Most of us are familiar with the decades-old notion of self-storage. You know, where the typical self-storage model looks something like this: You rent a storage unit or locker of a pre-determined size in a storage facility that is close to either your home or work. Maybe it’s a convenient and safe location, maybe it isn’t. You’re responsible for loading, transporting, and unloading your belongings yourself. Often times this requires hiring movers, renting a truck, or inconveniencing friends and family. Finally, when you’re ready for your belongings back, you’ll need to repeat the process by again hiring movers, renting a truck, or tapping some friends to help you get your items. Does that sound familiar?
For many of us, particularly those of us in the Metro Detroit area, this is the only way we’ve ever known self-storage to work. It’s not always a fun process, but it’s a means to an end when we are looking to clear out some space.
However, in an increasingly consumer-centered world, where everything from a car ride to your groceries can be ordered from your phone, don’t you think it’s about time for the self-storage industry to get a 21st-century update?
The Future Is Now
Valet storage – or boutique storage or concierge storage – is a new type of storage solution that has swooped into many US markets, including metro Detroit, and is beginning to take the once-sleepy storage industry by storm. Whether you like to think of this as “Uber for storage” or “storage in the cloud (for your stuff)”, this valet-style solution alleviates storage challenges for those who don’t have the time, ability, or even simply the desire to proceed through a traditional storage process. Valet storage is storage that comes to you. It takes all the lifting, hauling, and schlepping out of the traditional storage experience, offering an easy, convenient, and affordable storage solution.
At Binefit, we pick up, store, and deliver your belongings back to you for as little as $7/month. And – as of this writing- we are the first and only valet storage company that is locally owned and operated in Detroit, Michigan. We take pride in the fact that our secure, temperature-controlled storage warehouse is located in the city of Detroit, and that we employ local movers who know and love this city as much as you do. At Binefit, our goal is to figure out how we can best help you so you can love your space and live your life again. Of course, there will be many times and reasons that the traditional storage model may still work best for your needs, but we hope this blog can help show you how valet storage is or is not the right fit for you! And maybe we can entertain you along the way!