Student Storage 101

So your a current, just graduated or the parent(s) of a student attending a local University?

Let us take the hassle off of moving your stuff back home, located just south of the airport!

Things to consider when using storage

*Storage facilities, near campuses, get booked fast as summer approaches, so make plans to rent a unit well in advance.

*Avoid the degeneration of your items. Be sure to wash clothes and blankets, and to store your items properly.

*Leave room in and around boxes of clothes for ventilation, and keep the door of your mini fridge open. Over time, especially with the increase of humidity, moisture and mildew can build up.

*Remember storing electronics like a television or video game system will require a climate-controlled unit to ensure that parts do not melt.

Are costs prorated for the first/last month?
Does the facility provide a lock for purchase?
What are the facility access hours?
What are the late fees?
What happens to my unit if I don't pay my rental bill?
Does the facility prohibit certain items from being stored?
Does the facility provide student discounts?
How close is the facility to school?
Can you store season clothes there and rotate often?

What to store in my storage unit?

Ask yourself when do I need the storage unit?
How long do I need the unit?
Do I need it over the summer, a work term, semester abroad?
What do you not need until future semesters?
Can you store things until you sell them? (e.g. books)

First time using a storage facility?

Don't worry, Otter has you covered!

We have a quick and easy move in process that can be done right from your smartphone or desktop. No need to wait for a manager to be on site or paper lease to sign.

We provide the option for storage tenant insurance to protect your belongings while your away.

Move in and sign up for Auto-Pay to make sure your storage unit is up to date on payments, no late fees and protected while your away from school at home!

Storage Calculator

Bed, King Size
approximately 70 cubic feet
Bed, Double Size
approximately 55 cubic feet
Bed, Single
approximately 40 cubic feet
Bed, Bunk (set of 2)
approximately 70 cubic feet
Dresser, Chest of Drawers
approximately 30 cubic feet
Cedar Chest
approximately 15 cubic feet
Ironing Board
approximately 10 cubic feet
Side Tables
approximately 10 cubic feet
Wardrobe Boxes (30 hangers)
approximately 10 cubic feet
approximately 10 cubic feet

Size Suggestion

To receive a size suggestion, select the items you wish to store.