Things to consider when using storage
*Storage facilities, near campuses, get booked fast as summer approaches, so make plans to rent a unit well in advance.
*Avoid the degeneration of your items. Be sure to wash clothes and blankets, and to store your items properly.
*Leave room in and around boxes of clothes for ventilation, and keep the door of your mini fridge open. Over time, especially with the increase of humidity, moisture and mildew can build up.
*Remember storing electronics like a television or video game system will require a climate-controlled unit to ensure that parts do not melt.
What is the security like?
Are there sign up fees?
Administration or deposit fees?
Are costs prorated for the first/last month?
Does the facility provide a lock for purchase?
What are the facility access hours?
What are the late fees?
What happens to my unit if I don't pay my rental bill?
Does the facility prohibit certain items from being stored?
Does the facility provide student discounts?
How close is the facility to school?
Can you store season clothes there and rotate often?
What to store in my storage unit?
Ask yourself when do I need the storage unit?
How long do I need the unit?
Do I need it over the summer, a work term, semester abroad?
What do you not need until future semesters?
Can you store things until you sell them? (e.g. books)