Where to store stuff during summer

<p>Ok, so when we live at Stanford, we probably have stuff that might not be so convenient to bring back home like a bike for summer break. Where do we store the bike and big items (desk lamp, for ex.) during the summer? Oh, and where will the bikes be waiting if I preordered it from the Stanford bike shop?</p>

<p>There are a number of companies, plus the university itself, that will let you store stuff. There's one, Public Storage, that seems to be more popular than the rest. When you get to campus, you'll see a bunch of wooden crates, some with purple covers on them--that's what they give you. They drop it off and pick it up for you. And there's enough space for several people to share. This past summer, I had four other people using the same box as me.</p>

<p>That's the only option I really know much about; people who did different things might be able to tell you more.</p>

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<p>That website is for Stanford's Student Storage. You can store your stuff for a few weeks, for a quarter, or even more. You pay per item... for instance, you can purchase a big box from them and store it for $20 per quarter. Or you could store your bike for $30 per quarter. The downside to this is that you have to order your boxes a few days before your storage date, which means that you have to guess how many boxes you need. It cost me about $150 to store everything this summer. When I go back on Thursday (!!!) I will go to the basements of Stern and Wilbur to get my stuff back.</p>

<p>I believe the Public Storage crates are really expensive, as in multiple hundreds of dollars. People will usually split them with a friend or two, though. As school comes to a close, there will be a representative from PS out in front of Wilbur Hall so you can ask them about the price. There will also be flyers in your dorm, most likely.</p>

<p>In case you didn't see it posted in another thread, it is not necessary to store your things during Winter Break or the shorter breaks. You can just leave your things in your room and lock the door.</p>