The semester is finally coming to end and finals are slowly coming upon us. That means stress and lack of sleep. The end of the year also means that it’s time to pack up your stuff until fall. But that shouldn’t be an extra stress. Moving in and out is stressful enough and one doesn’t need the added stress of worrying if everything will fit in the trunk of your car or if you need to take a plane ride that your suitcases don’t go over the fifty-pound limit. Here is your guide for easy storage options over the summer.
I chose this route because they not only come and pick up your things for you but they also drop it off so that way everything is already in your room before you move in next semester. I did this last year and found this to be the best option. You pay according to how many items you plan to store. I would suggest buying their start pack which includes 5 extra strong double-walled boxes, 10 label pouches, 1 roll of packing tape, 1 marker and 5 zip ties. The website also includes a page with helpful packing and storing tips and a live chat with a college boxes representative for any questions. Collegeboxes.com
Storing Your Stuff At a Friends Place
This is the cheapest option. If you have a friend who is willing to store stuff in their garage for the duration of the summer, this is definitely the cheapest and safest option. Make sure you give your friend a huge hug for saving you!
Public Storage Options
Another good option would be to rent a storage unit over the summer. In order to save money, it would be a good idea if you and a couple of friends went in on one. The closest one in Waltham is on Lexington Street which is less than five minutes away by car. This is a smart idea because instead of paying by the number of items you are storing, you pay depending on the size of the storage unit and the amount of time you are using it. Publicstorage.com