A self-storage is a great option for those who need extra space but don’t want the hassle or expense of purchasing and maintaining a storage unit themselves. But self-storage can be even more convenient — and affordable — if you have a storage roommate.

A storage roommate is simply someone you share a storage unit with. This can be a family member, a friend, or even a stranger. The key is to find someone you can trust and who has similar storage needs as you. Explore storage options together and decide on a unit that will accommodate both of your needs. Here are the benefits of having a storage roommate.

1. Save Money

Storage units can be expensive, especially if you need a larger unit. But if you split the cost with a roommate, you can save money. Take, for instance, a 10×10 unit which costs on average $115/month. If you split the cost with a roommate, you’d each only pay $57.50/month – that’s a savings of over 50%.

2. More Convenient

Not only is splitting the cost more convenient for your wallet, but it can also be more convenient for your schedule. If you have a busy schedule, it can be tough to find time to get to your storage unit. But if you have a roommate, they can help out by going to the unit when you can’t make it.

3. Get Organized

One of the challenges of having a storage unit is keeping it organized. But if you have a roommate, they can help you stay on top of things and keep the unit tidy. You can manage this by creating a storage plan and schedule so that both of you know what goes where and when things need to be put away.

4. Security

When you have a roommate, you have an extra set of eyes on your belongings. If you’re worried about security, having someone you can trust to keep an eye on your stuff can give you peace of mind. Whether it’s for your home or storage unit, having a roommate can help you feel more secure. Knowing someone else looking out for your belongings can help you relax and enjoy your free time. Purchasing additional insurance can give you even more peace of mind.

5. Friendship

Perhaps the best benefit of all is that you may make a new friend in the process. Sharing a storage unit can be a great way to get to know someone better. This is especially true if you’re both people who enjoy organizing and keeping things tidy.

Roommate Rules 

Of course, there are a few things you’ll need to do to make sure having a storage roommate is a positive experience for both of you. Set some ground rules. It’s important to set some basic rules from the start to avoid confusion later on. Discuss things like how often you’ll need to access the unit, who will be responsible for paying the rent, and what happens if one of you wants to move out. Having a clear understanding of each other’s expectations will help avoid any conflict.

A Plus Storage Corporation offers a convenient and affordable self-storage roommate solution for those who need extra space. With several storage facilities across the United States, we can help you find a unit to accommodate your needs. Our team of experts is here to help make the process easy and convenient for you. Give us a call today or explore our website to learn more.

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