If mini storage or self storage sounds too expensive, even when compared to replacing items, check the campus newspaper. Many colleges and universities offer discounts for storage facilities due to the popularity of the self storages. Checking with the facility itself, particularly those that are located near to campus, may yield other discounts as well. Some facilities offer move-in specials, specials for signing longer leases (a common option for students), first and last month free specials, discounts on packing supplies or moving trucks, and many also offer assistance with moving in and out of the unit. Take your student identification along in case of specials that require campus identification so that you do not miss something.