You’ve broken up. It’s horrible, but out of sight out of mind really does work, claims one company that has come up with a surefire way to make you heal a little bit faster.
Whether you and your ex lived together, or they just kept a lot of crap at your place, you can now pay a new service to come take it all away. Genius. ExBox sends a box to your home, you to fill it up with all the stuff that belonged to or reminds you of your ex (like old T-shirts and pictures), they set a time with you to send over a "SpaceSaver" and collect the box. It then goes to a storage facility where it sits until you two either get back together or decide to throw it away or donate it. (They have also partnered with Goodwill and can donate it for you.)
"We got to thinking about people's summer flings ending—and the need to clear the emotional and physical clutter of recent relationships," Amory Wooden, MakeSpace's vice president of brand, says. "Because how will you be ready for a new relationship if your apartment is full of your ex's stuff?"
ExBox also features an levels of discounts on their site based on questions that determine how awful your ex was. Customers can choose monthly or annual plans and can get their box delivered back at any time.
The company answers some questions about their service:
What is this?
This is a clutter removal and storage service to help clean your place of anything that reminds you of your ex.
Who is behind this?
MakeSpace, a storage company that picks up, stores, and brings back your stuff - all for less than self storage.
Why did you make this?
Break-ups suck, and no one wants to be reminded of that. So we created ExBox to help you toss those bad memories into cold storage until further notice.
How does it work?
Just give us some basic info, and we’ll have a representative call you to complete your order and schedule a pick-up. Easy as that.
Is this real?
Better believe it. Break-ups are no laughing matter.
"We are hoping people find their space and their psyches renewed and ready to move on with their next relationship," says Wooden. "We're also hoping that people realize how fresh and new their home can feel with less clutter, and more space in their lives."
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