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Self storage is a great college storage option for students through the school year as well as during the summer months. For students, as belongings accumulate during the college years, the amount of actual storage space dwindles, forcing students to be very creative with dorm or apartment storage solutions.

Georgetown University Storage Solutions

Going away to college is a time of adjustment for new students. One of the biggest adjustment for students is moving into a residence hall and learning to live in close quarters with one or multiple roommates.  It is also a challenge to fit all of your everyday “stuff” into the space.

Howard University Storage Solutions

Short on storage space in your dorm room or college apartment? Check out this post for the top reasons Howard University students can benefit from a storage unit rental!

Summer Storage for College Students

As the spring semester draws to a close, it's time to start thinking about packing up for whatever opportunity awaits you during the summer. Whether you're heading to a new city for a dream internship, returning to your hometown to take courses at a local community college, enjoying travel overseas or planning some other adventure, you'll need to consider what you'll do with your belongings. For some students, packing up their dorm room and carting all their belongings back home isn't a practical solution. Instead, storage units for college students are a convenient and affordable solution. Follow these simple college student storage tips to make packing and storage simple.

Stevenson University Storage Solutions

The first few weeks of freshman year for college students require a lot of adjustments and challenges. One of the biggest challenge for new students is getting used to living in a dormitory with one or more roommates. Dorm rooms are usually very small, some averaging 300 square, so space needs to be optimized. Small dorm rooms mean very little storage space per student.

Looking for Tips on Storing Your Belongings?

Explore our solutions tips below to get tips and advice on how to properly store your belongings.

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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!