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Packing Tips for Your Semester Abroad

As you prepare for your semester abroad, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the prospect of packing everything you need for your time away. Since you’ll be a flight away, it’s important to avoid overpacking. Follow these tips to pack exactly what you’ll need next semester without extra luggage fees!

Check the Local Weather

Checking the local weather is the easiest thing you can do to determine the type of clothing you will need. If you are going to a location known to be cold or mild for most of the year, packing mostly warm weather clothes will be a waste of space. If you are going somewhere warmer, you might not want to wear heavy jeans and hoodies every day. While you pack for your time away, pack a few outfits for warmer days and pack the rest of your clothes for the average weather for the duration of your stay. Make sure you have at least one outfit suitable for formal occasions that may arise during the semester, such as dances or presentations.

Pack Sturdy Walking Shoes

Between exploring your host city and traveling to nearby cities and countries, you will be doing a lot of walking during your semester away. That’s why it is important to make sure you have a pair of solid walking shoes that provide good support for extended periods of time. Depending on where you are traveling, the roads and sidewalks may have a lot of uneven surfaces, making flats impractical for your adventures.

 Utilize All Available Space

While abroad, you are probably limited to two suitcases and a carry-on bag. Since space is limited and you need to stay within the weight restrictions of air travel, it’s important to maximize the space used in your suitcase. Rolling shirts, pants, and casual dresses saves room in your bag, allowing you to fit more. You can make sure you stay within the weight limit by periodically checking your bag with a portable luggage scale. The scale straps to your bag’s handle and weighs the bag as it is lifted. This allows to you gauge the amount of space you have while avoiding additional costs. Packing additional socks and underwear never hurts, and they are small enough to fit into empty spaces between piles. In the off-chance your bag is lost in transit, make sure an extra pair of socks and underwear are in your carry-on.

Affordable Study-Abroad Semester Storage Near Your School

If you are traveling abroad for a semester and aren’t sure what to do with your belongings, store them near your school with OnDemand Storage! We provide affordable, virtual student storage across the country with easy pickup and delivery service, so you don’t need to worry about lugging your couch or bins to the unit! OnDemand Storage can be reached by calling (855)215-6617 or by filling out our online contact form.

Why Are Boston Self Storage Facilities So Expensive?

If you've rented a self-storage unit in Boston you've probably been frustrated by the extremely high cost, right? It feels like you’re overpaying for a dingy, dark, and inconvenient experience. We decided to dig deeper and compare the differences in price per square foot as well as difference in services between storage units in Boston and OnDemand Storage full service storage.

Service Comparisons

Traditional storage units Boston provide you with a space to put your extra stuff. It may be seasonal, full time, transitional, commercial, or one of a million other reasons. There is no question that everybody would benefit from some extra space in Boston especially with the small living situations most of us have. Aside from the additional space, self-storage units don’t offer much else. You still have to move your items yourself, keep an inventory, and travel to your unit every time you need something back (hopefully you have a big car).

storage units boston
storage units boston

OnDemand Storage provides you with convenient extra space in Boston but also provides additional services as well. OnDemand aims to make space in your home while making storage convenient and accessible to everyone. OnDemand provides pickup of your storage at your home and then whisks your items away to a climate-controlled storage facility. Once you need something back you’ll be able to log in to your virtual storage unit on your laptop or phone and see, manage, and request any item at any time.

Cost Comparison - 10' x 10' Storage Unit

Boston self-storage units are expensive. The average 10’ x 10’ unit in Boston costs $186/month. However, there is typically an automatic $15/month insurance costs bringing the total for the storage unit to approximately $201/month. Additionally, self-storage facilities notoriously increase unit rental expenses by 5%-10% semi-annually. Over long periods of time these costs begin to add up and it begs the question: given the lack of service, are storage units Boston worth the cost?

storage units boston
storage units boston

OnDemand Storage has two distinct features that are different. First, there are never have rental increases. Whatever price you sign up for our service at is your price for the duration of your storage, whether its one or twenty years. Secondly, we provide a baseline insurance of $.60/lb of storage for free. If you want to purchase additional insurance you have the option during the easy sign up process. Lastly, the OnDemand 10’ x 10’ storage unit Boston costs $150/month. Pickup costs $30/hr/specialist. The average pickup takes one hour and requires two pickup specialists and is a one-time cost.

If you’re looking for storage units in Boston you’ll save up to 25% when using OnDemand. Choose convenience and cost savings when you store with ODS.