Storing with Acorn in Inver Grove Heights

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Vintage Fire Truck

Greg Weik, manager of Acorn’s Inver Grove Heights location, considers his store a “one-stop shop” for his customers.  Having stored everything from household furnishings to fishing boats to classic cars, Greg’s passion is to provide the right storage solution for each individual customer.

Greg’s facility houses many long-term tenants for whom the IGH facility has become their second garage, basement, or attic. One of the most talked-about items he’s had is a classic fire truck owned by a retired firefighter and used in community events and parades.  Stored in a large garage unit, this beautiful piece of vintage Americana earned many an admiring look from its fellow Acorn customers.

In addition to the classic fire truck, Weik has nearly 200 spaces for cars or boats in his ground level garage. Every spring, his customers return to hook up their fishing or speed boats for their annual treks to cabins up north, or slide behind the wheels of treasured classic cars for leisurely evening drives through the St. Croix River Valley.  And even in the dead of winter, some of those customers come by to take a peek at their prized possession and check the tires.

Of course even if you don’t have a classic car or fancy boat, Greg provides ample, secure storage for your home or business needs.  Several apartment buildings surround the Inver Grove Heights location, and many of the residents use the Acorn store for extra storage space.   Homeowners use mini storage when faced with too much stuff, or when getting ready to ‘stage’ their home for sale.  To help customers in transition, Greg almost always has at least one U-Haul truck available to rent (and offers it free for new customers moving into his Acorn facility*), and facilitates all kinds of requests for both in-town and one-way trips.

Greg offers two pieces of advice for his customers who are getting ready to use storage:

•    Gather up sturdy, uniform containers or boxes along with quality packing supplies to make packing, storing, and unpacking most efficient and less physically strenuous.  You can find these at his IGH store.
•    Set up your storage unit with pallets and shelving to elevate household items off the floor and to keep boxes orderly and accessible.  Greg will make pallets for you, and offers shelving for rent onsite.

Give Greg a call at 651-457-6981 to learn more about Acorn’s Inver Grove Heights facility and available spaces.  You’ll find him happy to help you make storage a smooth experience.
*For information on using a free truck, see Acorn’s website or call the store for details.


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