So, you’ve decided to get a self storage unit, and you’re all set to move in. You figure you’ll need to go to the facility now and then to drop things off or to pick up things you need. Of course, you want to get along with everyone there when you go.
The rules of etiquette for self storage are basically the same as for being a good neighbor anywhere.
Don’t Block Doorways or Units: It may seem easy to park your car close to your unit, but that may put your vehicle right in front of someone else’s rented space. You never know when someone will arrive and need to access their unit, so don’t block them.
Ask Others to Move Politely: Just because you’re aware not to block doorways and units doesn’t mean other tenants keep this rule in mind. If someone blocks your way, ask them politely to move their car or boxes.
Don’t Engage in Conflicts: Most people just want to take care of their storage business in peace. However, if someone starts an argument, peacefully remove yourself from the situation and inform the facility manager.
Don’t Use Foul Language: Whether you’re used to using curse words in your everyday life or not, some people just don’t want to hear it, and foul language will make them feel uncomfortable. Self storage isn’t the place for cussing.
Do Not Disturb Others: People are there to deal with storage, not listen to your Spotify playlist. Don’t play loud music while you’re unloading.
Wear Your Shirt and Shoes: We understand that carrying all those boxes may make you hot, but wear a full set of clothes. You’ll make people more comfortable.
Offer to Help: This isn’t something you’ll need to do all the time! However, if you see someone struggling with a heavy item or a box, and you’re physically capable of helping, it’s all right to offer assistance. You might just make someone’s day, or even make a friend.