The College Student's Guide to Moving In and Out of Southern Utah Dorms

Published on 1/21/2024

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Moving and storage is often part and parcel with college life, especially in areas like Southern Utah with lots of students scrambling for housing solutions between semesters. The process can be exciting, but also daunting, with many students and helper parents feeling overwhelmed by the deadlines and logistical concerns. And for big events like study-abroad programs, simple storage may be the easiest solution, rather than juggling contracts and belongings while a student is out of the country. Here are a few tips to make these kinds of transitions as smooth as possible:

Plan Ahead

Start planning your move weeks in advance. This will give you time to fully consider your needs and to sort and pack and decide what will go with you, what stays, and what can go into storage. The weather around St George and Washington can be unpredictable (remember all that rain last spring?), so check the forecast and plan accordingly to avoid moving in extreme conditions.

Sort and Label

Be strategic about what you take to your dorm. Space is limited, so prioritize essentials. Use clear, stackable storage bins for things like clothing, supplies, and personal items. Make sure to label your bins with your name and the contents, making the move-in and move-out process easier.

Use Storage Services

For belongings you won’t need until the next semester or during a study-abroad period, consider a local self-storage solution. We think our new micro-storage lockers, available at just $20 per month, are a perfect solution that will likely fit college students’ belongings and budgets.

Share the Space

If you need more space or have a tighter budget, think about sharing the self-storage unit with a friend or roommate. That way, you can split the bill and have space for everything you both need to store.

Moving in and out of dorms can be a hassle, but it doesn’t need to add stress to an already busy time. With some planning, the right packing strategies, and the use of reliable self-storage solutions, you can make your college transitions as seamless as possible.