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How to Save Money as a College Student Using Self-Storage


As a student, it can be incredibly expensive and time-consuming when deciding what to do with your personal belongings for summer break. We also understand that expenses are one of the largest burdens on many college students, so we’ve compiled a few solutions to help, especially if you are in a time crunch!

First, start with renting a storage unit online from San Diego Self Storage with our student discount! Our 20 locations, positioned throughout San Diego and Riverside Counties, bring you clean, affordable, and reliable facilities backed by a trusted team of storage experts. This will save you the hassle of lugging your belongings across the country multiple times a year, and will also give you that peace of mind while you are away from summer break.

Let’s circle back to renting a unit online. In efforts to better serve our customers, we have recently implemented online leasing – so you can reserve a unit online and finalize all paperwork via email! This is our way of streamlining the way you store.

Once you’ve secured your unit online, we offer a FREE move-in truck with a driver with a qualified rental. Yes, it’s completely free! You just have to schedule a date and time with our storage consultants for pick-up. This will help cut costs immensely. This offer is completely unique in our industry and is one of many reasons why we have been voted the Best Storage Company for 7 years in a row.

Another cost-saving initiative we recommend is finding a friend or fellow student who also needs storage for summer break. You are not the only one searching for a short-term solution for your belongings, and this would cut your costs in half! Once you’ve ironed out those details, make sure you check in on our Yelp page to earn a free Disk lock (these locks are required for move-in).

Our last storage tip for you is to plan ahead of time to avoid high summer costs. This is a busy season for storage operators, and it’s important to get ahead of the game on this or else you can really pay for it in the long run.

We have locations near San Diego State University, University of California San Diego, University of San Diego, and California State University San Marcos. Click here to see which one of our 20 locations is located near you!

Many students have never stored their personal belongings at a storage facility before. If this is you, don’t worry! We have award-winning storage consultants at each of our 20 facilities that are ready to help you. Just call 858-617-0631 or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

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