If your child has just gone off to college, you have probably visited his or her room a few times. Your house may feel a little emptier and that room is probably full of memories. Before you pack up their things and send them to storage, remember that your child will be back soon. In all likelihood, your college student will need a place to stay over the holidays and summer break. So, the question that arises is whether or not to turn that room into a spare room for visitors or to keep it preserved until your child is ready to move out for good.
Storing Your Child’s Belongings
If you decide to convert your child’s bedroom into a guest bedroom or office space, you will need a place for his or her belongings. If you don’t have a chance to go through the room with your child, you may want to hold off on donating and throwing out items. Instead, it is advisable to store the items in organized and clearly labeled containers. If you don’t have room for these boxes in closets, you may want to rent a safe, clean storage facility that is within reasonable driving distance. This way, anything your child wants will be easily accessible.
What to Do with the ‘College Stuff’
During the school year, your child has probably accumulated a room full of furniture, books, and belongings. Between each spring and fall semester, these belongings have to go somewhere. It is rare for college students to remain in the same room each year and most schools require students to move everything out until the next move-in date. Therefore, your home is about to fill up with dorm room items.
Depending on what you did with your child’s room, he or she probably won’t need the dorm furniture until the fall. This is another reason to consider a storage space. Most self-storage units can easily fit mattresses, desk chairs, sofas, televisions, and futons. Your child will probably appreciate it if you are able to make these arrangements before summer starts.
Security and Space
Renting a self-storage unit allows you to keep your home clutter-free while storing your college student’s belongings with care. Storing those items at the safe and secure SOTRBOX facility is a cost-effective way to protect your child’s belongings until he or she needs them again.