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College leases can leave students in need of portable storage

Many college students end up throwing things away because they don't have a place to store them.

Many college students end up throwing things away because they don't have a place to store them.

A number of college students move into off-campus apartments for at least part of their time at school. But the leases they sign sometimes leave them with no place to live at the end of the year, the State News reports.

One Realtor told the paper that he often gets questions about students wanting to stay past the expiration date on their lease, move in early or simply store their belongings in a new location before they officially move in.

"It's really kind of a bummer because all of the landlords have the leases expiring during finals week or sooner," graduate student Laurin Katzenstein told the paper. "Everyone pretty much is going to be homeless for a time."

Without a way to store their things, the paper reports that many students throw away a number of items, even though they still may be useful.

After graduation, an increasing number of college students are choosing to move home, according to the Boston Globe. A survey by Collegegrad.com earlier this year found that 80 percent of recent graduates moved home in 2009. That represents a 19 percent increase compared to the survey results from 2006.ADNFCR-3450-ID-19927467-ADNFCR