Why Collegeboxes? 7 Reasons to Choose the College Moving & Storage Experts

March 18, 2021

College students use collegeboxes to move into their dorm room.

The average college semester seems long. Maybe a little too long at times. But before you know it, it’ll be time to move home for the summer. Then in the blink of an eye, you’ll be moving back to campus in the fall. That’s life for college students who live in campus housing.

The best way to manage the back and forth? First, plan ahead. Don’t let moving day sneak up on you. Second, consider enlisting the college moving and storage experts to make things easier. Collegeboxes offers a number of college moving services that help students get their belongings to and from school at the start and finish of each school year.

Who Is Collegeboxes?

Founded in 1999, Collegeboxes is a leader in student storage, shipping and moving. With help from parent company U-Haul® International Inc., Collegeboxes has the expertise and resources to provide high quality and economical storage, shipping and moving services to students across the nation. If you’re undecided about going with Collegeboxes, we’re here to put your mind at ease. Before you commit to a do-it-yourself college move – complete with packing and hauling your items yourself – consider these reasons why students choose Collegeboxes for their college moving needs.

Professional college movers load collegboxes on to a U-Haul truck.

Choose Collegeboxes for Your College Moving & Storage

1. Backed By U-Haul®

Since 2010, Collegeboxes has been a division of U-Haul® providing students with the largest network of college moving and storage resources available. This gives Collegeboxes the ability to service more than 300 schools across the U.S., offering convenient access to thousands of U-Haul storage and rental locations, as well as a network of professional movers. When you choose Collegeboxes, you’re choosing U-Haul’s industry-leading technology and moving capabilities.

2. Convenient Storage Locations

Collegeboxes takes full advantage of U-Haul’s thousands of storage locations nationwide to ensure that a) your items are stored in a secure, video-monitored and climate-controlled storage unit and b) your storage unit is within driving distance of your school. If you need something from your storage unit, you will always have convenient access as long as it’s during normal business hours.

3. Professional College Movers

Collegeboxes works with Moving Help®, a network of professional movers that are also backed by U-Haul®, to pick up and drop off your belongings. Moving Helper Service Providers will do the heavy lifting for you, hauling everything from small boxes and bags, to bulky furniture and appliances. Whatever you need moved is on the table. Every Moving Helper goes through a background check to ensure a satisfactory experience.

4. Personalized School Service

Collegeboxes has dedicated account executives for each school serviced. This allows Collegeboxes to form strong partnerships with school administrative staff and ultimately provide students with the best possible college moving experience. Even with more than 300 schools serviced, Collegeboxes has the time and resources to ensure quality service is given to students from all schools equally, thanks to its dedicated team members.

5. Discounted Shipping Rates

Collegeboxes currently works with FedEx to provide international and domestic student shipping services. Whether you’re shipping to a storage facility, your dorm room or your home, you can take advantage of discounted domestic FedEx shipping rates available exclusively with Collegeboxes to affordably get your stuff where you need it to be. Create and print your shipping labels online and tell us your preferred pickup date, then we’ll do the rest.

6. Free Declared Valuation Coverage

Any time you place your items in the hands of others, you want peace of mind that your things will be handled with care, and more importantly, covered in the event something is lost or damaged. That’s why Collegeboxes includes free declared valuation of $100 for every item you store or ship with us. For items worth more you can buy additional declared valuation up to $900 per item. This option is highly recommended, especially if you’re storing or shipping valuables.

7. We Provide the Supplies

Collegeboxes ships moving boxes and other packing supplies to you, wherever you are, to get your college moving journey started. As a college student, you have enough on your plate as it is, so why not allow professionals to provide you with the supplies you need to get your move underway? To make things simpler, Collegeboxes offers an optional Supply Kit that includes everything the average student needs to pack for college, or ship or storage their dorm room essentials for the summer.

Included in the Collegeboxes Supply Kit:

  • 5 double walled Collegeboxes
  • 1 roll of packing tape
  • 10 label pouches for shipping or storage
  • 5 zip ties
  • 1 marker

A professional mover is talking to a college student before moving her items.


College Moving and Storage Made Easier with Collegeboxes

Don’t wait until finals week to start planning your move. Sign up for Collegeboxes today and take advantage of the many college moving and storage resources available to students across the country. Learn more about available Collegeboxes services by visiting collegeboxes.com.

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