Moving to Des Plaines? UNITS Can Help!

Moving to a new residence in Des Plaines? UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of Chicago has the services you need to make the process easy, affordable, and smooth. Both newcomers and long-time residents alike can make great use of our patented portable storage containers. Our UNIT containers keep belongings stable and secure as we deliver them to your desired location. Alternatively, we can store the UNIT container that you pack in our secure and climate-controlled storage facility, which is well-protected from both criminal intrusion and environmental factors.

Our process is quick and convenient. Just give us a call at (847) 262-3534 and let us know and when were to deliver your container. We can bring it to your driveway, your yard, or wherever else is most accessible to you. With a permit, we could even place a container on your street. Our ROBO-Lift technology allows us to maneuver our containers into even the trickiest spots. Then, pack your container on your own time – no need to rush! Finally, give us another call to tell us when to pick up your container and where to deliver it to. It’s that easy!

Hear From a Satisfied Customer

As a locally-owned and operated business, we care deeply about our community and want to ensure that newcomers feel as welcome as possible. Satisfying all of our customers is our number one priority!

On Yelp, Irene gave us a 5-star review and wrote, “Units has been a great company and very helpful in this hectic moving process. I can not thank Tom at the Buffalo Grove location enough. He was great. Very easy to work with, quick on the replies of any questions. And super efficient when it came to drop off or pick up of our container. Prompt, and know how to handle these types of storage. Great guys, great price, great service. It’s a definite I am using Units Moving & Storage in my future moves. Thank you very much to Tom and his team.”

Tips for Des Plaines Newcomers

Just moved to Des Plaines, IL? Utilize the list below for some helpful resources and websites to assist you in getting situated into this new city.

Transportation Options: Des Plaines’ transportation system is quite extensive. Hop on the Metra for a short ride to downtown Chicago or board a flight to travel across the world at O’Hare International Airport.

Looking for more information related to transportation options in Des Plaines, IL? Click here.

Parks and Recreation: The city currently offers three areas of parks and open space: Des Plaines Park District, Cook County Forest Preserve, and Mount Prospect Park District. These areas are perfect for:

  • Picnics
  • Golf
  • Boating
  • Bike trails
  • Fishing and more!

Community Events: The city of Des Plaines sponsors a variety of free events throughout the year, all of which can be found here. Don’t miss out the annual Independence Day Parade, Friday Nights Live! and holiday tree lighting ceremony.

Looking for more information? Check out the city website here.

UNITS’ Founder Lets You In On Insider Moving Tips

UNITS’ Founder, Michael McAlhany, did an interview with The New York Times, giving readers insider tips for moving. Read the list below for a recap:

  • Improper packing: invest in some quality and a variety of packing materials such as packing peanuts, mattress covers, packing boxes, and more to ensure that your items are not damaged.
  • Not supporting top-heavy items: When a top-heavy object is stagnant, such as a piano, there is little chance of it falling and breaking. However, when you take a top-heavy object and transport it someplace, the additional movement increases the chance of the object collapsing and breaking. To avoid, this, choose our secure E-Strap system that locks everything in place inside our UNITS storage containers during transportation.
  • Not leaving enough time to pack: rushing during packing increases the risk of haphazardly packing your valuables, which in turn increases the risk of these items being damaged during the move. It also increases the risk of you forgetting to pack something.

Want to avoid rushing? Pack with UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of Chicago, where we give you all the time you need to pack your UNITS storage container; call (847) 262-3534 to learn more!

If you’re interested in reading the full interview, check out the article here.

Don’t Forget Moving Supplies!

Any move can be made easier with the correct supplies. If you find yourself needing moving supplies, boxes, or any kind of hardware solution, check out the following local stores:

Mount Prospect True Value

1490 Elmhurst Rd

Mt Prospect, IL 60056

(847) 640-1023

Olson’s Ace Hardware

700 N Northwest Hwy

Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 823-3188


740 E Rand Rd

Mt Prospect, IL 60056

(847) 632-0291

Give UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of Chicago a call today at (847) 262-3534 for those interested in getting a free estimate from the leading moving and portable storage company!

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