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American University Student Storage

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January 31, 2018


5 min

College Student

Storage Tips for American University Students

Each spring American University students have to pack up their dorm room or apartment to move home. Instead of packing items to go back home to take up space in a basement or garage; a great college storage idea would be to consider renting a self storage unit for the summer break. A storage unit rental will allow you to keep your items close to campus where they will be waiting for you once the school year starts back up again.

About American University

American University is located in Northwest Washington D.C. on Nebraska & Massachusetts Avenues at Ward Circle. There is also a smaller campus one mile away in Tenleytown, predominantly used for housing students during a summer internship program. The college was established in 1893, but the trustees took 30 years to gather funds and the first class of students didn’t start until 1914. The campus was used for military testing and training during World War II and was the birthplace of the chemical weapons program and performed testing for modern camouflage techniques. The present structure of the university started in 1949 including adding schools of business, technology, communication and international service. American University has earned a reputation as one of the best schools in the United States for international relations, government and political science.

College Student Storage Solutions

College students can place their items in a storage unit where they can easily be accessed when they’re needed. These items would include linens, pillows, comforter, plates, glasses and other kitchenware, books, binders and folders and winter clothes. Placing college apartment furniture such as couches, dressers, mattresses and tables is also a great idea.

Our self storage facilities will offer month-to-month rentals that are perfect for college student storage. Our storage facilities also have storage unit specials, making renting a storage unit a very affordable solution. Storing your personal belongings in a self storage unit gives you peace of mind that your belongings are safe and secure and ready to be used again when school starts up in the fall. In some cases, storing the items in self storage could be a much better solution for the student if they don’t have a way to transport their belongings back and forth from home to school.

American University Self Storage Solutions

ezStorage has a storage facility nearby American University in Bethesda, MD. Our storage facilities have a wide variety of storage unit sizing, perfect for any college student need. Our 5×5 storage unit is perfect for storing out-of-season clothing, old textbooks and other items that are not needed right now. Our 5×10 storage unit is ideal for storing larger pieces of furniture and any other larger apartment items.

Reserve a student storage unit with ezStorage today!

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5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' Storage Unit (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' Storage Units (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' Storage Units (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' Storage Unit (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' Storage Unit (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!