In New York City, where an average studio apartment in Manhattan rents for more than $2,000 a month, space comes at a huge premium. If you have items cluttering your apartment that you don’t need to access each day, it often makes more sense to put them in storage than to let them take up that expensive real estate.
For urban dwellers, though, renting a truck and getting to a self-storage facility can be hard, especially when you factor in hauling heavy boxes up and down several flights of stairs.
New York City startup UrBin thinks it has answer with its storage-by-the-bin service, although several other companies say they’ve got the same answer. UrBin’s New York City rivals in the storage-by-the-bin market include self-storage REIT CubeSmart as well as fellow startups Boxbee and MakeSpace.