Summer & Study Abroad Storage at USC-Columbia

In 2018, we’re excited to extend our valet storage service for students at the University of South Carolina – Columbia.

Dear Parents of USC students: let us take the burden of helping your student move out of the dorm or apartment this Spring. Save money on airline flights, hotels, rental trucks, and of course, save your sweat and stress! We’ll deliver free boxes, provide a curbside pickup service, and secure storage for the whole summer term. Then, in the Fall, we’ll deliver all your student’s items right back to campus. It’s student storage made easy!

Dear USC students: we’re here to make your move-out easy. You need to focus on finals, summer plans, and hanging out with your friends. So, let us worry about your storage needs. We’ll bring you free boxes, pickup your items right at your dorm or apartment, and then deliver them back when you return in the Fall. It’s super easy. All you need to do is pack!

We make student storage easy for USC students!

How USC Student Storage Works

1. You pack.

We provide free boxes and drop them off right at your dorm.

2. We pickup and store.

We pickup at your dorm and store in our secure, climate-controlled warehouse.

3. We return.

Your items are delivered to you when you get back to campus.

Why choose SquirrelBox Student Storage?

Transparent pricing. Fantastic customer service.

Five-star service: We pride ourselves on serving our customers with excellent, punctual service.

Free boxes: we provide sturdy cardboard boxes for you to use. Plus, we have the popular wardrobe box for bulky items!

Student-friendly schedule: we work around exams and campus move-out dates to reduce stress.

Save money: you only pay for boxes you actually use! Plus, there’s no need for rental trucks and no hidden fees. 

Secure storage: our warehouse is secure and climate controlled. Plus, there is no public access to ensure your items are safe.

Free pickup & delivery: we do all the heavy lifting and transport. We come to the curb of each dorm for pickup!

Important Dates for USC Storage

Delivery of Stored Items

We will offer FREE delivery of your items on the following days. Free delivery is to the curbside of your dorm or address. Valet delivery where we bring your items directly to your room is available for $60.

  • Every day between August 18-22
    • Morning delivery: 9-11am
    • Afternoon delivery: 1-3pm

Note: Classes begin on Wednesday, August 23

**If these dates/times don’t work for your schedule, you can schedule a custom pickup for $85.

Pricing Information

Save money with these convenient packages. Or, choose an a la carte option below.

Remember, prices are for the summer (4-month term). Study abroad is double for an 8-month term.

A la Carte Pricing

Create your own custom storage solution or add these items on to the packages above. Remember, all prices are for a 4-month term. If you don’t see an item listed that you need to store, we will charge for an item that’s a similar size.

Box Pricing

Note: We provide these boxes for FREE.

Popular Items

Note: It’s usually cheaper to store items in a box.

Furniture Items

Pricing is dependent on how many people it reasonably takes to carry the item.

Pricing Tips and Info

  • Pricing is for an entire 4-month term (all summer long)! Study abroad students will pay double for 8 months.
  • Price includes free pickup/delivery on select dates. You can sign up for a custom pickup if these free slots don’t work ($85 fee). Schedule is on each university’s page.
  • Free pickup is done from the curbside of your dorm/apartment. You will need to bring items to the curb unless you use the valet option ($45 fee).
  • Save money using the wardrobe box for bedding, bulky items, lamps, etc. You don’t have to use it just for clothes!
  • Mattresses must be stored in a mattress bag. We sell these for $12.
  • Using our free boxes is the cheapest option. Consider using multiple wardrobe or large boxes to help save money!
  • If your item is not specifically listed, we will charge based on a similar-sized item.
  • Plastic totes are fragile! We HIGHLY recommend you empty these and stack them in a box.

Other Fees and Services

Generally, most students will pay the all-inclusive price shown above. However, here are the other fees that we may charge for special requests:


  • Valet Service: $60  Let us do all the heavy lifting! Our free pickup and delivery is from the curbside of the dorm or apartment. If you’d like us to move your items to/from your room, you need this valet service.
  • Custom Date/Time for Pickup or Delivery: $85   If the free pickup/delivery slots don’t work with your schedule, we can arrange a custom date/time. This must be scheduled in advance and is based on availability
  • Extra Time: $35  Our pickup and delivery windows are designed around students’ schedules. But, if we have to wait for a student who is not punctual, we will charge this fee.
  • Overweight Box: $25    Each box is designed to hold 50lbs. That’s a lot of stuff! But, if you overpack your box, you will be charged this fee.
  • Unreturned Box: $10    If you don’t return unused boxes, we will charge for the cost of the box.

Customers love SquirrelBox.

“This is exactly what I need! I called another place and they quoted $78/mo. I can’t justify paying that much just to store a couple boxes”  – Laurie

“What an amazing company!!! They were so friendly and saved me a lot of time. I’ll be using them each year.”  – Devon

“SquirrelBox makes the otherwise arduous task of moving out of the dorms quick and simple! I love that all needs are taken care of in one service: boxes, storage, and pick up/delivery.” – Marissa

Veteran owned. Locally owned.

The USC-Columbia location is independently operated by Jesse Yandell.

Jesse and his team handle all customer service, logistics, and operations.

Jesse served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, primarily in infantry and special operations units. He was deployed in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, with 15 total combat tours. In the course of his Army career, he held a variety of leadership roles with the 75th Ranger Regiment, including Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Operations Sergeant Major. In these roles, he controlled costs, increased efficiency, and identified uncharted opportunities.

Jesse is excited to bring his expertise and experience to the USC community and providing a hassle-free storage experience to students and families.

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