their dorm rooms. With so much to accomplish in such a short amount of time, many students will be on the lookout for convenient solutions to get off campus and moved out of their dorm on time.

But why would you pack up and transport all of your things back home, cluttering up your space there, just to have to bring them back to school in a few months? For college students seeking out easy storage for their belongings while on break, on demand storage is the perfect solution.

Never heard of, or had any experience with, on demand storage (sometimes called full service storage or valet storage) before? Here’s the deal with on demand storage. A team of storage professionals, or an individual depending on how much stuff you’re putting into storage, will come to you with the appropriate size vehicle for your storage needs and load your belongings into that vehicle. Once secured, your belongings are transported to the storage facility until you need them again. Are classes starting up again soon? Schedule a delivery of your items currently in storage (giving at least 24 hours notice) and they will be delivered to your dorm ready to use next semester.

On demand storage offers a bunch of different amenities too! Take a look below at the extra perks of using on demand storage.

  • With on demand storage, packing supplies (bins, boxes, bubble wrap, etc.) are delivered right to your door for no cost.
     
  • Need assistance packing up your things? Packing services are another service offered!
     
  • Pickups & deliveries can be scheduled right through a connected device with just a few clicks.
     
  • With a barcoded and photographed inventory of your items in storage, you can choose to get your things back slowly and not all at once if you so choose.

 

Here are some helpful college storage pro tips!

Pro Tip #1 - Spending the summer abroad? Store your things with Zippboxx until you get back! We will drop them off to you or ship them to your next location.

Pro Tip #2 - Before you start packing up everything in your dorm, evaluate your belongings. Do you have any doubles of things? Have you not used a certain item since you moved into your door at the beginning of the semester? Thinning out your stuff before you start packing will leave you with less to pack and less to store while you’re on break.

Pro Tip #3 - On a budget? Consider splitting a storage space with another student, or multiple students! This way everyone’s stuff is safe, stowed away and waiting for them once they return to campus, but for less money than it would cost storing the same stuff on your own!