The same philosophy behind Dropbox can declutter your life (and closets)

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The world is getting “spiky.” That’s the word used by Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, for the idea that while the world may be “flat,” certain vibrant cities are like spikes on the population map, attracting an ever-growing number of people. The only problem?

Space.

The more people you crowd into a small area, of course, the more each square inch commands. Eventually, some cities like mine—New York—could become just too expensive for creative folks to bother moving to. If so, goodbye vibrancy. Hello “New York: The Museum.”

That’s why a new company called MakeSpace seems like more than just a smart idea I wish I’d thought of (or at least invested in). It seems like it could be a way to keep cities growing ever more dense yet livable, by changing the way we store stuff or having less of it in our closets.

MakeSpace is a storage company. Launched in September by 29-year-old entrepreneur Sam Rosen, MakeSpace works like DropBox, except for real world items. That is, you can access your storage via your computer… Read morefrom Quartz.

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