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Self Storage for College Students

Whether you’re looking for college storage during the school year as a way to get more space in your dorm room, or you need a short-term solution for storing belongings over the summer or during a semester abroad, Extra Space Storage can help you. Learn more about our self storage options for college students below!

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Common Reasons for Using College Storage

With small dorm rooms, having to move back and forth every year, or traveling for study abroad programs, it’s no wonder why college students use self storage. Here’s how self storage can help!

Lack of Space in Dorms

Though living on campus can be a fun college experience, dorm rooms do present unique challenges. Not only are they small with little to no storage space available, but there’s a chance you may have to share your room with one or more roommates. If you’re looking for ways to get more space in your dorm room, moving items you don’t need—like seasonal clothing or sporting equipment—to a storage unit can be helpful!

Summer Storage

Packing up everything from your dorm room to drive home over the summer and then back again in the fall can be a hassle. Instead of trying to overpack your car or renting an expensive moving truck to lug your belongings home, keep dorm room items in nearby self storage. That way, you can store all of your things close to your college campus so you don’t have to worry about the moving process come next school year!

Traveling or Studying Abroad

Getting the opportunity to travel or study in a foreign country is incredible, but what do you do with all of your stuff while you’re away? Instead of packing everything up and moving it home, consider renting a storage unit. Self storage has enough space to accommodate all of your dorm room furniture and belongings, and units can be rented on a month-to-month basis, so you can use storage for as little or as long as you need!

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College Self Storage Guide

Whether you’re looking for more space inside of your dorm, getting ready to study abroad, or needing summer storage, Extra Space Storage can help! Find out which amenities are best for college students and which unit sizes can best serve your needs.

Best Amenities for College Storage

If you’ve decided that self storage is the best option for your needs, the next thing to consider is which amenities you might need. Here are a few common storage features college students use!

Climate Control

Depending on where you go to school, you may need a climate-controlled unit. Climate control maintains a storage environment between 55 and 80 degrees year-round, which can protect temperature-sensitive belongings from extreme heat and cold in your area. Especially if you plan to store delicate items like musical instruments, electronics, or paper documents, climate-controlled storage is highly recommended.

Drive-Up Access

Have a lot of large, heavy furniture to keep in your student storage unit? Drive-up access makes unloading and loading your items easier. With this convenient feature, you can just pull your car or moving truck up to your unit for quick pick-ups and drop-offs. Drive-up units are also great for storing vehicles you don’t use frequently in a safe, enclosed garage-like space!

Vehicle Storage

Don’t leave your car or motorcycle unattended for long periods of time on the street or in long-term parking lots and garages on campus. With indoor, outdoor, and covered vehicle storage options, you can find the secure and affordable parking you need for your personal vehicle close to your university campus!


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