Here's a good idea: Connect people with extra space to people who need a place to store their stuff.
Yes, there's now an app for that.
Stow, a Fort Collins startup, wants to be the AirBnB of storage, listing everything from basements to warehouses, and garages to boat parking.
"People aren't looking for storage to be this life-changing experience, they just want something that's fast, easy and the least-expensive as possible," said Devin Eldridge, the CEO of Stow. "And that’s what we provide — you get on there, find a space within minutes, register and it’s about 20 to 40 percent less than a traditional storage option."
So far, the app only has about 20 listings, and it is still working out some of the early bugs. But people who have used it say it was worth it.
"I desperately needed a storage unit because I had an emergency move," said Lynne Schoen, who was looking for a fast place to store her belongings while she stayed at an AirBnB.
She found Jordan Smith's Fort Collins garage listed for $110/month.