Harvard and Boston University (BU) Storage Units

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Heading home for summer and don’t want to bring everything back with you just to return it three months later? You can’t store your stuff in the dorms, and if you are moving to a new place for next semester, you might want to clear out of your apartment or house before you leave – particularly if you are not going to keep the air conditioning on. But there are likely items you won’t use all summer that you will need when you are back on campus. For these belongings, it’s a hassle and inconvenience to take them home, unpack and then repack them to come back for the new school year.

To make the summer transition a little simpler for Harvard and Boston University students, Value Store It offers local storage solutions. We have a clean, climate controlled Allston/Brighton location at Walbridge Street and Commonwealth Avenue. This is a perfect place for either Boston University or Harvard students to store their things when going home or moving to a smaller place.

Serving the Entire Area around BU and Harvard

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Whether you live in Somerville, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline or Allston, our storage units are conveniently located and available in a variety of sizes to suit any needs. By placing your items in the unit before you leave, they will be safe and accessible when you need them back.

If you need help figuring out which storage solutions you need and what supplies you should use, our skilled team can point you in the right direction. We have knowledgeable storage experts and onsite managers to help you with your move and provide top-of-the-line security for your unit. From storing your bed to books, papers, bedroom furniture or your bike, our Allston Self Storage location has the amenities to secure and protect your belongings. We are open 7 days a week and offer multiple storage options, including those for smaller student budgets.

Our rates are competitive and offer great value for the money (listed below).

  • Up to 5X5: $29-$125 per month (depending on actual size and unit type)
  • Up to 5X10: $67-$150 per month (depending on actual size and unit type)
  • Up to 10X10: $75-$229 per month (depending on actual size and unit type)
  • Up to 10X15: $94.50-$116.10 per month (depending on actual size and unit type)
  • Over 300 sq. ft.: $584.10 per month

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If you aren’t sure if you need a storage unit, consider the situations below and how having your stuff stored away safely can make life easier. In each scenario, you can keep the stuff you need secure when you aren’t using it or simply create more space in your home.

  • Returning home for summer
  • Going home or traveling for winter break
  • Moving to a smaller place
  • Having a roommate move in
  • Going abroad for a semester or year
  • An out-of-town temporary internship

With great rates and plenty of reasons to use one, a storage unit can store most of what you need for school and living on or near campus. Boston University and Harvard students can purchase storage units to keep any of the following:

  • School books
  • Bicycles
  • Mattresses
  • Bedding
  • Desks
  • TVs
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen supplies

While almost anything you need stored away securely can go into your storage unit, there are a few items we will not allow on the property for safety. Please remember the following when packing:

  • Perishables
  • Alive or dead animals
  • Stolen goods
  • Anything toxic or flammable
  • Chemicals
  • Corrosive materials
  • Gas or oil
  • Pesticides
  • Drugs
  • Explosives

Directions from Harvard University

Directions from Boston University