Here Are Three Post-Christmas Break Self-Storage Tips

January 21, 2019

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Outside of summer break, there isn’t a better time of the year for college students than Christmas break. Some students have almost two months off, giving them the opportunity to get some much-needed rest and spend some time with family. However, coming home for Christmas also means that you might come back to campus with a lot of stuff. Whether it be Christmas gifts or Mom’s provisions, many students come back with at least a few care packages.


Living in a dorm, college students know how hard it is to find storage space. In today’s blog post, Affordable Family Storage in Jefferson City will give college students a few self-storage tips for your post-Christmas break move-in.

  1. Don’t Wait To Move Items

When it comes to clutter, you can almost always point back to laziness as what started it. Rather than cleaning up that closet before it is full of junk, you throw in a few more things. Before you know it, a once clean area is cluttered and requires a cleanup. The same applies to moving items into storage. When you come back to campus with a care package, organize it quickly and move other things into storage before it becomes a problem. This can include old textbooks or even outdated items.

  1. Get Rid Of The Junk

You shouldn’t visit your self-storage unit very often during the semester, so when you do, take the opportunity to get rid of any junk that you might not need. Things that you might have wanted to keep the last time you visited your storage unit might seem like junk now. When you get back from Christmas and start moving things into storage, find things that you don’t want to keep anymore and clear some space in your self-storage unit.

  1. Swap Items With Parents

It might be too late to do this in 2019, but when you head back home during spring or summer break, take some things that you can leave with your parents. This will leave room for the care packages and items that your parents will send back to campus with you. Essentially, you can trade certain items with your parents. If you have clothes you won’t be wearing, bring them back to your parents and let them give them away to friends or family. If you borrowed some kitchenware, take the opportunity to return it. This will clear out space in your dorm and, subsequently, in your self-storage unit.

Contact Affordable Family Storage For More Self-Storage Tips

If you are looking for a way to optimize your self-storage ability as a college student in 2019, a storage unit is the way to go. For more information on the units offered by Affordable Family Storage, give us a call at (573) 240-8668 or contact us online today.

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