As a college student, you may feel like you don’t have that many possessions. Your apartment or dorm was furnished, so you didn’t need to worry about a bed, couch, or desk. Since you move so frequently, there’s no need to worry about home decor like curtains or wall art. Instead, you have a few photos that you like to hang up. So when you find out that you’ve been offered that great internship, you aren’t worried about packing up and moving to a new city for a few months. But as you start packing, you find that you had more books than you thought, and that your winter clothes take up a lot of space. Before you leave town, consider renting an Arlington self-storage unit.
Renting a Unit
Unlike renting a car, a rented storage unit can be done by anyone over the age of 18. It is a relatively easy process, too. You will need to bring along a form of identification, along with a method of payment. You will need to sign a contract before you can begin moving in. Contracts are usually simple and straightforward. Be sure to read through it carefully before signing, though, in case you have questions or aren’t comfortable with the terms. Make sure that you know how long the lease will be. Some units are rented on a monthly basis, while others are rented in longer sets of time.
Finding a Unit
Finding the right storage unit is important. Your options may be somewhat limited due to your budget or your ability to travel there. However, with a bit of time and effort, you can find a great facility to suit your needs, despite any limitations you may have. To make your search easier, know what kind of unit you need. Start by making a list of what you need your unit to have. Maybe you just want a simple unit to hold your books. If you are also going to be storing a car, you need to look for a unit that offers climate control.
Check for Safety
To help narrow down your options, you should take some time and visit each facility. First, cross off any places that are in unsafe neighborhoods. If you don’t feel comfortable going there, you will constantly be worried about your stuff. Next, make sure that the entire storage facility is fenced in and has adequate lighting. Finally, ask to see the Arlington self-storage unit that will be assigned to you. Look for any signs of damage, such as dents in the door, a lock that’s hard to operate, or leaking water. These extra safety checks will give you peace of mind while you’re working hard at your internship.