Pros and cons of sharing storage with friends

If you are thinking of getting a storage unit, you might face a couple of problems. The storage space is too big? It is too expensive? If you find yourself in this conundrum, you should consider sharing the unit! But, you should consider the pros and cons of sharing storage with friends. Our experts from Superior Moving PA have experience in this field, and they listed all of the pros and cons! Let’s take a look!

Pros of sharing storage with friends

Storage units can be quite expensive, so that makes the main advantage of sharing storage with friends is the fact that it is much cheaper. Paying for half of the storage unit can help save a lot of money, especially if you are renting the unit for a long time. You can even save money when moving your stuff to the unit.

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Sharing storage with friends is a great way for all of you to save money!

If you and your friend are moving your things at the same time you can make a deal with the moving company. If that’s the case it’s best to work with professionals and move in your things safely and easily. Having a professional moving company by your side when moving your stuff into a storage unit will help you save a lot of time and it will ensure the safety of your possessions.  Just make sure that if you decide on sharing a storage unit you choose a close friend that you can trust!

The cons of sharing storage with friends

When sharing a storage unit, there are a few cons that you shouldn’t overlook. Those cons are:

  • Multiple people paying
  • Dividing the unit

Multiple people paying

Since you and your friends will need to pay the same amount of money each month you will need to be pretty synchronized. One of your friends or even you can get caught in a position when the payment is due, but you don’t have enough money. This will force everyone else to chip in to cover the costs of the unit. If this continues with no hope of change, it can become a major issue. You can avoid this by choosing trusted friends to share the unit with.

Dividing the unit

This might cause some problems if you don’t make a deal with your friends in advance. Make sure to know how to divide the space before you move your stuff in. You can use masking tape to divide the space into equal parts. If that doesn’t do the job you can use a laser measuring tape and divide it that way. Also, if you have furniture or other clunky and fragile items, make sure to check if your unit is climate-controlled. If not check with your friends if they need a climate-controlled unit because there are items that require a climate-controlled unit.

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Dividing the unit can be a problem if you don’t discuss it first!

In conclusion

If you want to save some money and have trustworthy friends, you should definitely consider sharing storage with friends. That way everyone will have storage and a discount for it! Just make sure to be on the same page as your friends!

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