HodgePodge is an on-demand storage and junk/goods hauling company. We emphasize decluttering your life to help you make that next move or transition. We either package/wrap items for you or you do it yourself and then we pick it up, store it and bring it back within a 48-hour notice. The remaining junk/goods that you have will be hauled away and we will resell, donate or recycle the items with a bare minimum disposed of. A portion of the proceeds from any resale will be donated to a charity of your choice from the list of our charities that we partner.
With traditional self-storage units, security is not guaranteed and you have to do all the work. It’s up to you to pack and organize your belongings, and you have to remember what’s in your storage unit. So, unless you have a system, it’s really easy to lose track of what you have in your storage unit. HodgePodge offers better security than self-storage, all plans are backed up by a Limited Security Warranty Policy. We also offer $1000 and $2000 protection plans for a low monthly rate at the time you book your first pick-up. Not only does HodgePodge provide secure storage for your items, HodgePodge makes storage/hauling easy by doing all the lifting, driving, packing and itemizing for you. HodgePodge does its best to either resell, donate or recycle items you have hauled away leaving you knowing you did your part on not impacting the environment in a bad way. We will donate a portion of our proceeds to a charity of your choice that we partner with or you can just tell us have the proceeds go to the charity of the month. We do our best to have others in the world be able to reuse goods that you no longer need as there is a constant need. With donating/recycling, your goods don’t always get reused by others and can simply be thrown out still leaving an impact. We are all for donating/recycling but will do our best to see the goods removed go into somebody else’s hands.
HodgePodge serves most addresses within the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area. To check to see if HodgePodge is in your neighborhood, give us a call: 833-205-1952.
HodgePodge does all the work for you so you never have to visit a storage unit. For security purposes, our storage facilities are closed to the public. You will receive a listing with picture via e-mail of all the items that you have in storage. You can then pick out your items and contact us directly to schedule an appointment and we’ll come straight to you. Chicagoland customers can come to the facility office to pick up items if requested in advance. Email us at email@example.com for more information.
Boxes, furniture, bicycles, golf bags, holiday decor, baby clothes, books, appliances, electronics, most items except the following: Liquids of any kind (including cosmetics and toiletries), Food or Perishables, Illegal/controlled substances of any kind, Hazardous materials (i.e. anything containing gas, anything combustible/flammable, firearms, explosives, used tires, chemicals, radioactive/biological/toxic materials, anything containing asbestos), Living things (e.g. house plants, fish, or animals), Grand Pianos, Vehicles, Any items that emit smells/fumes. For a complete list of prohibited items please see our Terms Of Service.
Yes. If you only need storage for a few weeks, we recommend booking a plan with a month-to-month contract. With a short-term plan, you can request all your items back within that first month provided your account is current. Same rules apply as long as you are within the areas that we serve. Please note: If you book a plan with a 12 month minimum, any remaining months on the contract will have to be paid in full before all items can be delivered.
You will be provided a link with a cloud list of all your items via email. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions or if your link is not working properly. Only you will have access to this secure link.
Yes. For your first pick-up, whether storage or hauling, a $100 non-refundable deposit is charged to your card 48 hours prior to the appointment. After the pick-up is complete, the deposit is automatically applied towards your first invoice. If you cancel or reschedule your pick-up with less than 48 hour’s notice, you forfeit the deposit.
As a HodgePodge customer, your labor rates are the same for all pick-ups and deliveries. We don't charge for travel time, and the clock doesn't start until we get to your location. If you signed up for a storage plan with a one-month paid minimum term, labor costs $60 per mover, per hour with a one hour minimum. If you signed up for a plan with a 12-month paid minimum term, labor costs $30 per mover, per hour with a one hour minimum. For both rates, the charge is prorated to the minute after the initial one hour minimum. If you are using the hauling service for junk/goods removal then the rate is a standard $60 per mover, per hour with a one hour minimum. It is prorated to the minute after the initial one hour minimum until all the work is complete.
The first month of storage is charged to the card on file shortly after your pick-up has been completed along with the labor for the appointment and protection plan, if you’ve purchased one. The limited warranty as discussed part of the Limited Security Warranty Policy is included part of your service with HodgePodge. Billing is automatic so you don’t have to worry about it. The day of your first pick up will become your monthly bill date for the future months.
Please call us at 833-467-6343 and select the Customer Support extension or email at email@example.com and we will update your billing info promptly and send you a confirmation email with the change.
HodgePodge has a 7 day proration period. If all items are delivered within 7 days of your last bill date, you will receive a prorated refund for your last month of storage. However, if the account is not closed within that time period, the full rate is charged for that month. Please note: Proration only applies once the contract minimum is met. For example, if you booked a plan with a 12-month contract, you would not be eligible for proration until the 13th month or beyond.
Payments that are 30 days past-due incur a late fee of 16%.
If it is a storage pick-up then you can save money my packaging everything yourself. However, if items are not packaged properly then HodgePodge will either have to package the items or can refuse to take items not properly packaged. With HodgePodge, we can do all the packaging for you and provide you with durable storage containers and supplies. The storage containers, which measure at 2’x3’ can be bought for $15 each or rented out at a $1/month. The supplies range at about $5-$15 depending on the need.
You do not need to do a thing! We will gladly go through and haul away everything ourselves. If you would like you can definitely prepare by setting things aside or wrapping items but nothing is needed.
Once HodgePodge is at your location and has begun service then the time will begin to run. If you decide you rather pack some items yourself then please let us know if you need to reschedule if you did not have time to do so prior. At HodgePodge we prefer to package the items ourselves so you don’t have too! Therefore, we ensure that everything is packaged to ensure safety.
There is a 48-hour notice for all storage deliveries.
Yes, $100 cancellation fee if within 48 hours of appointment.
Scheduling may vary per area served. Please complete a questionnaire or contact us for a specific quote.
Yes, by a basic protection on all goods of $0.60/lb maximum coverage. There is an option for purchase available of $1,000 max protection for $10/month or of $2,000 max protection for $20/month. These plans are only available for purchase before your first pickup appointment. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
We have a state of the art security system in place with 24/7 monitoring with motion sensors and cameras in place.
Please see “Charities” section for list of our charity partners along with our charity of the month.
It is impossible to give an exact amount as worker costs, transportation, and related admin costs have to all be taken into consideration. We are striving for about 10-20% of all proceeds from the sales and will keep a ticker of complete amounts donates on our Home page.
No. We are not a non-for-profit organization and cannot legally offer you charitable contribution documents.
Yes. If that is the route that you would like to take with your junk/goods. Otherwise, we will first try to repurpose and resell for others to use, then donate, then recycle, in that order.
If you won’t be present for your appointment, you can authorize someone else to sign on your behalf. Just notify us at the time of booking or send us an email at email@example.com.
HodgePodge does not provide shipping services but we can help facilitate a big move with the shipping company you choose. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help.
Tipping is not required but is always welcome!