Experimenting With Boxbee, Off Site Storage At Your Doorstep
I like to think of myself as the type of person who jumps at the chance to use a new tool or a new way of doing things. It's part of my self-improvement mind set, the need to be more efficient, more forward thinking, more creative.
So when I heard about Boxbee, an inexpensive and convenient storage service that delivers and picks up at your door, I had two thoughts:
- Where have you been the last 15 years of my nomadic life?
- So many clients of mine could have used this solution.
In case you didn't know, I've moved 31 times. Much of that time, I'd been lugging books and clothes from place to place using sketchy "man with a van" services. Then when my solo act turned into a family band, I never had enough storage for all the accessories that come with raising tiny people. As a city dweller, off site storage has never really had much appeal to me. You have to make arrangements to haul the stuff to and fro, plus organize that space effectively to get things in and out. Ugh.
So I recently decided to take Boxbee for a spin. I guest blogged on their site last week and will share my insight on what I think might be the urban organizing gal's (or guy's) best new accessory service.
I can't really end here with out acknowledging that there is a dark side to storage. It can become a hoarder's crutch. Any storage option, whether it's your aunt's basement in New Jersey, your parent's country house in the Catskills or self storage in Queens should be used as a temporary solution only.
Upcoming posts will share how Boxbee can be a useful tool:
- space crunched crafter
- transition after a sudden break up (when you're the poor sod who has to move out)
- family coming to stay for a month in your studio
- new hobby displaces dining area
- out of season clothes
- stuff you're saving up for the neighborhood swap meet
- experiments in lifestyle minimalism
- tool to hold things for the growing sharing community
More ideas soon!