|Declutter your apartment with Boxbee.|
When we purchased our apartment five years ago, we anxiously anticipated a storage unit, which should’ve become available shortly after we signed our lives away. One year passed, two years, then three, and now the end of this month marks five years in our co-op, and after a lengthy construction project, we finally landed that storage locker a few weeks ago.
I’ve written before about the lack of storage in my New York life. I blogged how our closets, drawers, nooks and crannies stayed packed to the gills with miscellaneous belongings, all of which were patiently awaiting that coveted storage unit in the same way we were. Somehow, I don’t think we ever felt alone in this matter! I believe thousands of renters and homeowners in New York City are short on storage too.
While our 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet metal storage locker has decluttered and left us feeling like we have oodles of new space in our life, many New Yorkers are forced to part with both sentimental items and necessities, or live in total clutter. But Boxbee, an urban storage solution started in San Francisco and now in NYC, makes storage possible for everyone.
How it works
Boxes arrive at your apartment door. You fill them and schedule a pickup. Be sure to document what items are in each box, making retrieval easier when the time comes.
Boxbee arrives, picks up, and secures your belongings in storage. When you need your items, you schedule Boxbee for a drop-off in as short a time as a few hours. Here’s the bonus: you schedule and manage your pickups and drop-offs easily and at any time online.
What it costs
Boxbee costs $6 to $7.50 per month per box depending on location, with volume discounts available. Empty boxes for your use and pickups are always free. To retrieve your items or send them to a friend, you’ll pay $15 plus an additional $2 per box.
What you can store
Boxbee boxes are the same size (12 inches by 24 inches), but Boxbee will also store sports equipment including skis, golf clubs, and bicycles. For fashion-friendly storage, Boxbee also offers storage options for hanging garments.
Many stored items are seasonal, but a large number of Boxbee customers store books, while business customers often store marketing materials and documents.
What I love about Boxbee is the convenience, something I believe all New Yorkers crave. If I hadn’t landed my basement storage locker, which runs $60 per month, I would use Boxbee and probably pay about the same price.
Boxbee is currently available in San Francisco and New York, but is expanding. If you live outside NYC –– and like me, you lack an attic, garage, and basement –– keep your eyes peeled for a Boxbee opening near you.
This post was sponsored by Boxbee. A big thank you to our fans for supporting our sponsors! Companies like Boxbee help us to continue to bring the best of the New York life to all of you.