Looking for storage for the summer semester? Amherst Self Storage is close to a number of local colleges and universities, and we offer affordable storage solutions for students. Our drive-up storage units come in variety of sizes. We have helpful team members who can guide you to the right size and amenities for your current storage needs. When you are renting, follow our college student storage tips to avoid making these common mistakes.
Common Mistakes College Students Make with Self Storage
Not Doing Research to Rent the Correct Size Storage Unit
Self storage and its lingo can be confusing if you have never stored before. That is why it is important to do research on your storage facility and storage unit before renting. A storage expert in our office can help you find the right size storage unit and the appropriate amenities to protect your belongings. Our online storage calculator can also give you an estimate! You want enough space to fit all of your items with a little wiggle room to move boxes around to access everything.
Declining Storage Insurance at Checkout
You should always have insurance with your storage rental. Damage does not happen often, but we strongly encourage all of our tenants to make sure their items are covered in the event it does.
Not Packing for Long-Term Storage
There is an art to packing boxes and bins for storage so that they can withstand the test of time and be protected from damage. That starts with quality packing supplies, which you can purchase in our storage office on Federal Street. As you are packing, pay attention to the weight of your items to ensure they will not be crushed. You should also include a good amount of padding (bubble wrap, newspaper, etc.) around fragile items.