Door to Door Storage

Door To Door Storage, Inc.
Type Private
Founded Kent, Washington
Headquarters South Kent, Washington
Products Service (Storage/Transport)
Website Door To Door Storage website

Door To Door Storage is a U.S. self-storage company to offer a 'deliverable storage unit', which customers load at their home or business, and Door To Door has shipped to their storage facilities. Within a year of Door To Door offering this service, long-time self-storage leaders Shurgard Storage Centers and Public Storage announced plans to add similar services at their locations. Shurgard has since largely withdrawn from the market, citing low margins and the drop-off service cannibalizing their core business. Public discontinued the service in smaller markets, citing similar difficulties to make it profitable given the smaller pool of potential customers.

Door To Door Storage was founded in Kent, Washington, in May 1996. It was started by Tim Riley, a first-time entrepreneur who had previously worked for Shurgard Storage Centers. The company, whose tag line is "You pack it up. We pick it up!", now has locations in metropolitan areas all across the U.S., from Washington to Florida and California to New Hampshire.

Door To Door ranked #475 in the 2003 Inc. 500 rankings of the fastest growing private companies in the nation, with 339% growth (1998-2002). Company competitors include SMARTBOX Portable Self Storage, Big Box Storage and Portable On Demand Storage.

The Container

The containers are 7’ tall and measure 5’ x 8’ (inside dimensions are 58” x 92” x 77”). Each will typically accommodate one to one-and-one-half rooms of household goods. They stand about 4 inches above the ground, are made of pressure-treated 3/4" plywood, and are covered with "weather-resistant covers". Door To Door Storage, Inc. allows customers from one to seven days to load and unload their containers.

City to City

They can deliver the container to various hubs around the country. Delivery is available to your door unless the new location is in what the company calls a "black zone".

External links

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