For many businesses, growth and expansion are top priorities, and with these goals come more. More revenue. More responsibilities. More employees. And, more stuff. But how can you reach the next level with a ton of clutter surrounding you? According to the Harvard Business Review, our workplace environment has a significant effect on cognition, emotions, behavior, decision-making and even our relationships with others. Our brains prefer order, so cluttered workspaces can increase stress and anxiety levels, and inhibit our ability to focus. In fact, workplace stress costs American companies up to $190 billion each year in healthcare costs.
Having some extra space to breathe, think and innovate will make a world of difference for your business. If you need storage for business purposes, MyPorter is the answer. We offer on-demand moving and storage services for businesses of any size with 24-hour security, we’ll pick up your items, keep an online inventory and will deliver the goods wherever you need them. Whether you’re a small business working out of your home with no room to store your documents or a large business with a huge amount of inventory or extra supplies with no place to keep it, we can help.
Still not convinced? Here are three signs your business needs to invest in a storage service:
- You’re having a difficult time keeping track of things in the office. If you are constantly losing things around the disorganized office or your messy desk, it is time to consider business storage. Whether it’s important documents or excess inventory, no one likes the feeling of not being able to find what they need, when they need it. Utilizing a business storage unit will help you stay organized without having to worry about where your items are. Store important business files, extra products or equipment that you don’t necessarily need every day with MyPorter. Our online inventory system will help you stay organized and know exactly where everything is.
- You need a temporary solution. If you are in the middle of renovating or relocating, or if your business has seasonal pieces of inventory or equipment such as trade show displays, outdoor furniture in the winter or holiday décor in the summer, a short-term business storage service is an ideal solution. Don’t worry about the hassle of storing or moving those bulky items when you aren’t using them. You’ll pay only for the space you need.
- You have large amounts of inventory. There is no need to rent expensive commercial warehouse space to store your inventory. We’ve got plenty of room at our Atlanta facility, and more importantly do all of the heavy lifting! You also won’t get locked into long-term, expensive contracts. Instead, save money and effort. You won’t have to worry about driving, packing, loading, unloading or unpacking. We’ll deliver exactly what you need back to you right when you need it.
If your workspace is suffering from clutter and you need somewhere to store the overflow, a storage service is a perfect option for your company. Grow your business on your terms. Don’t let the limitations of your office space hold you back.
It’s that time of year again; the leaves are falling, temperatures are cooling down and children are preparing for trick-or-treating. However, does your house look scary? Has your living room become a storage room? Is avoiding clutter on the floor part of your daily routine? If so, it might be time for some seasonal cleaning.
Despite the many distractions the fall has to offer, such as football, festivals, pumpkin patches and apple picking, it’s the perfect time to get organized before the winter holiday craze commences.
Need a little motivation to get started? Don’t worry – it’s not as spooky as it sounds. Here are some helpful tips:
Take note of what you have: The American Cleaning Institute has this on its list as the first tip, and we agree with its ranking. Knowing what you have is important so you can sort it all later on. Make an inventory list so you can easily keep track of what and how much of each item you own.
Group items into categories: It seems obvious, but this will help you out in the long run. For example, you don’t want to find art supplies in an electronics bin, unless you want your cables to have a fresh coat of paint. Use boxes, labels or anything else that will help you stay organized.
Make a checklist of tasks: Done with listing and sorting your items? Give it a check on your to-do list! Wait – another list? But why? This provides an extra boost that will help you keep going as you continue to get things done and prevent you from forgetting anything.
Clean the closet & garage: This is probably the most frightening task of all. However, by now, you’re an expert. Let’s face it, most of us just shove anything that will fit into the closet or garage to make sure the rest of the house stays clean. By using the three tips above, it’ll be easy to ensure that you can actually fit your car or clothes into these spaces.
Store summer-related items: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the days of lounging on pool floats are over. It’s time to pack up the last hints of summer and embrace fall head-on. If the traditional storage spaces inside your house are at capacity, offsite storage is a great option for you.
Use MyPorter’s on-demand storage: Hi – that’s us! There are a lot of storage options, so why go with MyPorter? Thanks to our affordable moving and storage services in Atlanta, cleaning up your items is as easy as eating too much candy on Halloween. We’ll come package up your excess items, create an online inventory to help you keep track of it all, and will quickly return any items you need. You won’t have to worry about boxes piling up in your closet or living room anymore.
If you need extra storage for the fall, we’ve got you covered – space at our facility is available now. Learn more at myporter.com
To accelerate growth in Atlanta and prepare for new market expansion, MyPorter recently closed $2.2 million in funding. The investment was led by a series of angels and CEOs with expertise in essential services, finance, real estate and technology, including Wes Matelich, CEO of Rx Green Technologies and Ken Haines, CEO of Atlanta-based The Wrench Group (Coolray, Mr. Plumber and BriteBox).
MyPorter launched its concierge storage services in Atlanta and the surrounding metro areas in 2015 to disrupt the antiquated $38 billion self-storage industry. The highly rated storage and moving company is expecting to exceed more than 10,000 customer jobs this year. It is the first storage service in Atlanta to offer consumers and a growing portfolio of businesses a more convenient, reliable and faster way to store their belongings. Unlike traditional storage units, MyPorter brings the entire process online and on-demand – offering storage, pickup and delivery at the click of a button. The platform enables customers to schedule their pickup, maintain a visual catalog of stored items and coordinate delivery directly to their home or business.
“I saw a unique opportunity with MyPorter to upset an essential services industry that would have a lasting impact locally and potentially nationally as well,” states Ken Haines. “It’s exciting to be an early investor in a company disrupting a decades-old industry in a ‘make or break’ market like Atlanta.”
After formation in April 2015, MyPorter remained in beta stage until mid-2016 when co-CEOs John Foshee and Robert Crump joined the team. Throughout 2017, the company was funded with the CEOs’ personal capital, with Foshee and Crump putting their sweat equity in the business as the company’s early movers and drivers. The first major outside capital came in January 2018.
“I’ve known Rob since college and can see the confidence he and John have in this company, leaving lucrative careers in private equity and consulting to change the face of an established, but antiquated industry,” explains Wes Matelich. “They see enormous potential, as do I, to bridge the moving and self-storage industries while bringing the customer experience online for a more on-demand user experience. They have already proven the viability of this on-demand service for both consumers and businesses over the past several years and I am excited to help continue the expansion in Atlanta and beyond.”
“Robert and I eschewed the traditional institutional funding sources when we started out because we wanted to truly understand the basic mechanics of the business and build the company from the ground up in order to ensure we started from a solid foundation from which to drive sustainable growth for the business model that we envisioned,” explains Foshee. “Choosing this path has allowed us to create a model that is extremely scalable and investor friendly. We’re excited about the high caliber of investors we’ve engaged up to this point and look forward to our Southeast expansion while we pursue our Series A.”
How many times have you purchased something and never end up using it? Or, held on to something you haven’t used or worn in years – just in case you might need it again? You aren’t alone. Decluttering can be incredibly difficult. Our belongings are not only practical, but they’re often sentimental.
According to Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist, research confirms that we own too much stuff.
Here are some surprising statistics:
- In the average American home, there are more than 300,000 items.
- Americans annually spend $1.2 trillion on nonessential items.
- Only 3.1 percent of children in the world live in the U.S., but American children own 40 percent of the toys in the world.
- The average 10-year-old has 238 toys, but only plays with 12 daily.
- American women own 30 outfits, on average. That figure was nine in 1930.
- On average, American families spend $1,700 on clothes annually.
Clutter fills our closets and drawers, and then spills into our guest bedrooms, offices, attics and garages, disrupting the function of our space.
According to Psychology Today, there are also many mental wellness benefits to decluttering your space. Organizing and cleaning is energizing and leads to a sense of confidence and self-efficacy, making you feel as though you’ve truly accomplished something. It can also reduce anxiety and relationship or family tension. Though it may not be obvious, clutter can create a lot of stress. People prefer order and symmetry, but clutter makes your space feel scattered and disorganized. Lastly, you’ll often find things in your clutter that you thought you’d lost, which can boost your mood and increase energy for tackling the rest of your mess.
One deterrent to decluttering that many face is simply the time it takes to sort through our many belongings. To help, let the professional team from MyPorter, a highly rated storage and moving company in Atlanta, pack and itemize all of your unused items. We offer on-demand storage and pickup options, eliminating the extra time and effort required to haul away your clutter.
Another decluttering hurdle is that “just in case” feeling. What if I need this again someday? The beauty of storage services is that you don’t have to let go of everything, but you can get it out of your space. MyPorter’s online inventory system allows you to request delivery of your goods at the click of a button, making it easy to get that item back quickly without it taking up space in your home.
Parting with our things can be surprisingly emotional for many. Investing in storage services is a happy medium between getting rid of your items completely and having them clutter your life.
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ATLANTA, July 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Trevelino/Keller, a full-service, digital public relations and marketing firm, has been engaged by MyPorter, a valet self-storage startup based in Atlanta. Trevelino/Keller is tasked with executing an integrated media strategy across earned, shared, owned and paid.
MyPorter launched its concierge storage services in Atlanta and the surrounding metro areas in 2015. The company was created to disrupt the antiquated $38 billion self-storage industry by offering consumers a more convenient, easier and safer way to store their belongings. Bringing the entire process online, its platform allows customers to schedule item pickup, maintain a visual catalog of stored items, and schedule delivery directly to their home.
“Since our launch, we have seen strong growth in Atlanta, primarily driven by a more progressive approach to a long-standing industry, coupled with a customer-centric experience somewhat atypical of the category. As we prepare to scale our business and student offerings as well as expand into new markets, we recognize it is time to bring on a partner to amplify our reputation in Atlanta and new markets on our path to becoming a national brand,” shares John Foshee co-CEO and CMO of MyPorter. “Given its experience and approach to working with emerging brands, we felt Trevelino/Keller was a natural partner to help us scale.”
Trevelino/Keller brings 16 years of experience in brand reputation, as well as media strategy and social marketing, to the partnership. With established roots working with both B2B and B2C brands in technology and lifestyle markets, the firm is poised to elevate MyPorter’s brand as it scales.
“Some are tired of references like disruptor and unicorn, but the fact is, so many antiquated industries still dominate,” says Dean Trevelino, principal at Trevelino/Keller. “MyPorter is well positioned to get out front of the self-storage industry by providing a full-service solution to a traditionally exhausting and manual process. We’re impressed with the company’s growth to date and are excited for the opportunity to leverage our expertise to build on its momentum.”
MyPorter is an Atlanta-based startup created to reinvent the way consumers store their items. The full-service storage company brings a new level of customer service to the industry by creating the easiest personal storage option possible. Its online platform allows customers to schedule item pickup, maintain a visual catalog of stored items, and schedule delivery directly to their home. For more information, visit www.myporter.com.
Trevelino/Keller is a digital public relations and marketing firm serving emerging, middle market and national brands across seven practices – Technology, Healthcare, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Franchising, Lifestyle and Environment. Its services include public relations, digital marketing, demand generation and creative services. Groovy Studios, its creative brand, delivers brand identity, graphic design, web services and dynamic content. Headquartered in Atlanta, the firm is ranked nationally in more than nine industries and has secured more than 125 national awards. For more info on Trevelino/Keller, visit www.trevelinokeller.com.