Move-In, Move-Out: Managing College Moves with Less Hassle


Ah, college. Good times. But what’s not good times is moving your stuff back and forth from your dorm or campus apartment to your parents’ house. Every holiday, spring and summer break, thousands of parents and SUVs descend upon campus, blocking driveways, taking up parking spots and crowding the elevators – just to move all your stuff out of a dorm for two measly weeks. Ugh.

And once you get all that stuff back home, where do you put that nasty sofa that you and your roommates found on the curb? (Hey I’m not judging, I know it was free.) Save yourself a lot of headache and irritation by putting your college stuff in a self-storage facility near campus.

By storing your belongings in self storage instead of driving them 3+ hours back home, you can move stuff gradually, thereby avoiding the rush of move-in/out days. You can even save money – not hauling all your stuff is more fuel-efficient and you can share a storage unit with roommates or friends to keep the costs down. Heck, your parents would probably be willing to chip in a few bucks to avoid the hassle.

Think of all the things you can put in self storage rather than moving back and forth from home:

  • Sofas, futons, easy-chairs
  • Tables and chairs
  • Desks
  • Beds and bedding
  • Rugs
  • Christmas lights, tie-dye tapestries and your Jim Belushi Animal House poster
  • TVs
  • Mini-fridges and other small appliances
  • Dishes, pots and pans
  • Grills
  • Sports gear
  • That “other” stuff you don’t want to keep in your parents’ house

Find a Lock Up self storage facility near you.

Are you using a self-storage facility to store your college stuff? Have any move-in/out nightmare stories? Share them here.


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