Need more space? Why not store with a neighbour.
Need more space?
Lack of household storage space is a problem many Londoners have; especially during a time where living costs are high and self-storage remains too expensive for many.
Now, a unique online service is set to change the way we live by offering a new and very affordable ‘community alternative’ to self-storage.
Storemates.co.uk introduces people with storage needs to local people who have unused space in their homes. Many local residents have too much stuff cluttering up their homes (seasonal clothing, Christmas decorations, sports equipment, etc), whilst others have additional space that they do not fully use (like a loft, spare room, basement, or even a garage). Hammersmith residents can now earn income through renting out their extra space while helping out someone locally by charging much less then expensive self-storage companies.
Using the Storemates website, users can list or search for storage space locally and with the help of a legal contract, can safely put in place their storage arrangements. The site has a review system and strict safeguards built-in to protect both sides, and so far boasts 100% positive feedback from its customers.
The service – the first of its kind – has distinct advantages over self-storage. Costs are less than 50%, there is no VAT to pay and no hidden fees, plus the service is better for the environment as it utilises existing space and provides a great way for neighbours to help each other out.
It’s free to search and list and only takes a small one off admin fee from the storage provider once they have started to rent out their space so no one is ever out of pocket.
Local Mum Anna with her daughter Maya
Aiming to become the ‘eBay of Storage’, the founders hope that through the site, users will Love their Space, and their neighbours too!
Visit their website www.storemates.co.uk for more information on how to earn or save through Storemates
Or email Ben on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 001 6720
January 4, 2013