What to Store vs. What to Take Home This College Break

Feb 19, 2017

Moving away to college is an exciting and special time. However, just because you’ve moved away doesn’t mean you won’t return home to Mom and Dad’s. The majority of college students return home for winter and summer breaks. Dorms typically require students to completely vacate for summer – so what do you do with all of your stuff? Well, you may want to utilize summer storage and shipping with Collegeboxes® during your time away from campus! Find out how you can figure out what to store versus what to take home this college break.

Collegeboxes® provides summer and winter break shipping and storage services where they ship directly to your home and school. They also offer study abroad shipping and storage services. This allows you to easily transition through your school years while knowing your items are being taken care of. To make things easier and more convenient Collegeboxes® ships you a supply kit that features:

    • 5 double walled boxes (24”x 16”x 18”),
    • 1 roll of tape
    • 1 marker
    • 5 zip ties
  • 10 label pouches

This is an excellent starter kit that many college students opt for, as it is only $39.99 and takes care of most of what you will need. Whether you are an out-of-state student or you live ten minutes away, there are certain items that are ideal to keep in storage rather than bring home with you each break.

What to Store

Storage keeps your items secure and saves you money in the long run on shipping costs. Here are some things to consider when deciding what to store versus what to take home this year:

Items that are a great fit for storage: 

  • School supplies
  • Room décor
  • Bathroom items
  • Kitchen items
  • Bedding sets
  • Cleaning utensils
  • Large coats/seasonal clothing
  • Microwave and/or mini fridge
  • Bike
  • Futon or small chairs

Have more questions on what you can and can’t store?  Click here to find out more information about Collegeboxes® and how your university is serviced.

What to Take

When going back home, there are some belongings you won’t want to forget. These will typically be your day-to-day usage items or valuables. There are also some items that are not allowed in storage due to safety precaution such as liquids, perishable items, or hazardous materials. It is important to note these items so that the process of shipping and delivery of your items remains a smooth transition.

Items you should take with you:

  • Clothing
  • Important papers
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Medicines
  • Electronics
  • Perishables

If you find yourself wishing to visit the items that you have put in storage, you’re free to do so. You will need 72 hours of advanced notice to access your items during normal business hours. This feature of Collegeboxes® gives you peace of mind, knowing that if you need to pick up or drop off an item, you can do so at almost any time.

How do you get your items home during school break? Share with us in the comments below!


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