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Moving in El Cajon
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Storage in El Cajon
Storage in El Cajon for residential and commercial uses is delivered right to your door. MI-BOX Storage has you covered.
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Moving in El Cajon, California
MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in El Cajon is not like any other moving company. MI-BOX makes moving simple by giving you more time. Our portable moving containers are delivered by our patented Level Lift System and sit outside your home or place of business at ground level for easy 24/7 access. Load anything you want to move into our mobile moving containers. Use MI-BOX to stage your home, clear clutter, and sell faster and for more money. Once the unit is full, just call us and we'll move it to your new home in El Cajon or anywhere in the El Cajon area or we'll store it for you in our climate-controlled warehouse. Loading and unloading once, saves you time, energy and money. MI-BOX Moving is locally owned and operated, so you're guaranteed the best prices and service available in the El Cajon. Call now and get Moving with MI-BOX.
Moving Services in El Cajon
Our goal is simple. We want to take the stress out of moving. Traditional moving methods are simply becoming outdated. Why cram what should be a few weeks of work into a day? Call MI-BOX Moving in El Cajon for a better way to move. We specialize in residential and commercial moving. MI-BOX will bring your choice of a 8', 16' or 20' mobile moving container right to you. Our containers fit in a standard parking space, so they're great for apartments, condos, single family homes or commercial job sites. Load or unload them at your leisure. You rent by the month, so forget the pressure of working under unreasonable moving deadlines. MI-BOX Moving has helped thousands of people move in El Cajon and surrounding areas. See our moving tips for helpful suggestions.
Planning is the key to any successful move. It always takes longer than you think, so get started today!
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Movers in El Cajon
Before choosing a local mover in El Cajon, you'll want to ask a few questions. One of the most important questions will always be, “How much will my move cost?”
Traditional moving companies in El Cajon can only provide you with a moving estimate until everything is on their truck, because they are required to charge by weight. Not with MI-BOX Moving. Instead, our pricing is determined by the size of the container and the distance we need to travel. MI-BOX Moving will give you one guaranteed price on our moving services. Simply tell us when you would like a moving container delivered and we'll deliver it and place it where it's most convenient for you. Our goal is to make your next move simple and hassle-free. So get moving today. Call now.
Storage In El Cajon, California
Storage in El Cajon is easy with MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving. We deliver each mobile storage unit right to your home or business. Keep the storage unit on site or we can pick it up and store it for you at our safe, secure storage location in El Cajon, California.
Convenient Storage in El Cajon. MI-BOX storage containers are delivered to you - there's no need to even leave home. Say goodbye to renting moving trucks or U-hauls. No need to call friends to help. No more back and forth trips to a public storage unit. You deserve a more convenient storage option. With MI-BOX Storage in El Cajon, you can take your time. Your storage units are right outside your door. We do all the driving. There's no need to rent a truck or make multiple trips to a self storage facility nearby.
Save Time & Money on Self Storage in El Cajon. Storage locations in El Cajon require renting a moving truck, driving back and forth to their facility, unloading and reloading until your mini storage unit is full. Then, when you need access to your stored belongings, you have to repeat this frustrating and time-consuming process. Not with MI-BOX Storage. We deliver and pick up each storage unit. Load your MI-Box on your own time. MI-BOX storage units rent by the month, so you can take as much time as you need. Loading and unloading only once will save you time, money, and hassle.
Great Self Storage Service. MI-BOX Storage in El Cajon is locally owned and operated. Nobody will try harder to give you the best possible storage experience. Our business depends on it. So if you're looking for unparalleled service and convenient storage near me, then get great prices and service from MI-BOX Storage in El Cajon.
El Cajon Portable Storage
Other portable storage companies in El Cajon require you to rent a moving truck, drive back and forth to the facility, unloading and reloading your items until your mini storage unit is full. Then, when you need access to your stored belongings, you have repeat the process all over again. Not with MI-BOX Storage. We do all the driving. MI-BOX storage containers in El Cajon rent by the month so you can fill them at a pace that's best for you. Loading and unloading only once will save you time and money.
El Cajon Business Storage
MI-BOX works with commercial businesses every day to remedy their short-term or long-term storage needs. Seasonal or permanent, we have something for you. With the price of real estate in El Cajon, this is a great way to add square footage. We understand business moves quickly and time is money, so MI-BOX goes the extra mile in El Cajon. We are locally owned and operated, so we understand the importance of delivering fast, dependable service. You can count on MI-BOX for the most reliable storage solutions for business storage needs.
Portable Storage Near Me
MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving delivers our secure portable storage units to El Cajon, California and all surrounding areas. MI-BOX has storage locations throughout the El Cajon area. To find the most convenient storage location near you, please click find a storage location near me.
MI-BOX Moving & Storage Containers
MI-BOX Moving and Storage containers in El Cajon, California are strong, sturdy and weather resistant. They're designed for convenience and protection. Our mobile storage containers are constructed using composite technology, a high density polyethylene plastic core bonded between two high strength steel skins. Composite wall panels provide strength and durability to ensure you are protected. All framing is structural grade steel that is hot dipped galvanized to prevent rust. Each container has a full-width, lockable door. Only you will have the key. A one-piece roof is designed to shelter everything inside and keep it safe from the elements. MI-BOX moving and storage containers are the longest-lasting mobile storage containers available. They're built to keep your valuables safe and secure. Use the most trusted brand in the industry to protect your worldly possessions. Use MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving Containers in El Cajon.
Moving and Storage Sizes
MI-BOX portable storage containers come in three convenient sizes so you only rent the space you actually need. We are proud to offer 8', 16', and 20' moving and storage containers.
Our 8' self-storage unit is great for small jobs, dorm rooms, seasonal items, inventory, or when you just need a little extra storage space.
The 16' storage units are our most popular size and can fit the contents of 3-4 rooms, a basement, or bulky items such as patio furniture, sofas, or dining room sets.
Our 20' storage containers are perfect for on-site jobs like remodeling or restoration projects, household moves or site-to-site business moving. The 20' storage containers are often used by first responders when dealing with emergencies.
Moving and Storage Units
MI-BOX brand moving and storage units are built to last a lifetime. Only quality products are used in the manufacturing process to ensure your items will be secure. Tested from coast to coast in the US and Canada, MI-BOX has been designing and building quality mobile storage containers since 2004. They protect against sun-fade, radiant heat, snow, and ice. Use the most trusted portable storage brand in the industry to ensure your belongings are kept safe. Rent MI-BOX Moving and Storage units in El Cajon.
El Cajon Moving, Storage, and So Much More
MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage containers are great for so many things! It's more than just moving - rely on MI-BOX for all of your mobile storage needs. Short-term or long-term, personal or professional, MI-BOX of El Cajon is here for you. Perhaps you're working on the restoration or remodeling of your home, a business in need of extra space for inventory, or facing a daunting organization project. We can help! Look to MI-BOX in El Cajon for the flexible, portable storage you need.
Disaster Restoration in El Cajon
Disaster can strike your home at any moment, with little or no warning, leaving it unprotected. Whether it be fire, storm or flood, MI-BOX is here to help. We can provide secure, on-site storage for your belongings, while the professionals focus on restoring your home.
Garage Makeovers in El Cajon
Let us deliver a secure, weather resistant 8', 16' or 20' mobile storage container right to your home. Load it at a short distance and lock it up when you're away. Your tools, bicycles, and lawn equipment won't hinder you throughout the project, and will remain nearby, safe and easily accessible to you.
Remodeling Projects in El Cajon
Use a MI-BOX portable storage unit to store your belongings during remodeling projects. Focus on flooring and painting, without squeezing past furniture or moving your items from room-to-room. Don't allow dust to seep into your upholstery. Look to MI-BOX for your remodeling solutions.
MI-BOX Self-Storage El Cajon
Self Storage El Cajon Fun Facts
The self storage industry is highly fragmented, with 18% being owed by the six largest companies, 9 % owned by the next top 100 and 73% owned by small operators.
There is about 1.7 billion sq. ft. of rent-able self storage space in the US. Enough for every man, woman and child in the US to stand under.
No Call Centers - Talk to a Local Expert
MI-BOX Mobile Storage locations are locally owned and operated. We don't use call centers, ever. You will always talk directly to a real, live, local professional in your area. Providing cost effective solutions, understanding our customers needs and delivering exceptional service is what sets us apart. Experience the MI-BOX difference by calling MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in El Cajon today.
Storage that is Safe and Secure
MI-BOX has been manufacturing our own self-storage containers since 2004. Weather resistant and tough, our mobile containers have been tested from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada for years to ensure the safety of your valuables. With quality portable containers and the most trusted brand name in the storage industry, look to MI-BOX El Cajon to meet your storage needs.
Protect your Belongings from Damage
MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in El Cajon uses our patented Level Lift System that gently places each storage unit in more places with greater ease than any other container storage company. Your storage container and contents are kept level at all times, protecting them from damage. MI-BOX uses the longest lasting, most durable storage containers available, ensuring your valuables are protected.
Get the Service you Deserve
MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving dealers are owned and operated by hard working families in your area. All dealers use MI-BOX containers and our patented Level Lift System to ensure a quality experience every time. You're guaranteed to get the best possible prices and service from people who want to earn your business. Experience the difference - rent your next storage container from MI-BOX.
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Compare MI-BOX to PODS® in El Cajon
With MI-BOX, you’re guaranteed to get the best possible service and prices for all your moving and storage needs. But don’t take our word for it - go to the sites of PODS®, U-Haul®, and our other mobile storage competitors and compare them for yourself. Consider our secure containers, patented delivery system, guaranteed prices, and the flexibility MI-BOX delivers. Think about it. No loading ramps, no trucks to rent, no time restraints. We know you have options, so we're constantly striving to make MI-BOX in El Cajon, California the best choice for all your moving and storage needs. If you have any questions, please call and talk to us directly. MI-BOX Moving & Storage in El Cajon, California is locally owned and operated. You'll always talk directly to our highly trained operations manager who is here to help.
Some customers use the term "pod" referring to any portable storage container because PODS® popularized the concept of portable storage. However, PODS® and "pod" are registered trademarks of PODS Enterprises, Inc, which MI-BOX is not affiliated with. The generic terms used in the storage industry are either "mobile storage containers" or "portable storage containers," but don't worry - we'll know what you mean.
PODS® is a registered trademark for PODS Enterprises, Inc and U-Haul® is a registered trademark of U-Haul International, Inc. MI-BOX® not sponsored by, or affiliated with, any of these competitors.
MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in El Cajon, California is locally owned and operated. From your first call or online quote, you'll experience the difference personalized service makes. With one point of contact, you'll always be on top of things. You'll get convenient moving and storage solutions, on-time delivery and more choices in El Cajon at the best prices.
MI-BOX® offers 8', 16' and 20' moving and storage containers. PODS® does not have 20' units. Compare MI-BOX® to PODS® today.
MI-BOX® Level Lift System
MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in El Cajon delivers portable storage containers using our patented Level Lift System. There is no tilting required. We maintain a level load while loading, unloading or transporting to ensure stored goods do not shift. The Level Lift System also enables us to have the smallest footprint possible and a low clearance height. We can deliver on any surface. Unpaved, inclined or declined surfaces, snow or rain are no problem for the MI-BOX Level Lift System. It gently sets each portable storage container precisely where you'd like it and picks it up without ever leaving a trace. It's the most efficient and convenient container delivery system available.
Moving and Storage Delivered
Only MI-BOX dealers use our patented, industry exclusive Level Lift System. With it, we can do what the others can't. MI-BOX delivers containers to more places than any other mobile storage competitor. It's safe, easy and it's designed to protect your contents inside. Rest easy knowing your items are stored exactly how you packed them.
The MI-BOX Level Lift System is in a class of its own. It allows for faster deliveries which keeps you and your move on time. It only takes about 5 minutes to drop off or pick up a mobile storage container. Our drivers operate the system with a watchful eye via remote control, resulting in more reliable deliveries.
See for yourself how the MI-BOX Level Lift System works.
MI-BOX Moving Guide to El Cajon, California
Moving to El Cajon, California
Nestled in a valley with mountains all around you, El Cajon lets you experience the charms of living in a San Diego suburb with its year-round sunshine and amazing attractions and culture.
El Cajon History & Geography
From the early 19th century, El Cajon was identified as a pasture for cattle and grape cultivation by padres of Mission San Diego de Alcala. Rancho El Cajon was handed over by the last Mexican Governor Pio Pico to his daughter in 1845. This grant was initially called Rancho Santa Monica and later renamed El Cajon. The name was shortened to Cajon till the town grew and by 1905, it regained its full name of El Cajon.
El Cajon is located in San Diego County in the state of California and stretches across 14.4 square miles. The city shares its boundaries with La Mesa and San Diego on the west, Santee on the north, and Spring Valley on the south. Rancho San Diego is a neighborhood of El Cajon, apart from Bostonia and Fletcher Hills. El Cajon is just 15 miles away from San Diego and is the fifth biggest city in the county of San Diego.
The suburb of El Cajon is located over 130 meters above sea level with an average temperature of around 65 degrees. Temperatures are favorable throughout the year and there is always a low chance of snow or rain. You can expect sunny days and lots of them.
El Cajon Demographics
The population of El Cajon is a little over 103,000. It has a young population, with a median age of 32.8, much lower than the US median age of 37.4, according to BestPlaces. The population is mixed and diverse; the suburb has over 3.3 percent Asian, 56.4 percent white, 5.4 percent are black and 29.2 percent belong to the Hispanic ethnicity. El Cajon is a melting pot and is a congenial and comfortable place for anyone who considers moving to San Diego.
Half the population here speaks only English (nearly 56 percent), and there is a sizable chunk of Spanish speakers. According to the World Population Review, Spanish speakers form 20 percent of the suburb’s population.
El Cajon Food
If you are moving here, you may also be interested in the food scene in El Cajon. The town offers a wide range of cuisine, from Middle Eastern to Mexican. El Cajon is the best place to be if you are interested in a delightful fusion of cuisines; from tacos and burgers to hummus and shawarmas. Little Baghdad in El Cajon is where you’d want to be for a wide variety of bread. The famed Californian fresh from the farm produce and Mexican-Mediterranean-Asian come together in a delightful mishmash. Baja Med, the fusion food of Mexican Mediterranean and Asian elements, is what the region is known for.
El Cajon Art and Culture
From musicals to museums, El Cajon offers a rewarding art and entertainment experience. Take the concerts that are held on Prescott Promenade in downtown El Cajon, for instance. These concerts are held Friday evenings throughout the summer and you can groove to every genre of music there is here! Then there are the musicals you can attend at the Mt Helix amphitheater in the July-August season. If you are into museums, you must certainly visit the Olaf Wieghorst Museum. Olaf Wieghorst was a renowned artist and his home was converted into the museum, with a gallery and a gift store you can browse. Wieghorst, born in Denmark, settled down in El Cajon and is known for his paintings that depict the American West. supplies once you settle down in your El Cajon home.
Another museum you may be interested in is the Heritage of the Americas Museum. This is a set of four museums that focus on fine art, archaeology, anthropology, and natural history. One of the famous exhibits here is the La Brea Tar Pit fossils which date back several thousand years. The pottery masks are also bound to draw your attention.
The Mother Goose Parade is an annual cultural fest you can enjoy while at El Cajon. The parade, which was first started in 1947, is now an annual event, with different themes every year. Interesting floats, bands, clowns, and equestrian events are part of the parade, which is held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day. Grab a sandwich, and a blanket and laze around with your loved ones on the curb for fantastic views of the parade.
If you like some more art and culture, you must take the El Cajon Art and Culture Walk, a mile-long stretch, which takes you through downtown El Cajon and the historic Highway 80. You can also check out the Art Alley in the downtown region, which has at its center the Olaf Wieghorst Museum. Admire the restored historic buildings as you take in the sights.
Do you love a bit of sport? American professional car racing driver Jimmie Johnson, who is a seven-time champion in the NASCAR Cup Series hails from El Cajon. There’s also Ricky Johnson, motocross racer, Brandon Whitt, a NASCAR driver, AJ Griffin, a current Major League Baseball player, among others. And who can forget volleyball Olympic gold medalists David Lee and Greg Louganis?
El Cajon Outdoor Attractions
El Cajon is also home to parks, playgrounds, and sports fields. The Albert Van Zanten Park is a 15-acre complex that has three baseball/softball fields and also hosts soccer practices. There are also basketball courts aplenty here. You could also try the Cajon Valley Park, a sports complex that has basketball courts and fields, and is home to many sports leagues. The El Cajon Valley High School is the home of the Braves and their football team. If trails are your cup of tea, then check out Hillside Park. This park offers walking trails and picnic opportunities.
Yet another highlight of El Cajon’s outdoor events is the Bass Fishing Team Tournament. What’s even more exciting is the El Cajon night bass-catching event! It has turned into a bit of a tradition in El Cajon, so if you are moving here, you might want to see for yourself what the tournament is all about. The tradition of bass-catching under the night sky was started by the late Kevin Mineo, who was inducted into the San Diego Bass Council Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 1994.
Although Mission Trails Regional Park is not in El Cajon per se, it is not very far from here. Maintained by the city of San Diego, the 7000-acre urban park is one of the biggest in the United States. If you are a lover of flora and fauna, go on a weekend trip to San Diego and visit the Park. You can enjoy the sights of Kumeyaay Lake, the Kwaay Paay Peak, and Cowles Mountain. With 65 miles of trails, the Park attracts hikers and mountain bikers from all over California.
Living in El Cajon
If you plan on living in El Cajon, you should know it has some of the best neighborhoods in the San Diego suburbs. They include Willow Glen Dr/Dehesa Rd, Harbison Canyon, Water St/Murray Dr, Vista Grande Rd/Dehesa Rd, and W Chase Ave/S Magnolia Ave. The nearby areas include La Mesa, Lakeside, Alpine, Spring Valley, Fletcher Hills, Rancho San Diego, and Chula Vista. The Fletcher Hills community in El Cajon, for instance, has plenty of midsize, ie, two and three-bedroom homes, and is an old-style charming neighborhood with a history that dates back to the 1950s.
Most neighborhoods are within walking distance in El Cajon, so even if you aren’t relying on public transport, it is not very difficult to get around. El Cajon is served by the Metropolitan Transit System, which provides public transportation in San Diego. It can also be accessed by MTS Rail and MTS Bus. Seniors in the family? You could use RideFACT, which is affordable and meant for seniors.
El Cajon Cost of Living
The Best Places website says the cost of living index for El Cajon is 144.9, which is more expensive than the national average of 100. Housing makes a big difference in the cost of living index as the median price of a home in the suburb of El Cajon is $521,700. The US median home price is less than half that of an El Cajon home, at $231,200. The housing index for El Cajon is 225.6 while that of California is 239.1 and is more expensive than the national average. The average monthly rent of a studio in El Cajon is $1100 while that of California is $1156 and the US $821. A three-bedroom home would mean an average monthly rent of $2295 in El Cajon as against $1537 which is the US average. This should help you choose the best neighborhoods in San Diego.
The suburb of San Diego is well served by the Cajon Valley Union School District which has many public elementary schools, public middle schools, and high schools under its jurisdiction. There’s also the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District located in the nearby East County of San Diego. This district covers 17 elementary and four middle schools. Then there’s Grossmont Union High School District and the Charter School of San Diego. Colleges in the area include San Diego State University, Grossmont College in El Cajon, and Cuyamaca College.
El Cajon Economy
El Cajon has an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent against the US average of 3.9 percent. Best Places estimates that the average income of an El Cajon resident is $20,430 annually, lower than the US average of $28,555 a year. Occupation wide, over 15 percent of those employed are in retail trade, while 13.2 percent are in healthcare and social assistance. Accommodation and food services provide 11.4 percent of the employment in the suburb.
One of the favorite places for visitors and residents alike is the Sycuan Casino, dubbed among the best casinos in the county. The casino brings a bit of Vegas to El Cajon. It also boasts a luxury hotel tower with 300 suites and rooms. The $260 million investment has improved the local economy and has brought in a range of entertainment, dining, and gaming options as well.
Making the Move to El Cajon
You will thank yourself for making the move to El Cajon. From the surrounding mountains to the never-ending sun, it will feel like you are on a permanent vacation. Reach out to Mi-Box for all of your moving box and storage solutions.