Greensboro, NC University Storage

Krista Diamond | March 21, 2016 @ 6:31 PM

Did the end of your lease sneak up on you and now you’ve got an apartment’s worth of stuff and nowhere to put it? Did you invest all of your savings in pizza and beer and now you’re not sure you can even afford a storage unit? Did you somehow accumulate a disturbing amount of those free t-shirts they’re always giving out at campus events? Don’t panic; we’ve got your back. Here are some things to consider as you figure out your student storage needs in Greensboro:

Living in the Dorms Doesn’t Mean Leaving Everything Behind

At The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the 17,000 students that make up the campus have 17 on campus housing options. Don’t worry, not all 17,000 of them are being crammed into 17 buildings; only 33% actually live on campus. This means that storage facilities are spread across the city, so if you’re opting for an off-campus apartment, you should choose where your unit is based on what neighborhood you live in rather than just searching for space that’s aimed at students. If you’d prefer the dorm experience, remember that living in a space the size of a storage unit might make you want to rent one. Make sure you get in touch with your roommate before you move in together so that you can get an idea of how much precious dorm room real estate they’re looking to take up. If you’re both from out of state or you both have massive shoe collections that you absolutely must bring with you to Greensboro, consider going in on a storage unit together. Determine which items belong in your closet and which belong in your storage unit and pack accordingly.

You Might Need a Storage Unit While You Study Abroad

You love your friends, but you can’t count on them to take care of your belongings during your semester long stay outside of the country (or you can, but you might suffer the beer-soaked, heavily damaged consequences). Even if you’re not so keen on leaving the US, you might want to take advantage of an internship at some point, and that internship might require you to live away from Greensboro for the semester. Unless you want to pay rent for a room in an apartment that you won’t be staying in, we recommend subletting your spot and getting a storage unit instead. It’s much, much cheaper, and if you happen to live in a house that’s prone to social gatherings, you won’t have to worry about your stuff getting messed with. And with more than a dozen facilities that offer online bill pay, you can manage your payments from all over the world.

Your Major or Favorite Student Organization Might Come with Extra Stuff

You already know that college is the time to find yourself, but have you ever thought of what that might specifically mean for you? Maybe you’ll develop a passion for lacrosse, painting or rock climbing. Whatever college you attend in Greensboro, and whatever you get involved in, you shouldn’t be limited by your space. You might find that you want a unit for all of that sports gear during the off-season. Think of your storage unit as a locker. It doesn’t have to be huge. It can actually just be big enough to fit a few extra supplies for that class you’re taking or that club you’ve recently joined. If you’re worried about compromising the quality of something special like a first edition novel or a bottle of wine you got while studying in France, consider specialty self storage.

Summer in Greensboro Means Climate-Controlled Units

If heading home for summer break means somewhere besides Greensboro, you may consider storing your things rather than bringing them back and forth. Keep in mind that summer temperatures in Greensboro can reach the upper 80’s. Factor in that classic southern humidity and things can feel pretty toasty (and pretty sticky). So what does that mean for your storage unit? Well, it depends on what you’re storing. If you’re stowing away a bunch of furniture, you’ll want to take special precautions with leather items which can be adversely affected by the heat. If you’re storing any kind of special projects like canvases with paint, you’ll want to factor in the humidity. Things like clothing and textbooks should be fine. That trusty bike that gets you around campus should be okay too. Storing a computer or some other electronics? You definitely don’t want to take any chances. Luckily, there are 15 storage facilities in Greensboro that offer climate-controlled units, so you can enjoy your summer break without sweating the status of your stuff.

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