Our College Student Storage Tips

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.

Amherst Self Storage in Belchertown MA

As summer approaches, it is time for college students to start considering storage for over the summer. Instead of bringing all your belongings home with you just to unpack them again in the fall, rent a nearby storage unit to keep everything close to school! Amherst Self Storage is a convenient option for students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College. Rent one of our drive-up storage units today, or get yourself an outdoor parking space to hold your vehicle. Secure your Belchertown MA storage online today!

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About the Author: Tim is an SEO Strategist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. He is a self-storage industry specialist who has written about everything from storage advice and helpful resources to industry trends. In his free time, Tim enjoys sampling craft beer and exploring the local music scene.