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Moving in Elgin
Moving doesn't have to be stressful. Relax. MI-BOX Moving in Elgin has convenient and cost effective moving solutions.
Storage in Elgin
Storage in Elgin for residential and commercial uses is delivered right to your door. MI-BOX Storage has you covered.
Level loading and unloading protects your valuables. MI-BOX's patented delivery system takes moving and storage to a new level.
Moving in Elgin, Illinois
MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in Elgin is unlike 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 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 Elgin or anywhere in Chicago land 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 in Elgin and and the areas we service. Call now and get Moving with MI-BOX.
Moving Services in Elgin
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 Traditional moving methods are simply becoming outdated.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 Elgin 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 Elgin 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 Elgin
Before choosing a local mover in Elgin, 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 Elgin 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 Elgin, Illinois
Storage in Elgin is simple with MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving. MI-BOX Storage in Elgin rents our storage containers by the month, just like other storage units in Elgin. Only we'll deliver an 8', 12' or 16' mobile storage container to your home, where you can take your time loading. When you're done, either leave your container accessible on your site or we'll pick it up and store it in our secure warehouse. Our storage units are sturdy, weather resistant, and attractive. Keep one on your site for as long as you need it. At MI-BOX Storage in Elgin, we pride ourselves in providing a great customer experience and the most cost-effective storage prices in Elgin. You'll get one guaranteed price and on-time delivery. If you need self-storage in Elgin, then MI-BOX Storage has you covered.
Elgin Portable Storage
Other portable storage companies in Elgin 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 Elgin 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.
Portable Storage for Businesses
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 Elgin, 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 Elgin. 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 Elgin, Illinois and all surrounding areas. MI-BOX has storage locations throughout Chicago and all suburbs. 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 Elgin, Illinois 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 Elgin.
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 Elgin.
MI-BOX Self-Storage Elgin
Self Storage Elgin 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 Elgin 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 Elgin to meet your storage needs.
Protect your Belongings from Damage
MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in Elgin 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 Elgin
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 Elgin, Illinois 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 Elgin, Illinois 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 Elgin, Illinois 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 Elgin 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 Elgin delivers portable storage containers using our patented Level Lift System. There is no tilting required, which protects your belongings and driveway. 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 very low clearance height. We can deliver on any surface - unpaved, inclined or declined. 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 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 Elgin, Illinois
Moving to Elgin, Illinois
Located west of Schaumburg in Northern Illinois, Elgin is an outlying suburb about 35 miles northwest of Chicago near the edge of what’s considered the Chicagoland area. Elgin is the eighth-largest city in Illinois and is split between Kane County and Cook County. The Fox River runs through the center of the city, which is also bordered by several lovely nature preserves.
Known as the “City in the Suburbs” and the “Jewel of the Midwest,” Elgin prides itself on being a place people love to live in! In the last decade, the city has ranked number one in the Chicago metropolitan area in new home starts and has seen tremendous growth in population, household incomes, home values and many other metrics, signaling a great place to lay down roots in the Midwest!
The Weather in Elgin
Living in Elgin, you’ll get used to very cold and snowy winters and very pleasant summers. During winter months, temperatures can get well below freezing. In the summer, temperatures can soar into the 100s, but those days of high heat are rare. Most summers make up for the area’s brutal winters with warm, sunny days that aren’t too hot.
Get ready for snowy, windy winters in Elgin. You’ll want to stow a few shovels and a snowblower in your storage pod and get ready to use them liberally when the winter season rolls around. Lake effect snow is guaranteed to dump a few extra inches of precipitation on you each year, but there are always neighborhood kids around who will shovel your driveway for a few bucks!
Dining and Entertainment in Elgin
Elgin is big enough to support a substantial dining scene. Along with a burgeoning selection of international cuisines, Elgin has some excellent, locally-owned American favorites from barbecue to pub-style bar and grills and more, representing Chicago favorites like Italian beef sandwiches and, of course, hot dogs “run through the garden.”
If you’re looking for a fun time, we suggest visiting Elgin’s wildly popular Grand Victoria Casino—a riverboat casino that draws more than four million people annually! It’s ranked as the fifth must-visit attraction in Illinois, which is saying something in a state that hosts Chicago! Looking for something more sophisticated? Catch the Elgin Symphony Orchestra or get tickets to a performance at either the Hemmens Cultural Center or Elgin Community College’s Visual & Performing Arts Center.
Elgin is also just a car or train ride away from all that Chicago has to offer. Along with hot dogs, Chicago is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, run by world-renowned chefs with the Michelin stars to prove it.
Must-See Elgin Destinations
Living in Elgin gives you access to the best cultural experiences in the Midwest. Everything from concerts at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to performances at the Civic Opera House are just a car ride away in Elgin. Plan a day to museum hop at the incredible Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Field Museum. Make the rounds at Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium. Spend a day at the beach on Lake Michigan.
But before you head southeast to enjoy a comedy show at Second City or enjoy some music at the famous Green Mill jazz club, make sure to get to know your new city by visiting the Elgin History Museum and Elgin’s many public parks.
Sports and Athletics in Elgin
It’s hard to live in Elgin and not be a fan of local-area Chicago sports teams. For NFL fans, the Bears are a storied club with several titles to their name. NBA fans will love rooting for the Bulls, and can take stock in having the greatest player of all time in their 1990s lineups: Michael Jordan. Hockey fans will love attending Blackhawks games in nearby Chicago. The only real choice to make with Chicago sports teams is whether you want to root for the White Sox or the Cubs when baseball season rolls around.
The estimated population of Elgin in northwest Chicagoland is a little over 113,000. The median age of Elgin residents is around 35 years old, and the estimated median annual household income is just under $178,000. Elgin is a much more affordable place to live compared to some places in the Chicagoland area. If you’re looking to buy a home when you move to Elgin, the estimated median property value is $177,500.
There’s an ethnically diverse population in Elgin, which has paved the way for a breadth of cultural foods, attractions and events. The city is sister cities with Vientiane, the capital of Laos, paying homage to the strong Laotian presence in the area. There’s also a large contingent of Mexican Americans who call Elgin home.
Schools in Elgin
Most kindergarten through high school students living in Elgin will attend schools in the Elgin Area School District U-46, which is the second-largest school district in Illinois. Elgin has two public high schools in this district: Elgin High School, which houses the Gifted and Talented Academy, and Larkin High School, which is home to the Visual and Performing Arts Academy. The kindergarten through third grade charter school Elgin Math & Science Academy is also a part of U-46 Academy. Elgin is also home to Elgin Community College, Judson University and National Louis University, which is well known for its education program.
Welcome Home, to Elgin
If you crave the big city feel without paying out the nose for Chicago’s real estate prices, there’s no better place to lay down roots and start a family than Elgin. From the moment you drop a moving container in front of your new home here, you’ll be able to feel how special the area is.
From the rich cultural diversity, to the many local attractions and destinations, to the food, nightlife and entertainment Elgin offers, everything you could ever want is right hear—or nearby in Chicago! Hop on the riverboat casino, stop by a local Mexican food restaurant for some authentic tastes and brace yourself for unforgiving Midwest winters. Elgin welcomes you home!