MakeSpace vs Box Butler vs Boxbee: Personal Storage Services Compared

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Whether you are moving or just clearing up space in your home, storage units are a great way to keep unused furniture and items safe. Each personal storage service has its advantages and disadvantages. Make Space is best for customers who live in New Yor

Make Space

MakeSpace is New York’s number one consumer rated storage company. Make Space delivers free bins or boxes, if you’re outside of New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. or Chicago for you to pack items you'd like to store. They pick up, store, and deliver your items back when you want so you never have to visit a storage unit again.  At their secure storage facility, Make Space upload high-quality overhead photos of your bins or boxes so you know what you have in Make Space at all times.

PRICING

  • Starts at $109 per month for a walk in closet, 5x5x100 square feet.  (Minimum three months)
  • Free pickup
  • $29 delivery fee for customers in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Discounted UPS rates will apply to customers everywhere. 

Box Butler

Box Butler is a storage, pick up, and delivery service entirely managed through their website or you can call in your requests. After you place an order, Box Butler will deliver your empty containers, locks and welcome kit includes an inventory form and other helpful information. You pack your boxes and then call for a pick up. The completed inventory can be entered online onto their web based system for easy access or stored in hard copy at your home. They can even take of picture of every item in storage. Then order a pick up and Box Butler will retrieve your locked containers. All or individual containers are returned at your request.

PRICING

Residential Packages

Downtown

  • Save over 20% per year!
  • 4 Large Butler Boxes (dimensions: 27”L x 17”H x 12”W).
  • 4 FREE appointments per year!
  • Stored at our Box Butler, secure, climate controlled facility
  • $25 per Month
  • 1 year minimum commitment for this package

Midtown

  • Save over 20% per year!
  • 2 Butler Wardrobes (dimensions: 4’Tall x 2’Deep x 2’Wide).
  • 3 Large Butler Boxes (dimensions: 27”L x 17”H x 12”W).
  • 4 FREE appointments per year!
  • Stored at our Box Butler, secure, climate controlled facility.
  • $75 per Month
  • 1 year minimum commitment for this package

Uptown

  • Save over 20% per year!
  • 4 Butler Wardrobes (dimensions: 4’Tall x 2’Deep x 2’Wide).
  • 4 XL Butler Boxes (dimensions: 28”L x 20”H x 15”W).
  • 3 Large Butler Boxes (dimensions: 27”L x 17”H x 12”W).
  • 4 FREE appointments per year!
  • Stored at our Box Butler, secure, climate controlled facility.
  • $170 per Month
  • (1 year minimum commitment for this package)

College Packages

Freshmen

  • All deliveries and pick-ups are FREE for this package!
  • 2 Large Cardboard Boxes (dimensions: 24”L x 18”H x 18”W).
  • 2 Medium Cardboard Boxes (dimensions: 18”L x 18”H x 18”W).
  • 1 Roll of packing tape.
  • Butlers come directly to your dorm room!
  • $45 per Month
  • (4 month minimum commitment for this package)

Junior

  • All deliveries and pick-ups are FREE for this package!
  • 4 XL Cardboard Boxes (dimensions: 24”L x 18”H x 24”W).
  • 2 Large Cardboard Boxes, dimensions, (24”L x 18”H x 18”W)
  • 1 Medium Cardboard Boxes, dimensions, (18”L x 18”H x 16”W)
  • 1 Roll of packing tape
  • Butlers come directly to your dorm room!
  • $90 per Month
  • 4 month minimum commitment for this package

Graduate

  • All deliveries and pick-ups are FREE for this package.
  • Added security using our lockable, eco-friendly boxes (locks included).
  • 2 XL Butler Boxes(dimensions: 28”L x 20”H x 15”W)
  • 1 Large Butler Box (dimensions: 27”x 17”H x 12”W)
  • 1 Medium Butler Box or Miscellaneous Item of equal size.
  • Butlers come directly to your dorm room!
  • $45 per Month
  • 4 month minimum commitment for this package

Masters

  • All deliveries and pick-ups are FREE for this package.
  • Added security using our lockable, eco-friendly boxes (security locks included).
  • 4 XL Butler Boxes (dimensions: 28”L x 20”H x 15”W).
  • 3 Large Butler Box (dimensions: 27”x 17”H x 12”W).
  • 1 Large Butler Box or Miscellaneous Item of equal size.
  • Butlers come directly to your dorm room!
  • $90 per Month
  • 4 month minimum commitment for this package

Prices are expected to change and are based on the zip code.

Box Bee

Box Bee is a personal storage service which services San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkley.  Box Bee deliveries boxes to you, you pack them, and Box Bee will pick your items up for you.  When you need your stored belongings returned, you will be charged a flat rate fee of $30. 

Pricing

  • Pick up: Free
  • Delivery: $30 Flat Rate Fee
  • Classic Boxes: $7.50 per month
  • Bikes and Luggage: $20 per month

Personal Storage Services Summary

Make Space services customers living in NYC, Washington D.C. or Chicago; you’ll receive bins to pack, which are picked up, stored, and delivered back to you by their Upload Team at MakeSpace.

If you live outside of the NYC, Chicago, or DC areas, you can still take advantage of Make Space services.  MakeSpace Air is available to those who live in the lower 48 states, you’ll receive high-quality boxes to pack, which are picked up and delivered back to you by one of their shipping partners.

Make Space Air serves customers in the lower 48 states. At the moment, Make Space does not ship internationally or to Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico. 

Box Butler is another personal storage services that will pick up, and delivery service entirely managed through their website or you can call in your requests. After you place an order, Box Butler will deliver your empty containers, locks and welcome kit includes an inventory form and other helpful information. You pack your boxes and then call for a pick up. The completed inventory can be entered online onto their web based system for easy access or stored in hard copy at your home. They can even take of picture of every item in storage. Then order a pick up and Box Butler will retrieve your locked containers. All or individual containers are returned at your request.

Box Bee Update

Box Bee was sold to Corovan in 2016. 

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