Long Beach, CA University Storage

Lubabah Memon | March 21, 2016 @ 4:37 PM

We all tend to collect a lot of things over the years, and most of it is stuff we don’t use on a daily basis (or ever).  This especially seems to be the case for students.  Living away from home makes you want to bring everything you can with you to your dorm room so you don’t feel like you’ve left anything behind.  Unfortunately, dorm rooms are only big enough to house you, your books, a few articles of clothing, some Ramen, and your roommate.  If you feel like you don’t have enough room to keep your things, don’t worry.  You can put your stuff in a nearby storage facility, and Long Beach has 44 facilities to choose from.

Protecting Your Stuff

The first thing to consider when looking for a storage facility is security.  If you’re bringing your things to college, you want to ensure that you’re keeping them in a safe place.  Long Beach is a great city, but it has a pretty high annual property crime rate of 12,700 crimes.  It’s also safer than only 19% of the cities in the U.S.  Don’t let these statistics scare you too much, because storage facilities generally take good measures to secure your items.  Look for storage facilities that offer 24-hour video surveillance cameras, gated access to the facility, on site managers, and guards.  Depending on what you’re storing, you may want to opt for a facility that offers all of these things.  You can also find facilities that have individually alarmed units if you’re really worried about your stuff.  Either way, your things are more likely to be safer in storage than they are in your room because you’ll always have someone looking out for them.  Plus, you’ll have more peace of mind knowing your stuff is safe when you’re home for the summer or studying abroad.

Long Beach Summers, the Beach, and Storage

When you’re going home for the summer, you’re probably going to want to store your stuff somewhere instead of moving it back for a few months.  Long Beach has great weather, and the summers are generally pretty dry.  There is some humidity though, and temperatures can get pretty high in June, July, and August, so you should store your things in climate controlled units.  Even a little bit of humidity can pose the threat of mold to things made out of wood.

Long Beach is also a coastal city, so you should be careful about what you’re storing in your units.  If you’re storing things like surfboards and other beach-like items, you can store them without hesitation.  However, if you want to store something made out of metal, like your trusty bike, you should store more inland.  Ocean air has a high salt content that can damage paint and metal, and it can also create a lot of rust.  It’s best to just store these things away from the ocean to be safe.

Students in Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is one of the biggest schools in Long Beach.  It has an undergraduate population of 31,523 students, more than 300 registered student organizations, and covers an area of about 324 acres.  This school requires freshmen to live on campus unless they are commuting from their parents’ home.  This makes the use for storage almost inevitable.  With so many students living on campus, you’ll run out of space pretty quickly.

One great facility is College Storage Services, which is 4.3 miles away from campus.  This facility has been serving college campuses since 2008, so they really know what college students need.  They help to create student jobs on campus and reduce traffic congestion during move-in and move-out.  They also have a “retail-to-school” delivery service, which means they can get your retail purchase to your dorm room before you arrive in the Fall.  College Storage Services serves 19 colleges and universities in the area, including University of California, Los Angeles, Whittier College, Chapman University, Cal Poly Pomona, and many more.  This place offers some amazing amenities that will make students’ lives much easier and experience working with students, so we definitely recommend storing with them.

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