Clutter Launches in Los Angeles to Simplify Self-Storage

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New Startup Eliminates the Inconvenience of Using Traditional Self-Storage Facilities, with an App That Manages Box Pick-Up, Storage, and Retrieval

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"Technology has changed the way we hail cabs, book hotels, and make restaurant reservations. Changing the way we store the stuff we care about is next."

Clutter (http://www.clutter.io), a new service seeking to simplify and modernize the self-storage industry, launches in Los Angeles today. By downloading Clutter’s free iPhone app in the App Store, Los Angeles residents can arrange to have reusable storage boxes delivered right to their doorstep, photograph the items they are packing so they always know what they have in storage, and schedule their boxes to be picked up and securely stored by Clutter for $10/box per month. Boxes are delivered and picked up for free.

For those who wish to stash away seasonal clothes, organize closets and garages, or just feel the sense of relief that comes from cleaning out one’s space, Clutter is the ideal solution. Clutter offers one large box size to keep the service simple. Customers can take photos through the app as they pack, creating a visual inventory so it’s easy to remember what’s inside each box.

“Self-storage sucks,” said Clutter’s founder and CEO Brian Thomas. “I started Clutter because I wanted a simple and convenient way to access and keep track of the things that wouldn’t fit in my apartment. Instead of the headache and frustration associated with a dusty self-storage facility, we are giving people a simple storage solution that is not only easy and convenient, but also helps them to remember all the cool things they have safely locked away.”

Joining Clutter as an advisor and chairman is Ari Mir, who brings over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience with both Pocket Change and GumGum, and has been friends since childhood with Thomas. “Last year, the self-storage industry in the United States generated more than $22 billion in annual revenue, with over 10 million US households renting self-storage units,” noted Mir. “Despite the clear need people have to store things outside of their homes, the storage industry still lives in the dark ages. Technology has changed the way we hail cabs, book hotels, and make restaurant reservations. Changing the way we store the stuff we care about is next.”

Additional highlights include:

  • Convenient: No more lugging your stuff to a dusty self-storage facility. Clutter comes to you.
  • Photo-Driven: The Clutter iPhone app lets you take photos of the things you’ve packed so that you always know what you have in storage.
  • Secure: Trusted Clutter employees, not outside contractors, pick-up and securely store your boxes. Anti-tamper security stickers provide peace of mind that one’s boxes remain sealed and safe. Clutter insures against theft/loss/natural disasters/water damage.
  • Simple Pricing: The service costs $10/box per month and includes free reusable storage boxes, and free pickup. Retrieving boxes out of storage is a $15 flat fee.
  • Simple Boxes: Clutter offers one large box size (22” x 18.5” x 16.8”) to keep the service simple and efficient.

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About Clutter

Clutter makes storage simple with an app that manages box pickup, storage, and retrieval. With Clutter, people can arrange to have storage boxes delivered straight to their door, easily pack away precious items that don’t fit in their home, and schedule the boxes to be picked up and stored until needed. Clutter offers one box size to keep the service simple, and the photo-driven app makes it easy to remember what is stored in each box. Various measures, including security stickers, 24/7 warehouse surveillance, employee background checks, and insurance against theft and loss, are taken to ensure that people feel safe and secure storing with Clutter.

Clutter is on the web at http://www.clutter.io and in Apple’s App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clutter/id685791819?ls=1&mt=8. Become a Facebook fan at https://www.facebook.com/clutter.io.

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Chrysta Olson; Chrysta(at)TheOlsonCompany(dot)co

Industry Statistics:

  • There are 7.3 square feet of self storage space for every man, woman and child in the nation; thus, it is physically possible that every American could stand – all at the same time – under the total canopy of self storage roofing.*
  • 8.96% of all American households currently rent a self storage unit (10.85 million of the 113.3 million US HHs in 2012); that has increased from 1 in 17 US HHs (6%) in 1995 (18 years ago).*
  • 70% of long-term renters are storing items that they don't have room for at their residence. (Source: Self Storage Demand Study: 2007 Edition)

*Source: http://www.selfstorage.org/ssa/content/navigationmenu/aboutssa/factsheet/

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