Starting at a university is hard enough without having to worry about cleaning out your room, figuring out what kind of things you’ll need to take to school, and fear of leaving precious things behind because you don’t want your dorm room to be too full of stuff. Consider putting your stuff in a self storage facility near your university so you’re not “that guy” or “that girl”…you know, the one who no one wants to room with because you keep trying to fit your skis in your 115 square foot dorm room.
Too Many People, Too Little Space
The University of Michigan
is one of four major universities in and around Detroit. They have 43,651 students enrolled, and 97% of first year students live on campus. Although it’s a large university, it definitely does not have enough space to accommodate the storage needs of all of its inhabitants. What complicates things (in a good way) even more is the fact that there are students from 114 countries attending the university. With the plethora of international students and the fact that the vast majority of the student body lives on or around campus, there’s bound to be a need for local storage units. International students don’t have the luxury of going home on the weekends to grab something they may need for school during the week, so they need to bring everything they will and might need so they don’t spend a fortune on buying things that they could have just brought from back home. Instead, that money can be used to rent a storage unit. Luckily there are some storage facilities nearby so you won’t have to go too far. For starters, students attending the University of Michigan can look into Inn Storage
, which is generous enough to have specials for students
and is only 1.5 miles away from the university. That way you can live comfortably and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to do it! Not to mention, your walk to and from your storage unit will help you keep off the infamous freshman fifteen.
Your Major or Student Organization May Require More Than Your Time
Michigan has a plethora of colleges and universities that are nationally known for the brilliant minds they shape. It’s a hotbed for aspiring doctors and medical researchers, as well as for the tech savvy. They’re also have strong programs for those interested in a more creative degree. With such a wide variety of majors to choose from, you’re sure to have a need for some extra space. If you’re an art major, you may need storage space for your sculptures, pottery, canvases, paint sets, etc.
Even if your classes don’t require you to have room to place big, yet beautiful, objects in your room, you may be a part of a club or sport that may require you to do so. You can generally find storage units of multiple sizes so you’re only paying for what you need. If you’re a little confused about what to store or how to store it, take a look at these helpful tips on storage
If you know what that means, chances are you did a study abroad program in France... or Canada. Let’s stick with France since it’s more exotic and not a country that Michigan shares a border with. Enrolling in a study abroad program can be a bit tricky because you don’t want to pay rent for your apartment for the semester you’re gone, but you also don’t want to be constantly moving your things (in essence, living the gypsy life). A cheaper and much more convenient alternative is to put your things in a storage unit. Most storage facilities offer month-to-month leases so you don’t have to worry about being tied into a long lease. If you end up being away for a long time, you should also consider storing in a climate-controlled
unit so you don’t have to worry about the weather impacting electronics, wooden furniture, or other weather-sensitive items you may have stored. Luckily for Detroit, humidity isn’t much of a problem so there’s not much of a danger of mold. But honestly, it’s better to be safe than sorry when storing valuable items. Given that there are 16 storage facilities in Detroit (and more in the surrounding suburbs), we’re sure that you’ll find a facility that has everything you’re looking for in a unit.