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If you’re in the middle of spring cleaning (or still fearfully procrastinating), you know what a pain it is to figure out how to make space for all your stuff. Storage would be great for all your seasonal clothes and other nonessentials. But traditional self-storage is a hassle, time suck, and expensive.

Thankfully, MakeSpace developed a solution: full-service storage with pickup AND delivery — for less than what self-storage companies charge.

Here are 7 no-brainer reasons to use MakeSpace today:

1. We pick up, store, and deliver your stuff while you relax

makespace full-service storage with pickup and delivery

With self-storage, you haul everything. With MakeSpace, you haul nothing. Simply get a free quote, schedule a pickup, pack your stuff, and leave the rest to us. We’ll pick up, store, and deliver your stuff back so you never have to rent a truck or visit a storage unit.

2. MakeSpace is more affordable than self-storage

piggy bank

Storage rates in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC are extremely expensive. MakeSpace is able to offer you much lower rates because we don’t need to occupy pricey real estate like self-storage.

Plus, when you commit to an annual plan, your rate can be up to 30% lower. And unlike self-storage, we’ll never increase your monthly bill for the same plan size. In fact, if you store fewer items that could fit in a smaller storage space, we’ll lower your bill.

On top of that, deliveries start at only $20. That’s less than the cost of a roundtrip cab and a latte. 🙂

3. You get FREE storage bins and wardrobe boxes

makespace bin

Save hundreds on boxes and tape by using our free durable storage bins and wardrobe boxes. We’ll drop off as many as you want when you schedule your storage pickup.

4. You get a FREE online photo catalog of your stuff

makespace macbook iphone

Drag your mouse to your storage unit, not yourself. When you need something back from storage, you don’t have to dig through boxes for hours inside a dusty storage unit. Simply log into your online MakeSpace account, click the item’s photo, and we’ll deliver your stuff to you.

5. Your stuff is always safe

lock heart

Our secure storage facilities are closed to the public and have 24/7 security, motion-sensing cameras, and alarms to ensure the safety of your stuff at all times. And for extra peace of mind, all our storage plans include a $2,000 MakeSpace Guarantee — at no extra charge.

6. We’ll pick up and drop off your donations to Goodwill

makespace offers free goodwill pickups for storage customers in nyc, chicago, and dc

We’ll bring a shiny blue MakeSpace + Goodwill bag to your appointment. Fill the bag with anything you’d like to donate and hand it to us. We’ll drop off your donation to a local Goodwill — for free.*

7. Customers love MakeSpace.

We always strive to deliver a 5-star experience. Our friendly Customer Support team is here to help you 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Click the button below to learn more about MakeSpace and get $75 of free storage!

Get $75 of Free Storage
 

*Free Goodwill dropoffs are only available to MakeSpace customers in NYC, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

1. Steam-clean your microwave with lemon, water, and a sponge.

lemon slices in a glass of water
Instructions:

  1. Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl with ½ cup of water.
  2. Microwave the bowl until the water boils, usually around 3 minutes.
  3. Let the bowl stand for 5 minutes. The steam will loosen up the gunk.
  4. Remove the bowl and turntable from the microwave.
  5. Wipe the inside of the microwave with a sponge or paper towel.
  6. Pat yourself on the back. (Without the sponge in your hand.)

Got some hard-to-remove stains?

No problem. Dip the sponge into the hot lemon water and then scrub the stain with the sponge.

2. Clean your sink drain with baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water.

yellow strainer in a kitchen sink
Flickr/Rachel Zack

Instructions:

  1. Pour 1 cup of baking soda and 2 cups of vinegar down the drain.
  2. Let the mixture work its magic for a few minutes.
  3. Pour boiling water down the drain.

Have a garbage disposal?

Follow the above three steps. Then turn on the garbage disposal and drop a handful of lemon peels down the disposal to give it a fresh citrus scent.

When you’re done, turn off the garbage disposal. Your intact fingers will thank you.

3. Refresh your fridge with baking soda, hot water, and coffee grounds.

ground coffee beans on a clean white surface
Flickr/Joe King

Instructions:

  1. Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 quart of hot water.
  2. Dip a sponge into the mix and wipe the fridge’s interior with it.
  3. Wipe the interior again, this time with a damp cloth.
  4. Dry the interior with a clean towel.

Nasty smells coming from that lasagna you forgot about?

Scatter fresh coffee grounds onto a tray and leave it inside your fridge until the odor vanishes.

Pro-tip: Let MakeSpace store your extra stuff and donate your old stuff.

Learn more
 

4. Remove stovetop stains with baking soda and a wet cloth.

clean a glass stove top with baking soda and a wet cloth
The Make Your Own Zone

Instructions:

  1. Make sure the stove is off and the stovetop is cool.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda on the stains.
  3. Wipe the stains with a wet cloth.
  4. Dry the stovetop with a towel or paper towel.

5. Dust your blinds in half the time with a Swiffer cloth or rag attached to tongs.

clean blinds in half the time with swiffer sweeper clothes rubber banded around tongs
A Cultivated Nest

Instructions:

  1. Rubber band a dry Swiffer cloth or rag around tongs.
  2. Clamp the tongs onto one end of a blind.
  3. While holding the tongs, move your arm to the opposite end of the blind.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the rest of the blinds, and swap out the cloth or rag as necessary.

6. Iron out carpet stains with vinegar, water, and a wet rag.

paige smith removing carpet stains with an iron and wet pink towel
Paige Smith

Instructions:

  1. Spray the stain with a mixture of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water.
  2. Put a wet rag over the stain.
  3. Set your iron to “steam,” and iron the rag for 30 seconds.
  4. Smile in awe as the rag magically lifts the stain.

7. The Ultimate Hack:
Get MakeSpace to store your extra stuff and donate your old stuff.

makespace offers free goodwill pickups for storage customers in nyc, chicago, and dc
MakeSpace

Simply get a free MakeSpace quote, schedule a pickup, pack your stuff, and toss anything you’d like to donate in the blue MakeSpace + Goodwill bag that we bring to your appointment.

We’ll pick up your stuff, store it in our secure storage facility, and drop off your donation bag to a local Goodwill.*

The best part: When you need something back from storage, we’ll deliver it to you.

Click the button below to learn more about MakeSpace and get $75 of free storage!

Get $75 of Free Storage
 

Happy cleaning!

*Free Goodwill dropoffs are only available to MakeSpace customers in NYC, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

1. Steam-clean your microwave with lemon, water, and a sponge.

lemon slices in a glass of water
Instructions:

  1. Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl with ½ cup of water.
  2. Microwave the bowl until the water boils, usually around 3 minutes.
  3. Let the bowl stand for 5 minutes. The steam will loosen up the gunk.
  4. Remove the bowl and turntable from the microwave.
  5. Wipe the inside of the microwave with a sponge or paper towel.
  6. Pat yourself on the back. (Without the sponge in your hand.)

Got some hard-to-remove stains?

No problem. Dip the sponge into the hot lemon water and then scrub the stain with the sponge.

2. Clean your sink drain with baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water.

yellow strainer in a kitchen sink
Flickr/Rachel Zack

Instructions:

  1. Pour 1 cup of baking soda and 2 cups of vinegar down the drain.
  2. Let the mixture work its magic for a few minutes.
  3. Pour boiling water down the drain.

Have a garbage disposal?

Follow the above three steps. Then turn on the garbage disposal and drop a handful of lemon peels down the disposal to give it a fresh citrus scent.

When you’re done, turn off the garbage disposal. Your intact fingers will thank you.

3. Refresh your fridge with baking soda, hot water, and coffee grounds.

ground coffee beans on a clean white surface
Flickr/Joe King

Instructions:

  1. Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 quart of hot water.
  2. Dip a sponge into the mix and wipe the fridge’s interior with it.
  3. Wipe the interior again, this time with a damp cloth.
  4. Dry the interior with a clean towel.

Nasty smells coming from that lasagna you forgot about?

Scatter fresh coffee grounds onto a tray and leave it inside your fridge until the odor vanishes.

Pro-tip: Let MakeSpace store your extra stuff and donate your old stuff.

Learn more
 

4. Remove stovetop stains with baking soda and a wet cloth.

clean a glass stove top with baking soda and a wet cloth
The Make Your Own Zone

Instructions:

  1. Make sure the stove is off and the stovetop is cool.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda on the stains.
  3. Wipe the stains with a wet cloth.
  4. Dry the stovetop with a towel or paper towel.

5. Dust your blinds in half the time with a Swiffer cloth or rag attached to tongs.

clean blinds in half the time with swiffer sweeper clothes rubber banded around tongs
A Cultivated Nest

Instructions:

  1. Rubber band a dry Swiffer cloth or rag around tongs.
  2. Clamp the tongs onto one end of a blind.
  3. While holding the tongs, move your arm to the opposite end of the blind.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the rest of the blinds, and swap out the cloth or rag as necessary.

6. Iron out carpet stains with vinegar, water, and a wet rag.

paige smith removing carpet stains with an iron and wet pink towel
Paige Smith

Instructions:

  1. Spray the stain with a mixture of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water.
  2. Put a wet rag over the stain.
  3. Set your iron to “steam,” and iron the rag for 30 seconds.
  4. Smile in awe as the rag magically lifts the stain.

7. The Ultimate Hack:
Get MakeSpace to store your extra stuff and donate your old stuff.

makespace offers free goodwill pickups for storage customers in nyc, chicago, and dc
MakeSpace

Simply get a free MakeSpace quote, schedule a pickup, pack your stuff, and toss anything you’d like to donate in the blue MakeSpace + Goodwill bag that we bring to your appointment.

We’ll pick up your stuff, store it in our secure storage facility, and drop off your donation bag to a local Goodwill.*

The best part: When you need something back from storage, we’ll deliver it to you.

Click the button below to learn more about MakeSpace and get $75 of free storage!

Get $75 of Free Storage
 

Happy cleaning!

*Free Goodwill dropoffs are only available to MakeSpace customers in NYC, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

If you’re in the middle of spring cleaning (or still fearfully procrastinating), you know what a pain it is to figure out how to make space for all your stuff. Storage would be great for all your seasonal clothes and other nonessentials. But traditional self-storage is a hassle, time suck, and expensive.

Thankfully, MakeSpace developed a solution: full-service storage with pickup AND delivery — for less than what self-storage companies charge.

Here are 7 no-brainer reasons to use MakeSpace today:

1. We pick up, store, and deliver your stuff while you relax

makespace full-service storage with pickup and delivery

With self-storage, you haul everything. With MakeSpace, you haul nothing. Simply get a free quote, schedule a pickup, pack your stuff, and leave the rest to us. We’ll pick up, store, and deliver your stuff back so you never have to rent a truck or visit a storage unit.

2. MakeSpace is more affordable than self-storage

piggy bank

MakeSpace starts at only $49/month in Washington, DC ($59/month in NYC, Chicago, and Los Angeles) for a 2×2 ft. (16 cubic ft.) storage space. Unlike self-storage, we’ll never increase your monthly bill for sticking with the same size storage space. In fact, if you store less items that could fit in a smaller storage space, we’ll lower your bill.

On top of that, deliveries start at only $20. That’s less than the cost of a roundtrip cab and a latte. 🙂

3. You get FREE storage bins and wardrobe boxes

makespace bin

Save hundreds on boxes and tape by using our free durable storage bins and wardrobe boxes. We’ll drop off as many as you want when you schedule your storage pickup.

4. You get a FREE online photo catalog of your stuff

makespace macbook iphone

Drag your mouse to your storage unit, not yourself. When you need something back from storage, you don’t have to dig through boxes for hours inside a dusty storage unit. Simply log into your online MakeSpace account, click the item’s photo, and we’ll deliver your stuff to you.

5. Your stuff is always safe

lock heart

Our secure storage facilities are closed to the public and have 24/7 security, motion-sensing cameras, and alarms to ensure the safety of your stuff at all times. And for extra peace of mind, all our storage plans include a $2,000 MakeSpace Guarantee — at no extra charge.

6. We’ll pick up and drop off your donations to Goodwill

makespace offers free goodwill pickups for storage customers in nyc, chicago, and dc

We’ll bring a shiny blue MakeSpace + Goodwill bag to your appointment. Fill the bag with anything you’d like to donate and hand it to us. We’ll drop off your donation to a local Goodwill — for free.*

7. Customers love MakeSpace.

We always strive to deliver a 5-star experience. Our friendly Customer Support team is here to help you 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Click the button below to learn more about MakeSpace and get $75 of free storage!

Get $75 of Free Storage
 

*Free Goodwill dropoffs are only available to MakeSpace customers in NYC, Chicago, and Washington, DC.