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University of Maryland Storage

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January 31, 2018


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University of Maryland Student Storage

Dorm rooms usually have limited space for one person, but add a roommate or multiple roommates and it can end up being quite the challenge. Multiple people can end up sharing a space that could be little more than 300 square feet! That leaves very little storage space for a student. University of Maryland students should consider renting a self storage unit to place additional items that they do not have room for in the actual room. University of Maryland students and facility can also utilize a storage unit if they are traveling out of the country for the semester or the school year or if they are working at a co-op position away from campus. Placing items in a storage unit while away will reduce the stress of moving belongings to and from home when you are not on campus. Most self storage facilities offer month-to-month rentals that are perfect for college student storage and the college student budget. ezStorage has college student storage solutions to help you store the larger items that you do not have space for in your dorm room or off-campus apartments. Storing your personal belongings in a self storage unit gives you piece of mind that your belongings are safe and secure.

University of Maryland students and faculty can rent storage units quickly and easily at ezStorage. The hardest part of the rental process is actually packing the belongings for storage and deciding what should be placed in storage and what should be taken with you! There are certain items that can easily be stored at an ezStorage facility near the University of Maryland campus. These items would include linens, pillows, comforter, dinnerware, pots and pans, books, winter clothes and furniture such as couches, dressers, mattresses or tables.

Storage Solutions at University of Maryland

ezStorage has two facilities that are just minutes away from the University of Maryland College Park campus. The Beltsville/College Park storage facility in Beltsville is an eight minute drive from the campus.

The Brentwood/Hyattsville storage facility in Brentwood is an eleven minute drive from the University of Maryland. All of the facilities are also accessible by public transportation via the MTA (Maryland Transit Administration) bus system. The university is also served by the Camden Line of the MARC train, which runs between Baltimore and Washington D.C.

University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is a public research university in College Park, Maryland, eight miles from Washington D.C. It was founded in 1856 as the Maryland Agricultural College. The state of Maryland took control of the school in 1916 and renamed it Maryland State College. In 1920, the school merged the Baltimore business facility and the College Park location to become the University of Maryland. Today, the University of Maryland is the largest university in Maryland with over 37,000 students with over 26,000 undergraduate students and nearly 11,000 postgraduate students. It is known as a public school with an Ivy League quality of education.

University of Maryland offers 127 undergraduate degrees and 112 graduate degrees in 13 different colleges and schools. The campus of the University of Maryland is known for its red brink Georgian style buildings. The 1250 acre campus has been designated as arboretum and botanical garden due to large amount of trees and special garden plantings. McKeldin Mall is the center of campus and where the majority of older buildings are located. The University of Maryland is also known for creating and promoting a campus sustainability program.

There are two main residential areas on campus: North and South Campus. These campuses are then divided into a total of seven residential communities. The North Campus has three residential communities with a total of 12 residential dormitories. South campus has 4 communities with a large amount of residential hall, upper-class dorms, and apartment style living facilities.

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What size home are you storing?

1 Bedroom Apartment

2 Bedroom Apartment

2-3 Bedroom House

4+ Bedroom House

Single Dorm Room

Studio Apartment

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!