mobile storage solutions unit outside of home
Chicago's largest independently owned and operated mobile storage business!

Mobile Storage Solutions

Providing the most convenient and affordable moving and storage solutions.

How Does Mobile Storage Work

Get It

We deliver a portable storage unit to your location.

The delivery process is contactless so you don’t need to be there to meet the driver.


Pack It

Pack at your pace with convenient ground level loading.

Need help with packing and loading? We can recommend local companies.


Store It

Keep the storage unit at your location or in our secure warehouse.

Long-term and short-term storage options available.


Move It

We pick up your storage unit and deliver it to your new location within the Greater Chicago area.


Moving & Storage



Let us take the stress out of moving with our convenient and affordable mobile storage units. Start by filling out the instant quote form. We will work with you to develop a personalized moving experience.

Learn More
mobile storage solutions set side by side


Customized storage solutions designed to meet your specific needs. Options include on-site storage for extra convenience or off-site storage at our secure, climate-controlled warehouse in Greater Chicago.

Learn More


Our residential moving and storage services are perfect if you simply need extra storage space, are remodeling your home, or moving to a new location.

Learn More


We provide commercial storage solutions for all types of businesses including: restoration, construction, retail stores, realtors, municipalities, and non-profit organizations. We serve Greater Chicago.

Learn More

We’ll beat any portable storage quote. Guaranteed.

We charge a flat rate, one-time delivery fee of $149 for on-site storage, or $249 for moving storage, or $199 for off-site storage. The delivery fee includes the drop-off and delivery, any relocation, and the final pick-up of the container.

Our competitors charge up to $100 every time they touch your container.

Free Online Quote

Service Our Cost Competitors
Container Rental $149/mo $299/mo
Moving Fee $149 $277
Total Cost: $298 $576

A 48% difference!

Meet Our 16 Foot Container

Specially designed for indoor and outdoor applications

Walls & roof

Rated for 60 lbs/sq ft snow load and 120 mph winds to ensure the container remains water, wind, dust, and pest-proof

Weatherproof vents

Help reduce heat, humidity, and prevent condensation from forming during storage

Interior tie-downs

Tracks and rings for numerous tie-down locations and configurations

Door seals

Waterproof gasketing along top and bottom seams

Lockable door handle

Designed to accommodate most large pad locks and disk locks to help keep your contents safe

Interior flooring

Non-slip, sealed marine grade plywood for a clean storage surface


Exterior: 194” L x 96” W x 96” H
Interior: 189” L x 90” W x 91” H
Door Opening: 68” W x 91” H


Max Cargo Weight: 10,000 lbs

Packing & Sizing Guide

Let our tool take the guess work out of determining how many containers you’ll need and how to maximize the space inside.

Why Use Mobile Storage Solutions

Moving or storing your belongings can be stressful, expensive, and inconvenient.

At Mobile Storage Solutions, we bring the storage to you! The result is a personalized moving and storage experience that gives you peace of mind, is convenient, and affordable.

We deliver a storage unit to your address. You pack at your own pace with easy ground level loading. Then choose to store the container at your location, at our secure warehouse, or have us move it to a new location for you.  It’s that simple!

Versus other portable storage companies: Best in class customer service at price points well below our competitors like PODS®, UNITS®, and 1-800-Pack-Rat. Affordable monthly rental rates with no hidden fees or nickel and diming. We only charge a one-time delivery fee at the end of your rental, not every time we touch your container like our competitors.

Versus fixed self-storage: No renting a moving truck, loading and unloading, or trying to navigate narrow hallways and elevators with heavy furniture on a dolly like at a self-storage facility. Simply load and unload your belongings once at the convenience of your home. Easily access your belongings by visiting our secure location just as you would for fixed self-storage.

Versus shipping containers: Shipping containers are bulky, expensive, and can’t safely transport your goods without damage. Our container and delivery system best protects your belongings, at a significantly lower price.

Versus professional movers: Did you know that the average cost to move in 2020 was $1,500? Our services are a fraction of the price and are contactless, which means greater peace of mind during the packing and moving process.



  • Convenient moving & storage
  • Easy loading & unloading
  • On-site & off-site storage solutions
  • Affordable pricing
  • Best in class customer service
  • Locally owned & operated

Frequently asked questions

Is portable storage for me?

Renovating or selling your home? Do you need space for a restoration? Maybe you are downsizing and want to keep certain items? These are just a few ways Mobile Storage Solutions can help your self-storage needs. Onsite contractor storage, small business storage, remodel/ remediation storage, and special event storage are all excellent ways to use our containers for extra space.

How much can I pack in a unit?

All of our units are 8′ x 16′, which commonly holds 2-3 bedrooms. Perfect for holding an entertainment center, king-size mattresses, larger appliances, dining room, furniture, and other various items.

The footprint of our 16ft container conveniently fits within a single parking space, making ground level loading a breeze and without interfering with your normal day to day activities when stored on-site.

Do I need insurance?

We take great strides to protect your belongings during the moving and storage process. But weather, road conditions and other events can be out of our control. The Mobile Storage Solutions Agreement requires customers to have coverage for the containers and their contents.

How long can I keep my portable storage unit?

Keep your container for as long as you need! Because we offer monthly rental, you can pack and unload at your own pace. Your billing cycle begins the day your storage unit is delivered and continues through the next month.

Are you a full service moving and storage company?

We provide the storage container and any required transportation of it (dropping off, relocating, picking up).  At this time we do not provide packing or loading services.  We know some great local companies that can help with the packing and loading and would be happy to give you recommendations.

How does the process work?

It’s quite simple. We deliver a portable storage unit to your location. You pack it at your own pace. You keep the storage unit at your own place or we can take it to a storage facility. We can then pick up your storage unit and deliver it to the new location.

What’s so special about your containers?

Our 16-foot container, for instance, is designed for both indoor and outdoor applications. The walls and roofs are rated for 60 lbs/sq ft snow load and 120 mph winds. The door seals feature weather-proof gasketing on the top and bottom seams, and our weatherproof vents reduce heat, humidity and condensation. The flooring is non-slip sealed marine grade plywood, and there are numerous interior tie-downs for securing cargo.

Why should I choose you over other portable storage companies?

Well, for one, we have best in class customer service at price points well below our competitors such as PODS®, UNITS®, and 1-800-Pack-Rat. We also offer affordable monthly rental rates with no hidden fees or surprises. We only charge a one-time delivery fee, rather than every time we touch your container like our competitors. Read our reviews to see for yourself!

Do you serve my area of Chicago?

We proudly serve all of the Chicago suburbs within Illinois.

How do I get started?

Fill out our form for a free quote to get started or call us at 847-714-4552. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

Questions? Call Us!

Speak with a moving & storage specialist who can answer all your questions.

Get an Online Quote!

Just tell us where you’re starting from and where you’re going, and we’ll send you a quote. No strings attached.