If you and a friend or family member choose to share a storage unit, there
are certain steps and tips to utilize for a successful partnership. Sharing
extra storage space is a great way to
maximize a large storage unit and declutter both of your personal spaces. Let’s take a closer
look at some easy tips for sharing a storage unit.
Tip #1: Choose the Unit Wisely
Before renting a storage unit—whether you are sharing it or not—it
is important to research your options. Storage facilities often have multiple
unit sizes that can hold storage for a small apartment or for a house.
When sharing a unit, consider renting a larger unit than you and your
fellow renter think you will need. This will ensure that there are no
misunderstandings about how much storage each person requires and that
you both have enough storage for all your items.
Tip #2: Plan Storage Carefully
To maximize the amount of storage you can use, carefully store your boxable
items and furniture. Place items that you will rarely use toward the back.
As you place items in the storage unit, create a narrow path that will
give you access to the different areas of your storage unit. Talk over
a storage plan with your fellow renter. This will ensure that everyone
understands how and where items are placed so there will not be confusion
in the future.
Tip #3: Share the Unit Considerately
It is important that you and your fellow renter understand and agree upon
how the storage unit will be used. Be considerate to the space that you
use and the items that you store. If possible, discuss expectations, and
consider writing down an agreement with a list of rules and expectations
you both will follow.
Store all of your items with Chelsea Mini Storage and our storage facility
near Manhattan. We have several sizes and contract lengths you can take
advantage of, so
do not hesitate to call us at (212) 564-7735.