SpaceSplit creating Airbnb-style service for storage space in Orlando

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An Orlando-based startup is shaking up the storage space industry much like the way Uber has impacted the transportation industry and Airbnb the hotel market.

Orlando’s SpaceSplit is focusing on the abundance of extra space homeowners already have by creating a way to use that space to store other people’s items. And just like Uber and Airbnb, this service comes at a much lower price than what bigger businesses offer.

Christopher de Sanctis, chief operating officer of SpaceSplit, said various storage space companies charge more than $100 a month to rent out a locker where customers can store cardboard boxes containing personal things. But with SpaceSplit’s service, it supplies industrial plastic bins for customers to rent, which cost $5 per bin — and that’s all the customer pays for.