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College Storage Solutions


August 20, 2015


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College Storage Solutions

Classes at universities and colleges in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas will be starting in the next two weeks! Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Howard University in Washington D.C., McDaniel College in Westminster and Morgan State University in Baltimore all start their fall semester classes on August 24th. University of Maryland Baltimore County(UMBC) in Catonsville and Towson University in Towson students start classes on August 26th. John Hopkins University  in Baltimore starts back the next day on August 27th. Many area universities start their classes on August 31st including the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, George Washington University in Washington D.C., Loyola University of Maryland in Baltimore, American Universit y in Washington D.C., Bowie State University in Bowie and Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. The last university in the area to head back to school is Georgetown University on September 2nd.

Storage Units for College Students

College students face a variety of challenges which are completely different than when they were in high school. Their freshman college year is full of new experiences, challenges and adjustments. One of the biggest challenges for college freshmen is adjusting to sharing a very small space with one or more roommates. Dorm rooms can be very small, some averaging only 300 square feet, so storage space needs to be optimized as much as possible. When there is little room for storage in a dorm, a great year-round college student storage solution is renting a self storage unit.  A self storage unit is a terrific year-round student storage solution for extra furniture, bedding, books, athletic equipment and seasonal clothing that does not fit in the small amount of space in a dorm room.

College Back to School Checklist

College students typically start off the school year with fewer personal belongings, but gather more “stuff” as the school year (and years) progress. ezStorage created the “Ultimate College Back-to-School Packing Guide” to provide college students and their parents a back to school checklist and storage guide.  The college dorm supplies list recommends under the bed storage bins, which are great out-of-the-way storage options. But, as students accumulates more items, they can run out of storage room sooner. Instead of having a cluttered dorm room, a great storage option is to rent a storage unit.

Most self storage facilities, including ezStorage, rent their storage units on a month-by-month basis, which is perfect for students who are on a budget. ezStorage facilities offer specialized state-of-the-art security systems and digital keypad gate and building access giving students the peace of mind that their belongings are secure while in storage. ezStorage has college student storage unit sizes ranging from 5’x5’ to 10’x30’ to cover any student’s storage needs.  Also, ezStorage offers climate controlled storage units, which can protect those special items which require a certain temperature range.

Start Storing Your Belongings Today!

ezStorage has storage facilities all throughout Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Northern Virginia. Find a location near you and reserve your unit from ezStorage today.

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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!