At the end of the semester, you’re going to be dealing with final exams, projects, volunteering, clubs, organizations, and various social activities. College definitely has a way of keeping you busy, so you won’t want to be worrying about what to do with all of your stuff in your dorm room. This is especially true if you don’t live locally: having your parents come help you load your belongings into a car is one thing, but figuring out what to do if you’re flying out of state or internationally is another. Local storage is the best way to go, and Birkmire has you covered.

How to Choose a Storage Unit as a Student

There are many things to consider when looking for a storage unit, whether you’re a local or international student. Here are some of the most important factors to look at, and how we can help you out for each of them.

  • Pricing. We know that, as a student, you are likely on a budget, so this is one of the most important factors for you. To make your dollar go even further, Birkmire offers affordably priced storage units. You can even split a storage unit with your roommate or another friend on campus. Be sure you get the right sized unit as well, as you don’t want to overpay for a large space if you don’t need it all. Take a look at your school calendar and plan around the start and end dates of each semester.
  • Convenience. We know that you’re busy, so you want something as convenient as possible. Birkmire’s mobile storage units are delivered directly to your door. All you have to do is pack it up, and we’ll take it away and store it in our temperature controlled warehouse.
  • Space. With a Big Box storage unit, you’ll be able to fit one to one and half rooms per box. If you live in a dorm room and don’t have a lot of stuff, getting a single Big Box is the perfect size to store your belongings. If you live in an apartment and have a bit more furniture that needs storing, you may need a second Big Box. Either way, our Big Boxes are sized just right for student storage. Get in touch with us if you need help determining how much space you’ll need.
  • Accessibility. Something else you may need to consider is if you’ll need access to your things while they’re in storage. In a tightly packed storage unit, where boxes are stacked to the ceiling, you’ll have trouble finding anything if you want to get something. If you’re packing up a storage unit and flying home for the summer, it likely won’t matter as much, but if you’re local and need to access your storage unit, be sure to pack it in a way where you’ll be able to get to the things you need. Birkmire offers easy access to your belongings as well. Just give us a call to let us know when you want to come by.

These are the main things to consider when choosing a storage unit, but there are other factors as well. If you’re storing your things during the hot summer months, or during your winter break, you’ll want to make sure your belongings–electronics, furniture, books, clothing–don’t get damaged by the extreme temperatures. All of our storage units are climate controlled, so your things will all be safe from the elements. Additionally, we have top level security to ensure that your things are kept safe

Storage Options for Local PA Colleges

Birkmire wants to do our part to make things easy for both local and international students. We deliver to all of the local colleges.

  • Gannon University
  • Penn State Behrend
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Edinboro University

All of our storage facilities are climate controlled and offer top level security to make sure your belongings are safe and protected while you’re enjoying your vacation. We’re happy to work with you to make your storage experience as easy and affordable as possible. If you’re looking for local storage, get in touch with us today.

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