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Storage Solutions for Empty Nesters

We know that there isn’t really a quick-fix solution out there for dealing with an empty nest. Watching your children grow up is one of the many joys that come with parenting. Watching them venture off to the next stage of their lives, on the other hand, can be an emotionally taxing process that will take some time to unfold.

When the time comes for your youngest child to venture out on their own to begin college or a career, you will likely be met with a slur of emotions like happiness, excitement, worry, fear, among many others. At the same time, you may also be thinking about what you will be doing with everything that your family, and children, have accumulated over the years to make more space in your home. Fortunately, there are many different storage solutions available for empty nesters that want to maximize their space.

Maximizing Uninhabited Space: Storage Solutions for Empty-Nesters

 

1. Turn Empty Rooms into Usable Spaces

You may have already thought about what you will do with your child’s room when they move out. Some parents look forward to the plans they have for the space, whether they involve turning it into a guest bedroom, home office, or man cave. Other parents, though, may find it difficult to consider cleaning out and changing the space into something other than their child’s room. However, doing so can be beneficial as it creates an actionable outlet, rather than serving as a constant reminder of their child’s absence. If you have always wanted a room in your home dedicated to crafting or other hobbies, now is the time to transform that unused bedroom! An empty bedroom can also be transformed into a home gym, fitness center, or a home office. With the right storage solutions in place, the possibilities are endless and you’ll have a safe place to keep your children’s belongings until they are ready to be returned to them or donated.

Home Office

2. Start Organizing and Packing

Once you have decided what you want to do with your child’s room, the next — and perhaps most exhausting — step is to clean and organize everything. Hopefully the mess isn’t too bad and moving the existing belongings out doesn’t cause much stress or strain. To make this process a bit easier on yourself, consider investing in durable boxes or crates to store and protect any items that you or your children wish to preserve. Whether the room is big or small, it can be helpful to clean and organize different areas of the room one-by-one. For example, consider starting with the closet, then move the bed and what lies underneath, then maybe move onto the dresser. While no specific order is required, taking the time to clean and organize properly and uniformly will make storing or donating the items so much easier. Once the room is completely cleaned and organized, you’ll feel much more comfortable converting the space into something new.

organizing storage boxes

3. Find a Place to Store Everything

Of course, you don’t want your new home office or media room to be full of boxes and crates — that takes away from it all! Therefore, before you think about splashing new paint onto the walls or installing new flooring into the space, you’ll need to find a spot to store everything. If you have space in the garage, attic, or basement, each can be a great area to store these belongings so that they are out of the way until they are needed once again. Keep in mind, however, you will want to make sure that items are stored in an area that is cool, clean, dry, and preferably dark. Some belongings, such as clothing, can become damaged if it is stored in an environment that is bright, damp, or too cold or too hot. If you don’t have the extra space in your home or are worried about the items becoming damaged, it may be worth considering looking into renting a storage unit. Or, better yet, you can utilize door-to-door storage services, like those offered by Doorage, for hassle-free storage solutions.

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Doorage Provides Empty-Nesters With the Storage Solutions They Need

By following the tips above, you’ll have something to look forward to once your youngest bird is finally ready to leave the nest and take flight on their own. Becoming an empty-nester shouldn’t be viewed as a bad thing, but rather a new, exciting stage of life. At Doorage, we’re here to make your transition into an empty nester less of a hassle. With our door-to-door storage services, you can find the safe and secure storage you need for you and your child’s belongings without having to leave the comfort of your home or being required to pay for an entire storage unit rental. Using Doorage’s storage solutions are very simple and can be done in three easy steps:

  • Estimate Your Storage Needs. Every empty-nester will have different storage needs. Some have a lot of items they want in storage, others have just a select few. No matter how much or how little you have to store, Doorage will help you determine how many eco-friendly reusable storage crates you will need sent to you and only charge you for the space said crates take up in our state-of-the-art storage facility
  • Pack Your Crates. Once the crates are delivered to your doorstep, you’ll be able to begin packing them at your own pace. Once they are all packed up and ready to go, we’ll pick the crates up and deliver them to our storage facility — the need to get in your car and drive to a storage unit or carrier services is eliminated!
  • Get Your Belongings Back When You’re Ready. You can keep your belongings in our storage facility for as long as you would like for the same affordable low-rate. Once you’re ready to have them delivered back to you, simply let the team at Doorage know and we’ll work to get your crates back to you as soon as possible.

Using Doorage is as easy as one, two, three. If you are interested in learning more about the pickup and drop-off storage solutions offered by Doorage, contact us today!

This Is Why We Do What We Do!

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

An extension of my home…

Beyond self storage, this company really is an extension of my home!

Luke Gifford
5-Star Facebook Review