Scheduling a Pick-up

When you order a pick-up, you will choose a date and a preferred four-hour window of time in which you can be available to meet our truck. Our guys will come right to your room and load up your belongings for processing at our warehouse (packing, storing, shipping, cleaning). 


The reservation fee is $30 (non-refundable). You must order two days before your desired date or rush fees apply (if a pick-up is available).

We must reach the student the day before the pick-up to confirm, go over details, and get a status update on the order. If we cannot have this conversation, the pick-up order will be canceled.

You must have separate pick-up orders if we are serving you on different days.

All our customers need to have their belongings packed and ready to go when we arrive. We may not be able to reschedule your pick-up if you are not ready.See the price guide for fees and other restrictions.

We do not do pick-ups in dorms with open satellite stations April 25 - May 2. An on Friday, May 3, we are not allowed into ANY residence hall per UM Housing policy–We offer curbside pickup and delivery only that day

Can I choose my pick-up time? How does it work?

When you schedule, you will select a preferred four-hour window of time during which you or a designated representative can meet our truck team. Give us details about your time restrictions in the comment box at check-out, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs, but this will depend on the big picture of all the other pick-ups scheduled that day. We will call to confirm your pick-up time frame a day or two before your scheduled service.

Will you come up to my room to get my stuff?

Yes! For personal pick-ups  we do pick up from the rooms. 

Exception: Once satellite stations open in the residence halls below on April 25, we cannot do personal pick-ups in the dorms listed below:

Lloyd - Markley -

Quads: East, South, West

We will assist students with disabilities.

Does everything have to be in a box? What about my fan? bike? lamp? Boyfriend pillow?

If something doesn't fit in a box or needs professional packing you can give it to us as is. We will transport it carefully and take care of it back at our store. Fragile items must be professionally packed in order for us to insure them against both damage and loss, unless you have the original boxes with styrofoam inserts. Otherwise, these items can be insured for loss only.

Can my housemates and I share one pick-up reservation? You’re coming to the same place at the same time.

Each customer must place an individual pick-up order. This creates a secure and accurate account so that we can print labels and track inventory.

Can you ship a duffel?

All shipped items must be packed in boxes. UPS conveyor systems are not kind to suitcases and duffels; you do not want to risk damage to your container (not insured) or your contents spilling out.

It is to your advantage to keep the size and weight down, as UPS charges steeply for oversize and overweight items. This might mean splitting belongings into several smaller boxes rather than one over-sized box.

I’m having a pick-up, but I’ll still need my bedding and few things until I leave. What about those last few boxes?

Students have three options for dealing with their last things:

1) Drop items at our store on the way out of town–we will waive the need to register for a drop-off since you are already in the system.

2) Have a friend bring your belongings to a dorm station during open hours (see home page)–we will waive the dorm station registration fee, since you are already in the system.

3) Schedule a second pick-up in a time/place in which someone will take responsibility for meeting us  (i.e. roommate, sorority sisters or house director, landlord/management).

You DO have to place a separate order  to make sure we schedule the pick-up on our truck route for the day. We cannot put two pick-up dates on one order; for your protection, we need to track where and when we pick up belongings.

Do I have to be there when you come to pick up?

You or a trustworthy representative needs to meet us to make sure everything goes well. Call us if you have an issue with this, and we will do our best to help you find a solution.

How far in advance should I schedule my pick-up? Can I change it once it’s ordered?

We recommend you schedule your pick-up as soon as you know the date. However, the reservation fee is non-refundable.

You can change your pick-up date without penalty up to two days beforehand. After this time, the surcharge is $50 if we can accommodate you in the planned truck route.

How do I label my things?

Simply label all belongings with your name and the word "ship" or "store"–we'll take it from there.  If you have items for EARLY DELIVERY (before fall move-in), mark them accordingly; dittoes for items TO BE CLEANED. (You can use a piece of masking tape for anything that is not boxed, or simply write directly on the item if that works.)

Please make sure that you keep a list of what you give us for shipping and storing and check it against our label stubs before we part ways.

What about plastic totes and drawers?

Plastic drawers and totes do not need to be boxed. Pack them so that you are not storing them empty. We will tape smaller containers together to roughly equal one standard large box in size and weight.

You should remove rolling wheels and put them inside the drawers if you can.

I’m leaving my bedding for Busybody’s to clean over the summer. Can I leave my winter coats and scarves for dry cleaning too?

Yes!  If you have both wash-n-fold as well as dry cleaning, you don't have to put each in a different box. Just make sure the dry cleaning is separated out from the regular laundry and labelled as such. However, don't pack your laundry with other storage items; Busybody's cannot take responsibility for anything but laundry.

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