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January 31, 2018


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Freshman year for college students is a year of challenges, adjustments and fun experiences. One of the biggest challenges for new students is getting used to sharing a dorm room with one or more roommates. Dorm rooms are usually very small, some averaging only 300 square feet. Small dorm rooms mean that every type of storage opportunity must be optimized. McDaniel College students should consider renting a self storage unit to store those items that will not fit in the space allotted in the room.  A self storage unit is a terrific year round student storage solution for extra furniture, bedding, books, athletic equipment and seasonal clothing. Renting a storage unit is a great place for McDaniel College students and faculty to store their belongings, either short-term or long-term, if they are interning or working at a co-op position away from campus.  Placing belongings in a storage unit while away will lower the stress of moving belongings to and from home when not on campus. ezStorage offers month-to-month rentals that are perfect for college students on a budget.  ezStorage self storage facilities offer state-of-the-art security systems giving students the peace of mind that their belongings are safe and secure while in storage.

McDaniel College students and faculty can quickly and easily rent a storage unit at two ezStorage facilities that are near the Westminster, Maryland campus. ezStorage has a variety of storage unit sizes from 5’x5’ to 10’x30’ to cover any student’s storage needs. Depending on the size of the rented storage unit, students can place belongings ranging from books to loveseats in their storage unit. Storage units are perfect for storing excess furniture, kitchenware, seasonal clothing, mattresses and books.

Storage Solutions for McDaniel College Students

ezStorage has two storage facilities near the McDaniel College campus that offer a variety of storage solutions. The Westminster facility is a nine minute drive from the campus. The Owings Mills facility in Owings Mills is a twenty seven minute drive from McDaniel College.

About McDaniel College

McDaniel College is a private independent liberal arts college and university located in Westminster, Maryland, thirty minutes from Baltimore. The college has a campus in Budapest, Hungry. McDaniel College collaborated with the College International Budapest in 1994 to create the international satellite campus in Budapest, Hungry. McDaniel College was established in 1867 as Western Maryland College. It was the first co-educational institution south of the Mason-Dixon Line and among the first co-educational colleges in the country.  It was renamed in 2002 to honor alumnus William Robert McDaniels who gave over 65 years of alumni service to the college.  The college is on 160 acres with 70 buildings including the historic Baker Memorial Chapel with the 113 foot steeple that can be seen for miles. Currently, there are 1,669 undergraduate and 624 masters students attending McDaniel College.

McDaniel College offers bachelor degrees in over 60 undergraduate majors as well as 20 graduate programs. In 2002, the college created the McDaniel Plan, an innovative program which allows students to make their own education choices including general education classes, major programs, electives, international studies and internships. There are 3 residence halls on campus: Daniel MacLea Hall, Rouzer Hall and Whitfeford Hall.  First year students are required to live on campus. Currently, over 80% of undergraduates also live on campus. There is also off campus housing near the Westminster campus.

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What size home are you storing?

1 Bedroom Apartment

2 Bedroom Apartment

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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!