U-HAUL® Moving and Storage Comparison

Our customers tell us all the time – UNITS® Customer Service, Fast Friendly Service and Competitive pricing are second to none when we are compared to our competition including U-Haul®.

What really sets UNITS® ahead of the rest, including U-Haul®, is our locally owned and operated facilities. When you call us, you are calling a local facility, with owners and employees who know your area, can answer all of your questions, and who care more about your moving and storage needs than ANYONE (except maybe you).

Services

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Locally Owned & Operated (US)
Best-In-Class Customer Service
Competitive Pricing
Local, Convenient Deliveries
Container Availability
Safe & Secure Locations
Cost-Effective Insurance Options

How UNITS® Services Compare to U-Haul®

  • The Best Local Customer Service

    Our locally owned and operated stores are run by owners who care, and are dedicated to making their customers lives easier. Every time you call one of our locations you will be speaking with friendly and knowledgeable staff who know your area, and can help you get exactly what you need – when you need it.

  • Pricing

    UNITS® pricing varies from market to market – but our owners strive to offer the most competitive pricing in their respective markets. Because of this, our average cost of moving and storage is typically far less than U-Haul® storage. But you decide – get a quote from us today – and then compare our quote apples to apples with the U-Haul® quote – you won't be disappointed! UNITS® doesn't have any hidden fees – PERIOD.

How UNITS® Containers Compare to U-Haul®

Containers

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Ground-Level Loading or Unloading
Weather-Resistant, Steel Containers
2 Sizes of Containers (12' & 16')
Secure, Lockable Containers
Translucent Roofs are Optional
Side-by-Side Doors Allow Maximum Packing Space
Maximum Cubic Feet
Can hold up to 8,000 lbs
Equipped with ETRACK™ Securing System
  • All Steel Construction

    UNITS® containers are built tough. Our containers feature all steel construction, tough steel frames, and steel doors and are the most weatherproof containers on the market. No tarp necessary. U-Haul® containers are made of wood, adhesive, and staples.

  • More Interior Space & Capacity

    UNITS® containers are large and spacious – in fact because of our unique door design our smallest container (12') can actually fit 511 more cubic feet of space than U-Haul® containers can. On top of that, our 16' UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage Containers are able to hold up to 400% more by weight than the same sized U-Haul® containers!
  • Etrack™ Securing System

    Our containers feature the ETRACK™ securing system. Unlike U-Haul®, we acknowledge the fact that items can sometimes shift during moves due to differences in terrain. Using our proprietary strap and restraint system aka ETRACK, your items will stay put!
  • One Container Does The Job

    Compared to U-Haul's U-Box, you would only need one container that can store multiple rooms, furniture and all, whereas you would need multiple U-Box containers to do the same job.

Container Delivery Re-Invented – UNITS® Robo-Unit*

The ROBO-UNIT is our proprietary delivery system which allows us to deliver containers to the tightest of spaces, while also providing level loading and unloading of your container. This system greatly reduces any shift in container contents and provides greater flexibility in container placement when space is an issue.

Our ROBO-UNIT can lift 7,000 pounds and move up to 10,000 pounds.

NO OTHER Moving and Portable Storage Company has the ROBO – not even U-Haul®.


*ROBO-UNIT is not available in all markets.

Our Customer Reviews

Still not sure? That’s ok, at UNITS Chicago we pride ourselves on providing great local service at a competitive price and our customer reviews are a demonstration of our commitment to ensuring your storage or moving needs are met in a professional and courteous manner.

What Our Customers Say About Us
Robert Salm

Robert Salm
5  Perfectly run operation! After having initially called for pricing and availability, I called about two weeks later asking if they had a Unit available right away. Tom, the owner regretfully had to pass on me because he was booked solid. I had been waiting for the "go ahead" from my concrete contractor to pour my garage floor for quite some time. Later that day, he called letting me know that he freed up a unit. What a great surprise! The large unit was clean and perfectly fit the contents of my three-car garage. One month later, they picked it up the day as promised. This could not have worked out better! I want to take this opportunity to thank Tom for providing great customer service. There are more expensive and more well known providers for the same service but Units was more cost effective and worked best for me.Read More

Dennis Barto

Dennis Barto
5  Great company that provided good service for my storage needs. Tom is very personable and Rich placed the unit on my driveway exactly where I wanted it. One suggested improvement is to add a drip cap over the doors so water on the roof from rain would not leak on the floor when opening the doors.Read More

Ginger Trickett

Ginger Trickett
5  I highly recommend Units Moving and Portable Storage. We used them to store our extra "stuff" while our house was listed for sale. So easy to use them, just called and they came and dropped off the unit right away. Picked it up promptly for storage and when we were ready to get it back had it to us right away. Everything was just as we had packed it, nothing damaged or moved around. Easy easy!!! Thank you, Tom!Read More

Lacey Boven

Lacey Boven
5  Tom and Rich were great to work with! Most affordable with best customer service. Used to store furniture while getting hardwood floors refinished and walls painted. UNITS was easy to work with and ideal for our needs.Read More

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