Here’s What to Do When Your College Dorm is Too Small

Here’s What to Do When Your College Dorm is Too Small

Many people want to bring everything they own to their college dorm room, when they simply do not have the space.

Many people overestimate the size of college dorm rooms. They buy everything everyone ever suggests, and end up needing self-storage for college students. The problem is, you never really know what you’re going to need until you get there. And, if you’ve found some great deals on sites like Craigslist, you’re probably not able to return a lot of the stuff. So what do you do when your college dorm room is too small to hold all of your stuff?


First, decide what you absolutely need to keep with you, and what you can part with, even if it’s temporary. Sure, your stack of comic books is cool, but are you really going to spend all your spare time reading them? Take inventory of everything you have, and start figuring out what needs to stay, what needs to go into self-storage for college students, and what’s on the fence.

Barter with Friends

Perhaps you and your roommate didn’t communicate that you were both bringing mini-fridges to the dorm room. While it might be convenient to fit six cases of Mountain Dew in your fridges, it’s not really necessary. But maybe your new friends down the hall have two microwaves and no fridges. See if you can figure out a way to offload some of your things to other people in return for stuff you actually need—or money.

Send it to Self-Storage

Now that you’ve figured out what you need to keep, and found new homes for some of your things, it’s time to find a storage option for the rest. Self-storage for college students  lets you keep all the things you may need someday (like your weight bench and espresso maker), without taking up too much of your living quarters.

Adjusting to college life can be tricky, especially if you’ve never shared a room with someone. And the more things you have crammed into your dorm room, the more opportunity there is to argue over it. So remove the obstacles (literally) by renting a self-storage space for college students. Then, when you get older and either rent an apartment or buy a house, you’ll have all the things you need to furnish the new abode.

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