Storing Your Extra Clothes
Most teens probably don’t give a lot of consideration to self-storage for college students, but they should. There’s simply not enough room for all the “essentials” they’ve accumulated through the years. While it’s great to have an extensive wardrobe that featured 25 different pairs of jeans during your high school years, that’s just not practical in today’s “cozy” dorm rooms. So how can you properly prepare for college and take care of your clothes at the same time? Here are a few tips.
- Research: How much space will you have in your new living quarters? Is there room for a dresser, or just a small closet? How much space will your roommate need? Knowing the available space will make it easy to decide how much clothing comes with you to the dorm. Some, if not all, of the remaining wardrobe can be conveniently stored in nearby self-storage for college students.
- Prioritize: Next, decide what’s going with you to the dorm, what’s possibly staying at your parents’ home, and what needs to go into self-storage for college students. Think about the types of clothes you’ll be wearing most often—comfortable clothes, pajamas, sweatshirts, etc. You might want to bring along a dressier outfit or two just in case. And remember, colleges and apartment complexes typically have laundry available onsite, so you don’t need enough clothing to last until you can go home to do laundry.
- Pack: Next, start setting aside things that are going with you to the dorm. It’s best to bring only seasonal clothing, especially if you have access to self-storage for college students, or can travel home frequently enough. That way, you’re not cluttering up your living space with clothes you won’t be wearing for months.
- Store: If you have too much clothing to bring with you to the dorm, then consider renting self-storage for college students to get you through. There are a variety of options available, many at reasonable rates. Use a storage calculator to determine what size of storage unit you might need, so you don’t end up spending too much.
Planning for college can be daunting. But with a little preparation, you can head off to this new adventure knowing you’re ready for anything.