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Student Storage Overview


The college years may be a time to expand your mind, but physical space can be a problem. There are only so many cubbies, nooks and crannies in your dorm room.  After you have completely suffocated and crushed whatever gear you neatly stowed under your bed in the fall with all the extra clothes and books that you accumulated throughout the year, what do you do to make space in your room to walk? A quick fix and a breath of fresh air — literally — may come with a call to the local self storage company.

Depending on the time of year, it may be tricky to find a cheap, available self storage space right away, especially if you live in a small to medium-sized college town. It may even be nearly impossible if you try to search within the last month of the semester unless you are willing to travel a few extra miles from campus. However, if you are looking just to free up some space during the year and you do not want to ship your “valuables” across the country to mom and dad’s basement, then renting a small storage unit may be worth the cost. 

Here are a few benefits of renting a storage unit with Freeport SELF STORAGE:

  • We are a well secured facility, fenced & gated, each customer receives an access code. Units are equipped with unit door alarms and are further protected by a pickproof cylinder lock, we have 24/7 video surveillance and to put you further at ease, if the facility is open, we are staffed and they are keeping an eye on everything. 
  • We offer month-to-month rentals with upfront costs of the monthly rent and 1-time $10.00 lock fee. 
  • The second month's rent is pro-rated if you move in mid-month, the month prior.
  • We provide a pick-proof cylinder lock for a 1-time $10.00 fee.
  • We have a FREE truck rental program as an incentive for new customers to help you get moved in.
  • We are open 7 days a week.
  • We have on-site staff when the office is open to help you with anything you may need.
  • Our facility is clean, safe & secure. Stop by today for a tour!


Now that you have a self storage unit, what do you store?  Nothing illegal, of course, but also nothing flammable or perishable. The most common items students store include old textbooks, seasonal clothes, clothes you know you are not going to wear until maybe next Halloween, and that box you’ve had since freshman year that you know is not important enough to take the time to open.

Here are a few tips to help make things easy to find in your self storage unit:

  • Label boxes.
  • Place least likely to be used items in back.
  • Place breakables on top.
  • Leave space between rows of boxes, so you can walk between them.
  • Consider adding shelves.

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