Sharing a storage unit can be a great way to save money and maximize space. Whether you’re sharing with a friend, family member, or business partner, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a successful and stress-free experience.
1. Choose the right partner
The first step to sharing a storage unit is choosing the right partner. This should be someone you trust and who has similar storage needs and goals. Make sure you’re both on the same page when it comes to how the space will be used, how often you’ll access it, and how you’ll split the costs.
2. Set clear expectations
Once you’ve chosen a partner, setting clear expectations from the outset is essential. This might include creating a written agreement that outlines how the space will be used, who is responsible for what, and how the costs will be split. This will help prevent misunderstandings and conflicts down the line.
3. Divide the space
When sharing a storage unit, it’s crucial to divide the space fairly. This might mean dividing the unit in half or assigning specific areas for each person’s belongings. Ensure each person has enough space for their items and enough room for both of you to access your belongings easily.
4. Keep communication open
Communication is vital when sharing a storage unit. Make sure you’re both aware of any changes in storage needs or access to the unit. If one person needs to access the unit more frequently than the other, make sure you’re both aware of the schedule and any potential conflicts.
5. Keep it organized
To ensure a stress-free experience, keeping the storage unit organized is essential. This might mean labeling boxes, using shelving units, or stacking the boxes vertically.
Sharing storage is easy when storing with Tellus Self Storage.