Scheduling a Pick-up
When you order a pick-up, you will choose a date and a three-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 $25 (non-refundable). You must order two days before your desired date or rush fees apply (if a pick-up is available).
You must have separate pick-up orders if we are serving you on different days.
When you schedule, you will select a preferred three-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 the day before your scheduled service.
Yes! For personal pick-ups we do pick up from the rooms.
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.
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.
All shipped items must be packed in boxes; it is to your advantage to keep the size and weight down, as UPS charges steeply for oversize and overweight items. More important, 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.
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 drop fee 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 where 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.
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.
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.
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 at checkout.
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.
Remove rolling wheels and put them inside the drawers if you can.
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.