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Dorm Storage Tips for First Year College Students

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Are you starting your first year of college? Between your class schedule, extracurricular activities, and social life, there is a lot to get used to! Living in a dorm can be one of the most exciting parts of the college experience, but if you don’t stay organized and store your belongings properly, it can get a little messy! The team at SMARTBOX has compiled our top storage tips for even the smallest of college dorms.

Of course, if you need bigger storage solutions in the Maryland area, give us a call today at 301-683-6111.

Tip 1: Make a Packing List

There’s nothing worse than getting to college only to realize you left an important item all the way at home! In order to make sure all of your belongings make the journey to school with you, create a packing list and cross items off as they get packed.

Tip 2: Label Everything

When you carry a bunch of boxes and containers filled with your belongings into your dorm room, it can be difficult to distinguish what each box contains. By labeling each container, you’ll have a much easier time identifying where essential items are, which makes the unpacking process much easier.

Tip 3: Clean Up Every Week

No matter how organized you are on the first day of school, your belongings will eventually shift around as you use them—especially once those late nights at the library begin. By scheduling a certain time each week for cleaning and organizing, you’ll know where all your belongings are when you need them most.

Tip 4: Use Seasonal Storage Bins

What do we mean by seasonal? Simple: when it’s warm outside, keep your winter gear sealed in a container under your bed. Switch out clothing and shoes when the weather takes a turn for the colder. That way, your closet space will only be occupied by items you’re using.

Storage Solutions for College Students in Maryland Area

When it’s time to pack all of your belongings up, the team at SMARTBOX can provide portable storage solutions to ensure your belongings get from your home to school without a hitch. We even have temperature-controlled boxes for more valuable items!

Want to learn more? Call 301-683-6111 or fill out a contact form to schedule service today.

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