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Valet Self-Storage Startup Simplify Launches in New York City

Simplify Valet Storage, a startup that opened last year, has launched service in the five boroughs of New York City. The company uses an online platform that allows customers to schedule item pickup, maintain a visual catalog of stored belongings, and schedule delivery of specific bins or bulky items to their home or business.

Similar to other valet-style storage operators, Simplify offers by-the-bin storage targeted at customers who don’t have adequate storage in their home or workplace. Items are stored in a climate-controlled warehouse in Long Island City, N.Y., according to its website. Monthly pricing starts at $30 per month for five bins, which are 3 cubic feet each. Extra bins are available for $6 per container. Customers are discouraged from using their own boxes, unless they choose the company’s unit-storage option. If they insist, personal boxes will be charged the same as an oversized item, which is $30 per month each.

For customers who require more storage space, Simplify offers options at 200 and 400 cubic feet. Monthly rates run $130 and $230, respectively. The company also charges a moving fee of $50 per hour, though the first hour is free. There are no minimum-stay requirements with either the bin or storage-space options.

Customers can request return deliveries of bins through the Simplify dashboard. The company will return bins within three hours, according to the website.

Simplify Valet Storage, Website

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