MakeSpace has raised $1.3 million from Upfront Ventures, Lowercase Capital and others, according to TechCrunch, and will be trying to solve the most un-technological problem of all: helping people store their (physical) crap.
MakeSpace just launched in NYC, and provides on-demand pickup and drop-off in Jersey City storage facilities. Each ‘bin’ is three cubic feet, and four bins cost $25/month. Customers can have their belongings picked up for free, and delivered to them for $29. or — or dropped off in the facilities — with a click of a button.
The idea of storing valuable items in a Jersey ‘warehouse’ may not sound very appealing, but MakeSpace apparently shares storage space with Polo Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Michael Kors, and also has a $2 million insurance policy.
Storing your old comics/DVDs/stuffed animals? Sure! Your grandma’s priceless heirloom pearls? Better keep those in the lockbox under your bed…