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Student Storage Options: Storing Your Stuff While You’re Away For The Summer

2023 March 22
Written by Go Mini's

Being a student can be one of the best and inversely one of the most stressful times of your life. Whether it’s going off on your own for the first time, pursuing a diploma or degree in a field that you’re interested in, or just trying to make ends-meet, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is ‘what to do with your stuff while you’re away for the summer.’ In this article we’ll walk through a few different options you have for storing your furniture and possessions while you’re travelling or have gone back home until the next school year starts. 

Do You Need Storage? 

Before you rent a storage locker, portable storage container, or other personal storage option, it’s always best to assess whether you actually need one. In cases where you will be away or travelling for an extended period, moving into a new apartment or condo before the next semester, or are subletting your current place (and want to protect your belongings) placing your items in storage is likely a much better option than simply getting rid of them. Afterall, you’d hate to spend all that money on furniture just to throw it away several months later.

Once you’ve determined whether placing your items in storage is a good fit for your current situation, we can start looking into different storage options and how to rent a unit! 

 Selecting a Storage Solution 

Searching for the best storage solution can be a daunting task, with so many options, types of storage solutions, locations, companies, etc. you can spend hours sorting through them all. When most people think of renting a storage space or unit, they typically picture the tradition self-storage units (as you may have seen on the TV show Storage Wars), but that’s only one of your options. Another option you may not have considered is a portable storage unit for student storage. Let’s walk through both options below; 

Self Storage for Students 

As mentioned above, self-storage units are typically what most people think about when they think about storage options. Depending on where you look, these can be offered in both indoor and outdoor environments and are often fitted with a roll up door (or garage door).  
Depending on your situation, these types of storage solutions may not be the best choice. Afterall you will likely need access to a vehicle (a large one) that can carry your furniture and possessions directly to the unit. For most people this involves renting a moving truck to go back and forth (adding additional time and costs).  

Portable Storage for Students 

Portable storage is another option you have, and likely the better choice depending on your situation. Portable storage containers can be delivered directly to your address, and they allow you to pack and load your items at your own pace. Once you’ve finished loading them, they can be picked up and stored at a facility until you’re ready to have them delivered back to the same, or a new address. These are an excellent choice for summer student storage for international students as well – especially if you’ll be travelling back home during the summer. 

Benefits of Portable Storage Units for Students 

Compared to traditional self-storage lockers, there are a ton of benefits to using a portable storage container while you’re away for the summer, such as: 

  • Save money on truck or van rentals.
  • Often cheaper than renting a storage locker. 
  • Can be delivered and picked up when you need it.
  • Different sizes available (small to large). 
  • Load at your own pace.
  • Can split the cost with friends and roommates!

At Go Mini’s we provide portable storage containers all across the GTA and beyond! Servicing Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto, Milton, North York, Markham etc. If you’re in need of a portable storage container, or just have any questions, feel free to reach out to us here. We’re always happy to help!

Storage Solutions for Schools 

Now that we’ve run through the different options for students, what about storage solutions for schools? Go Mini’s can provide you with a great long-term or short-term storage rental! Our containers can be delivered directly to the school property, and can then be loaded with any items, equipment, or extra furniture you don’t want to keep on the property anymore. You’ll then have the choice to leave the container on the property or get us to take it away and store it in our secure facility until you need it back! 
Go Mini’s services all of the GTA and beyond so if you’re school needs a storage unit, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re more than happy to walk through any questions you have or provide you with a free quote!  

Final Thoughts 

Weighing your options when it comes to summer student storage in Mississauga, Brampton, or Toronto can be a challenging task. There are a variety of sizes and types of storage units and storage rentals available to you so it’s important that you can make the choice that’s going to best fit your needs. In most cases, a Go Mini’s portable storage container can satisfy all of your immediate and long-term needs while your away from school during the summer and save you money. The best part is that you’ll never have to search for a storage unit near you since we’ll bring it right to your address! To learn more please visit our website or reach out to us directly – we’re always happy to help! 


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