Sharing Self Storage

In a time where living space can come at a premium, having some additional space at A1 Mini Storage, 2270 Old Russellville Pike, Clarksville TN 37040, to store your things can help clear out the clutter and maybe even alleviate frustrations at home, school or in relationships.

Thankfully, there’s no rule against sharing a storage unit. Splitting a unit with your apartment or college roommate or significant other can be a great, affordable, and an easy way of giving you more space to live in. To help you on the way, here are 4 tips to sharing your self-storage.

1. Determine your storage unit size - Sit down with the person you will be sharing a unit with and figure out how much space you will need. For a reference, if you just need to store smaller items like a few boxes of clothes and decorations or even bikes, a small 5×10 unit may be enough. For furniture, consider an 8×10 or even a 10×10 unit. You can always go to the storage facility of your choice and ask to see some units firsthand to eyeball the situation.

2. Talk about features - While you’re speaking to your roommate about a proposed storage unit, and definitely consider your storage features. For instance, if you’re storing your couch because your roommate’s is a bit more comfortable, consider the drive-up access feature. This allows you to pull up directly to your unit for easy drop off and pick up, a great alternative to pivoting a couch up-stairs, down hallways, and into an elevator.

Other features to consider are climate control, which maintains a constant temperature and humidity level within the unit, as well as security such as gated property, electronic gate access, video surveillance, and onsite management. Which are all used at A1 Mini Storage in Clarksville TN 37040.

3. Pre-pay the storage facility - As much as we may trust the people we live with, there is never any guarantee for the future. People relocate, housing assignments change, and financial situations can suddenly change in a moment. By paying ahead, you ensure no late fees or wind up in a lien-sale. This also allows you time to budget and find the best deal.

4. Organize your unit - Once you have the right storage unit for you and your roommate, you can move in. We recommend you take the time to organize your unit and document, thoroughly, what you have stored. A good way would be sorting the items based on who owns it. It would also be best to line the perimeter of the walls with your items rather than pile them in a corner. Lastly, it may be best to write down what you’re storing on your phone or maybe even take a photo. This will allow you and your roommate to quickly identify what’s in storage when you may need it. If you’re finding you and your roommate need more space in your dorm or apartment, a storage unit can be a great way to alleviate space needs. Once you’ve determined what you need, you can call us at 931-542-5000.