As Coronavirus spreads, Doorage focuses its efforts solely on Chicago-area college students’ needs
Due to the coronavirus, which is forcing thousands of local college students to leave their campuses, Chicago-based Doorage Storage Solutions is focusing only on student storage needs and postponing any non-student storage or cross-country moves until after April 1.
Many college students in Chicago and its surroundings have been instructed to depart campus within a week, leaving them a short unexpected window to prepare.
All student orders will be 10 percent off by using the coupon code “students”. In addition, all student orders will receive free labor on pickup.
“We owe a majority of our success to the students and families of Chicago students,” said Doorage Founder/CEO Sean Sandona. “We understand they are in a difficult spot at this time and we felt it was our responsibility as a member of these communities to step up and return the favor. Our team will work around the clock for as long as we need to ensure no student is stuck with no place to put their belongings.”
The Chicago Tribune reported on Thursday “the University of Illinois System, Northwestern University and Illinois State University all announced that classes will be moved to online formats for several weeks in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, now deemed a pandemic.”
DePaul University President A. Gabriel Esteban told the Tribune on Wednesday “that campuses remain open, but final exams for winter quarter will not take place on campus and all university-sponsored events are postponed or canceled until further notice.”
“For spring quarter, classes will be delivered remotely ‘whenever possible,’ according to DePaul, and ‘students who live in residence halls should prepare not to return.’”
“At the University of Chicago, administrators said the school will continue offering classes as usual, noting it has access to virtual platforms should the situation escalate, according to a notification posted online Tuesday,” according to the Tribune.
Doorage has mobilized its teams and is prepared to handle all student storage needs in the Illinois and southern Wisconsin region. To accommodate all student needs, the company is currently not accepting orders for any local moves, non-student storage, or cross country moves.
Students and parents requiring storage can place an order online or through their customer support team at 833-366-7243, and Doorage has expanded hours to 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. The company also has added an additional delivery and pickup window of 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on top of our standard service windows.
“The Doorage family is grateful for the support students and parents have given our company since we launched over two years ago and are here to help in every way possible,” Sandona said.
Doorage Storage Solutions, which launched in 2017, serves Chicago and a 30-mile suburban radius, and last year expanded to Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. The full-service storage company, which has never lost a package and stores owners’ belongings in numerous 100,000-cubic-unit, Amazon-esque facilities, features several key components, including:
- Owners never having to leave their home to store belongings. Doorage employees will pick up belongings and box them as well if customers request it. Doorage also will bring packing crates to customers’ homes.
- Doorage charges by exact cubic volume consumed, instead of charging for a certain-sized storage rooms that usually aren’t filled completely
- Customers can request specific items like a painting to be returned by Doorage employees by utilizing a user interface that shows every item in storage.
- Price for customers will never increase as long as they are storing the belongings.