No, storage facility employees do not have copies of the keys used for the units. If you lose your key, check with the facility for lock cutting fees. They may also be able to sell another lock and key to you.
Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Chicago due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 42.8 to 45.3, which can dramatically affect things in your storage unit. For storing items such as wine, wooden items, electronics, metals, artwork, etc. storage facilities recommend that you rent a climate-controlled unit. For questions and more details, please contact a local facility.
Once you move in and feel that you need to move into a smaller or bigger space, storage facilities are happy to accommodate your move. Before renting a space, it is recommended that you speak to a storage facility representative to help you find the best sized unit for your needs. If things change through the course of your lease, they will help make the transition to your next unit as efficient and simple as possible. We also have a <a href='/size-guide/' class='size_guide_pop_over'>size guide</a> that may answer some preliminary questions you may have.
Most storage facilities accept cash, credit cards, or checks. Always ask about autopay, it's faster and much more convenient.
Drive-up storage units are typically more expensive and not as clean as interior units. Drive-up units are more exposed to the elements (water, dust, etc.) and are therefore not as clean as interior units. Interior units, on the other hand, have a much better climate. Essentially, the desire to rent a drive-up unit comes from clients thinking that they will be visiting their unit very frequently, which is surprisingly not the case. Most people don't come to their units as often as they think they will, so given the cost and cleanliness issues, it's better to rent an interior storage unit.
Yes, storage managers can provide you with tips and techniques on how to most efficiently utilize your storage space. Their hope is that you can have easy access to your items and that your storage space is worth every penny of your money.
In Chicago, there are 132 storage facilities, with a total of 108 storage units. Storage unit sizes generally range from 3' X 3' to 10' X 30'. Call one of your local facilities to have a representative find what size unit is best for you.
Most storage facilities in Chicago accept deliveries for their customers so that they don't have to go through the process of moving every time they need something to be placed in their storage units. They will keep your items in the office and will inform you when they arrive so that you can place them in your storage unit at your convenience.
Generally the prices of storage units in Chicago vary based on the size of the storage unit and the location of the unit in the facility. Prices range between 30.0 and 299.0, but representatives can better assist you once they have the details of your storage needs.
Yes, most storage facilities sell boxes of various sizes, tape, bubble wrap, labels, and other items for your packing and moving needs.
Most facilities in Chicago schedule professional pest control services every month, and twice a month during summer months.
Storage managers would be happy to help you determine which size unit is best for you so that you're not paying for a 10' X 30' unit when you really need a 3' X 3' unit. Please reference our <a href='/size-guide/' class='size_guide_pop_over'>size guide</a> for more information.
No, no one in the storage facilities has access to your space unless you specifically ask them or give them the right to do so. For example, you may want them to have access to your unit for things you may want delivered directly to your unit.
You have 132 facilities to choose from in Chicago. Access hours range from 8 to 24 hours a day. Please contact your local facility for more specific information about your unit.
Storage companies in Chicago offer a month-to-month lease. If for some reason you would like to cancel your lease during a particular month, please contact one of the facility managers to assist you.
Most storage companies in Chicago only provide invoices upon request.
We recommend that you get insurance for your belongings because the contents of the units are not insured through storage facilities.
No, storage facilities do not provide movers. However, managers and team members would be happy to provide you with a list of reliable and reasonably priced movers in Chicago. See our <a href='#'>resource guide</a> for movers in Chicago.
Some factors to keep in mind when choosing a storage facility in Chicago are: weather, peak rush hour times, items that you will be storing, and location within Chicago.
Security is every storage operator's priority. Speak with the storage manager of a facility of your liking in Chicago to find out what security measures they take to protect your belongings.
Students and active military members are clients that have unique needs because of the nature of their schedules. Most storage facilities in Chicago offer discounts to students, and discounts and different policies for active military members. Please call your local facility or see our <a href='/university-self-storage/'>students</a> and <a href='/military-self-storage/'>active military members</a> pages to get detailed and updated information.