Student Self-Storage Units
EZ Storage makes college life a breeze! You can store your dorm room furniture for the summer, store everything that doesn’t fit in the dorm during the semester, or store what doesn’t fit on the plane for your year of studying abroad. Our goal is to make self-storage an easy and stress-free experience so you can focus on what matters most, your education.
Benefits of College Storage
Taking advantage of student self-storage options in college offers a number of major benefits, including:
- Additional Space. When you’re living in such a limited space, you don’t exactly have the room that you need to store winter clothes, dishes, or some of your personal belongings. Rather than having to send these items back home or figure out a trip to drop them back off at the parent’s house, investing in a storage unit is a fantastic option.
- Easier Moves. Moving in college is a struggle, which is exactly why finding a solution that makes seasonal moves easier is a must. A storage unit is a fantastic way to keep students from having to move their belongings to and from, over and over.
- Shared Space and Cost. Every additional cost can be overwhelming as a college student, which brings us to another benefit of utilizing a storage unit: the opportunity to share the space and the cost. Roommates can rent this space together and use it to store shared items or for the months where they need to move out.
How to Save Money Using Self Storage
For many college students, it can be a challenge to come up with the money to pay for a storage unit. By renting a unit with friends or roommates, you can split the cost while also creating more space in your dorm or apartment.
If you’ve lived in a residence hall for a semester but are now moving into an apartment with friends, you may have certain things that won’t fit in your new room but that you don’t want to get rid of. Instead of trying to find space in the house or apartment, bring them to EZ Storage! Your roommates can also bring some of their extra stuff, and you can rent a unit for as long as you need.
Pricing of Storage Units for Students
Our smallest units, which will typically fit a college student’s needs, start as low as $60 per month, depending on your location. Plus, if you know you’ll be studying abroad for an entire year, you can take advantage of even cheaper yearly rates.
Flexibility of Payment Options
The last thing you want to worry about while you’re studying abroad or tackling your summer job is whether or not you paid your storage unit rent. That’s why EZ Storage makes it, well, easy to pay your bill online, set up a recurring charge or auto pay, or even send a check via the mail. Plus, with our monthly leases, it’s easier than ever to stay as long as you need and pay exactly what you’re comfortable with.
Appropriate Storage Unit Sizes for College Students
If you live in a dorm room, chances are you don’t have to worry about moving any furniture. The bed, desk, and dresser stay in the room, so all you have to store are your clothes, your electronics, and maybe some school supplies. You’ll probably only need a small storage unit, such as our 5’x5’ option. If you have things, such as electronics, that need to be stored at a certain temperature during the winter months, be sure to ask about our climate-controlled spaces.
For more information about storage unit sizes, check out our self storage unit size guide.
Self Storage vs. Moving Everything Home for Summer Break
If you live in the dorms and have to move out at the end of each year before you go home, you probably don’t want to haul everything with you, and a storage unit can be a great solution. You can rent a unit for one or two months, and your things will be safe and sound until the fall semester starts. You might only have a few hours to get home, or you might have to fly, but you’ll be able to rest assured that your belongings are secure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, we’ve brought together some answers to a few frequently asked questions about student storage.
How much does a storage unit cost?
The average price of a storage unit in the US is around $110 per month, though this price will vary depending on location and availability. You can also find great deals for discounts and free months if you do a little bit of research.
How can I save space in my college dorm?
There are a number of things you can do to save space in your college dorm room, including using multi-use furniture, taking advantage of vertical space and under-the-bed storage, and organizing your closet to guarantee you’re getting the most out of it.
How do you store college stuff over the summer?
Specific universities may not allow students to store things in their dorms over summer break. If your college or university doesn’t, it’s easy to find a self-storage solution that works for you — and since you’ll only be using it for a few months, it won’t be too expensive.