Remember that time when you had the option to use easy luggage storage, but instead, you chose to drag your suitcase around for the 9 hours of layover you had? Yeah, me neither. Let’s be honest – this would be insane!
Luggage storage is one of those things that just didn’t seem to have a viable solution. Each airport & train/bus station is different, and figuring out how to drop your bags usually ends up taking most of the time you actually have available.
Don’t be your suitcases’ hostage anymore!
Let me tell you about the Holy Grail of luggage storage.
You know what’s AirBnB, right? Sure, you do! Now imagine Luggage BnB. Yes, it exits. And it’s called Radical Storage. It is intuitive, it’s trustworthy, and it’s what we’ve all been looking for on our travels.
What makes it awesome is the simplicity behind the idea, which inevitably makes you wonder: How come we did not think of this sooner? It’s as easy as looking for a nearby local shop or bike rental (or another type of commercial facility), booking a “storage place” for your suitcase there and dropping it off. It typically costs around 5 EUR per suitcase* and is 100% worth sparing you the trouble of dragging it around.
*Costs vary by location, so check the website for each city you’re interested in.
Here’s how to use it:
Register on their website ➧ Select the location that fits you best ➧ Book your storage ➧ Leave your bags.
Any specific arrangements you need to do can be directly communicated to your luggage’s host, just like you would do with any other booking platform.
Here are the answers to several questions you probably have:
How can you pay for Radical Storage?
Credit Card & PayPal. We’re all from the digital age, aren’t we?
How do you know your luggage is safe?
Firstly, only commercial locations are allowed to join the Radical Storage network. Unlike AirBnBn, where everyone’s welcome to list their homes, Radical Storage is selected to work with legal entities to ensure there’s a responsible individual at each location. All Radical Storage “Angels” (this is what the luggage storage locations are called) are screened by the app’s development company prior to accepting their application to participate in the app*. So, you can rest assured your luggage is pretty safe.
*When I say “app”, I mean the website. Forgive my geeky side, but after all, this is a web app, so technically – I am correct. As for an actual app – I don’t think they have one yet, but I’ll make sure I update this article shall anything change.
What if I’m late or there’s a change in plans?
All you need to do is to contact your “Angel” and arrange the details.
What’s so cool about it?
We rarely go as enthusiastic as it takes to write about an app. But as frequent travellers, we know exactly how many times we’ve actually had to compromise our itinerary because there was no available luggage storage around and because our accommodation was far from the airport, etc., etc. We could have, perhaps, selected the option of dragging our suitcases along and exploring a little more, yet quite frankly – that’s just not worth it.
So, when I was told about the Radical Storage option the other day, I knew for a fact that I had to share this with you. What do you think about it? I would LOVE to have some comments from those of you who’ve tested it already!