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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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!

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.

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Why College Students Should Use Self Storage


How to Choose a Storage Unit

Find out which factors you need to consider when choosing a storage unit!

What You Need to Reserve a Storage Unit

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What Size Storage Unit Do You Need

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How to Pack and Organize Your Storage Unit

Learn how to maximize space in your storage unit plus tips for keeping it organized.

Storage 101

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Vehicle Storage

Whether you need personal or commercial vehicle storage, we offer enclosed units and outdoor parking spaces for vehicles of all sizes.

Climate-Controlled Storage Units

Learn about the benefits of using temperature-controlled storage to keep your sensitive items protected from extreme heat or cold.

Find Affordable Storage Units Near You

Extra Space Storage offers the best price on storage units. Our facilities are located throughout the U.S. to help you find storage that fits within your budget.