A mini storage is the perfect solution for whatever furnishings and belongings your college graduate brings home with them, and we can help you decide which mini storage unit is best for your needs. Read this article and then call Blue Mound 287 Self Storage for more answers.  Our number is (817) 439-1380.

What to do with all that accumulation?

If you have had a college grad already, you know what we are talking about.  If you have a college student currently, you will find out soon enough. Four years of college means four years of accumulating bean bag chairs, sofas, laptops, computer desks, secondhand chairs, kitchen pots and pans, and on and on.  What do you do with all of that STUFF?

You of course could have a garage sale and just get rid of it at the site, but what if your graduate is coming home and will soon be moving into an apartment?  Why get rid of things that graduate will need once again in an apartment? Wouldn’t it be better to store all that stuff until an apartment is secured?  It’s problems like these that make storage units such a good idea.  The fact that you can rent a storage unit by the month makes them very attractive storage solutions.

What size storage unit do you need?

Storage space usually begins with 5×5 units.  A 5×5 unit can handle a great amount of boxes considering the fact that the units are usually eight feet tall and you can stack boxes.  However, if you have a couch longer than five feet, you might have issues.  At Blue Mound you can find such a unit for under $50, making it a very affordable solution in a secure self storage facility.

The most popular size for college grads

Our most popular cheap storage unit for a college graduate is the 5×10. This is long enough to handle the longest couch, and large enough to store a full room of furniture and other belongings.

The next decision you need to make is climate controlled storage or no air conditioned storage.  If you live in an area of extreme summer heat, like in the south and southwest, we highly recommend you rent an air conditioned storage unit to protect against oxidation, especially if you are storing electronics, computers, televisions, and/or musical instruments.  The added cost is hardly worth mentioning, in the neighborhood of an extra ten bucks per month, and it is money well-spent if the stored items have any value whatsoever.

One added note: many storage facilities have storage spaces for cars, so if your grad is bringing home his/her vehicle, and has no place to park it, a storage unit is a good temporary solution.

You can find many solutions at a storage unit.  Our suggestion is stop by one nearest you and take a tour.  Ask your questions then, or call us and ask your questions over the phone. What is true of our facility, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, will be true of most storage facilities across the country.