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Don’t let the Windy City sweep your valuables away! Moving to Chicago can open up a lot of opportunities. But if you have excess items, you need to find a place to keep them secure. Federal Companies is Chicago’s most trusted and affordable storage and moving company. We serve all of Chicago, all of Cook County, the entire Chicago metropolitan area (Chicagoland), and the entire Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area. We’re ready to take over the moving process for you step-by-step. 

Need the details? Here is your guide to our Chicago storage services.

Chicago Moving and Storage Company Storage Options

We give you options for your storage. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages, so be thorough and compare them together. Your choices for storage include: 

  • Vaults: Vaults are one of the most common options amongst Chicago moving and storage companies. They are wooden boxes that are stacked inside secure warehouses, and they are sealed shut, keeping your valuables completely safe. Many people order vaults for home goods like dishes and small pieces of furniture. 
  • Racking: Racks are for bulky, heavy, or unusually shaped items that cannot fit inside vaults. The racks are open to the air, but security guards can monitor your items so they won’t get stolen. 
  • Pallets: Pallets lie on the floor of the warehouse or storage facility. They are another option for items that are too big to fit inside vaults. Many people store furniture and decorations on pallets. 
  • Oversized storage: Pianos, boats, couches, and other very large objects can go into oversized storage. 

All of these storage options are inside a secure warehouse. A warehouse can provide security and prevent weather damage to your belongings. Employees will monitor your items to ensure that no one accesses them without your permission.

Chicago’s Top Moving and Storage Company Detail

It is very important that the movers and storage company you hire has the services you need. But it’s also important that they are experienced, diligent, and professional. 

The best way to find high-quality full service storage in Chicago is to research a few different Chicago moving and storage services. Go online and read Google reviews from real customers. Do not just look at the reviews on a company’s website, as they may be misleading or biased. Look at the average star rating, and read reviews with detailed descriptions of storage and moving services. 

After you’ve looked through reviews, you can look at the websites of the companies you are still considering. Examine the experience of the companies, including how many moves they have made. You should also see what the insurance claims and customer satisfaction rates are like. The company must have a license and insurance.

You should look at cost, though you should not select a company just because they are cheap. Prices vary depending on how long you are storing your items and how many possessions you are storing. Get an estimate from a customer service representative as soon as possible. 

Ask the representative about the company’s warehouse. It should be secure, and no one should be allowed to access your items besides you. It should also be climate-controlled, and your furniture should be wrapped and padded to prevent damage. 

Federal Companies can meet all of these needs. We have more than 110 years of experience in the moving and storage industry, and we have helped more than 200,000 customers. We offer affordable storage options, including secure wooden vaults and pallets. We have a license and insurance, and we maintain five secure warehouses with more than 200,000 square feet of storage space. Our 200 employees receive training in assembling and disassembling furniture as well as loading storage units.

Reasons People Store at Federal Companies

People order our storage services for many reasons. Storage is a critical part of a move to Chicago. Many people bring too many things with them, or they may need a location to store items while they renovate their new home. If you are trying to sell your house, you can use our services to help with staging and downsizing.

You may want to ship some items in advance of your relocation. This can help you keep track of essential items better and spread out the burden of your move. In order to do this, you will need to order vaults or pallets in advance. 

If you are living in temporary housing or don’t have a permanent residence, you can order short term storage. You can also use an oversized storage facility to keep your car or recreational vehicle safe during the winter. 

If you’re an active servicemember, you may need to relocate to your duty station on short notice. You can order a storage unit with us quickly and store your items until you return home. Our warehouse is military-approved, and we have extensive experience in helping servicemembers and veterans.

You can store anything with Federal Companies – even pianos! Long term storage is best if you are looking to keep items safe for at least three months. You may forget about the items you are storing, so create an inventory list. We can give you the paperwork so you know what you are paying for. You can keep your items in a clear container with a label, which can make it easier to organize your belongings. You can access your unit whenever you want, but you need to contact your move coordinator in advance.

You can also use our business storage services. We can store office furniture, electronics, company equipment, and paper files.

Federal Companies is your best option for comprehensive storage services in Chicago. We provide storage for all of Chicago, all of Cook County, the entire Chicago metropolitan area (Chicagoland), and the entire Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area. If you’re ready to store your things, you can get a free quote at 800-747-4100.