Student Storage: How to Manage Living in the Dorm with Self-storage

Posted on September 26, 2019

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Avoid a heavy load by placing textbooks and other dorm items you don’t need in self-storage.

With classes in session, there's no time to worry about what you’re going to do with your seasonal items or if you end up moving from the dorm between semesters. If your dorm room is already overloaded or you’re planning to study abroad for a while, see how affordable self-storage can help.


Eight Months, Three Seasons

A typical post-secondary term lasts eight months, which translates as three seasons and ever-changing weather and conditions. As most dorms offer little in the way of storage, it helps to have a secure place for bike storage and other seasonal items near campus. This way, you can easily access them when you need them.

For those students packing for the duration of their term, consider a 4-by-6-ft. storage space for items such as: 

  • Winter jackets, boots
  • Rain gear
  • Bicycles and ski equipment
  • Extra set of bedding (comforter, pillows, etc.)
  • Surplus of school supplies, textbooks
  • Small furniture or appliances (if dorm does not come fully furnished)


Sharing the Load

Friendships are inevitable once you enter university or college, and sometimes you meet someone or a group, you like enough to be able to share the load, and this includes renting a storage locker together.

An average-sized 5-by-8-ft. storage box can fit items by a group of students, including:

  • Boxes and bins
  • Bikes
  • Sports equipment
  • Single mattress, small bed
  • Bar fridge
  • Small dresser or desk


For the Spaces in Between

There may come a time when you may need to pack all your eggs in one basket. This is especially true if you are planning to study abroad or are leaving campus between semesters. Luckily, there are reasonably priced storage units in Kelowna for just that occasion.


Space Centre Storage also sells moving and packaging supplies, from moving boxes to mattress covers to make your move an easy A.


For more information on how our Kelowna self-storage services help students read: Campus Life: 3 Ways to Get Ready for Back-to-School Storage.


Space Centre Storage offers secure, convenient, and affordable storage. Contact us at 1-778-760-1713 or visit us online to find out more or to get a free tour of our storage facilities in Kelowna.

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