Benefits of Self Storage for Students

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For college and university students, the end of the second term is quickly approaching, which means summer break is almost here! 

Students are notorious for accumulating large collections of ‘stuff’ while away at school. Often they start out with the bare necessities, and as they learn and grow over the school year, their personal belonging rapidly multiply. While they comfortably moved into their dorm or off-campus room using the family vehicle at the start of the year, they now need a moving van (or an amazing generous friend with a very large truck) to move them back home. Moving home can be frustrating, time-consuming and costly. What a terrible way to start summer, especially when the end of the school year is already overwhelming and stressful enough with exams and finding summer jobs.

Now that the school year is winding down parents and students may be wondering what they will do with all that ‘stuff’ they will soon pack up, and need to put somewhere.

  • Most of it will not be used over the summer - you know it's true.
  • It will remain packed up in boxes, bags and of course, take up space in the house or garage.

The most common challenge for students moving home is that there is not enough room in their family home or at their summer accommodations to temporarily store all their belongings.

The good news is that there is a solution – student self storage!

A self-storage unit is a great place to safely and temporarily store many items that students do not need over the summer, such as:

  • Furniture
  • Bedding and mattress
  • Dishes and small appliances
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Textbooks and school supplies
  • Off-season clothing or sporting equipment

Here are a few other reasons why students and their families use a self-storage facility over the summer:

  • Students are travelling all summer and need a single secure, hassle-free place to store everything.
  • Hiring a moving company or renting a moving truck can be very expensive when adding up the mileage between school, your summer accommodations, and back to school again in the fall.
  • Students are moving between on-campus and off-campus housing and can’t move into their new accommodations until the fall semester starts.
  • Students are looking to save money over the summer through subletting their off-campus room, apartment and house (and get peace of mind knowing that their personal belongings are safe and untouched by strangers).

That last reason is a big one for students because going to school is expensive! It is very common for students renting off-campus housing to have to sign a 12-month lease, despite the fact that they may not need the accommodation over the summer. No one wants to pay rent for a place they do not need for 4 months. Many students will actually leave their personal belonging in their empty student housing over the summer, which while convenient, is costly 'self storage'. Subletting a room, apartment or even an entire house over the summer is a great way for students and their families to recoup a portion of the rent they will pay for this unoccupied space, however because not everyone wants to leave their personal items or furniture for friends or strangers to use, renting a storage unit for your belongings is an economical win-win solution.

Need Student Self-Storage? Choose Storage Solutions!

We’re here to make student life easier, and your summer more care-free.

Why choose us?  For these 5 great reasons:

  1. Our locations are convenient. Our Milton self-storage facility is just off the 401 at the Guelph Line exit in Campbellville, makes travel a breeze for students heading to and from nearby schools like University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo, Conestoga College, and Sheridan College. Our Woodstock self-storage faciity is located just minutes off Hwy 401 and Hwy 403 in Woodstock, so it's also very easy to access for students heading to and from from the schools above, but also from schools like Fanshawe College, Western University, Huron University, Collège Boréal and Kings College. 
  2. We offer affordable rates and we post our rates right on our website
  3. We offer flexible contacts so you can store for as long, or as little as you need or want.
  4. Our facilities are safe, secure and well lit.
  5. You can rent a storage unit online through our website, pay your rent online, and when you're ready, move out online. 

Have questions about student self storage? Call or text us at 905-854-1008, email us at, or check out our FAQ page for more info. You can also check out our YouTube channel to watch tour videos of facilities and different sized self-storage units we have for rent. 

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Storage Solutions


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amer hashem (Milton)
a month ago

Very reliable storage. A good solution to park your car and keeping it protected from all weather conditions. Although a bit remote location.. but the price and the service was worth it.

Riley Rogozynski (Woodstock)
a week ago

I went in to find out some information on storage units for when I move in a couple weeks and was happily surprised by the customer service I received. I had looked at a few other storage facilities in Woodstock but their customer service was terrible compared to Jared's from Storage Solutions. He was professional and understanding of my needs and was ready to help anywhere he could. I will definitely be spreading the word to any of my friends looking for units!

Jennifer Sibbitt (Milton)
a week ago

Staff are very friendly and helpful. The facility is well maintained, clean and secure. I highly recommend Storage Solutions!

Janet Kennedy (Woodstock)
2 weeks ago

Great rates for a clean, secure, well lit place. Really good staff and a company that cares. New facility and the competitors are pretty tired looking and charging the same rates (if not a bit more).

Abeer Nauman (Milton)
a day ago

Very friendly staff. Always great service. Would highly recommend.

Lindsay Munro (Milton)
4 months ago

My husband and I recently relocated from the US and needed a place to store all of our belongings while we secured a new home. The folks at Storage Solutions advised us on the right size unit for our needs, at the right price. They were kind and helpful with all of our "first-timer" questions. We were very confident in the security of the place, and had absolutely no issues. I would highly recommend and use them again if needed.

Ashley Kelly (Milton)
a month ago

Been storing office and personal items for years. Have had various size units. Prices are great and staff has always been helpful.