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 caling 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

UNITS uhaul moving and storage comparison, uhaul storage, uhaul moving
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

uhaul moving compared to UNITS moving and portable storage
Ground-Level Loading or Unloading
Weather-Resistant, Steel Containers
2 Sizes of Containers (12' & 16')
Secure, Lockable Containers
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 columbus 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
Jane Brandon

Jane Brandon
5  UNITS Moving & Portable Storage has gained a lifelong customer in our family. I typically do not leave reviews but the service I received deserves five stars. We recently had an urgent need for a moving/storage company after a huge water leak in our home. I researched a number of companies and UNITS was by far the most price competitive. What impressed us most beyond price was the service we received. How often do you get to speak to the owner of the company to help you during a crisis? Steve Bergfeld was not only one of the most professional people I have ever worked with, he quickly eased my worry during an extremely stressful situation. When we renovate the rest of our home, I will be calling UNITS. I know I will use them for our daughters’ storage needs as they move back and forth to college/start careers/have homes of their own. Fast, easy, convenient, affordable. I cannot say enough good things. I will be recommending UNITS to all my friends and family for all their storage needs.Read More

Tia Chaffin

Tia Chaffin
5  I can not say enough good things about UNITS. The owner is amazing. He worked with us to determine our needs and accommodated us in our move. He was communicative and helpful the whole time. Such and affordable, easy solution to your moving needs!Read More

Christian Carey

Christian Carey
5  It was a 100% pleasure doing business with Steve and Jana @ UNITS. Excellent communication from the first call for a quote to the last call to pick up the container. Moving is one of life's significant stressors. I can honestly say that having these reliable folks on the "relocation team" made it easier and efficient. And yes...they can menuver containers into places that nearly defy the laws of physics!Read More

Cheryl Beddow

Cheryl Beddow
5  I'll try to do this company justice because it is the best customer service I have ever received! Steve, the owner (whom you will deal with directly), is an honest professional with absolute integrity; something hard to find out there today. My UNIT was delivered on time and it was so clean it looked brand new! Clean and rock solid; unlike other storage pods of even garages. Everytime I have a question, Steve either answers the phone right away or calls me back within minutes. I have two UNITS with this company and will NEVER trust my precious things to any other storage company other than UNITS!!! They are by far the best for any of your storage needs and you don't have to worry about anything getting damaged while they have the UNIT in their secure warehouse. Thanks UNITS for making my multiple moves so much less work and less stress!!!Read More

Phillip Blalock

Phillip Blalock
5  Very impressed with this service offering. The UNIT made our move from the Italian Village to New Albany such a breeze. Using a 16ft x 8ft UNIT for 30 days is essential for every move. Pricing is very reasonable and management stayed in contact with us throughout the entire process to make sure everything was going well. Definitely hire this organization!Read More

The official news site for UNITS Moving and Portable Storage!

UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage Named to Inc. 5000 List

UNITS Moving and Portable Storage was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States in Inc's top 5000 list.

4 Top Tips for Moving in the Summer

Many people time their moves for the summer - even during the time of coronavirus. Read our top 4 tips for summer moves before you brave the heat.

Pandemic Packing Tips for Locals Moving | UNITS Moving & Portable Storage

Get these pandemic packing tips from your local moving and storage experts at UNITS! Visit us online for more information and other tips for moving during COVID-19.

3 Tips for Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 across the globe, moving and relocation is sometimes unavoidable. UNITS Moving & Portable Storage is here to help.

3 Tips for Packing Your Columbus Home Before A Sale | UNITS Moving & Portable Storage of Columbus

Moving within the Columbus, Ohio area? The moving and portable storage experts at UNITS of Columbus have you covered with these 3 simple tips to help you pack.
Load more articles
We Are Here - Chat With Us! Drop Us A Message

Thank You!

We will respond as soon as possible.

Have A Question? Chat Us Now.

{{(msg.path == 'chat/inbound') ? 'You' : 'UNITS'}}: {{msg.Body}}



Are you sure you want to end the conversation?


Email this chat transcript

This will be send after your chat ends.