Keep Your Sanity: How Students Can Benefit from Affordable Storage

Posted on August 24, 2020

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Going back to school may look different this year. Learn how students can still benefit from clean, safe, and affordable storage when moving to Kelowna.

If you’re moving long-distance to attend a Kelowna post-secondary institution, such as UBC Okanagan or Okanagan College, or moving into a small dorm or residence, find out what you can do with those items that do not fit into your living space. See how renting clean, safe, and affordable storage at Space Centre Storage can help.


Always Bring the Weather With You 

The Okanagan is known to have extreme temperatures, from mid-30°C in the summer to -10°C in winter.  Students will need to bring appropriate clothing. The problem is that dorms or single residences don’t often offer a lot of closet space. A 4-by-4 ft. micro storage locker in Kelowna is the perfect solution, as it provides enough space for your parkas, boots, sweaters, and all your spring and summer gear.


Don't Forget your Toys 

Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley is considered a four-season playground. There is a ton to do here all year round. With the Okanagan Rail Trail outside the door at UBC Okanagan, gleaming lakes, world-class skiing, and stimulating hiking trails, students may want to consider bringing:

  • Mountain or road bikes
  • Cross-country or downhill skis
  • Stand-up paddleboards or kayaks
  • Hiking or climbing equipment 
  • Camping gear

Renting Kelowna storage units off-campus is one way to keep these items safe in a secure storage space, and readily available as the seasons change.


Other Things to Consider 

Most students take two to four years to finish their diploma or degree, meaning they may need to leave their accommodation during the summer months or if they make any other extended break. Securing an indoor storage rental unit is the best way to keep your belongings safe in the interim.


Moving with Your Roommates 

If you share rental accommodation with other students, one way to easily store and move all your furniture, appliances, and boxes is by renting a portable storage container. An affordable storage solution is a MI-BOX®. Available at Kelowna’s Space Centre Storage, all you have to do is arrange to have a container delivered to your residence (the unit fits into a standard-size parking lot). You and your roommates can fill the container up at your leisure. Then have Space Centre Storage pick the unit up for safe storage at its Kelowna storage facility until you are ready to have your belongings delivered before class starts again. 


For more information, read How Students Can Save Money and Create Space with Space Centre Storage’s Micro Storage Lockers.


Space Centre Storage offers everything students need to safely store their belongings, from secure micro storage lockers to various-sized storage units to portable storage containers. We also provide a free move-in truck with a driver within the Kelowna area. Contact us for more information and take advantage of our current deals.

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