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8/10/12 12:02 P

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I don't know.. I think I'd do it. But we have a ton of space around the house we're not using. But I guess I would be a bit worried about security. What if they are storing bomb making materials or something like that? I suppose it's not different that taking in a renter tho. You have a contract... get insurance.. and only rent to people you think are trustworthy.

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8/8/12 12:43 A

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It's bad enough when it's someone who you're related to but a total stranger would be hard to take if they did something odd. I like to be by myself as well, although my two brothers (whom I care for) and myself live in our own home, we have strict rules that our rooms are exactly that, you must have somewhere that is your own.

Although I'm not overly neat I hate messy people, I often get irritated when people leave crap lying all over the place.

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8/7/12 9:46 A

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I had room mates before I got married. I needed to replace my roof and had a big 3 bedroom house. It worked out ok, but I was definitely not as happy as living by myself. I had 2 different ones. One made my house smell bad, and one just had soooo much stuff. So she ended up piling her boxes in a corner of my living room, swearing to go through it and get rid of stuff. When she moved out 9 months later, she took all of her boxes, untouched, with her. And I gave her 5 months notice that I was moving and asked her to find a new place as sonn as possible so I wouldnt have to deal with 2 people's messes when I was trying to sell my house, but it took her 4 1/2 months to move. I think I had a fairly good experience, though. In the future if I were ever to have a roommate again, I think I would want them to have their own furniture, because that made me kind of tense--seeing my furniture being used harshly. The first one I even let use my bedding, but it had to be thrown out when he moved out after 6 months. So, the 2nd roommate I made buy her own. And I wouldn't let her paint. :)

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8/6/12 9:00 P

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I'd do it if I could (in fact, I'm following that link). I tried to get a roommate to help with the mortgage, but even at the height of the housing crisis I just didn't have ANYBODY call to come look at the place. And I'm in a really safe, accessible neighborhood and was asking so little that it wouldn't have helped much. Who knows?

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8/6/12 8:25 A

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I agree I'd want it to have a separate access and no access to my house.

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8/4/12 11:29 A

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Only if it were a separate structure with it's own access and lock. I'd require the person to get insurance and sign a contract to avoid my being responsible for anything happening etc payment failure etc. like any other rental joint.

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8/4/12 11:25 A

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No. My space is my own. My house is my home. I would not consider sharing it with a stranger even for regular pay.





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8/4/12 7:35 A

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My mum in law rented her garage out for years. She made a little money each month and it helped her out a lot. The garage was not attached to the house and because it was a corner home the garage was on the other street. No entry to the garden etc. We felt it was safe for her to do this.

Not sure I would do it in my home or an attached garage etc.


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I think only to a friend and for a certain amount of time---and if no pay, they have to come get their stuff! We already have to much stuff---LOL

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Besides the fact that I have hardly enough space for all of my crap, you'd need to check at what is being stored by who is renting.

I'd hate to get a midnight visit from the vice squad or something worse wanting to arrest you for whatever is stored in your garage etc!!

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if I had the space why not, I already share my house with a roomie.



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8/3/12 10:11 P

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We did a story this week on a new trend by people who are renting out space in their home as storage. Say you have space in your garage... or attic.. or basement. Some people who are maybe renting small places while downsizing, or live in the city and can't afford to keep a car parked there, are looking to rent your extra space. One website that matches people up is:
www.storeatmyhouse.com/
But would you do it? Would you rent space in your house to store someone's stuff? You could make a decent bit of money with no work on your part.

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