Trusted Since 1988

Use Current Location

The Tidy Life

5 Reasons to Consider Living in a Co-Living Community

Life Events

April 18, 2019

5 happy roommates sitting on a couch
It’s no mystery that living in a major city like Washington, DC can be expensive. But, did you know that there’s a new living concept that can actually be more affordable? This concept is called co-living. So, what is co-living? And why is it a good option for me? Keep reading this article to find out!

What is Co-Living?

Co-living is a new housing concept where residents not only share a living space, but also a set of interests. Generally, in order to be considered for this housing option each member has to apply and meet certain qualifications. The demographics for co-living are usually young professionals between the ages of 20 and 30.

5 Benefits of Living in a Co-Living Space

  • Make new friends: One of the main benefits of living in a co-living community is that unlike a traditional apartment building, you really get to know your neighbors. While some areas of the home are private, there are still some shared living spaces. This will allow you to interact with and get to know your neighbors better.
  • More amenities than a traditional living option: When you live in a co-living community, you have access to more features and amenities than you would at a typical apartment or other living option. Co-living communities will often have gyms, movie theaters, transportation, stocked household supplies and more.
  • The ability to collaborate with other residents: When co-living communities are created, the goal is to group together like-minded individuals. This means, that if your goal has always been to start your own company, you may be placed with other individuals that also share the same dream. This can help you to grow and work together.
  • Save money: As you know, living on your own in a major city can be very expensive. Co-living provides an easy and affordable solution without cutting back on the amenities or living condition.
  • Balance social with privacy: One of the best parts about co-living is you get a balance between privacy and social. If you want to just relax in your room by yourself, you’re able to. If you want to be social, you can hang out in the shared rooms.

A Self Storage Unit Can Help with Living in a Co-Living Space!

Have you decided co-living is the living option for you? When you live in a co-living community, there’s a chance that it may be a downsize from the living option you came from. With a storage unit rental, this doesn’t have to be a concern! A storage unit rental will help you stay neat and organized by allowing you to store seasonal or unneeded items in a location close to your home.

ezStorage has storage units in major co-living cities, including Washington DC and Baltimore, MD. With so many popular storage unit sizes to choose from, including the 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 storage unit, we make self storage a breeze! Reserve a storage unit with ezStorage today!

Looking for Tips on Storing Your Belongings?

Explore our solutions tips below to get tips and advice on how to properly store your belongings.

English Spanish

Ada Icon

What size home are you storing?

1 Bedroom Apartment

2 Bedroom Apartment

2-3 Bedroom House

4+ Bedroom House

Single Dorm Room

Studio Apartment

5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' Storage Unit (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' Storage Units (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' Storage Units (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' Storage Unit (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' Storage Unit (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!