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Tips for Packing up Your College Dorm

park in Boston, MAWhether you’re moving out for the summer or for good, packing up your college dorm can be a bittersweet experience. Though classes are finally done and you no longer have to worry about finals, deadlines, and that 8 AM chemistry class, it’s also time to say goodbye to friends, professors, and the area you’ve come to call your second home.

When it’s time to pack up your dorm room contents, following these tips can help make the process easy and hassle free.

Know Where Your Stuff is going

If you find that you’ve accumulated more than would fit in your parents’ basement, finding a storage facility for your belongings can be extremely beneficial. OnDemand Storage is one of the leaders for self-storage in Boston and we’ll keep your entire belongings safe over the summer break. We’ll even pickup and delivery your items for you and you can take out whatever you want whenever you need it.

Start Packing Early

It may sound like a pain, but packing your belongings much earlier than you think necessary can save you a tremendous amount of time. If you have items that you know you won’t need in your last two or three weeks of the semester, such as extra clothing, décor, and overstocked toiletries, pack them up ahead of time. Doing so will cut your last minute packing time in half, so you can be stress free while moving out.

Utilize your Meal Points

Leaving behind a bunch of food and drinks can potentially get you fined for ants and bugs over the summer. Eat what you have and throw out anything that you don’t plan on bringing home with you. If you signed up for a meal plan with your college, now is the time to make use of any leftover points you may have. Not only will you ensure your dorm isn’t full of food come move-out time, but you’ll save yourself a couple bucks by utilizing your meal plan over a cram-session pizza order.

Benefits of Storage With Pick Up

There are far more than three Benefits of storage with pick up, but for the sake of this blog we’ll leave it to three, I don’t to keep you here all night.

  1. No Renting or Borrowing a Truck –  Nobody likes driving a large truck, it’s a stressful and anxiety inducing experience. We’re used to driving around in our sedans (maybe an SUV) and then all of a sudden we’re expected to a load a giant rental truck full of our valuables and maneuver it up to a service door so we can unload it?  The only scenario worse than renting a truck is asking a friend to borrow their truck! Borrowing something only

    Don’t get stuck driving one of these! Let ODS do all the work for you.

    adds more stress because it’s always uncomfortable to ask a friend to for something they made need for their job.

  2. Lifting Heavy Objects – Everyone has lifted something and then felt their back immediately tighten up knowing the next two weeks are going to be full of back stretches and heating pads. “On-demand” style storage is storage with pick up at the customers home. This means we come to your home, do all the heaving lifting/ loading and whisk your items away to be stored until you need them.
  3. No Searching for a Storage Unit – You know what they say in real estate…location, location, location! That statement has never been less true than with OnDemand Storage. We pick up your storage and bring it to our secure facility – this completely nullifies the relevance of location. Your storage unit is with you 24/7/365 accessible from any mobile device, tablet, or desktop so you never have to search for a convenient location ever again. Just one quick click or call and your belongings are on their way back to you!