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Storage Units near Chicago in Lake Forest, IL 60045

1400 S Skokie Hwy Lake Forest, IL 60045

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Customer Reviews - Life Storage #404, Lake Forest

We at Life Storage want to maintain the best storage facilities in Lake Forest, and in every city where we do business. That's why we routinely ask our customers about their experience with us and challenge ourselves to make it better. You can read what customers think about us here on our website - over the past four years, we've had over 100,000 customers respond to our surveys and tell us what they think. We publish their reviews here, and we're proud of the result!

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Bradley (Castle Rock, CO) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"We've used them 2 summers in a row and have been very happy with all aspects of the facility and their staff."

August 23, 2020
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Mark (Highwood, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Your associates at the Lake Forest, IL facility have gone above and beyond to help me with my needs. Can't thank them enough."

September 27, 2019
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars Jeff (Carlsbad, CA) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Cathy and Eric are awesome!!!! They are the main reason I selected this location for my storage needs."

August 26, 2019
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Susan (Woodinville, WA) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Kathy was always helpful and delightful. Was a pleasure working with her."

May 23, 2019
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Laura (Los Angeles, CA) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"I rented at the Lake Forest location and i must say, it is a top notch facility!"

May 23, 2019
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Ted (Lake Bluff, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Very well organized, my options were explained and process was completed quickly"

April 27, 2019
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars John A (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Could not have been more please with Kathy, Eric, and the facility in general."

March 23, 2019
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Adam (Highland Park, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"I don't remember the gentleman's name, young man. He is in the very valuable asset to your company."

February 27, 2018
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Tom (Wilmington, DE) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"I always receive professional service with a friendly smile from the manager - Cathy. The facility is clean, safe, perfect climate control and has large bays to park cars/ 16 plus foot trucks with ramps that are out of the elements - out of the rain, snow, heat, cold WITH the large overhead doors closed and your items protected, while you move into your storage unit!"

October 16, 2017
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Jeff (CARLSBAD, CA) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Cathy and Eric at your Lake Forest, Illinois location are incredible. They are incredibly helpful, friendly and hard working. Life Storage is lucky to have them as associates."

September 25, 2017
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Kathleen (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Cathy/Kathy sp? was FANTASTIC. she was there every time i came in, always super helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. GREAT EXPERIENCE, THANK YOU!!!"

September 01, 2017
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars James (Machesney Park, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Cathy who helped me out is a total ANGEL!!! She helped me immensley"

August 30, 2017
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Carolyn (Highwood, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"I felt comfortable during the process. Very professional and personable staff member. It made the entire process very smooth and pleasant"

August 26, 2017
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Rodney (Prairie Du Sac, WI) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"I would like to express what a pleasure it was to work with Jimmy. He was very attentive and friendly. He went out of his way to make sure our move into storage went smoothly. He even landed a helping hand with our heavy items. Thank you so much Jimmy! "

August 23, 2017
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars Lawrence (Highland Park, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Glad to be with your company. I expect long term storage with you. "

July 27, 2017
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars John (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Great Facility. The management team is outstanding. Thank you, Cathy and Eric!"

June 01, 2017
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Theresa (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The staff is courteous, professional and very helpful. I have gone up and down in space requirements and they always give me all the options and help me make good decisions. "

May 27, 2017
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars (Highland Park, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Much more business like than I expected. Facility is clean and well maintained"

March 27, 2017
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Diane (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Cathy and Eric were extremely helpful especially since we were down sizing our space. They helped us manage the move most efficiently."

January 18, 2017
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Vicki (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Would definitely use your storage again and have already recommended Bob's to my friends. Thank you so much"

September 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Claudia (Napa, CA) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"If I ever need storage space again, I hope you have a facility in my area. Thank you!!!"

July 23, 2016
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars William (Chicago, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Everything was fine except for the price increase somewhere along the line."

July 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Sheldon (Highwood, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Your staff is great and your facilities are top notch!"

June 28, 2016
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars Dan (Chicago, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Rented at a competitor for several years and the service I now received was very different in a positive way. Uncle Bob [Life Storage]should advertise more"

April 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Julie (Gurnee, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Melissa is always friendly and courteous every time I am at the facility. First impressions are so important, and having her there to greet and help a potential customer, or existing one, is a asset to your company.I've told many people about Uncle Bob's [Life Storage]."

March 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Steven (Highland Park, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The staff Melissa and Cathy are always a warm welcome and always asking to do whatever they can to make my visit as easy as possible. Highly recommended to any one looking for a safe environment and great service. "

February 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Susan (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Melissa was just wonderful. She was very smart, organized, and friendly. It made the process easy."

December 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars (Wilmette, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Everything was clean inside the office, in your storage units, and all facilities. We appreciated the customer care. "

November 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Charles (Highyland Park, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The facility as well as the office and staff were all extremely together. I was totally pleased with everything."

October 26, 2015
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars Kristin (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"very helpful staff as I had to deal with them from long distance"

September 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Tracy (Chicago, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Always so helpful. I had a unique personal situation. Jeff was always there to help."

September 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Nancy (Gurnee, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Great Location! Really like the temperature controlled facility. Everything looks to be in good condition. The staff is very helpful and friendly."

September 01, 2015
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars Sandra (Northfield, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The gentleman who runs the Lake Forest, IL location goes above and beyond to help when I need assistance. I am very happy he is there and so willing to make things go smoothly."

August 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Robert (Lake Bluff, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The helpfulness of the manager and the availability of the van."

July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Katherine (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The whole experience has been just terrific. The manager went above and beyond in working with me to get the right dates for my rental. I love this facility and have already recommended it to several friends. Thank you! "

June 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Lisa (Denver, CO) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Jeff was super nice and very helpful. He made this all very easy. "

May 27, 2015
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars Dan (Highland Park, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"the man behind the counter has been extremely helpful and always asks if he can help with anything.it's hard to find help of that caliber."

April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Sophia (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The onsite manager is a life saver. he has gone above and beyond for me. He has helped me with several moves during very stressful times. I worked for a book company so was frequently working out of my storage units, sometimes alone during very late hours and I never felt unsafe. I have rarely if ever even seen a bug or spider in the entire facility, which is near impossible! I just can't say enough about the Lake Forest facility's service and its all because of him. I havent met anyone else at Bobs that works to this caliber. He is truly dedicated. "

March 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Kristine (Naples, FL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The onsite manager, Jeff, was fantastic, very knowledgeable and accommodating. Use of the truck to move into the space was an additional factor in my decision to rent a space from Uncle Bob's [Life Storage]. "

March 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Ed (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The store Mgr, Jeff, was awesome. Very helpful. A+++ for his service !"

December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Thomas (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"I think the property and manager, Jeff, are top notch. It has not been as personal and at ease as it was before Uncle Bob [Life Storage] acquired the property. There is an obvious "do things by the book" feeling in the other staff and frankly, this is storage. A people business, not computer assembly. "

November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Roger (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"A very nice facility. Easy to get in and out. Very clean ."

November 23, 2014
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars (Kenilworth, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The olny problem with your service is that you guys are so good that you are pretty much sold out at my location. Hence, I can't move into to a larger unit."

August 27, 2014
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars Debrah (Heath, TX) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"The only reason I didn't give highest scores on satisfaction was the price and how it increased so much so fast after I rented. The price is actually what prompted me to finish up my mother's estate and get the items out of storage."

August 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Patricia (Missoula, MT) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"I was impressed with the security of your units. The manager was very kind and helpful. We would use you again"

August 01, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Elizabeth (Boise, ID) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Uncle Bob's [Life Storage] is the gold standard for storage units. All storage places should be this good!"

July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Bryant (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Great Place, great location, access is perfect for my needs. "

June 27, 2014
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars Lee (Lake Forest, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"Everything is fine with the service I do wish I could contact the store directly through email --it seems a bit ridiculous that the option is not available "

June 05, 2014
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars Paul (Highland Park, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"We stopped simply because we didn't need extra storage any longer. Would go back again if needed. I think Jeff was the mans name at the Lake Forest location - very nice."

May 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars L. Roger (Winnetka, IL) at Life Storage, Lake Forest, IL (#404)

"We are out of town for long periods and in Winter we are gone for 3-4 months. When home we don't get to your location very often."

March 03, 2014

Features & Info

  • Rent Now Available

    Save time and skip the counter! At this facility, you can complete your rental agreement, make payment, and get access right away. Just choose our "Rent Now" option.
  • Climate Controlled Storage

    Life Storage in Lake Forest offers storage units with climate control to help protect your belongings from the effects of extreme temperature.
  • Moving Van or Truck Available

    This facility offers moving van or truck rental to help make your move easier. You'll get the vehicle rental at a discounted rate with any new storage rental.
  • Drive-up Accessible Storage

    This Life Storage has convenient drive-up storage units. Pull right up to the door, and load your storage unit right from your vehicle. So easy!
  • Extended Access Hours

    Even when our office is closed, you can access your space! All you need your personal access code at the keypads - no appointment needed.
  • Surveillance Cameras

    Surveillance cameras are positioned throughout the facility to create a safer environment by monitoring traffic in and out of the facility and deterring trespassers.
  • 54' Truck Access

    The entrance, aisles, and most drive-up accessible storage units are wide enough to accommodate large vehicles, up to and including 54' tractor trailers.
  • Wine Storage

    Collect or sell wine, and need it stored in a humidity and temperature controlled environment? This Life Storage has storage units with lighting and environment ideal for wine.
  • Moving Boxes & Supplies

    Life Storage in Lake Forest sells the boxes and supplies you need for your move. Get free shipping to your home or save 20% when you pick-up at the store!

Contact-free rental with "Rent Now"

You can rent a storage unit without coming to our store office. Choose the Rent Now option when selecting a storage unit and you will make your payment, get your access code, and go right to your space to move in. Our video shows you how it works.

Tips for packing your storage unit

If you've never used a storage unit before, this video will show you some great Pro Tips that will help make the process easier and prevent common mistakes. Save yourself some time, and learn how to keep your belonging safe in storage.

Serving Chicago, Lake Forest and Fort Sheridan

Our self storage facility on S Skokie Hwy is located east of the Tri-State Tollway, between Old Elm Rd and Buena Rd, near Northcroft Park. Click here for directions to this Life Storage.

At Life Storage Facility #404, we offer great property security systems and clean, affordable storage units to rent for the residents of Fort Sheridan, Bannockburn, Deerfield, and other neighborhoods in Lake Forest, IL. Call us with questions, reserve online, or click here to compare other storage units in Chicago.

Rental Requirements:

  • Insurance required
  • Storage insurance available (third party)
  • $25 admin fee
  • Payments due monthly, with a minimum of one month rental

Payment Options:

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  • American Express
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  • Auto-payment