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Moving in Mokena
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Storage in Mokena
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Moving in Mokena, Illinois
MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in Mokena 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 Mokena 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 Mokena and and the areas we service. Call now and get Moving with MI-BOX.
Moving Services in Mokena
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 Traditional moving methods are simply becoming outdated.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 Mokena 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 Mokena 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 Mokena
Before choosing a local mover in Mokena, 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 Mokena 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 Mokena, Illinois
Storage in Mokena is simple with MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving. MI-BOX Storage in Mokena rents our storage containers by the month, just like other storage units in Mokena. 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 Mokena, we pride ourselves in providing a great customer experience and the most cost-effective storage prices in Mokena. You'll get one guaranteed price and on-time delivery. If you need self-storage in Mokena, then MI-BOX Storage has you covered.
Mokena Portable Storage
Other portable storage companies in Mokena 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 Mokena 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 Mokena, 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 Mokena. 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 Mokena, 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 Mokena, 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 Mokena.
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 Mokena.
MI-BOX Self-Storage Mokena
Self Storage Mokena 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 Mokena 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 Mokena to meet your storage needs.
Protect your Belongings from Damage
MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in Mokena 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 Mokena
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 Mokena, 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 Mokena, 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 Mokena, 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 Mokena 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 Mokena 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 Mokena, Illinois
Moving to Mokena, Illinois
The Chicagoland area is known for being one of the most desirable places to settle. Mokena is close to Chicago’s opportunities and nightlife while also giving you the peace and community found in the suburbs. But like always, it’s hard to find that perfect place to call home.
We are here to help you alongside your journey to finding the perfect place, and we hope that after reading this, Mokena might just be it. Let us answer all of your questions as we go over everything there is to know about Mokena. From climate and geography to the history of the area, the economy, the cost of living, the fun experiences, and much more. So please, join us as we take a trip to the city of Mokena, IL.
A Quick History of Mokena, Illinois
From humble beginnings as a market center for early settlers, Mokena has grown into a fundamental piece of the towns that make up Chicagoland. But how did we get from point A to B? How did Mokena grow into the city it is today?
Mokena began as part of the land inhabited by early settlers in the 1830s alongside the Des Plaines River. They started as a mere farming community formerly known as Chelsea, with only one small post office.
It wasn’t until 1852, when the Rock Island Railroad finished development, that the economy and population of Mokena boomed. As the railway brought trainloads of more settlers, the Chelsea settlement spread out and became the larger township known as Mokena. With the flourishing population came churches, schools, and small businesses.
At the tail-end of World War II came a massive flood of people moving to suburban areas to plant roots and make families. And especially with its proximity to the business epicenter of Chicago, Mokena boomed in population once again. From that point forward, Mokena has only steadily grown in population and economy.
The Climate of Mokena, Illinois
To address the elephant in the room, no, Chicagoland weather is not as bad as it is cracked up to be. In truth, those of us from the Chicago suburbs know that the climate here is relatively temperate. The average highest temp of the year is about 84°F, and the average lowest temp is about 18°F. The warmest season of the year occurs between May and September, where there is an average daily high temp of 73°F. The coldest part of the year occurs from December to March with a daily average high temp of 42°F. Of course, there are outlier days, but again, the weather isn’t as bad as people make it seem.
In terms of rainfall, Mokena sees a rather average amount. Mokena gets about 40 inches of rain annually, which is just above the national average of 38 inches. Mokena also receives a moderate amount of snowfall each year with an estimated 30 inches annually. This is only two inches more than the national annual average of 28 inches.
So, please don’t worry too much about the harsh weather when making your move to Mokena. With some time, adjustment, and winter gear, you’ll be loving the Mokena weather in no time.
Mokena is located in Will County, approximately 30 miles southwest of the heart of Chicago. It is an 8.71 square mile city, home to multiple forest preserves and a beautiful downtown area. Mokena, bordered by Hickory Creek and the Des Plaines River, is known for being the nature and industry hub. We like to say that Mokena is the perfect cross-section where nature and history meet modern industry and community.
Mokena, Cost of Living and Economy
With such a prominent location and natural backdrop, you must be wondering how much living in Mokena must cost. Never fear! House hunting and budgeting can be an incredibly stressful step in your life, so to make this transition a little less daunting, we are here to tell you everything about the economy and cost of living in Mokena.
To help you understand Mokena’s ranking, we will apply the national cost of living index, which scores how expensive a place is to live compared to the national average of 100. On the national cost of living index scale, Mokena ranks at 109.4. Though its number is moderately larger than the index for the state of Illinois at 93.4, you must understand that Mokena, being the epicenter of commerce and culture, will provide you with more opportunities than many of the smaller communities of Illinois.
According to the latest census, the median household income for Mokena residents is about $133,952, nearly three times the US average of $55,322. The median value of a home in Mokena is $319,200. Further, the unemployment rate of Mokena is 3.3%, a much lower number than the national average of unemployment at 4.7%. It is also crucial to understand that Illinois has an unemployment rate of 5.3%, making Mokena look even better. You have a significantly larger chance of employment than many other places in Illinois and the suburbs of Chicago. The poverty rate in Mokena is 2.83%, which is considerably lower than the national average of 15.1%.
Though, if you aren’t quite ready to purchase that forever home, Mokena has a wide range of houses, condos, and apartments to rent. And with an average monthly rent of only $1,085, Mokena is the ideal spot for you.
So now, I’m sure you’re wondering about the people who make up Mokena. How old are they? What is their racial makeup? Are there more singles or families in the community? Well, in this section, we will cover everything there is to know about the people you might be living alongside.
Mokena has a population of 20,172 residents, which gives it that small-town feel in a big city industry. There are a total of 7,190 households in Mokena, with an average capacity of 2.87 people per household. The population of Mokena is female-dominated, with 50.47% of residents being female and 49.53% male. The median age for women in Mokena is 41.6, while the median age for men is 37.9. This makes for a total median age of 40.4 years old.
Mokena may not be the most racially diverse city, but that is not to say that you will surely fit in regardless of your race or background. According to the last census, about 95% of the residents in Mokena are white or caucasian. 1.75% of the residents are biracial. 1.6% are Asian, and 1.2% are African American or Black.
Mokena, no matter who you are, will welcome you with open arms. This city upholds a sense of community that is hard to find in the suburbs. Here, in Mokena, you’ll be surrounded by the right people and are sure to feel at home in no time.
Mokena, Crime and Safety
Undoubtedly, safety is one of the most significant concerns when it comes to moving. We want nothing more than for you and your loved ones to stay happy and safe, which is why we recommend living in Mokena. Not only is Mokena known for its dedicated emergency service workers and police officers, but it also holds a relatively low crime rate.
The crime rates in Mokena are 37% lower than the national average. At the same time, the number of reported violent crimes in Mokena is also 80% less than the national average. In the past year, the most commonly reported crime in Mokena was property crime with 306 incidents. Followed by property crime are 244 incidents of theft and 30 cases of burglary.And if you are still concerned about safety, you can learn more about the programs and people that fight to protect you and your loved ones at the Mokena Police Department’s web page.
The Schools Serving Mokena,
For your young ones, Mokena Elementary is an excellent starting place. This small K-3 school will build your child a strong learning foundation. With a dedicated staff that merits one-on-one time with students and strives to meet each child’s specific needs, Mokena Elementary is a place you should feel good sending your kids to.
After 3rd grade, your child will move on to the Mokena Intermediate School for 4th-5th grade. This school focuses on building upon your child’s knowledge while also preparing them for junior high. Mokena Intermediate keeps school exciting for children while sharpening their individual development as bright young minds.
Next, your child will attend Mokena Junior High for 6th-8th grade. This school is an excellent place to help transition your child toward adolescence. The staff here is known for their caring and positive attitudes. You will also be glad to hear that Mokena Junior High offers various after-school programs. Including sports, fine arts, clubs, and so much more. At Mokena Junior High, your child is certain to find a place where they fit right in.
As for high school, your child will either go to Lincoln-Way West or Lincoln-Way Central. Just like they share their name, the schools share the same values when it comes to education. Primarily, they value the growth and individuality of each student. With about 2,000 students per building, your child will receive that big school experience without a lack of personable connection with staff members and peers. Lincoln-Way schools are appreciated for their phenomenal sports and fine art programs that push students to grow and meet new people. If you’re looking to build your child a strong foundation for learning and a future headed towards success, the Mokena schools are genuinely some of the most desirable places you want your child to be.
What to Do in Mokena,
Mokena has some of the most premier activities for you and yours to enjoy for any outing. Whether it’s a date night, a night out with friends and coworkers, a day off with the kids, or a day out in nature, Mokena has you covered.
The first spot you need to check out is the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve at the Laporte Road access. The 1,500-acre preserve has miles of trails and rivers for you to explore. Its paved paths are sound for a hike or a bike ride through the woods. And during winter months, put on your snow pants and try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing through the preserve. Though, if you are interested in something a bit less active, check out their picnic shelters.
Searching for something to entertain your kids? Look no further than Urban Air, Chicagoland’s top trampoline park. This location has multiple trampoline platforms and courses for your child to tire themselves out on. Urban Air is known for its clean facilities and friendly, helpful staff members. Check out Urban Air for an inexpensive and unforgettable experience for you and your family.
For a more adventurous activity, check out Accelerate Axe. At this ax-throwing facility, impress your friends and compete to be the best. You can either schedule a visit ahead of time or walk right in. Accelerate Axe is ideal for both beginners and pros as the facility is safe, and the staff is known for being friendly and helpful. So unleash that inner badass of yours and get throwing some axes.
Dining Out in Mokena,
After a long day of exploring everything Mokena has to offer, you are probably going to be rather hungry. Lucky for you, Mokena is THE place to dine out. With a vast array of various cuisines and styles, Mokena’s dining scene will always hit the spot.
One place you need to go for a taste of Italy is Francesca’s Fortunato. This atmospheric authentic Italian dining experience is excellent for a celebratory dinner or just a night out. Francesca’s Fortunato has vegan and gluten-friendly menu options to accommodate all of your dietary needs. Make sure you try and enjoy one of their famous pasta dishes.
Our next stop is Bleckenstein’s Bakery, a staple of the Mokena food scene. For a taste of the area’s German history, please stop in and try some of their legendary pastries. Blackenstein’s Bakery will become a breakfast favorite!
The last place we recommend trying is Mr. Benny’s Steak & Lobster House. For some good old American grub and a more casual dining experience, go to Mr. Benny’s. This quaint family-run business will make you feel right at home. You will be transported to the coast with their tasty and fresh seafood dishes for a reasonable price.
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So what are you waiting for? Mokena is a beautiful up-and-coming suburb that is just calling your name. We promise the atmosphere of Mokena is something unique. It has the small-town U.S.A. feel without the lack of access to everything. Get that city and suburb experience all rolled into one by coming to Mokena. We hope to see you soon!