We spoke with Chris Hartman from SpaceWays for our latest post in our “5 Questions With” series. SpaceWays provides Chicagoans with on-demand, valet self storage services.
I lead the Chicago market for SpaceWays, an on-demand, valet storage service. At SpaceWays, we provide a simple on-demand storage solution that no longer requires customers to haul stuff back and forth to a self-storage facility.
Here’s how it works: simply go to www.spaceways.com and indicate how many storage boxes you need or which bulky items (golf clubs, skis, etc.) you want to store and our drivers will deliver heavy-duty containers to your doorstep. When you are finished packing the boxes all your items are collected and stored in SpaceWays secure facility. When you want your items back, simply request a return delivery through our website and you’ll have everything back within 24 hours.
We’re always up for chatting to likeminded individuals from other companies, especially startups who operate in similar circumstances. We’re all facing unique challenges but also have some common themes and success stories to share – so any knowledge exchange or networking opportunities is very important to us. A couple we would be interested in learning more about are for instance Mobile Doorman and Postmates.
A good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and regular exercise are always a great start. Organization and structure, at least from a schedule standpoint, can provide focus to my day. I try to place time blocks on my calendar for specific tasks such as: proactive phone calls, follow up emails, expense reports, etc. Having the time block allows me to focus on that task exclusive rather than several tasks in tandem.
The Gold Coast/Old Town neighborhood offers many conveniences. There are numerous restaurants, coffee shops, fitness facilities and retail stores all within a short walking distance. Public transportation is abundant and cabs are regularly in the area.
This is a tough question! Chicago is a wonderful city, full of great nightlife and amazing restaurants. That said, a few of my favorite restaurants are Antique Taco, Farmhouse, Piece Pizza, Trenchermen and GT Fish & Oyster.
Learn more about SpaceWays at their web site, www.spaceways.com.