North Central College in Naperville, IL, is one of the many colleges and universities that are moving to a remote classroom model to teach their courses online in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. While some students remain in their dormitories, some have gone home to stay-at-home with family. It leaves everyone asking the same questions about if and when graduation ceremonies will be held. 

Gratefully, North Central College will hold a commencement webcast on Sunday, May 3rd with hopes to hold a real-time ceremony on campus, like many colleges across the country later this year. 

Come May, many students will undoubtedly be scrambling to find dorm storage plans when classes are over. Whether you’re a student who was fortunate enough to get home while it was still safe to travel or are sheltering-in-pace in your dorm room, we hope that you remain safe and healthy. 

Here are some college moving and storage tips that we hope will help you find the best temporary storage option and simplify the process during this challenging time.

CONTACT-FREE STORAGE RENTAL MADE EASY

Here at Metro, we are encouraging everyone to rent their storage units online through our mobile-friendly website to practice social distancing protocols. Here are just a few of the features at our Naperville and nearby (see below) storage facilities:

  • Naperville’s premier, state-of-the-art storage facility
  • 100% climate-controlled storage with industry-leading security features
  • Free 7-day storage hold with no strings attached
  • Easy online reservations
  • Storage counselors available to answer your questions
  • Climate-controlled and drive-up access units with 24-hour access
  • Vehicle parking with 24-hour access
  • A storage industry leader for more than 40 years!

Our newer Naperville storage facility includes features like ground-level units with convenient drive-up access units, and climate-controlled units starting  at 5X5. The security and safety of you and your belongings are important to us so all storage units are behind a well-lit, fully fenced perimeter with keypad access and 24-hour video surveillance.

UNIVERSITY STORAGE DISCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS NEAR NAPERVILLE’S HISTORIC DISTRICT

To help students with this unexpected need, Metro Self Storage in Naperville is offering special discounts, contact-free rentals, and online payment options. Keep in mind that you may need to store your stuff for several months, so factor that into your decision making. For example, with Metro’s online special discounts, you pay only $1 on the first month of student storage and then a discounted rate on the month-to-month rental fee. 

Metro Self Storage offers excellent customer service with professionally trained storage counselors on hand available to answer your questions and guide you through the contact-free student storage rental process and answer your questions should you need any help.

HOW TO KEEP STORAGE COSTS DOWN WHEN PACKING UP YOUR DORM ROOM 

You’ve probably heard this before but the first step of moving out of your dorm room is to declutter. Professional organizers everywhere recommend taking this step if you really want to keep your storage costs down. Less stuff means you’ll have an easier job of packing, loading and transporting your dorm room belongings. It really is okay to let go of anything that you don’t need in the foreseeable future – whether it’s sorting through old clothes you no longer wear, turning in university textbooks back to the library, or donating the extra college sports and hobby gear left behind by your roommates.

Keep in mind,  you have your whole life ahead of you to acquire things, so now is the time to live light and free. And yes, we will be able to travel again. 

TIPS FOR KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR STORAGE INFO

Once your all packed all that’s left is getting your stuff to your nearby storage facility located on Aurora Road in Naperville less than 10-minutes from Naperville College. Moreover, should you be back at home, Metro Self Storage has multiple locations in more than 14 states with many facilities newer or newly constructed like our Aurora Road storage facility in Naperville.

Another useful tip to keep track of your student storage is to snap a photo of your paperwork, then either give it to your parents to keep in their filing system or in a place where you can find it easily in the future. Another handy trick is to cc yourself on all emails about your storage rental with a subject line that says “Storage.” 

Remember to save your local Metro store number along with the (888) GO-METRO (888-466-3876) in your phone contacts.

COLLEGE MOVING AND STORAGE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS

Some universities are allowing students to visit their dorm to collect their belongings only during specific pick-up times. Other schools continue to allow students to continue to live in their dorms while following COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, washing hands frequently, and wearing a protective face mask.  

While North Central College in Naperville, IL University officials will continue to post updates on the evolving situation, students can visit: https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/news/2020/02/27/important-covid-19-information.

One more note about safety: In these uncertain times, it’s crucial to avoid the temptation of hugging your friends. While your friend group may feel safe or maybe even think you’ve already had the Coronavirus, you never know who your friends are going home to – an elderly grandparent or maybe a sibling with an underlying health condition. So keep in mind, air hugs all around!

Besides offering conveniently located storage in Naperville’s Historic District, you’ll find our Batavia location less than 12-miles from North Central College to the northeast and our West Chicago facility only 10-miles from North Central College. 

Rent or Reserve student storage near North Central College online by clicking the links below today!

Metro Self Storage
3103 50th St
Naperville, IL 79413
602-842-6999

 

Metro Self Storage
500 N Kirk Rd
Batavia, IL 60510
630-326-3225

Metro Self Storage
1205 S Neltnor Blvd
West Chicago, IL 60185
331-465-5282

As we work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, we continue to follow updates and guidelines suggested by the CDC, Health Department, and other appropriate agencies. Learn more here.