Apr 18

The Advantage of Storage Units for College Students

The Advantage of Storage Units for College Students

This Spring, thousands of college students across the country will be temporarily homeless as they transition from a dorm back to their home or from one rental to another. There are a couple things that can make this transition much easier and Double Springs has those solutions!


Most universities do not allow students to leave their furniture and belongings in a dorm room over the summer. Additionally, many students who live off-campus have rental leases that last only the length of the school year. This is where local storage units for college undergraduates come in handy! They provide an option for students who can’t or don’t want to haul everything back home every summer.

For college students that live off campus and deal with leases that can end a couple months too early or too late, dealing with what to do with your furniture can be a real issue. If you’re lucky enough to have a storage unit nearby your temporary residence, ask about month-to-month rental pricing.


A storage unit doesn’t do much good if you have no way of transporting your belongings to it. In addition to conveniently located storage units, Double Springs offers U-Haul truck rentals and a variety of helpful packing supplies! From boxes to wrapping supplies to towing starter kits, we’ll make it easier for you to store, pack andtransport your furniture this summer.

College students – make life easier on yourself with these solutions! Call our Fayetteville office at 479-521-2772 or contact us in Elkins at 479-445-6605.

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  1. Kylie Dotts
    July 20, 2017 at 3:41 pm ·

    I like how you said that storage unit rentals come in handy when off-campus housing only leases until the end of the school year. We have a son who is about to go off to college out of state. He won’t be able to come back home to grab things as he needs them so I think he would really benefit from having a storage unit where he can keep things in one place in case he has to move.

  2. Ridley Fitzgerald
    August 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm ·

    Storage units make a lot of sense, now that my son is down in college. He’s complained about being homeless for a few weeks every time he moves apartments. It’d be great if he could store his stuff for a month, or so. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Ashley Maxwell
    August 25, 2017 at 2:43 am ·

    I like how you mentioned that colleges hardly let students rent storage space in their dorm. I am a college student and this is so true! I am considering looking into storage facilities near my university where I can store my belongings over summer break. Thanks for your comment about how storage units are a good choice if you don’t want to bring everything back home for just a few weeks off from school.

  4. Derek Dewitt
    September 1, 2017 at 3:56 pm ·

    My son is moving out to go to school soon and we’ve been looking into which dorm he’s going to be staying in. It’s true that most universities won’t let you keep all your stuff in the dorms over the summer. I can see why having a storage unit to put all this stuff would be helpful to a college student so he doesn’t have to haul it back home every summer.

  5. Kairi Gainsborough
    September 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm ·

    It a great idea to put your furniture in a storage unit over the summer. I have some friends from out of state who go to my school, and I think most of them go back to their families over the summer. I wonder if they have considered renting a storage unit for a few months so they don’t have to haul everything back and forth. I’ll have to tell them about your idea.

  6. Jeremy Thompson
    October 25, 2017 at 7:40 am ·

    Thanks for the interesting article detailing on why a storage unit can be good for college students! It’s true that it would be very helpful for the students to have a place to store their furniture and belongings since most universities don’t allow them to be left. I bet my son would experience something like this too. I’d better get him a storage unit near his college then. That should prove to be useful for him.

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