UPDATE: In 2016, Makespace discontinued the service I described below. It still operates in certain select cities. Not mine though, so I had to get all my stuff delivered back to me. It was quite disappointing.
I keep meaning to share this. When we moved up to Portland, we knew we were getting into a smaller apartment for 2 adults and 2 kids. There just wouldn’t really be any extra storage for out of season clothes. I was getting worried, then I came across Makespace.
Makespace is a service where, for $6.25 a box per month, you can ship boxes to them for free, they store them, then when you want one back they’ll ship it back to you. The only thing you need to pay for in addition to that $6.25/month per box is when something is shipped back, and the longer it is stored in their warehouses the less costly it is to return to you.
We use it a lot for storing out of season clothing, our wedding attire, and some things we can’t really utilize in our current apartment but we can use in the future.
This is a discount code link that gets you $75 off if you’re interested: https://makespace.com/invite/5Gn/