Finding a New Roommate for the Summer

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May is nearly over, which means that summer will soon be here. It also means, if you’re a college student, that you or one of your roommates might be moving out of your shared apartment. You or they may have found a new job, and it makes more sense to move to a new place, or to head back home for the summer before returning for the fall semester.

If you’re staying put and your roommate is moving out, then you might need to find a new person to live with you in order to afford the place you’re renting. You may also need to put some things into storage to make more room, and at EZ Storage®, we can provide you with one of the best self-storage units in Philadelphia!

Ask a Friend

dreamstime_xxl_34670159One of the easiest ways to find a new roommate is to ask a friend. They might be looking for a new place to live for the summer, and you know that you will get along with them. It is important, however, to make sure that you’re compatible living together, because even though you may be the best of friends, it doesn’t mean that you’ll like their living habits or that they’ll like yours. Setting some ground rules and compromising on some things can make the process much easier.

When your friend moves in, they may bring some of their own furniture, which means that you can store the old couch that’s been sitting in the living room for five years. Your roommate that’s leaving may also need to store some stuff, and you can share the cost of renting a storage unit with them. You, your old roommate, and your new one can all store some belongings and create more living space in the house or apartment.

Post an Ad

dreamstime_18635871Another way to find a new roommate is to post an ad online or in the local newspaper. People are always checking social media and online platforms for places to live, and it can be a great way to find a new person to live with you. That being said, it’s always a good idea to meet someone in person and see if you think they’d be a good fit as a roommate. You can let them see the house or apartment, and always talk to the landlord or property manager about someone new being added to the lease, or taking over the lease for your previous roommate.

Someone who answers an online ad for a place to live may be local, or they may be moving to Philadelphia from another city. Either way, they’re likely to bring their belongings with them, and should they need to store anything, you can find a storage unit together, or offer to let them put things into a space you’ve already rented. If you have a small residence and they bring a lot of stuff, a self-storage unit can often be the best solution, even if only for the short-term.

If you’re looking for a new roommate this summer, and you need to store some items before someone moves in, then visit EZ Storage® today. With our storage units in Philadelphia, you can find the ideal space for your belongings, and our monthly leases make it easy to store things for as long as you need. Every metro-area location has a state-of-the-art security system that keeps an eye on everything, and a staff that is happy to help however they can. Above all, we want you to feel confident that your things are safe and sound.

We look forward to seeing you soon!