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A Guide to Storage for College Students

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Are you looking for help moving out of your college dorm? Look no further! Boombox's full service storage solution makes storage easy so you can start enjoying your summer. Check out our guide to summer storage.

Toss, Move, or Store?

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Moving out of your dorm room comes with the inevitable question - What do I do with all my stuff??? It may seem like a daunting task, but look at it as an opportunity to get organized and start the summer off feeling good. Over the course of the semester, you've probably accumulated more stuff, so make sure to go through your items and figure out what you want to toss, store and bring home.

We recommend creating three piles to start the process off right. As you're going through your stuff start categorizing your items as either toss, store, or bring home. This will ensure you'll be able to travel home more easily since you'll have less stuff weighing you down. Not to mention it feels good getting rid of those items that are more clutter than anything else. Just ask Marie Kondo : )

Once you've gotten your items organized you're ready to start the move out process. Drop off any items that need to be donated or thrown away, load all your items into your suitcases that you are bringing home, and call a San Francisco storage company to help with storing your items for the summer.

Home Items and Dorm Items

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If you want to make your parents happy, then consider not bringing home your entire dorm room. Your parents will love you for it! If you know you have blankets and pillows at home there's no need to bring your college bedding back home. Make sure to store items these items. However, make sure you are mindful of items you might want to have over the summer. If you think you might want to play some tennis over the summer make sure you bring your tennis racket home.

Store it Properly

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Packing usually takes a back seat when you're saying final goodbyes and trying to get out of the dorm as quickly as possible, but adding just a little bit of effort goes a long way to making your move out as painless as possible.

Make sure to pick up sturdy storage boxes that hold up to the hodge podge of books, and dorm items you'll be using them for. Wrap any fragile items in bedding or other soft clothing items, if you don't have the time to pick up bubble wrap. And make sure to unplug your mini fridge the night before so it's thawed out and ready to be moved.

Packing properly is a great way to make sure your items are safe and secure for the summer months.

New Full Service Storage Solution

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If you are tired of self storage maybe it's time to consider what’s known as full-service storage, where the storage company manages the pick-up, storage and retrieval of your items. And wouldn't you know it, Boombox is one of those companies! We arrive at your location with our purple storage van and a team of movers itemize your items, apply unique barcodes to each item, photograph every item being stored and transport your items to our secure storage facility.

It'll make your move out process a breeze, and once the summer is over all you have to do is schedule a delivery appointment online and we will deliver your items directly to your new dorm room.

We know what you are thinking? For that kind of service it must be extremely expensive. Actually we are more affordable than most self-storage options in the San Francisco Bay Area and you don't have to hassle with moving your stuff at all. You can check out our storage unit prices by going to our pricing page.

If you don't want to deal with the pains of moving out of your dorm room, then let the storage pros at Boombox help you out!

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How does Boombox work?

Boombox arrives at your storage pick up location with a vehicle and a team of movers. We apply unique codes to each storage item, photograph every item being stored, and transport your items to our secure storage facility. Whenever you want one or more of your stored items, simply log in to your Boombox account, select what you need delivered, and schedule a return delivery. We’ll bring your items back to your door. You'll never have to hassle with a San Francisco storage unit again! And best of all our storage unit prices are better than most all San Francisco self-storage options.

What areas does Boombox serve?

Boombox proudly serves the San Francisco Bay area. For a complete map of our service area, check out our Locations Page. If you are looking for storage San Francisco, we are here to help. We pride ourselves on being the most afforable and convenient Bay area storage option around. Our service area extends from San Francisco down to San Jose and as far east as Oakland and Berkeley. Our storage units are perfect for anyone who doesn't want to hassle with a San Francisco Bay area storage unit. We do all the heavy lifting and will deliver your items right back to your door.

How does Boombox make sure all my items are returned to me?

During your initial pickup we apply barcodes to each item, and photograph everything so there is a record of what’s in storage and what condition it was received in. Within two days of your initial pickup your online inventory will be accessible. We will notify you when the pictures of your storage items have been uploaded. We take a picture of the outside of the box and upload the picture along with the description of each item or label you placed on the box. Once your online storage catalog has been uploaded please make sure to verify all the pictures of your items are there. Your items will always be organized and accessible. You'll never have to hassle with a San Francisco storage unit again.

How is Boombox different from self-storage?

San Francisco self storage can be expensive and aggravating. At traditional bay area self storage units, security is not guaranteed, and you have to do all the work. It’s up to you to pack and organize your belongings, and you have to remember what’s in your storage unit. That makes it really easy to lose track of what you have in your storage unit. Instead of choosing a grungy SF storage unit, choose Boombox's full service storage solution. In our unbiased opinion ; ) it's the best Bay Area storage option out there.

How does the storage pick up work?

Self storage with a pick up?! That's what we call full service storage. We meet you at your location with our killer purple storage van. Our team then loads the van and photographs and barcodes each storage item or box that will be stored. Within 48 hours, you’ll be able to log into your storage account and see your complete storage inventory! Our pick ups are available within our Bay Area Storage service area. We love helping San Francisco with their storage needs. Say goodbye to San Francisco self-storage for good!