Summer & Study Abroad Storage at USC-Columbia

In 2019, we’re excited to continue 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!

UPDATE: As of April 24, we are full for the summer season and are no longer accepting new accounts.

Please call (803) 947-9292 with any questions. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. 

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

During the sign-up, you can indicate which date/time works best for your schedule. Or, you can schedule custom times for an additional fee.

Box Drop Off:

We’ll be handing out the free boxes and tape on the following days. A friend or roommate can also sign for your boxes.

April 28, 29 and 30

  • Morning: 9am-12pm
  • Afternoon: 1pm-4pm

Free Pickup Schedule:

We’ll come to the curbside of your dorm or apartment at some point during the selected time window. It’s very important that your boxes are packed and ready during this window.  If these dates/times don’t work, you can request a custom pickup for an additional fee.

Every day, May 1-9

  • Morning Pickup: 9am-12pm
  • Afternoon Pickup: 1-4pm

    *You can schedule a custom pickup if these free slots do not accommodate your schedule. There is a $90 fee.

    Storage Deliveries in the Fall: The free delivery days will be August 17-20 with a morning and afternoon window.

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    Custom Pickup or Delivery

    If the free pickup/delivery schedule for your university doesn’t work for you, we can arrange a custom time. Simply tell us during sign-up and we can determine the availability of time-windows. 

    $90: limited availability

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    Valet Service

    Let us handle all the moving! Our valets will move your items to/from your room to our truck so you don’t have to lift a finger. Curbside service is free.

    • Tier 1: $70 for 1-10 boxes/items
    • Tier 2: $100/hr for moving 11+ items and any furniture that requires 2 people to carry. 1 hour minimum.
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    Shipping Services

    Allow us to pickup your boxes and ship them home. We ship via UPS and offer a variety of shipping options to suit your needs.

    UPS fee + $20 per item

    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.

    Have questions? Read our FAQs to find out quick answers.