Actions offers cheaper way to store stuff

Posted at 6:18 PM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 10:29:15-04

Former U.S. President James Garfield once said, “Ideas control the world.”

He was onto something, because just think: Steve Jobs had this crazy idea to start Apple, Bill Gates figured Microsoft sounded like a safe bet, and Mark Zuckerberg kind of stumbled onto this thing we now call Facebook.

While there are plenty of others who have had some great ideas shaping history, one college senior may be joining the ranks.  He is 21-year-old John Publicover from the University of Tampa.  He’s the inventor of all because he wanted a cheaper way to store his stuff for the summer.

“When my college items weren’t actually worth what it would cost me to store them in a traditional self-storage facility, I had to figure something else out,” says Publicover.

So he came up with an online way to store your stuff; utilizing the extra space other people in your area have.  It’s very similar to Uber or AirBnB.

"Once a renter drops off their belongings to an individual at that moment in time, they can check in their belongings to make sure that the storage or the space being rented actually matches the space they saw online."

Publicover says the website has only been live for about three weeks and he already has 250 people signed up.

For more information and to find spaces to rent around your area, visit

Twitter: @StoredBy