This is our 28th season of CSS! Locally owned and operated here in Colorado. Now is the time to register for Summer Storage, Car Storage, Moving services, and Shipping services over the Summer break! We include Boxes (3 different sizes) labels, tie tags, and tape with all our storage and shipping services. Please click on your school icon located in the middle of our homepage for important scheduling info.



General Questions

Why does CSS need my email address and my parent's email address?

CSS does all of its communication with its customers via e-mail. It is extremely important to read the e-mails CSS sends you since they will contain important information. E-mail addresses are kept confidential and not given out or sold to anyone. It is important to check your emails before and during the summer break for important information from CSS. We ask for your parents email address to keep them informed. Also if you do not regularly check your e-mails, or we can't get ahold of you, it helps us get in touch with you. It is always the customer's responsibility to be aware of important dates and information that is either posted online or that we can email to you. It is also up to the customer to log in to their account and make sure both emails and phone numbers on their account are good so we can get ahold of you. We recommend you call CSS at 888-621-9680 or email us at from your smartphone if you don't have computer access or need information.



Can I store other items than boxes?

Yes! We can store anything, except food. Plastic containers are no problem the way they are, and you can fill them with your possessions. Futons, all other furniture, bicycles, skis, fans, lamps, couches, rugs, skis, snowboards, dorm fridges etc are not a problem. Particleboard furniture must be broken down or we will not be responsible if it is damaged. We now can store vehicles and motorcycles. We do not store and are not responsible for candles, money, cosmetics, or liquid laundry detergent. Please check the storage page for commonly stored items and prices, or call the office if you have any questions.

Does CSS store vehicles?

Yes, we now store any type of vehicle or car. They are stored inside a warehouse in Boulder County and it is climate-controlled. You can pack your car full of your stuff, it will be safe. We ask that all cars have at least 1/4 tank of gas in them when we pick it up. Please check out our car storage page for more information on the car storage.

How do I label my stuff?

If you have a printer, you can log in to your account and print out labels from it. We give you sticker tags sheets that fit all printers that can go in a printer and you can print on. If you don't have a printer you can write directly on the sticker tags and affix them to any item, ideally you want 2 or more sticker tags on any item.  When you sign up with CSS, you get a confirmation #. You will write your full name and confirmation # on all 4 sides of any box you store with us with the marker we give you. We also give you tie tags for items like bikes, skis, snowboard bags, suitcases, duffel bags, etc.., Write your full name and confirmation # on each side of a tie tag and tie it on.

Where are my possessions stored?

Your items are stored in a secure, climate-controlled warehouse in the city limits of Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado. All of your possessions are safe, secure, and insured.

What if I have more or fewer items than what I ordered for storage?

No problem. You will only be billed for the amount of items that you store. The more items you have, the more you will be charged whereas the fewer items you have, the less you will be charged. There is no maximum amount a customer can store. The minimum storage bill after any discounts is $100. When you sign up over the phone we can provide an estimate of storage costs, but that is no guarantee of what the final price will be. The price of your storage depends on what you give CSS on the pick-up day. Please check the storage page for links on prices for our storage packages and itemized pricing.

Can I store my belongings for a longer period if I go abroad or take a semester off?

Yes, this is not a problem. You will be charged the same price for each semester stored as you are for Summer storage. Customers are required to pay for extra storage at the beginning of each new storage semester. Your belongings will be delivered to you whenever you return the following semester(s).

What can't I store?

We don't store food of any kind. If we find that you have stored food with CSS, You will be assessed a $250 fee.  

What happens to my Storage if I don't pay?

You have a 1 month grace period to pay your storage bill. If we don't hear from you or respond to our emails or voicemails or make arrangements for payment before the 1-month grace period, after the 1 month grace period we reserve the right to get rid of your items.


How do I properly pack my materials for shipping?

We ask that you label all sides and the top of your shipping boxes with your full name, confirmation #, and the word SHIPPING on them. Make sure to write your shipping address on the top of each box and on the contract you sign when we pick up your items. It is important to use plenty of packaging material for electronic and fragile items. Make sure the contents of your shipping boxes fit snugly, and the boxes are filled to the top. Items should not be loose and moving around inside. It is the customer’s responsibility to properly package their shipping. Customers can request that we repack fragile or larger items for them like skis, TVs, Bikes, etc... Click here to download our Packing & Shipping Instructions.

Note: Improperly packaged items, such as computers and other electronic items that are damaged during shipping will be denied insurance coverage, even if you have insurance on them. This is because UPS and CSS do not pay insurance claims on improperly packaged and shipped items.

Let us repack fragile items for you to ensure they arrive safely.

Is there a minimum shipping charge?

There is NO minimum rate for shipping customers.

What do your shipping prices include?

Shipping prices include $500 insurance on each package we ship for you, boxes, tape, packaging instructions, and pick-up at your residence. We use UPS Ground for our shipping services. We email you tracking numbers as well after shipping your items.


Are there moving fees and Assembly/disassembly fees?

With our storage and shipping services, we pick all items up from the ground floor of your residence. If you want us to pick up or deliver items past the ground floor, we do charge a moving fee. The rate is $75 for in-room pick-ups on campus and Greek houses and $45 every 15 minutes/ $175 per hour for off-campus customers. The Delivery rate past the ground floor for all customers on or off campus is $45 every 15 minutes/ $175 per hour.

If a customer wants us to assemble or disassemble furniture and bed frames (like Ikea items) or take brackets off the walls, re-arrange furniture, etc. we do charge an assembly/disassembly fee. This fee is again $45 for every 15 minutes/ $175 per hour. Yes, we will have tools on hand to offer this service. Note! This service is based on availability. If we are slammed and extremely busy on a day you want us to assemble or disassemble items, we may not have the time to do it and have to come back on another day or at a different time. We also have a handy man team on staff you can book, call the office ahead of time to get this set up.

If you need direct moving services, we can help you with that too. Whether you're moving across town or from one city to another in Colorado, COLLEGE STUDENT STORAGE can help. Our moving rate is $175 per hour, minimum 2 hours


Can CSS help me pack?

CSS will re-pack customers’ moving, storage, or shipping boxes correctly with packing material and our expertise to ensure their safety. Our re-packing service is an excellent option for shipping customers who want their computers or electronic items shipped safely, securely, and guaranteed insurance "if" damaged during transit. This service is a great convenience for customers who need help packing correctly because they are hurt, not in the state, don't have the time, or want to be worry-free about their fragile or electronic items being shipped or stored correctly and safely. Properly packed items are the key to their safety.

Also, in the worst-case scenario, if shipping items are damaged, properly packed items receive full insurance value ( $500, unless you specify more); improperly packed items do not. The number one reason why customers’ items are broken, damaged, or denied insurance claims is because they were improperly packed by the customer. Save the hassle and the worry; let CSS re-pack it for you! CSS re-packing fees vary on the item but average between $25-$75 on-site or for shipping.

For full bedrooms or apartments, our packing rates are $175 per hour, a minimum of 2 hours, and do not include moving fees. 

Billing & Insurance

When do I pay?

A deposit is required when you sign up and is used to "reserve your space." Your deposit also goes towards the boxes, tape, poster tube, and packaging supplies we deliver to you ahead of time before we pick up and move, storage, and/or ship your items. The balance is due the day we pick up your storage or shipping. After your billing is complete (within 1 week of pick-up), CSS will email you an itemized billing receipt for your records.

What types of payment do you take?

We take all credit cards, cash, checks, and Venmo. Unless specified by the customer at the time of pick up, calling into the office ahead of time, or sending us an email wanting to pay any other way, we will charge the credit card on file for your deposit for any storage, shipping, or other services provided by College Student Storage. If you pay by credit card, there is a 3% merchant fee that will be added for all invoices.

Can I get my deposit back if I cancel?

All orders can be canceled without penalty up until Box Day at your school. If you cancel after you receive your boxes and tape, your deposit will be forfeited. If you do not show up for Box Day and cancel after that, then you still forfeit your deposit. View your school schedule by visiting the Schools We Serve

Are there any hidden fees or penalties?

CSS has no hidden fees. Your deposit goes towards the boxes and tape we deliver and does not apply to your final bill. If you do not take any boxes and tape, then your deposit will be applied to your final bill.

There are a couple of penalties and fees you should be made aware of.

If you pay your invoice by credit card you will be charged a 3% merchant fee. This will be reflected on the invoice we email you after billing.

If CSS is unable to deliver your items because of an errant address on your part or no one is home on the delivery day to sign for your storage, a $75-$175 delivery fee will be charged. It is also the discretion of CSS when they will be able to re-deliver your storage. To avoid this, we must have your cell phone # so we can contact you on delivery days.

If a customer packs a box over 70lbs, you will be charged a $50 overweight fee. In some cases, if the box falls apart and is over 70lbs, you will also be charged $50 for a repacking fee and we will re-pack your box into 2 boxes (yes this happens).

If a customer wants their storage delivered on an earlier or non-scheduled CSS delivery date, a $75 -$175 fee will be charged, and needs to be set up, at least, one week in advance. This is subject to delivery availability and no delivery date outside of set delivery dates will be guaranteed.

If a storage bill is not paid within 1 week of pick up because the credit card on file is declined and we cannot get ahold of you, the customer will be assessed a $25 late fee. If the customer does not pay their storage shipping or moving bill in full within 1 month of the date of the services we provided them (30 days), the late fee is $100. After a month of no payments of any sort, we will consider storage items abandoned and we will get rid of them unless the customer emails us ahead of time during the 1 month grace period and make special payment arrangements. Storage customers who leave items in storage past the 1st day that school begins for the fall semester will be charged for extra storage. This fee is $25 extra per week for the first month unless the customer wants the items stored for a full semester, then the storage charge is the same rate as the previous semester.

Please, we are not out to get you on any of these fees. If you have any issues or problems, call the office at 888.621.9680 and talk to us, we will work with you before we assess any fees or penalties.

What about insurance?

Yes, each storage customer automatically receives 60 cents per pound of commercial liability insurance on their storage up to $100 per item. Additional insurance can also be purchased. Rates of insurance are $100 for every $1000 of declared value of storage per semester. Each shipping package is automatically insured for up to $500. Additional insurance can also be purchased on a shipping package-per-package basis at $10 for each $100 of additional insurance purchased.


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What’s Included:

  • We'll supply you with as many boxes as you need. The boxes come in three different sizes to help organize your belongings.
  • We'll also give you tape, poster tubes, labels and markers.
  • We can move any item regardless of size or shape including skiis, bikes, flat screen tv, futons and more!

How It Works:

  • Sign up online today and select our basic moving service.
  • A week before your schedule pick up date we'll stop by to deliver your packing supplies. 
  • On the pick up day our professional movers will come to pick up all your items.
  • We will deliver your belongings to your new dorm, apartment or house.
  • We'll unload all of your items so you can focus on settling in.

Benefits of using CSS

Looking to save time and money this year? Relax, we've got it! College Student Storage offers door-to-door moving, storage and shipping solutions for all of your belongings. Whether you are storing your gear for the summer or an entire semester, we’ve got you covered. CSS is locally owned and operated and has been helping college students across Colorado move and store their belongings for over 20 years!

Why Choose Us:

  • Locally Owned & Operated CSS has helped move, store and ship over 33,000 college students in the past 28 years.
  • Packing Supplies We provide all your packing supplies like boxes, tape, poster tubes, labels markers and more!
  • Only pay for what you store We customize our quotes so you only pay for the space you need.
  • Pickup and Delivery Our professional movers will transport your belongings from your residence to our warehouse and back again.
  • 24/7 Climate Controlled Warehouses Our warehouses have motion and camera alarm systems, security gates, and daily employees on premises throughout the year.

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Moving isn’t fun, but we’re here to help make it as painless as possible. Getting started is quick and easy just follow the steps below:

  • Sign up today!

    Enter your name, email and school into the signup form to get started. An email will be sent to you with further instructions.
  • Pack up your stuff

    We’ll deliver boxes, tape, poster tubes, markers and labels to help get you started.
  • Relax, We’ve Got It!

    Check your email for schedule and delivery updates then kick back and let us do the rest.

It's Simple. Sign Up Today! »