Deciding What to Store Once You’ve Moved into Your Shared Apartment

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If you’re a college student in the Philadelphia area, then you’re most likely getting ready to head back for the start of another semester. If you’re moving into a dorm room, you don’t have to worry about bringing furniture, since the school will provide beds, desks, and perhaps a small table. You might bring a couch or chair to sit in while you watch TV or play video games, but all you really have to worry about is clothes, electronics, and other personal items.

On the other hand, if you’re moving into a shared apartment where you’ll be living with roommates, you may have to decide what to put in each room and what you’ll need to put into storage. At EZ Storage®, we can help you and your roommates find the ideal solution for your belongings.

An Excess of Furniture

dreamstime_xxl_10812473You might be moving in with friends, or you might be moving in with one friend who already has a roommate or two you’ve never met. The latter can result in a situation where you bring a chair or a couch, but it turns out there isn’t room for your furniture. You might be able to put a chair in your bedroom, but if you have limited space, you may only have room for your bed.

The best way to resolve a situation such as this is to have a conversation with your new roommates and decide what to keep and what to store. Perhaps you have a newer, bigger couch that will fit more people, and therefore it’s the most logical option for the shared living room. You can also arrange a time to meet before you move in and discuss what you should bring and what there won’t be room for in the apartment. You will most likely do a walkthrough before you sign a lease or agree to move in, and this can be a great time to assess what you can bring. If necessary, you can rent a storage unit before you move in, which saves you the hassle of moving things in, finding that they don’t fit, and having to move them out!

Splitting the Cost

dreamstime_xxl_21826890Another benefit of living in a shared apartment is that you often split the cost of everything, including rent, utilities, groceries, and more. If you and your roommates all have things you need to store, you can also split the cost of a self-storage space. This can make storage a more affordable option, and instead of trying to keep things in the apartment, you can create more room for everybody by moving those excess pieces of furniture and other belongings into a secure unit. We have plenty of options to choose from, and we’ll gladly help you pick the ideal space.

If you’re getting ready to move in with new roommates and you need a reliable storage solution, visit one of our Philadelphia locations today. We offer a variety of options, convenient access hours, and exceptional service.

We look forward to helping you!