Downtown Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, AK 99518
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3 Reasons College Students Need Storage Units February 21, 2019

3 Reasons College Students Need Storage Units, Anchorage, Alaska

The end of the college semester can be a stressful time of final exams, packing, and summer goodbyes. To make your move easier, consider investing in a convenient storage unit near campus. If you’re unsure how this rental would benefit you, consider the following ideas. 

3 Ways Storage Units Make Life Easier for College Students

1. Ensures Items Remain Safe During Breaks

Most college students change rooms or even dorms annually, which means they have to pack up all their belongings to ship home and bring back each year. If you live in off-campus housing with roommates whether for safety or necessity, you might not have control over who comes and goes from your living space. Instead of carting your items back and forth from home to school, invest in a secure storage unit. Putting valuables and other important belongings in a storage unit ensures your property will remain safe from vandalism, damage, or theft. Storage facilities have surveillance cameras and gated entry to ensure that your belongings stay safe while you’re away.     

2. Conserves Space in Cramped Living QuartersAnchorage-Alaska-storage-units

If you have a tiny apartment or shared dorm room, there might not be space to comfortably fit all of your belongings. Living in cluttered surroundings makes it difficult to concentrate on homework or entertain visitors. Placing off-season apparel and other items you don’t need immediately in storage for safekeeping will free up space in your place. 

3. Saves Money for Other Expenses

Hauling items to your college town each semester and then back home when the term is over is expensive. Hiring movers to transport your belongings or renting a moving truck to drive long distances could cut into your college funds. Renting a storage unit eliminates these costs. You can spend the money you saved on textbooks for school or making memories with your classmates.


Whether you need self-storage solutions for college, spring cleaning, or relocation, International Self Storage in Anchorage, AK, has options to accommodate your needs. The facility is kept clean to prevent pest problems and on-site managers guard the unheated and heated storage units to ensure clients’ belongings are protected. To inquire about sizes and availability, call (907) 563-3287. Check out the company’s website and Facebook page for news alerts. You can also contact their sister location, Dimond Mini Storage, at (907) 522-1443 or reach out online for unit options. 

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