My husband and I are complete opposites. While I’m extremely organized, my spouse isn’t. He regularly scatters important documents such as credit card statements, car insurance bills, and pay stubs around our home. Because I worry about losing important papers, I’m constantly developing smart storage solutions for our documents. I keep some of our papers in a safe. I keep other items in a handy storage folder complete with tabs. I’ve labeled some of the tabs with the types of mail my husband and I receive regularly such as bills, retirement information, healthcare documentation, and sales papers. Another great option for storing mountains of paperwork is a rented storage unit. By housing important documentation in this type of storage facility, you can keep it out of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover some ingenious ways to store your pertinent documents.
Life as a college student is unlike anything else that you will experience in your entire life. Living in a dorm may be a requirement at the college you are attending, or it is something you want to do to save money. Either way, these spaces tend to be on the small side, and your bedroom may be shared. The fact that it is so small can make it difficult to get through all of the seasons that require different wardrobes. So, you may need to rent a storage unit to prevent your section of the room from getting cluttered. Since you are likely trying to keep your costs down in every way possible, you should look for ways to save money
Collaborate with Your Dormmates
Paying for a storage unit on your own is not ideal, especially if you do not need all of the space. The smallest units you will be able to find at most storage facilities are 5x5 foot. As long as you are not storing furniture, which you can easily avoid, you will still have room left over with a few of your boxes inside. Collaborating with your dormmates is the easiest way to maximize your overall savings. It is also worth getting a storage unit with friends that you end up making and who are going to the same school. It is crucial to make sure you only choose people who are willing to commit for so many months. The number is up to you, but you want to avoid a situation in which you have to pay the full rent on short notice.
Go Without Climate Control
Although you might like the idea of a climate controlled storage unit that is comfortable to access at any time of the year, you should skip this luxury for one that is outside. The difference in cost is just so substantial that it is worth passing up when a major priority of yours is saving money. It costs $75 to $140 for a 10x15 foot unit compared to a much higher $115 to $150 when the unit has climate control. You will also have an easier time getting dormmates or friends to get on board with sharing with lower pricing.
Going to college means you are going to have some inevitable expenses, but you do not have to settle for high storage unit rent when you are willing to get a little creative with your methodology.