Got some extra space in your garage and need some extra cash? Check out Roost. Essentially Airbnb for storage, Roost is a new service that lets you rent out the extra space in your house to other people so they can store their stuff. If you’re shopping for storage, Roost’s website lets you search by location and access level. Need 24/7 access to your things? Filter by places that let you have a key. A little less demanding? Find a place that asks for 48 hours advance notice. You can also sort your search by total available size, so you’ll be able to know right away if your spare twin bed can fit. Roost performs background checks on hosts and storage locations have public ratings and reviews, so you’ll be able to feel completely safe leaving your prized possessions with a complete stranger. The service even includes an insurance policy to cover any damage or loss. Roost is only available in San Francisco for now, but hopes to expand to other major markets soon.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.