In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, colleges and universities across the country, just like Texas Tech in Lubbock, are teaching their courses online, with some even going as far as closing dormitories. 

As a result, students will be scrambling for new housing, travel, and dorm storage plans when classes are over. Whether you were 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. 

You may be wondering: When will I be allowed to move out of my dorm room? and, What do I do with all my stuff? 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.

LUBBOCK STORAGE DISCOUNTS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

To help students with this unexpected need, Metro Self Storage in Lubbock 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 has professional storage counselors on hand available to answer your questions and guide you through the contact-free process and answer your student storage questions should you need any help.

Click the nearest location to get your contact-free storage rental started: 

Metro Self Storage
3103 50th St
Lubbock, TX 79413
806-412-1805

Metro Self Storage
131 West Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
806-370-7852

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

The first step of moving out of your dorm room is to declutter. In other words, get rid of as much stuff as possible. Doing this will not only help keep your storage costs down but will also make loading and transporting your belongings a little easier. So it’s okay to let go of anything that you don’t need in the foreseeable future – whether it’s turning in textbooks or donating clothes you no longer wear.

Some organizing experts advise college students to be ruthless – you have your whole life ahead of you to acquire things, so now is the time to live light and free. Yes, we will be able to travel again. 

TIPS FOR KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR STORAGE INFO

Once your all packed – Congratulations! – all that’s left is getting your stuff to your nearby storage facility. Metro Self Storage is located in more than 14 states and has two Lubbock storage facilities to meet your needs. You’ll find us less than 2 miles from Texas Tech.

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

University campuses have changed practically overnight. For example, engineering departments like Texas Tech University’s Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering has pivoted to help with the Pandemic. Engineering teams are using their time to create much-needed ventilators to aid the medical community.

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 Texas Tech University officials will continue to post updates on the evolving situation, students can visit the http://www.depts.ttu.edu/communications/emergency/coronavirus/ email: campuslife@ttu.edu or call: 806-742-5433.

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!

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 Lubbock storage facilities that make Metro stand out:

  • 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
  • Storage industry leader for more than 40 years!

Our Lubbock storage facilities include features like ground-level units with convenient drive-up access units, and climate-controlled units and sizes start 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.

Metro Self Storage
3103 50th St
Lubbock, TX 79413
806-412-1805

Metro Self Storage
131 West Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
806-370-7852