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Sharing is not always Caring: Why You Shouldn't Shared Storage Units

While growing up did your parents constantly remind you that “sharing is caring”. For the most part that is absolutely the case. But for a storage unit, that might not be the right answer. Sharing a storage unit can save you money, however, there are various problems with sharing a storage unit with others. Here are the top four reasons why you shouldn’t share a storage unit.

1. Security

When you sign up for a storage locker there is only ONE person who has signing authority.

That person can grant access to whomever they see fit. If you have your belongings in there and you are not the signing authority, there is a possibility of people you aren’t comfortable with accessing your space.

2. Organization

Isn’t it annoying when you can’t find what you are looking for? Now imagine looking when your stuff is mixed in with someone else’s. Having your stuff together may make it more difficult to locate the item you are looking for, and things might get mixed up when you eventually vacate the locker.

3. Convenience

Lost your key? Want to transfer to a different unit? Only the person with signing authority can request a lock cut, or transfer units. If they are not available, then you will have to wait until they are.

4. What if?

What happens if you have a falling out with your locker partner, and you are not the one with signing authority?

Whoever’s name is on the lease can change locks and deny entry to anyone. Without their OK there is nothing storage staff can do to ensure your belongings are returned to you.

If you have any questions about booking a storage unit in one of our mini storage facilities, please get in touch and one of our team members will be more than happy to help!

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