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February 13, 2013

Melanie's Move with 1-800-PACK-RAT

Since I became an adult, I've moved 15 times and even coast-to-coast twice. I've guilted many friends and family into helping me with promises of pizza, libations, and hugs. After 5 years of accumulating too much stuff, I planned to take a two-month sabbatical to travel and knew I couldn't ask my friends to help again. I needed an affordable storage unit and a moving team that would work with my schedule.

Melanie and Loading CrewWhen I called 1-800-PACK-RAT, I chatted with Melissa, their moving coordinator, about all of the details of my two months of storage. It was surprisingly affordable to have everything moved out of my second story condo and into storage with a move into the new place I would choose later. She scheduled the container drop-off and the movers and the movers called to confirm the time and any needed items.

I was worried about some of my larger breakables like my antique stained glass window, mirrors, and large picture frames. They assured me they'd bring extra boxes and tape, plastic wrap for my furniture, and everything I needed to be sure nothing would break during the move.

Although Sandy hit the day before my impending move, 1-800-PACK-RAT made sure it was easy to move things around. They dropped off the container on time and pushed the move off one day due to the torrential downpour. The night before, Melissa called to checked in to be sure everything was ready for my move in the morning.

Melanie's Loaded ContainerAt 9am, Melissa left a message to let me know she was there for anything I needed and the movers showed up on time at 9:30 ready to start moving. After a quick discussion with me, they started with boxes and odd pieces like my rugs and my bike - they made it look easy. The movers knew just what to put in the container first to balance it out and be sure nothing would break in the move.

Watching my things head out the door on the backs of movers was enthralling. They wrapped my couch, mattress, and chair in plastic wrap so it wouldn't be damaged. Took care of my flat screen TV, mirrors and breakables with ease, and even took apart my dining table.

In the end, the container was secured, packed carefully, and ready for the truck to pick it up. They gave me the padlock, both of the keys, and wished me good luck with my journey. Melissa called one last time to check on how everything went and to let me know the container would be picked up that  afternoon. A few hours later, the truck driver called to let me know my container was safe and secure on his truck and headed for the storage facility.

Although the move isn't completely over, I'm so thankful for 1-800-PACK-RAT and their movers. It was the first move I've ever done without stress. I'll never move myself again.

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April 21, 2011

1-800-PACK-RAT moves family over 1,000 miles for free

Moving Contest provides winner and family with a free move using Portable Storage

Raleigh, NC, March 15th— 1-800-PACK-RAT’s first moving contest concluded with RJ Messineo and her family winning a free move from Billerica, Massachusetts to the Saint Louis area.

The contest ran from January 15 until March 15, 2011 and every person that received a long distance moving quote was automatically entered with a chance to win.  RJ happened to receive her quote one day before the contest ended.

“The results of this contest have been great,” said Josh Greene, V.P. of Marketing for 1-800-PACK-RAT, “The spring is a wonderful time to help hard working American families, just like RJ’s.  We received many entries during the contest and we’re thrilled to extend this kind of opportunity to our customers.”

The Portable Storage and Moving Company is already planning another contest for the summer.

Family wins a free move from 1-800-PACK-RATAbout 1-800-PACK-RAT

1-800-PACK-RAT, LLC, is the mobile storage container and moving company that provides the simplest way to move or store your stuff in the United States.  The company services a population of more than 240 million in 64 markets nationwide.  1-800-PACK-RAT backs its service with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.  For additional information about 1-800-PACK-RAT, visit their website at www.1800packrat.com .

Media Contact:

Karl Boehm, Communications

1-800-PACK-RAT

(202) 552-5223

kboehm@1800packrat.com                                 # # #

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March 16, 2011

1-800-PACK-RAT “Chamber Door” launches first on-site solution for restoration industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Raleigh, NC, March 16th— 1-800-PACK-RAT announced the first deployments of their recently developed “Chamber Door”.  The Chamber Door allows the Restoration Industry, for the first time, to provide onsite Ozone, Hydroxyl, and Dehumidification treatments. 

1-800-PACK-RAT recently completed development and testing of the new door with their portable storage containers.  This door was designed for the Flood and Fire Damage Restoration industry.  The name “Chamber Door” refers to the standard use of Environmental Chambers for treatments such as dehumidification on items affected by fire, flooding, smoke and mold. 

“The ability to provide treatments to smoke and water damaged items onsite is a significant change in the industry,” said James Burati, Director of Business Development for
1-800-PACK-RAT. “Removing the logistics of transporting items to and from off-site treatment facility can dramatically reduce the processing time and limit the risk of further damaging items.”

The Chamber Door includes specialized ducts and outlets that are compatible with most industry dehumidifiers, hydroxyl, and ozone extensions.  This treatment is made possible by
1-800-PACK-RAT “Barn Style” doors that open out, rather than the competitive standard “roll-up” doors.

 Image of 1-800-PACK-RAT Chamber Door

 

“We’ve been partnering with  industry professionals for years.  We began developing this door in response to continued requests to use our portable storage containers for more than just storing affected inventory. They needed a new solution to treat the items on-site,”  - said Burati.   “We have already successfully deployed the Chamber Door in five of our markets already.”

The Chamber Doors are now available for on-site rental and delivery.

For questions about the Chamber Door, contact James Burati at (240) 216-3010, jburati@1800packrat.com or go to www.1800packrat.com/About/chamberdoor

 

About 1-800-PACK-RAT

1-800-PACK-RAT, LLC, is the mobile storage container and moving company that provides the simplest way to move or store your stuff in the United States.  The company services a population of more than 240 million in 64 markets nationwide.  For additional information about 1-800-PACK-RAT, visit their website at www.1800packrat.com .

 

Media Contact:

Karl Boehm, Communications

1-800-PACK-RAT

(202) 552-5223

kboehm@1800packrat.com                                    # # #

 

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TAGS: Restoration, Fire, Flood, Water Damage, On-site treatment, 1-800-PACK-RAT, Chamber Door

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