How UNITS® Works

  • We deliver a portable storage container to your house or business. Instead of going to your storage unit, the storage unit comes to you.
  • You put your belongings into the container. You go at your own pace — two days, two weeks, or two months — whenever and as your schedule allows.
  • When finished, you call us back and we will pick up your container. If it is full, we will drive it to your new home or office or back to a storage facility near Sea-Tac Airport for safekeeping until you're ready for it to go to its new destination.

Why UNITS® Is the Best Mobile Storage Product for Seattle 

We serve Seattle, Bellevue and the Eastside, and Tacoma, including all communities which surround them all the way from Shoreline and Woodinville in King County to Lakewood and Bonney Lake in Pierce County.

  • Superior Container Design: In Seattle, we only use containers that are optimized for the Seattle weather. Every UNITS® container in Seattle is constructed 100% from high-quality steel and features a barn-style door design to prevent the onset of moisture and mold. In contrast, other portable storage providers offer containers that are made of wood, covered with tarp, or have roll-up doors whose tracks are detached from the container walls and thereby increase the risk of water and mold penetration. As a result, our containers are also much harder to break into than our competitors’!
  • Revolutionary Delivery Technology: We are bringing the latest generation of UNITS® delivery technology to serve our Seattle customers. Your container will be loaded and unloaded on our trucks using a remotely-operated robotic mini-forklift which ensures that your belongings are always level with the ground and can be efficiently maneuvered into the tightest spots on the streets and parking lots of even Queen Anne, Madrona, or Belltown.
  • Flexible High-Touch Service: Unlike many of our competitors, we haven’t yet grown up to be a multi-national company. So we don’t block certain days like Wednesdays when we don’t deliver in Seattle. We don’t nickel-and-dime our customers with fuel surcharges or admin fees. We don’t have a call center in another state or country, and we don’t have to check with our manager or talk to another manager who has to then talk to the person who can actually get what you want done. Because we are smaller, we try harder - as in that famous car rental commercial. When you call us, you will always talk directly to the person on the ground in Seattle who can solve your issue. We promise!

About UNITS of Seattle

We are Seattle, Bellevue and the Eastside's local portable storage provider. We deliver storage units to your house or business; you load them at your own pace; and, when you are finished, we transport them full to your new address or back to our secure storage facility near SeaTac Airport. You can also keep your storage units at your own site and access them at any time.

Our mobile storage containers are 100% all-steel and are designed to keep the Pacific Northwest weather out and your belongings secure. We also use unique robotic mini-forklift technology to place your UNIT practically anywhere a car can go. And because we live in the same community as our customers, we are very easy to deal with and can give immediate turnarounds.

Give us a try today if you need to store your belongings between real estate transactions, while you are remodeling, when moving your home or office, or anytime you need to put away a portion of your household or business or expand your square footage.

History

We are a team of technology entrepreneurs. We used to build great products at Microsoft, hatch successful software and Internet startups, and operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, otherwise known as "drones", for the U.S. Marine Corps.

We decided that our next venture should be about bringing an innovative technology to solve a problem bound by the physical constraints of the world we live in, rather than a problem that only exists in cyberspace.

This is why we launched UNITS, a new portable storage service for consumers and businesses anywhere in the Puget Sound region. UNITS takes a category that was created 15+ years ago and re-invents it through the use of robotic technology.

While our unique contribution to self-storage is technology innovation, it is not what motivates us. When our customers need us, it is because they are moving forward in their life - new house, new career, or a new life. Our mission is to make their move forward simple, stress-free, and affordable.

New Customer Specials

Get up to $200 off delivery with a long-term storage commitment in our secure storage facility.
Please call us for details.

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Contact UNITS Seattle

8226 South 208th Street, Suite G106
Kent, WA 98032

Call: (425) 215-1210

Email: rentals@unitsseattle.com


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PACK-RAT® 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 Pack-Rat®.

What really sets UNITS® ahead of the rest, including Pack-Rat®, is our locally owned and operated facilities. When you call us, you aren't routed to a call center across the country – 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
Locally Owned & Operated
Best-In-Class Customer Service
Competitive Pricing
Local, Convenient Deliveries
Container Availability
Safe & Secure Locations
Cost-Effective Insurance Options

How UNITS® Services Compare to Pack-Rat®

  • 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. Try to get that from a Pack-Rat® call center.

  • 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 less than Pack-Rat®. But you decide – get a quote from us today – and then compare our quote apples to apples with the Pack-Rat® quote – you won't be disappointed! UNITS doesn't have any hidden fees – PERIOD.
  • Etrack™ Securing System

    Our containers feature the ETRACK™ securing system. Unlike Pack-Rat®, 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!

How UNITS® Containers Compare to Pack-Rat®

Containers
Ground-Level Loading or Unloading
Secure, Lockable Containers
Optional Roll Up Doors & Translucent Roofs
2 Sizes of Containers (12' & 16')
Equipped with ETRACK™ Securing System
Can hold up to 8,000 lbs
  • More Capacity

    UNITS® containers are large and spacious just like Pack-Rat® containers, but one thing sets us apart from Pack-Rat® containers – our 16' UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage Containers are able to hold up to 25% more by weight than the same sized Pack-Rat® containers!
  • Etrack™ Securing System

    Our containers feature the ETRACK™ securing system. Unlike Pack-Rat®, 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!

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 Pack-Rat®.


*ROBO-UNIT is not available in all markets.

U-HAUL® Moving and Storage Comparison

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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).

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

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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.

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Your floors are one of the most attractive features of your home, especially for homebuyers. You’ve spent countless hours cleaning and taking precautions to keep your floors looking great, but that won’t pay off unless you protect them during the moving process. Unfortunately, moving out can be one of the most detrimental processes for your floors, but with a few easy tricks, you can prevent that from happening.

 

At UNITS Moving and Portable Storage, we are dedicated to making the moving and storage experience easy for our customers. That’s why we provide tips and tricks to help you simplify your move. To get a free quote on your UNITS container today call (855) 981-8648. Read on to learn how you can protect your floors when moving.

Clean Your Floors

Prior to moving, you should ensure that your floors are 100% clean. Any grime on your carpet can get ground in and leave stains and unwanted spost. Similarly, debris (rocks, grit, etc) can cause scratches to form on wood and tile floors. Give your carpets a through vacuum and ensure that tile and wood are spotless before laying down any floor coverings.

Utilize Old Blankets and Towels

During the decluttering process, it’s likely that you’ve come across old blankets, towels, and other materials that you considered throwing out. Instead of tossing these out, you can give them one last use (and save some money) by using them to protect your floors when moving. You can also use any leftover blankets or towels as furniture wraps or pads. When decluttering your home, set aside the following: 

  • Rugs & Mats

  • Plastic Tarps

  • Towels

  • Old Throw-Away Blankets

  • Sturdy Flattened Cardboard

Use Felt Pads to Cover the Feet of Your Furniture

Furniture sliding and scooting can be one of the most detrimental things to your floors. Even when taking extra precaution, accidents happen. You can guarantee protection from damage caused by furniture sliding by utilizing felt pads. Not only are they cheap, but they can save your floors from some serious damage. Attach felt pads to the feet of all furniture and anything else heavy (like computers, appliances, etc) that can slide on the floor.


UNITS Moving and Portable Storage is dedicated to making the moving and storage experience simple and affordable for our customers. Our patented storage containers make moving and storage a breeze. Find your local UNITS center or call (855) 981-8648 to get started!

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