AAA Movers logo
Get a Free Quote


From our dedicated customer service team to our efficient approach, there’s a reason why AAA Movers stands out from the competition.


Serving the Twin Cities and Chicago, Markets

Since 1964, we’ve been serving the people of Minnesota and Illinois, getting them where they need to be easily and efficiently.


Stay organized with our detailed moving resources. Whatever you need to make your upcoming move successful, we’ve got you covered.


Moving Resources

Checklists, blogs, videos — we’ve broken down our tips and tricks so you’re prepared for your next move.


What to Consider Before Renting a Storage Unit

November 21, 2019

Start Your Estimate Today

Complete our short form to get your free estimate.

Complete our short form to get your free estimate.

Marty, the AAA Movers Mascot giving a thumbs up

If you need to store some items for a move or are in the process of downsizing, rented storage facilities are a convenient solution. But if you've never rented a storage unit before, you probably have some questions about how the options differ and what you should look for.

We'll guide you through what you need to know about rented storage units and what you should consider when choosing a storage company.

2 Options for Storage Rental

4 Big Things to Consider When Choosing a Storage Company

Cost of Storage

One of the most important considerations for many people is the cost of their storage. While you should compare prices locally and consider your personal budget, don't just go with the cheapest option.

The expression "you get what you pay for" has a lot of truth to it. Saving $10 per month on cheaper storage won't matter in the long run if your possessions aren't properly protected from the elements.

AAA Movers offers the first calendar month of storage FREE of charge. Each additional month is charged at $60.00 per vault per month.

Size of Storage Space

The size of the space you are renting is another important concern. You'll want to ensure you have plenty of room for all of your items without paying for space you don't need. On the other hand, if you're cramming your items into a space that's not quite big enough, you risk damaging or breaking things.

If you might add more items to your storage later, you'll need to keep that in mind as well when you're selecting the size or number of storage units.

AAA Movers has spacious vaults (7’ x 5’ x 7’) that offer plenty of room regardless of how many items you need to store. If you need help deciding how many vaults you need, our certified moving consultants can help.

Access to Your Storage Space

If you're doing self-storage, the location of your storage facility will also be something to consider. You probably don't want to drive a long distance to get to your storage or maneuver through difficult traffic.

If you're using full-service storage, this isn't really a concern because the storage company will take care of transporting your items to and from the unit and your home for you.

AAA offers full-service storage and provides easy access to your unit with 72 hours notice.

Storage Safety & Security

The safety and security of your storage items should be your main concern. This should encompass protection from:

Find out if the storage facility you're considering is climate controlled as well as if it has cameras, locks, or other security precautions.

With AAA Movers, all items are entered into our Strict Inventory Control System (SICS), stored in a secure, climate-controlled warehouse, and monitored 24 hours a day.

Make Storage Easy With AAA Movers

AAA Movers is a full-service moving and storage company in Minneapolis.  We serve the entire Twin Cities area and beyond with secure and flexible storage options you can rely on. If you are looking for long or short-term storage, give us a call today.

Like what you see

Share with Friends or Family

Related Blog Posts

Twin Cities Living
15 Things to Know Before Moving to Minneapolis
May 16, 2024

Moving to Minneapolis? Exciting times lie ahead! Whether you're relocating for work, family, or just a change of scenery, preparing for your move to the “Land of Lakes” is essential for a smooth transition.  As your trusted moving partner, AAA Movers is here to guide you through the process with our top 15 tips before […]

Read More
Chicago Information
Storing Your Belongings in Chicago
April 15, 2024

When it comes to relocating to the bustling city of Chicago, ensuring the safe and efficient storage of your belongings is paramount. Today, we break down what you need to know about Chicago storage solutions, ways to minimize potential damage, and how AAA Movers can help.  Learn how AAA Movers stands above other Chicago moving […]

Read More
Moving Tips
Easy Meals for Moving Week: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
March 28, 2024

While it might be tempting, you don't have to rely on takeout or delivery to feed yourself or your family during a move. Today, we’re breaking down easy meals for moving week.  Here are some tips and ideas for easy meals you can make leading up to your move and while you're unpacking. What to […]

Read More
Twin Cities Living
8 Minneapolis Outdoor Activities to Enjoy
March 14, 2024

As temperatures continue to rise in Minnesota, locals are gearing up for months around the stunning lakes, vibrant culture, and a warm community. If you've recently relocated to the Twin Cities, here are a few of our favorite Minneapolis outdoor activities to make the most of the splendid months ahead. The Best Outdoor Activities in […]

Read More

Start Your Estimate Today

Complete our short form to get your free estimate.

Complete our short form to get your free estimate.

Marty, the AAA Movers Mascot giving a thumbs up
YouTube iconFacebook iconInstagram iconTwitter logoPinterest iconLinkedIn icon

Copyright © 2024 - All Rights Reserved | AAA Movers is not associated with AAA Auto Club