What a year. It seems like the tail end of 2012 was just yesterday and we were walking into the kitchen to find five pies waiting for us, courtesy of our ACE Team rockstar and baking goddess Melissa van de Putte. We ate with gusto and looked forward to celebrating the advent of 2013 in style. How much a year has changed…

Don’t worry, we’re still the same breakfast taco-loving, insane party-having startup you know and love. Only now we’ve grown quite a bit (we just reached 100 employees this November) and had seven pies waiting for us in the kitchen this time, instead of five.

2013 was an epic year for us, and not just because we won three best-places-to-work awards (You heard us right, three! Check them out: Austin Business Journal, furniture company turnstone and the Austin American-Statesman.) We added a bunch of new features to our site, a bunch of new badasses to our team, and a few more bottles of champagne to balance it all out.

In January, we bared all for our first-ever Bust A Move-In 2013 calendar, a pin-up- style photo shoot where we fearlessly put our bodies on display for a good cause. We sent these calendars out to our storage friends and donated the proceeds from online sales to charity.

The odds were ever in our favor when we took home overall gold at the third biannual Austin Startup Games in February. In addition to winning honor and a “Goblet of Fire”-size trophy, we also donated $15,000 to our favorite charity, Kure It Cancer Research.

In March, we hosted our third unofficial SXSW Interactive party, The SpareFoot Party. It was huge! We had a line around the corner of The North Door, and Ryan Gosling was even rumored to attend. Spoiler alert: He didn’t actually show up … but there’s still hope for next year! (Hi, Ryan. Call us?)

It also was a year of giving. Our hearts went out to the victims of the explosions in West, TX, and the Colorado flood victims, to whom we donated storage. We held a lot of sweet giveaways this year too; lucky winners received SpareFoot swag, a mini-fridge full of Monster, $500 for the weirdest selfie, and six months of free self-storage.

This was a busy year for hair at SpareFoot; Juan Torres chopped off his ’fro for vets, and Albert Hood got the SpareFoot logo emblazoned in the back of his head. Our co-founder Mario Feghali had his sweaters pilfered. We traveled far and wide, bringing our beloved SpareFoot backpacks, courtesy of Patagonia, along for the ride. We upped our happy hour game, jokingly offered Kimye some free storage and drank way too much beer. We caught a glimpse of President Obama when he stopped to see our neighbors at Capital Factory. In July, we debuted our first Oscar-worthy (or at least Golden Globe-worthy) recruiting video, which starred an ensemble cast of talented SpareFeet. We hired an amazing full-time chef named Chef Ari, who spoiled us to full bellies. We celebrated Halloween in spooky style! We fell in love with our city and defended it against nonbelievers.

When we weren’t playing hard, we were working our butts off to make the SpareFoot experience awesome. This included making a bunch of changes to our product, like a new homepage, new layouts, details and review response features for our facilities, extended client relations hours and other new features for our storage customers. We uncovered a lot of cool storage trends in our Storage Trends Quarterly Volumes 3 and 4. We even helped get one of our clients 300 reservations in one month!

Still here? Check out some of SpareFoot’s best of 2013:







It has certainly been a year to remember. Here’s to a 2014 filled with laughter, beer, success and storage! Much love from all of us at SpareFoot.

  • Lucky13X

    Very happy to read about Storage Zone in Tallahassee, FL’s experience with SpareFoot. Bravo.

  • wessin1969

    Parker again damage harmless Blazers 4-1 victory on the Spurs with your American Management meeting Finals inside 3 consecutive decades, Beijing time upon Might 15, NBA playoffs proceed. Big Rating 3-1 guide Spurs at your house from the Piste Blazers at. Spurs ultimately move forward 104 82 residence earn Big Fico score 4-1 of opponents to the 3rd calendar year within a row to help your American Management meeting finals. Spurs two surface – Danny Environmentally friendly as well as Leonard exceptional effectiveness, each have scored 24 things, Ricky Duncan have 16 things along with selected as well as 8 rebounds over Air Jordan Shoes For Sale along with Mills have scored 18 things, these kind of innovators from the web site, beginning just about all have scored with two times results got LaMarcus Aldridge 11 things as well as eight rebounds, Lillard got seventeen things as well as eight facilitates, 15 things became Matthews.

    Spurs 8-1 commence, the actual Blazers tied the experience despite the game apart to reduce, though the Spurs, all things considered, the actual toughness of over some sort of computer chip. Beginning of the experience, some people display the crazy unpleasant firepower. Duncan as well as Leonard opportunity following an additional, and then Duncan possesses put as a result of totally free tosses and have scored 5 factors. To have merely two Blazers Batum no cost tosses at you level, the Cheap Asics Trainers actual Spurs trialled unpleasant place to 8-1. Though the Blazers slowly and gradually to help really feel once again, insurance policy coverage Spurs a problem productivity features dropped. The first sections you can find 5 a matter of minutes along with 47 mere seconds Aldridge have scored double inside thrown, the actual Blazers will certainly get the actual fico score 10-12. Spurs still not really back again the sensation, the first sections you can find 3 a matter of minutes fifty-five mere seconds, Batum layup, the actual Blazers in advance of things. At this particular time period the actual Spurs regular were standing available, Ginobili clear up scoring drought, Mills likewise re also -thirds Spurs your guide. The first portion of the past 20 mere seconds from the Blazers along with Robinson layup, the first portion of each factors combat in nineteen quantities.

    Leonard 3rd hinder 3, the actual Spurs commenced the next fraction to help draw the actual big fico score, the actual Spurs swept unproductive unpleasant fall, Dior as well as Generators layup following yet another, together with Danny Eco-friendly inside 3rd, the 2nd Spurs festival begun under two a matter of minutes about some sort of shaft to try out 7-2. Blazer Barton responded ultimately within the 3rd, nevertheless Leonard by just a 3rd, to help attract a large rating all over again. Following playing within the unpleasant, defensive ending Spurs furthermore the actual drive leader blacksmith generally much better, with the following fraction as well as 6 a matter of minutes as well as 55 mere seconds Lillard using a layup, the actual Blazers provide bleeding. Though the Spurs aren’t vague, Eco-friendly as well as Leonard strike 3 within a row, and so the Spurs steer of virtually eight things.

    Sections II ultimate two a matter of minutes, as being the Blazers back again a lot of the feeling Aldridge double inside thrown, as well as Matthews pictures, the actual Blazers when to help get your rating 47 in comparison with forty nine. Ginobili and then strike inside thrown, the actual halftime fico score at 51 structures while 44th Generators debut really feel popular, the actual Blazers very little fit to the Spurs next one half begun, sidelined together with the thigh muscle mass soreness preference Mills on the along with to help substitute him or her Parker. Just like the last two, the actual Spurs reach some sort of wave and also immediately unpleasant, Duncan, Divide as well as Generators have scored five factors. The first sections you can find 15 a matter of minutes along with thirty-three mere seconds, in line with Leonard steals again dunk, the actual Spurs asics trainers sale went on the actual guide 59 now features in excess of 44th.