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Prepping for the End of the Semester with Self Storage

School is almost over for summer, which means it’s time to think about moving home. Stay organized and keep your belongings in one place with self storage at Advantage! Two smiling students walking toward a building with a cardboard box

The end of the school year is just around the corner, and you only have one final left. Congratulations on putting in the work to improve yourself and set yourself up for future success! Soon, summer will be the focal point of your life. Whether you intend to move back home for the season or go abroad for a summer study program, chances are you own some stuff that would be a hassle to drag back and forth.

Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be difficult. With a few simple tips and some reliable student storage, you can make your transition into summer easy and focus your energy on acing that last final. Students of Rice University shouldn’t need to worry about their belongings when they’re at home enjoying summer with friends and family. Here are some moving tips to set you up for success.

Pack for storage and moving when it’s convenient.

We get it. Spare time is a rare commodity in those final few weeks that lead up to the end of the semester, and you’re low on sleep. However, packing up non-essentials can be a good decompression activity after an hours-long study session.

As you’ll still be living in your dorm right up until the semester’s end, you won’t be able to do everything on your move-out checklist right away. You’ll save yourself a lot of stress in the long run if you dedicate ten minutes here and there to little things that can ease the eventual burden. Start by packing away any seasonal clothing you haven’t worn or needed in a while to clear up some space. If you’re worried about boxes cluttering up your dorm room or apartment, this is when a self storage unit can come in clutch.

Plan ahead and stay organized.

As the weeks wind down, create a short checklist of everything you need to pack, and then box them up. Start with what you’ll use the least between now and the last day of school. By the time you’ve wrapped up finals, you should have most of your stuff secure and snug in a storage unit, so you can focus on moving the last few items and cleaning the dorm or apartment in time for your resident inspection.

Don’t try to move everything home at once.

Instead of lugging everything you’ve brought with you—and accumulated over the course of the year—home, rent a self storage unit from a nearby storage facility. Short-term leases don’t just make storage affordable. They’ll allow you to focus on packing efficiently and keep redundant items—such as heavy furniture—out of your parents’ homes. Once you’re ready to move back onto campus, your stored items will be within reach and in the same condition you left them!

By using self storage for the summer, you should be able to fit all the remaining necessities into a single car to take home with you so you can enjoy your summer! Your belongings will be ready for you come next semester.

Choose convenient self storage near campus today.

College storage can be a great accommodation, but it’s not always available to all who need it, when they need it. Luckily for students at Rice University and other nearby schools, Advantage Storage offers two convenient Houston storage locations on Southwest Freeway. Our Kirby and Weslayan storage facilities are equipped with exceptionally clean units, climate-controlled storage space, and plenty of boxes and tape to help pack away your belongings. Don’t stress about packing and moving back home this summer. Choose Advantage Storage.

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