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A Teacher’s Guide to Self-Storage

 
Hey, teachers: ever wish you had a little more storage space in your classroom? Or, have you ever wished your home wasn’t filled with all your school stuff every summer? Self-storage could be the solution for you.
 
While self-storage is a great way for anyone to store things they don’t currently need, teachers in particular can really benefit from renting out their own storage unit.
 
Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re considering using self-storage as a teacher.
 

You’ll get year-round storage.

 
Some teachers aren’t able to keep personal items (such as classroom decor, furniture, etc.) in their classrooms when school isn’t in session. If that’s the case, self-storage can provide a secure, out-of-the-way place to keep all those things until you need them again.
 

It’ll help with classroom organization.

 
Chances are, you have cabinets and drawers that are bursting at the seams, overflowing with papers, extra supplies, and so on. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that stuff out of the way until you really need it? With a self-storage unit, you can rotate your storage so that the only things taking up space in your classroom are the things you need immediately. Give yourself a little room to breathe!
 

You can get as much (or as little) space as you need.

 
Don’t think that you have to rent a giant storage unit for your single classroom. You can get small units that hold about as much as a small closet, so you won’t be wasting space (or cost) on a big unit you don’t need.
 

Temperature control is an option.

 
If part of your classroom collection includes valuable or delicate items (hello, music and art teachers!), you can get a temperature controlled unit to make sure they’re well protected from the elements.
 

Double-check security.

 
Every storage facility claims to have top-notch security. The best way to find out for yourself if a facility has the right security features for your needs is to go visit them on-site and ask. While you’re there, ask about the access you’ll have to your unit. Some places offer 24-hour access, while at others, access is restricted to certain times.
 

Think outside the classroom.

 
While a storage unit can certainly come in handy for all things classroom and teaching related, remember that you could utilize that same storage space for other things as well. Think: furniture you’re not using, off-season clothes and sporting goods, or everything you’ve been meaning to sell at that garage sale “someday.” Many people find that having a self-storage unit helps free up space in their homes, and it could do the same for you.
 
So next time you think, “I don’t have enough room for this!” remember, a great storage unit is just a phone call away.
 
If you’re looking for storage in the Phoenix area, be sure to consider Arizona Storage Centers. Our storage centers feature secure units in a variety of sizes, and we pride ourselves on our incredible customer service. Stop by one of our convenient locations today in Phoenix, Glendale, Deer Valley, Chandler, or Gilbert, or give us a call at 480-386-6022. We look forward to serving you!
 

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