Short Term Storage

CSS Short Term Moving and Storage Services

Many students get caught in between leases at the end of July and in August and need moving services and short term storage for a few days to a few weeks. 

For college students that are between leases and need storage for a few days to a few weeks to a month or longer. We come to your residence and pick up your belongings and then move to our climate-controlled warehouse where they are labeled and palletized. Then we will re-deliver all your belongings back to your new residence where ever you have moved on the day you need it.

Furniture is no problem! We bring mattress covers for your bed and have tools for disassembly and assembly of bed frames and large items that can't be moved unless taken apart. We also make sure you get boxes and tape to pack up ahead of time. The benefit of our short term and moving services isn't about the short term storage but more about all the moving and heavy lifting that goes along with this service on pickup and delivery.

Give us a call or send us an email and learn how College Student Storage can make your life easier with our short-term moving and storage solutions.

At CSS, we know that every successful move starts with an organized plan of attack. That's why we provide you with tape, marker three different sizes (10 total) of boxes, poster tubes, packing instructions, and labels before you move. All items that don't fit in a box are fine the way they are.

Large items like furniture, beds, dressers, desk, futons, desk chairs, couches, etc. are also fine. All items should be clearly labeled with name and confirmation number for quick identification.

After two decades of working with college students across the Boulder, Fort Collins and the Denver metro area, we know that no two college careers are created the same. That's why we'll work with you no matter your timeline.

Whether you need short term moving and storage at one school or if you need it and are moving to another city, from a few days to a few weeks to a few months between leases, we have you covered.

Short-term Storage Rates.

Short term storage rates vary greatly, depending on how much stuff you will be storing with us and for how long a period of time. We will try to work with you on pricing. Rates are based on how much space you fill up in our warehouse and for the duration that they are stored and how long it takes for us to pick them up and re-deliver them back to you.

1. Moving fee on pick up is $150 per hour for 3 guys and a truck to pick up your items. (Minimum rate of 2 hours) This includes pick up your items, labeling, drive time to our warehouse and unloading items and putting your items away in the warehouse.

2. Moving fee on delivery is $150 per hour for 3 guys and a truck to re-deliver your items to your new address on the day you want them. This includes pulling items out of storage at our warehouse, loading them on the truck, drive time to your new residence from our warehouse and delivery

3. Short Term Storage rates are for a few days to one month of storage and depend on what you have.

  • If it's just random items and no furniture, the average cost is $150.
  • If you have a 1 bedroom full of furniture and items the average cost is $200-$225
  • A full 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen and living room furniture including Couches the average cost is $250-$400 depending on what you have. If you have a lot of furniture, its more, if you don't, it's less
  • If this service is for more than 2 students that live at the same address and move to another address together, The average cost is around $500-$600 each including kitchen, living rooms items, and 2 bedrooms of items
  • If you have a full house or apartment that needs these services or 3 or more students is around $1500-$2000, please call or email the office for a quote. We can absolutely help you out and will work with you on pricing.

Short term storage info:

This service can be cheaper or more expensive, depending on what you have. We bring 3 of our employees and a truck to pick up and deliver your items. Please take into account this rate includes not just picking up your residence, but also drive time to our warehouse and unloading all your items from our truck, labeling, palletizing and shrink wrapping them as well. On delivery we have to pull all your items out of storage in our warehouse, take them off pallets, inventory them, re-load them onto a truck and drive them to your new address and unload them there as well. There are no extra moving fees if we pick up or deliver beyond the ground floor for this service.

  • Sign up early, We fill up for this service quickly in late July and early August. We have been overbooked the past 3 summers and have had to turn students away. 
  • Mattress covers are extra and are $12, we put them on your bed when we show up
  • We can pick up your items in once city, like Boulder, store them, and then re-deliver them to another city like Denver. No problem.
  • Please label everything with your name and confirmation #
  • We can store anything except garbage bags of items
  • Do not fill your dresser with items, it will break when we move it. We will have to repack it into boxes.
  • Please label all boxes on all 4 sides in marker with your full name @ confirmation #. This will safe you money if you have everything lableled with your name and conformation # before we show up.
  • We will bring tools to help take apart and disassemble items.
  • We don't mount TV's pictures or mirrors on delivery.
  • The more you can be ready for us when we show up the cheaper this service will be for you.
  • We don insure particleboard and IKEA furniture if it gets damaged or breaks. These items are made of sawdust and is of poor construction. The bolts and screws that hold it together strip out. Students and parents often put these items together poorly before we pick them up.
  • Labeling all your items, repacking items and boxes, assembly or disassembly of Ikea furniture and complex bed frames adds time to your moving rate on pick up.

We Offer Reasonable Rates

We get a lot of questions about our short term moving and storage pricing, but don’t worry we make it easy. You can always call the office or email us for a quote These services include the moving part, plus the short term storage part. For pricing please visit our storage pricing page. For other storage-related questions visit our FAQ page.

Whether you're a student at University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, or at the University of Denver, CSS will work with you. If your at any of the other schools we service, please call the office, we can probably help you out. Contact us to get started, and relax while we take care of the heavy lifting.


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What’s Included:

  • Packing supplies like boxes, tape, markers, labels, poster tube, and storage instructions.
  • Climate controlled warehouse to store your belongings
  • 24/7 security

How It Works:

  • We deliver boxes, tape, markers, labels, poster tube, and packaging instructions to you before your move.
  • We come pick up all of the items you want stored. We can also pickup shipping items from you at the same time and ship them for you.
  • We bring mattress covers and tools with us to help take apart beds or other items apart and re-pack them.
  • We bring all your items back to our climate controlled warehouse where they are stored on pallets and shrink wrapped.
  • We deliver all your belongings to your new address on the scheduled delivery days. To learn more about pulling out your items early please visit our FAQ page. We can also reassemble items for you upon delivery for an additional fee. See reassembly pricing.

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! »