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You Can Get Paid to Store Your Neighbors’ Stuff

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It seems everyone has a side hustle these days, but what if you could earn cash with no hustle at all?  Well, if you’ve got some extra space in your garage, shed, or attic, you can!

You can earn passive income by letting people store their stuff in your home, garage, or shed. Now, offering storage space on Craigslist isn’t the greatest idea from a safety standpoint. That’s where Neighbor comes in.

The site gives you a safe place to list your storage space so people who need it can rent it, and yes, pay you for it. This isn’t like a classified ad, though. When you list on Neighbor, the service takes care of basically everything that could arise.

According to its FAQs, the company handles storage disputes, any items people abandon, clients who violate the terms of service, and payment processing. There’s little oversight on your part, except making sure your space is available and safe.

Getting started on the service is simple—it’s kinda like Airbnb for storage. You just upload your space, set a price (the site provides recommendations), and then wait for renters to take you up on your offer.

For renter’s, the service handles all the same things it does for hosts. Your items will also receive $25,000 in liability protection. There’s really no limit to what you can store. If someone has a barn big enough to store a car, you can rent that space. Have a few appliances you need to stash? Someone’s garage will work.

Whether you’ve got extra space and could use some cash, or you need a place to stash your stuff, Neighbor could be the perfect option.

Shea Simmons Shea Simmons
Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »

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