Using a standard storage facility means you have to load items into a truck, drive to the storage facility, then unload the items there. If you rent your own truck, you have to return the truck. With our specialty trucks, we load your items straight into and out of our storage containers.
OUR CUSTOM TRUCK
Our specially-designed truck can hold up to 5 of our storage containers. The side doors allow easy access to each individual unit allowing us to efficiently load and unload your items using a detachable ramp.
OUR STORAGE CONTAINERS
Our storage containers are 7′ x 5′ x 7′ making them comparable in size to smaller units available at most storage facilities. They are accessible from all four sides and easily loaded into and out of our custom trucks with a forklift or pallet jack.
HOW IT WORKS
We load your items directly into storage containers that are housed in our custom trucks.
We transport your storage containers back to our secure, climate-controlled facility. With advance notices, you can access your items during standard business hours.
When you need your items back, we load your storage containers onto our trucks and bring them out to your location to be unloaded.
How Many Units Will I Need?
Our Moving Consultants are happy to help you through that process. For a general idea, use our guide below.
Studio Apartment = 1 – 2 Units
1 Bedroom = 2 – 3 Units
2 Bedrooms = 3 – 5 Units
3 Bedrooms = 5 – 8 Units*
4 Bedrooms = 7 – 10 Vaults*
*On-Site Estimate Recommended
About Our Billing
We have a two-week minimum and pro rate to the day after that, meaning you maintain the maximum amount of flexibility with the storage of your items.
Our climate-controlled warehouse is centrally-located in the Hamline-Midway Neighborhood. That puts us pretty much right between Minneapolis and St. Paul, making it easy for you to stop by if you need to collect something from your unit.
NOTE: If you’d like to collect a particular item from your units, give us a call at (651) 917-4108, so we’re able to have them ready for you. We usually need at least a couple hour’s notice.
What If Something Doesn't Fit?
Occasionally, we’ll come across an item that does not easily fit into our units. In these cases, we wrap the items with our durable shrink wrap, label them and place them in our racked storage.
Got Your Own Truck?
You are able to drop items off and pick items up without utilizing our vehicles. We can even provide our Just the Muscle service to accommodate storage as well.
Storage Needs Aren't Static
Only pay for the space you need, when you need it. With our 7′ x 5′ x 7′ units you can avoid a longer term contract on a 10′ x 20′ unit and instead only pay for the space you’re using. Not to mention, after a 2-week minimum storage charge, your vaults are pro-rated to the day. Why pay for a whole month when you only need the first few days?
Always The Closest Unit
Like any brick-and-mortar storage option, you will have the ability to access your items while in storage. When you call to let us know you’ll want access, we will place your unit near a ramped entrance. That means you don’t have to weave your way through a maze of halls, use elevators, or carry items 100 yards to collect something from or place something in your units.
Extra Protection For Your Items
As is standard with any of our moving services, we pad and wrap your items before transporting them. In the case that you are using our storage, your items will sit in our storage space with extra protection, meaning there’s less chance your items get scratched or damaged if anything shifts on the drive or while it’s in storage.
There are many advantages to using our unique storage, but perhaps the most impressive feature of this storage option is that it doesn’t come at a premium. You get all the perks while paying similar rates to what you would find at nearby brick-and-mortar facilities.
When You're Not Sure Something Will Fit
There are times when a furniture item will not fit where you want it to go. The most common situations where this happens are with couches, large bed headboards, and queen sized box springs going around tight corners and up stairs with low clearance.
You can measure your items and the space they are moving through to see if they will fit in advance. Keep in mind that the clearance of a staircase with a sloped ceiling is not from the ceiling straight down. You should measure from the lowest part of the ceiling at a 45 degree angle down to the stairs.
Queen box springs can be tilted at an angle to get a little more clearance, but many smaller houses with converted attic bedrooms will not fit a queen box spring up those stairs. You can purchase queen box springs that come in 2 small pieces if necessary, and many modern bed designs don't use box springs at all. King beds always use 2 twin box springs and should fit, though the mattress may need to be folded and forced up the stairs, which is not recommended for mattresses with metal springs in them.Couches are more difficult to judge because they are a unique shape that can be lifted and twisted around corners that at first seem too tight. The legs of the couch should be removed if possible to give the item more clearance. Some refrigerators, freezers and exercise equipment may also not fit in some spaces, like down narrow basement stairways.
If there is a questionable turn that, even after measuring, you aren't sure your couch will fit around, we recommend that you have a backup location for the couch to go in case it doesn't fit. If your home has a walk-out basement we may be able to bring an item through that door instead of moving it down the stairs.
Our movers are experts at fitting items through tight spaces, so if it is possible we will get it there. We will not, however, hoist items up to balconies or use ladders to bring items to an upper level. If it is a really tight fit and our movers think that we may damage the item or the home while moving, we may require a risk of damage acknowledgement to be signed.