It's the time of year you've been waiting for: the temperature is rising and extended daylight has you excited for the turn of a season. But most importantly, final exams are wrapping up and summer holidays or internships are on the horizon. Your move home from campus awaits, but if only you could just skip past the moving and packing and just jump right into summer.  

Whether you've been living on or off-campus and heading home for the summer, chances are you're cringing at the thought of hauling your belongings with you. Luckily, mobile storage for college and university students is simple, secure, and smart. Renting a storage container near campus will make your move back in the fall much easier, and it will save you from spending countless hours packing and shipping items to and from (students can get 10% off).

If you've been feeling the overwhelm of leaving campus and moving home for the summer, worry no more. Here are some of the most popular questions we receive from students this time of year: 


What do I leave behind? 

Pack any belongings you know you won't need first. This short list will give you an idea about what to pack away and leave behind in a storage container for the summer: 

  • Seasonal items – heading into summer, you don't need those heavy winter jackets, boots, ski equipment, and heavier clothing. 
  • Bedding 
  • Textbooks and other supplies 
  • Kitchen utensils and small appliances 
  • Sofas, mattresses, desks, or home décor items 


What storage container size is ideal for students? 

If you've been living in a campus dorm room and you will not need to store your furniture, you'll want to consider renting an 8-foot storage container:

If you've been living in a small apartment off-campus and will need to store furniture, you'll want to consider renting a 10-foot storage container: 




What's the best way to prepare for packing my storage container? 

  • Wash everything before you pack it in – clothing, bedding, dishes or small appliances. You'll want to consider having your mattress cleaned before wrap it. 
  • Roll your clothing up instead of folding to save space 
  • Use Ziploc baggies to keep small parts, cords, or screws with the item they go with. Remove table and sofa legs (if possible) and store the screws in a labeled Ziploc baggie. 
  • Tape the cords of any small appliances to the back so they don't tangle or get caught on other things inside the storage container. 
  • Remove light bulbs from lamps 
  • Use bubble wrap around breakable items before you place them in a box 


How simple is it to get access to my things when I return in the fall? 

It's as simple as it gets – give us a call and we can provide access to your storage container within 24 hours. 


Ready to store your belongings for the summer?

Students can get 10% off.

For an affordable, hassle-free option for securing and storing your belongings over the summer months, give us a call at 1-888-861-3955. You can also come down to one of our storage container yards in Vernon, Penticton, Kelowna, or Calgary, which are all equipped with surveillance cameras, gate entry codes, giving you peace of mind while you leave your belongings at our site. Let’s secure your rental so you can get your summer started.


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