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Love Without Labels

At Doorage, we love labels. We love labels more than Oprah loves bread. Mostly because it ensures that all of your boxes in our Chicago storage warehouse are accounted for so we can easily get them back to you when you need them. So, maybe we should actually change our first statement to, “We love labels on boxes,” because there are a few things that we don’t actually care for labels on, and one of them is ‘love.’

As our buddy Lin Manuel Miranda so beautifully put it in his 2016 Tony’s acceptance speech, “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love… and also, who are these randos from Doorage saying we’re buddies?” He’s right, who are we kidding… maybe we can’t put the label of “Friend” on us and Lin (though, we’ve tried), but we also don’t want to put labels on love. That’s why Doorage is proud to support our Chicago LGBTQ+ community at this year’s PRIDE Parade. Meet us on June 24th at Chicago PRIDE — we’ll be the ones in the bright pink shirts! Follow us on Facebook for more details.

What’s happening at PRIDE?

We’re glad you asked. Doorage is giving away over 2,000 “I [heart] The D” shirts — hint: the D stands for Doorage. Each bright pink shirt will have a special coupon attached, and when you sign up for your first month of Doorage with the signup code ‘PRIDE,’ you can save up to $100 on your first month using our door-to-door storage in Chicago. We’ll also donate $25 to LGBTQ+ organizations for every use of the ‘PRIDE’ coupon code.

So, you already know that the ‘D’ on our “I Love The D” shirts stands for Doorage — but, who said that’s the only thing it can stand for? (What do you mean the ‘D’ is our logo and it does literally represent Doorage?) We’ve got 5 other things the ‘D’ might mean, check them out:

What Does The ‘D’ Stand For?


*Glover, of course.


Our favorite wizard and fictional member of the LBGTQ+ community, the late-great Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, has some of the most memorable and badass moments of the Harry Potter franchise. When it comes to D’s that we love, Dumbledore takes the cake – or, the Pumpkin Pasty if you want to keep it in the HP Universe. Author J.K. Rowling announced in 2007 that Dumbledore was gay and has since served up some of the best Twitter retorts to narrow-minded fans. Our favorite might be her response to a fan who tweeted, “I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is gay because I can’t see him in that way,” to which she responded, “Maybe because gay people just look like… people?” Be still our Hogwarts hearts!


Okay, even if you love Doorage and Dumbledore and Donald Glover, you still likely have enough love in your heart for dogs. Dogs, also known as puppers, doggos, floofs, woofers, fluffers, boofers, or occasionally, long bois, depending on their shape, size, and relative sound of their bark (it is a boof? A bork? An arf?), are so good and so pure that truly no one can resist those wittle snoots.

Da Bears

We love da team as well as da classic Saturday Night Live skit. What can we say, we fall in love with our teams here in Chicago. We also like da Cubs, and even though we shunned labels earlier, can we just rejoice in that 2016 World Series champ label a little longer?

Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, and Dundee…

These are some of the ‘D’ neighborhoods we offer our door-to-door storage to in Chicago, so of course, we love them. We love our A-E and F-Z neighborhoods, too, of course, but the shirt says “I Love The D” and we’ve already printed them, so it is what it is. Be sure to check out all of the neighborhoods we bring our pickup storage service to!

Store With Pride, Store With Doorage

We are your dedicated Chicago storage solution and as born and raised Chicagoans, we are committed to doing our part to making Chicago and the world a little better. We always donate 1% of gross sales to breast cancer research and another 1% to Chicago after-school programs. During 2018 PRIDE, we are also donating $25 for every use of the discount code ‘PRIDE’ to LBGTQ+ organizations that work to make Chicago and the country a better, safer, and more inclusive place for everyone.

Come Find Us At The Chicago Pride Parade On June 24th!

Again, we’ve got 2000+ of these babies to hand out and tens of thousands of dollars of Chicago storage discounts waiting to be used. Meet us at the 49th annual Chicago PRIDE on June 24th to get your free shirt and Doorage discount. You can learn more about the parade route here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates about where you can find us.

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This is by far the best way to store your stuff…

Doorage is the best concept ever! Not only are the staff and employees super nice, they are extremely accommodating and friendly. I love the service and I would choose this company for my storage any day. Not only is this extremely convenient, they offer more than just a storage unit. The service is incredible, the storage facilities are beautiful, clean, and safe for personal belongings. And at any time if you need something from your storage unit, Doorage will deliver it to you! This is by far the best way to store your stuff without having to do all the heavy lifting yourself.

Kelley Palmer
5-Star Google Review

Hassle-free, convenient affordable…

Hassle-free, convenient and affordable. I cannot recommend Doorage enough. Not only do they offer a great service that someone should have thought of sooner, but they are also very accommodating with it. And most importantly, my stuff was picked up when I wanted it to be, stored safely and returned when I needed it to be.

Evan Kearney
5-Star Google Review

Great service, I’m spreading the word…

Set up pick up for my college student. Arrived on time, helped with odd items and hauled away in 30 minutes. Friendly, helpful and fair. Saved me time, money and the inconvenience of buying boxes, finding storage, and hauling it to the location from dorm room.

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

Lisa Toon
5-Star Google Review

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.

On top of all that, they were a little cheaper for the space we needed, and the money I saved on a Uhaul and days off of work, not to mention I barely lifted a finger in the whole ordeal, I would definitely recommend Doorage to absolutely anyone looking for storage.

Mike G.
5-Star Yelp Review

Crazy cheap compared to the competition…

Easily One of the Best Moving Experiences I’ve Ever Had

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.
5-Star Yelp Review

It was so quick and easy…

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.
5-Star Yelp Review

Very professional and trustworthy…

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.”

Plus, Doorage was great to work with!  Very professional and trustworthy.  And Dean was awesome!  Efficient, friendly, and strong 🙂

Doorage definitely made a very stressful time much less stressful.  I would highly recommend Doorage to solve your storage problems!

Susan W.
5-Star Yelp Review

I would recommend them to anyone…

Mike and Jon O. are the GREATEST!! They were so friendly and helpful. Everything was packed up so quickly, neatly and efficiently. I would recommend them to anyone. It was SOO easy (for me). Thanks guys!!

Thea H.
5-Star Yelp Review

It saved us so much time and energy…

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!

Bob O.
5-Star Yelp Review

I can’t believe how easy Doorage made this process…

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!

I can’t believe how easy Doorage made this process that my husband and I had been dreading! They brought with them all the necessary packaging supplies for a fair price and did an amazing job making sure our ridiculously heavy table was safely wrapped. They quickly and efficiently were able to get this gigantic dining table down the front porch steps! Everybody I talked to, starting from the initial phone call to all the movers were so pleasant and professional. We thought they must have been in business for a long time because of their extensive knowledge and expertise and were surprised to learn they are a newer company!

We are so thankful for their services and feel very confident that our possessions are being well taken care of considering how well each piece was taken care of at pick up! Definitely will continue to use for our storage needs!

Yurie Kim
5-Star Facebook Review