Storage association promotes gift-hiding service

December 15, 2014 - storage organizer

Deirdre Pursel, mom to kids ages 10 and 8, is a maestro of stealing Christmas gifts. Usually she stashes them high in a closet or in suitcases. On occasion, she’s detected lost packages when violation out a luggage for open vacation.

But after downsizing recently to a smaller section in Sheridan Park, Pursel motionless to take a stealing con off her hands.

Pursel, 41, a habit stylist and veteran closet organizer, has squirreled divided her kids’ presents around SpaceWays, a new storage association charity giveaway present storage for a holidays.

“I indispensable all to disappear,” Pursel said.

SpaceWays, headquartered in Berlin, launched in Chicago in October, a initial U.S. city after opening this year in London, Paris and Toronto.

The “on-demand” storage use picks adult and drops off storage equipment during customers’ doorsteps and charges per box or massive object rather than requiring people to lease a whole room.

“We get a lot users who would have never deliberate self-storage since they don’t need that most space,” pronounced Rob Rebholz, handling executive of SpaceWays.

The association charges $5.90 per cosmetic bin (24 by 16 by 15 inches) per month, with a three-month minimum, and equipment that don’t fit in boxes are charged separately. The normal bike, for example, costs $9 monthly to store. Pickup is giveaway and there’s a prosaic $19 price for lapse delivery.

None of those charges relates for a holiday special, promoted as a approach to keep meddling eyes from finding present stealing spots. SpaceWays’ “Christmas Surprise Guarantee” includes one giveaway box for a month and giveaway lapse smoothness if organised by Dec. 21, to safeguard presents come home before Christmas Eve.

The storage facility, in McKinley Park, is climate-controlled and video-monitored and usually employees are authorised in, Rebholz said. The association saves income on genuine estate, he said, since distinct self-storage comforts it doesn’t have to be located in neighborhoods where business live. It spends instead on record and service, Rebholz said.

The association is upheld by Rocket Internet, a German Web incubator valued during $8.4 billion when it launched an IPO this tumble on a Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

It isn’t a usually storage association trumpeting gift-stashing solutions. Northfield-based The Lock Up offers a holiday special called “Elf Storage,” a 5-by-5-foot self-storage section for $25.

Pursel, suspecting that her kids are during primary snooping age, is regulating a SpaceWay holiday use to censor gifts including a Wii dance game, an American Girl doll and several equipment for Minecraft. She also has stored several boxes of kitchen equipment that she doesn’t have room for in a new apartment, and appreciates that she doesn’t have to trek a equipment behind and forth.

“It feels like carrying a nanny for my things,” she said.

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