Whether someone is moving in with you, you're settling into someone else's place or you're both investing in a new home, you've got to find a place for everyone's stuff. You may be keen to keep everything with you or you might want to sell it all off, but storage units are a more thoughtful choice for your things for these reasons:
You Might Need Replacements
Blending two households means that you'll likely have a ton of doubles. Two mini-fridges, two couches, two coffee pots and more doubles just can't fit into one space. Storage units keep one of each item safe. That way, if the mini-fridge conks out on you, you simply need to visit the unit, not a store. Over time this can mean a great deal of savings, both in time and money.
You've Got Emotional Attachments
Your new roommate may have no use for your teacup collection, for instance, but you may not be yet willing to see them go away forever. Storage allows you to know that they're there, waiting for the day when your roommate has a change of heart or you're able to cajole them into displaying them.
You Could Have Visitors
When it's time for a visit from one set of parents or a friend, it's sometimes hard to find even more space for more people. Having the option of dropping some things off in storage for a few days can free up space inside the home so that visitors can bring some of their things and not have to worry that everything will be too cluttered while they're there. You'll have a better visit when you're not all climbing over each other because of all the things in the house.
It Might Not Work Out
You may not see it now, but many people move in with one another only to change their minds in the months or years ahead. Putting your belongings into secure storage means that you won't have to start over and buy furniture, lamps and other items all over again. This is vital because if the roommate situation doesn't work out, you're going to need money for living expenses; being able to avoid putting out more money for things you already have is a relief.
Storage units provide peace of mind about belongings when you've got a roommate. Talk with them and unit rental facilities to arrive at a storage plan which makes sense for everybody. Contact a company like Security Self Storage for more information and assistance.