Splitting a Storage Unit with Your Roommates

August 2, 2018

two girls moving into an apartment


When moving into a new place with a roommate, you may discover that you both have way too much stuff for the space. Instead of both of you getting a storage space of your own, it may be more beneficial to share a self-storage unit. Keep reading to find out why.

Benefits of Sharing a Storage Unit

Cheaper Rent for the Unit

One of the main perks of having a roommate is sharing the costs that come with having an apartment or a house. Splitting the cost of rent, the cost of utilities, and sometimes even the cost of groceries puts a lot less strain on both you and your roommate’s wallets. If you end up needing a storage unit, you can continue those cost savings by sharing a storage unit with your roommate!

More Room for Items

Splitting a storage unit with a roommate doesn’t just have financial benefits for the both of you. Since you are sharing both the cost and the space of the storage unit, you will probably need to get a slightly bigger unit than you were initially expecting to. Luckily, splitting the cost will help keep the bigger unit within your budget and give you and your roommate more space for all the stuff that can’t fit in your home or apartment.

Better Access to Your Stuff

In a perfect world, we would all have plenty of time to take care of everything in life. You wouldn’t have to rush to go grocery shopping, make it to work in the morning, and find whatever you need tucked away into storage. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work that way. Situations may arise where you need something out of your storage unit but don’t have a lot of time to get it yourself. However, since you share the storage unit with your roommate, you may be able to have them run and get whatever you need for you (perhaps with the promise of pizza for their work).

Reserve Your Storage Unit at AFS in Topeka Today

If you and your roommate have decided to split a storage unit in the Topeka area so your home or apartment doesn’t become packed to the brim with stuff, come check out Affordable Family Storage. We are located at 240 SE 29th St near Jefferson Square, Highland Crest, and Central Highland Park. If you live or work in Topeka, Pauline, Watson, Tecumseh, or Berryton, we're just minutes away. Unsure of the size you need? Use our handy storage calculator to help you find exactly how much space you’ll need.

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