Start Your School Year Off Right with Self Storage

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In Germantown, storage units and college students are natural partners – especially with a new semester just around the corner. Whether you're relocating from across the country or just across town here in Philadelphia, PA, nearby self storage can be one of the smartest moves you make all year.

Keep Everything Close

If you haven't thought about self storage options close to campus, take another look at the list of things you’ll have with you in your new dorm or apartment:

  • Sheets, blankets, and bedspreads
  • Towels, toiletries, and a shower curtain
  • Dishes, cups, and cutlery
  • Cleaning and laundry supplies
  • Enough clothes to last the semester
  • Furniture, electronics, and stacks of books

If there isn't room for everything, you can always buy what you need later. If you lease a storage unit, you’ll be able to keep all your stuff just a few blocks away from the new address.

Know Your Space

For whichever school you're headed for here in Philadelphia, PA (we have several), storage off campus makes the move easier. Check dorm room or apartment square footage ahead of time, and find out what kind of furnishings your new place does or doesn't provide. Use your pre-move research to sketch out a floor plan and work on different layouts. If you're sharing with a roomie, think about friendly, Feng Shui privacy options like curtain dividers. Know your designated space, and keep options open for different arrangements by keeping spare furniture in a storage unit.

Get It to Work for You

A storage unit works for you on so many levels. It's a great staging ground for moves in and out of dorms and apartments. Use it to park outdoor gear, stash seasonal clothes, and file important papers. Storage units are a perfect fit for busy student lifestyles, and they’re also easy on student budgets. Month-to-month leasing holds down costs and increases your mobility. You may even consider keeping your unit indefinitely for future moves between home and campus. With online account management and 24/7 access, you make your storage unit work for you while you work your way through another semester.

We Help You Make Smart Moves

You have plenty to do setting up a new home, so let us make everything a little easier. Our Germantown Safeguard Self Storage facility is located less than two miles from both the Philadelphia University and La Salle University campuses. We're just around the corner, with storage units ready and waiting for you to make your smartest move this year.

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