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How to Keep Your Stuff Safe During a Move

Moving all of your belongings from your old home to your new home can quickly become overwhelming. It requires a considerable amount of time and careful planning to ensure that the move goes as smoothly as possible and that everything arrives safely. Far too often people arrive at their new homes only to find that some of their belongings have been damaged during the move. If you don’t want this to be your reality, it’s important to incorporate a few packing and moving best practices during your move.

Unfortunately, even with the most cautious packing and moving practices, all it takes is a bad moving company to compromise the safety of your items during the moving process. That’s where Doorage comes in. By taking moving companies out of the equation, Doorage offers a safer, more secure way to move. Our storage container moving solutions are simple. We send you containers, you pack them, we pick them up, and we deliver them to your new home whenever it’s most convenient.

Tips to Keep Your Stuff Safe During a Move

Our high-quality moving containers are constructed with a durable material and can be used to store just about any household goods. If you’re using Doorage, you’re already taking a step in the right direction towards a safer move. In this blog, we’ll share a few tips that will help further ensure that your belongings are safe during a move.

Develop a Plan

Before your moving containers arrive and the packing begins, take the time to make a plan and think about everything that you will be bringing with you to your new home. If you can, start categorizing and sorting your belongings by room so that you can easily pack the items together when the containers arrive. This will make it easier for you when it comes to unpacking everything at your new home. If you use Doorage’s storage calculator, you can get a good idea of how many moving containers you will need for the items you are bringing along with you.

Make a moving packing list

Take Inventory of Your Belongings

It can be far too easy to lose track of things during a move, and it can take a while to unpack and find everything again on the other end. To make things easier, consider taking an inventory of your belongings in advance. Making note of what is being packed and where it goes will streamline the process of unpacking everything once you arrive at your new home.

Use Extra Caution With Fragile Items

Just as you would when packing fragile items to haul in your vehicle or a moving truck, you’ll want to do the same for door-to-door moving services. Any of your belongings that can be easily cracked, crushed, shattered, or broken should be packed separately in their own container. These fragile items should be well-wrapped or padded in bubble-wrap or in soft items like blankets. These items should be packed carefully and properly labeled to ensure nothing is damaged during the moving process.

Don’t Overpack the Containers

When you are packing your moving containers with your belongings, avoid placing so many items in a box that the walls of the container begin to bend or bulge. First off, doing this will impact the integrity of the container, potentially causing it to either fail during the move or collapse when it’s placed in a state-of-the-art storage facility until you arrive at your new home and are ready to have your items returned to you. Secondly, overloading your boxes or moving bins may make them unnecessarily heavy. Evenly separate your belongings across the containers and bins so the loads aren’t too heavy for those that will be lifting them.

Avoid Packing Hazardous Materials

While most people know this, it doesn’t hurt to remind people that hazardous materials are not safe to move, especially when placed inside a moving container with other items and belongings. Avoid putting firearms and ammunition in these containers. Other items considered hazardous when moving include cleaning products, candles, pesticides, plants, and batteries. Some of these items can explode or cause fires when bumped or shaken.

Don’t Rush Getting Your Items Redelivered

One of the great things about Doorage’s door-to-door moving solutions is that you don’t have to have your items delivered to your new home right away. This is what many other moving companies do, but not Doorage! With our solutions, you have the option to keep your belongings in a safe and secure storage facility for as long as you would like. Believe it or not, your items are at risk of being damaged if they sit inside moving containers inside your home. Take your time getting settled into your new home, getting the essentials unpacked and putting everything in place. Then, when you are ready, simply have your other belongings returned to you. This will really help you manage the amount of clutter you have in your new home.

Though moving is always challenging, proper planning and packing can help you keep your belongings safe and also relieve some of the inevitable stress. Don’t put the safety and integrity of your belongings at risk by hiring a sub-par moving company. You don’t want to be just another victim of a terrible moving experience. Your peace of mind will only be increased when you use Doorage’s full-service valet moving solutions.

Discover Door to Door Moving Solutions from Doorage.

National moving companies can end up costing you an arm and a leg. Moving brokers promise low prices, but end up costing you more — more time, grief, damage, and hidden fees. With Doorage, there’s no more guesswork revolving around the cost of your move. We will always provide clear, upfront pricing for your local or long-distance move. Get started with our simple pay as you go moving or take a quick run through our easy online move estimate and booking process — both will provide you with an instant moving quote and online bookings. Reserving local or cross country moving services while avoiding hidden fees and headaches have never been more simple!

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In August, I’ll set up delivery to dorm room without me picking up a thing. Great service, I’m spreading the word.

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They were fast, considerate, careful…

I moved my Mom in with me and my family. She didn’t want to get rid of anything but we don’t have room for her stuff at my house so we looked into storage spaces and found Doorage.

First they came out with bins and clothing boxes. We spent the next couple of days filling the bins [and] boxes.

Doorage returned on a Sunday, the only day I was available. They took the boxes and bins, and shrink wrapped all the furniture, put protective packaging around the more important furniture, and hauled it all away.

They were fast, considerate, careful, polite, respectful and friendly. They joked around with my Mom yet were still very professional.

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I contacted Doorage to help me store my things temporarily while I was away for the summer. From pickup to final drop-off, everything was a breeze. Their eco bins save you the trouble of worrying about buying boxes and they break down (to save you money!) or wrap up any big items you might have.

I thought the website portal was very useful too. It’s an easy way to schedule pick-ups and deliveries and remember all the stuff you tossed into storage. Anytime I had a question or an issue I received a prompt response and solution to the problem! Nothing ever felt like a hassle.

Doorage is a great company to work with. I never felt like I was getting ripped off, and in fact many times the movers helped save me money. Mike and Dean are legit and made sure everything was handled smoothly and professionally! By the way, the ultimate costs ended up being crazy cheap compared to the competition. Really can’t recommend Doorage enough.

Jassiem M.
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Doorage is a great company with great employees. They gave me a window of 7-1 and came shortly after 7 and left before 9. It was so quick and easy. They provided all the materials and took care of all the large items I had selected and even some that I forgot to add to my move. Sam was very great in helping with my billing. I am happy I selected them as the service has been fantastic.

Matthew R.
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We moved from a rental apartment to a new condo but had a gap of time before we could move into our new home.  Doorage was the perfect solution to our problem!  They dropped off bins and wardrobe boxes as scheduled.  Then, of course we underestimated how much stuff we had and they kindly dropped off more bins.  No problem!

Then they picked up all our stuff when we scheduled them, stored it and returned it on the day we moved in.  They were on-time, efficient, and worked well with both buildings to make it a smooth transition.  We didn’t have to hire movers (twice!) and find a storage unit for a short period of time.  It’s a brilliant solution for “gap coverage.”

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I recently moved in with my girlfriend and we had a bunch of extra furniture and misc. stuff that we no longer had space for.  I saw an ad on Facebook for Doorage and gave them a call.  Basically you schedule a pickup date, then they come and wrap and pack all your stuff for you, put it on their bright pink trucks, and bring it to their warehouse to store until you are ready to get it delivered back.  It saved us so much time and energy not having to pick and move the stuff to a storage facility ourselves.  We had some extremely fragile stuff including an expensive glass table and I was thoroughly impressed with their team and how they packed and moved everything with such great care!  It was snowy and wet that day and the crew made sure to wear booties and put big drop clothes down to protect all of our carpet and hardwood without us even asking!  The best thing is that they only charge you for the exact square footage of your items, which after doing some research turned out to be so much cheaper that renting a big storage unit and not utilizing all the space.  And the last storage unit I rented my dresser got water damaged and it was such a pain and hassle to get reimbursed.  I’ve already told all my friends and family about Doorage and would recommend them to anyone.  Also they donate some of their profits to breast cancer research and community programs which is awesome!

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Amazing Customer service! We needed to have a gigantic granite dining table and 6 matching chairs delivered and stored for a few months. I contacted Doorage initially for just a quote and called them on a Saturday to schedule the big move. I was worried because we had to have this extremely heavy table moved within a few days but Doorage was able to schedule us for the following Monday!

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