February 13, 2010

SpareFoot – Find the Perfect Space for Your Stuff

Whether you’re looking for a space to store your junk or looking for people to store their junk in your space, SpareFoot is an online marketplace that makes it easier to find a solution to your problem. Rather than calling multiple facilities to find out what self-storage units they have available, SpareFoot allows you to input your needs and browse storage centers nearby that have the size, amenities, and prices that you want.

Start searching for a place to store your stuff by inputting your address and your desired storage unit size. You’ll be taken to a listing of storage centers with availability, which can be sorted by price, distance, or “SpareFoot Picks.” Select a facility to see its specific location pop-up on an embedded map, then click “View Rates” to see all of your available options within that facility. After choosing the unit you’d like to rent, click “Reserve” and input your personal information and credit card number to secure the selected unit. When you arrive at the facility on your move-in date with your printed SpareFoot receipt, the self-storage unit will be ready-to-go.

For individuals and businesses with self-storage units to rent, SpareFoot makes it easy. Simply input storage unit availabilities and let SpareFoot go to work to find the perfect tenant for your space. Individuals can accept or reject potential renters based on their qualifications, while self-storage companies will receive instant emails from SpareFoot whenever a new booking has been made. No matter what side of the self-storage situation you are on, there is a good chance SpareFoot will be able to make the process of renting a self-storage unit a little bit easier.

Practical Uses:

  • Find a self-storage unit that you can afford to rent
  • Search for storage facilities with climate-controlled units
  • Make money by renting out space in your garage or spare bedroom
  • Find more renters and make more money at your self-storage facility

Insider Tips:

  • Filter results by searching only for facilities with drive-up access
  • Book online or call a toll free numbers and reserve by phone
  • Cancel reservations without a penalty within seven days of booking

What we liked:

  • Save money by comparing self-storage costs online
  • Find people willing to rent your unused space for their own storage needs
  • Compare apples to apples by filtering out facilities without certain amenities
  • Ability to see all available units within a single storage center

What we didn’t like:

  • Renters must put down a 50% deposit on the rental before ever seeing the facility in person


Company Info:

  • Launched: December 2008
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Austin, Texas
  • Founded by: Chuck Gordon, Patrick Mizer, Mario Feghali, and Jeffrey Cherewaty
  • Web site:


  • Renters pay a deposit equal to 50% of one month’s rent
  • Listers pay a transaction fee equal to 50% of one month’s rent


  1. Bernita Mound

    For those who like hiking, mountain climbing, or just traveling and camping out, then sleeping bags come in extremely handy. Sleeping bags are comfortable readymade beds. Really quick to set up. You are going to just lay it and you’re prepared to use it. But note that not all sleeping bags are the identical.

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