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Customer Reviews - Chicago

We at Life Storage want to maintain the best self storage facilities in Chicago, 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 4.0 out of 5 stars Bernard Hudson Bey at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#1112)

"Customer for 10 years changed management still good"

September 23, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars T M.M.C at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#1112)

"Awesome staff. Keith and Jay. Thanks for the help"

September 22, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Mk F at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#1112)

"Excellent experience. The location is clean and secure. Jay’s customer service skills are outstanding! He’s very thorough & conscientious. People came in and out while I was choosing a unit & everyone seemed very pleased with the facility and knew Jay…really positive, friendly vibe and the unloading space is relatively close to the entrance to the units. This isn’t always the case in the city. Also, they have ample amounts of carts to use."

September 21, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Brandt Brownlee at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#467)

"The most friendliest team ever!!!! Made everything easy and painless. Would recommend to who ever is looking for extra space."

September 21, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars William Richardson at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#425)

"The staff was wonderful and very helpful and I got a very nice and big Storage container ."

September 21, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Alex Verikas at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#1112)

"Jay was phenomenal and I would highly recommend using this facility"

September 20, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Nick Barber at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#1112)

"Great experience with Jay!"

September 14, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars marc edingburg at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#426)

"This storage facility was very helpful and had a space when I needed it. Carol is awesome and remembers who she takes care of. If I ever need to store things this is where I'm coming. Thanks Carol!"

September 12, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Mercedes Valladares at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#467)

"Great customer service and friendly!"

September 10, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars arthur springfield at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#551)

"The women in front desk were very respectful and helpful with directions and explaining the process."

September 02, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Jim Kappos at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#1112)

"Jay was great and explained everything. Great storage place."

August 29, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Andy Klemm at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#1112)

"Jay did a great job in helping me with packing material!"

August 26, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars brianna cruz at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#565)

"I love the service. Raina is so kind and helpful. Please don't let her go."

August 26, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Naturally Ashley at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#467)

"This location is perfect for our needs and you will definitely be well taken care of. Tyesha went well beyond her job to assist me and my husband with our move. Trust me, if it wasn’t for her…we might’ve completely abandoned ship, as it was only the two of us unloading a 15ft truck on a very hot day. You will be well taken care of at Life Storage on 16th & Ashland!"

August 25, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Doug Sargent at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#467)

"I have had a wonderful experience renting a storage unit with Life Storage on Ashland. The prices are good for the city and the units are nice. Access to the units and loading/unloading has never been an issue. Tyesha is fantastic to work with. Highly recommend."

August 24, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars Daddys Favourite at Life Storage, Chicago, Illinois (#425)

"Rey and Angela are superb in operation of Life Storage on Western. They've both helped me out in various situations. Professionally on point!"

August 20, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

What size storage unit do I need in Chicago, ?

The size will depend on how much stuff you need to store. To avoid renting too small or too large a storage unit, we recommend reading a Storage Unit Size Guide or using an interactive Storage Unit Size Estimator Tool to determine exactly how much space you'll need. Our most popular sizes in Chicago, IL are the 5x5, 5x10, and 10x10.

How big is a 5x5 storage unit?

A 5x5 self storage unit is 25 square feet or 200 cubic feet of storage space. It measures 5 feet wide by 5 feet long and most have an 8 foot ceiling height. A 5x5 storage unit is the size of an average closet and it should fit a dresser, a small mattress set, and several medium moving boxes. Here's our 5x5 storage unit video to learn more. In Chicago, our prices start at $31 for a 5x5 unit.

How big is a 5x10 storage unit?

A 5x10 self storage unit is 50 square feet or 400 cubic feet of storage space. It measures 5 feet wide by 10 feet long and typically has an 8 foot ceiling. For comparison, a 5x10 storage unit is about the size of an average walk-in closet. It fits 1 to 2 large pieces of furniture and about 10 to 15 moving boxes. Feel free to watch our 5x10 storage unit video to learn more. In Chicago, our prices start at $34 for a 5x10 unit.

How big is a 10x10 storage unit?

A 10x10 self storage unit is 100 square feet or 800 cubic feet of storage space. It measures 10 feet wide by 10 feet long and usually has an 8 foot ceiling. A 10x10 storage unit is about the size of an average bedroom or half of a standard one-car garage. It should fit all the contents of a family room or a two-bedroom 750 sq. ft. apartment. To learn more, here is our 10x10 storage unit video. In Chicago, our prices start at $86 for a 10x10 unit.

Should I rent climate controlled storage in Chicago?

With cold winters and occasionally hot summers in Chicago, we recommend climate controlled storage units to help protect your belongings over time. 47 of our stores offer climate controlled storage units near Chicago .

What is the advantage of self storage with drive-up access?

If you need to frequently move items in and out of your storage space, drive-up access is the most convenient space for you. You can drive your vehicle next to the space and load or unload. 37 of our stores offer drive-up accessible storage units near Chicago .

How much do self storage units cost in Chicago?

The average cost of a 1 month self storage unit rental in Chicago is $167.18 with prices starting at $9.00 . The prices can vary from store to store so be sure to check nearby locations in the Chicago area. Storage unit sizes range from 6 sq. ft. to 600 sq. ft., and come in a variety of climate and accessibility types. Look for a great move-in offer! Our spaces often have a special discount for new customers. Spaces with a special offer will be marked with the discount you'll receive.

Self Storage Pricing in Chicago, Illinois

Climate Controlled Storage Unit Size Average Price Lowest Price
Locker $42.74 $9.00
5x5 $58.49 $31.00
5x10 $91.67 $34.00
10x10 $141.15 $86.00
10x15 $190.32 $118.00
10x20 $298.58 $185.00

Lowest storage unit pricing data is updated every 15 minutes. Average price per size represents the storage units currently available for rent at the stores in Chicago, IL.