Apartment buildings that offer storage solutions are becoming more and more in demand. People that pay rent to live in a place would much rather have an on-site storage solution than to either store their stuff in an unsecured area, or travel across town to an off-site storage facility. For the most part, people love their privacy and would rather spend more money in order to have it right in the place that they live.
Creative Storage Spaces
It might sound like a cool idea to have creative storage places, right? However, when there is no designated area that is secure and safe to store extra belongings, the tenants of apartments tend to get creative and store things where they do not belong. Some apartment buildings are large buildings that have indoor hallways that seem to go on and on for miles. The sides of the hallways where nobody walks look like good places for tenants to stow away some extra stuff there. Boxes, tents, holiday trees, and whatever end up being placed in hallways all of the time. The worst thing about it is that when 100 plus tenants decide to do the same thing all up and down the hallways it gets pretty ugly and becomes a fire hazard.
Another way that renters have been able to utilize extra space to store things is the top area of their parking space. All they have to do is leave themselves a little room at the front of their parking space by not parking fully into the spot and they allow themselves a little bit of room to store a few extra belongings. A tent, an extra portable BBQ, some stuffed animals…whatever. What happens is that when everybody in the building does the same thing it causes some pretty big problems. Not only does it look horrible, but it can also be dangerous.
Belongings in Plain Sight
When tenants choose to creatively store their belongings right in the public eye where everybody can see them, it ends up causing another issue altogether. It attracts thieves. When people that like to steal things find a place that allows them to easily steal things, they tend to come back and steal more stuff. They will even come back and look for new stuff to steal. If you imagine an entire apartment complex that has personal belongings just sitting out for all the world to have access to, you can imagine how somebody who makes a living out of stealing things would love it.
Back Patio Storage
Another place that tenants will try to store an excess of stuff is on their balcony. Of course, this is not a big deal if they do not get overly zealous with the space that is available. Sometimes when tenants store their stuff on the balcony, they forget that it is merely a place for them to enjoy a little bit of outdoor air and begin to stuff the area with extra belongings. Not only can this become an ugly eyesore, but it can also become a dangerous fire hazard.
Storage for Apartments is Important
Not all tenants are going to take it upon themselves to store their belongings in places that they should not. Many of them will simply move to another apartment complex that offers a viable storage option. People like to feel safe and secure where they live. Having a secure storage solution in place, even as simple as over-the-car storage, makes a world of difference to the tenants that live there, and the ones that are looking for a place to live.