We know the feeling because we’ve been there. Spring break has come and gone, classes are winding down and finals are looming. You’re starting to ponder what you are going to do this summer and who your new roomies will be in the fall. Days are flying by and things are fast paved and you haven’t even begun thinking about packing all your stuff away for summer break. If you’re tired of constantly packing and unpacking all your stuff and taking it home with you for the short summer break, we have a perfect solution for you. Consider renting a self storage unit. Below are some tips on how to locate a great Claremont self storage facility near Harvey Mudd College.
Prior to looking for a self storage facility near campus there are a few questions you need to answer. Are you going to be storing electronics, computers, stereos, TV’s or art? Will you need access to the storage unit often or are you simply going to put your possessions in there and go home for the summer? Do you need top of the line security at the facility? Once you answer these simple questions you are on your way to finding the right storage unit for you.
If your parents live out of state or further away from campus, you will most likely pack all of your stuff in storage for the summer and not touch it until you return for fall classes. Since you do not need frequent access to the storage unit, you can simply pack the unit without much regard for what goes where as long as it all fits. If you need frequent access, put the stuff you will need to use towards the front of the unit so you don’t have to dig through all of your belongings to get to the back of the unit for the 3 books you needed. If you have room, leave a walkway access from the front to the back of the unit so you can reach all of your possessions easily.
Since you will probably only need to store your belongings for no longer than 3 months, you may want to take extra precautions in storing boxes directly on the ground. If the storage unit somehow gets wet, boxes on the ground will get saturated and possibly ruin items inside. If you can, stack boxes on a pallet or on shelves so they wont get wet. Most likely the storage unit will stay dry but its best to take extra precautions if you can. You can also purchase insurance from the storage facility if you are storing expensive items and fear the worst.
Lastly, determine if you require a climate controlled storage unit for your belongings. Climate controlled storage units are great for items like art, leather furniture, electronics, TV’s, stereos and paintings. The temperature in these units is set at a constant and the air is constantly circulating so there is no chance of mold, mildew or bacteria ruining your possessions. For students at Harvey Mudd, this shouldn’t be an issue as the temperature in Claremont doesn’t fluctuate much and won’t get too hot. Students in other parts of the country should pay special attention though.
In order to find the perfect storage facility around campus, simply use our convenient search function on the website. You should easily find several storage facilities near campus which offer safe, affordable storage options. Currently there are 5 within 5 mile radius of campus and you won’t even have to cross I-10, 210 or 57! Narrow your search based on criteria you consider important and find the most affordable or closest facility for you.
These tips will have you on your way to finding the perfect storage unit for you and your belongings over summer break. Use SelfStorageFinders.com to easily and quickly find a storage unit near Harvey Mudd College.
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