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What people say about renting self storage on Neighbor

10 x 10 Basement in Chicago, Illinois

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"Walter was an excellent host with a great space. He communicated well and was available for any questions throughout the duration of our rental. Our items were both undamaged and untouched, and moving them in and out of the unit was easy to coordinate with Walter and the entrance to the basement is not overly complicated, so we were able to bring things down and up relatively easily."

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Amal A.

Chicago, IL

Sep 26, 2022

30 x 12 Shed in Clare, Illinois

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"Jon was a pleasure to deal with. He's very professional and will go out of his way to make sure your belongings are safe and secure. I will store in his place again and refer him to others. Thanks Jon!!"

John H.

Clare, IL

May 8, 2023

30 x 10 Garage in Hanover Park, Illinois

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"A great spot to store my car. Tyler is really helpful and made sure there was plenty of space for my car. Tyler is very easy to work with and accommodating with access."

Paul P.

Hanover Park, IL

May 31, 2023

3 x 6 Other in Chicago, Illinois

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"Anthony was great! He’s very responsive to texts and just a really nice guy. The storage space was exactly what I was looking for and I had no issues renting. "

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Maggie S.

Chicago, IL

Sep 13, 2022

20 x 10 Garage in Naperville, Illinois

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"Rezwana was a lovely host and everything was great. Everything was as described and there were no problems. Would absolutely work with her again! "

David S.

Naperville, IL

Mar 22, 2023

33 x 10 Garage in Batavia, Illinois

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"Mitchell is polite, responsive, helpful and a really nice guy. I would still be renting from him if I didn't have the space."

William J.

Batavia, IL

Jan 15, 2023

20 x 10 Garage in Chicago, Illinois

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"Louis is very professional. The space is exactly as described. The location is about a 10 minute walk from a Metra station."

William H.

Chicago, IL

Apr 21, 2023

30 x 10 Other in Bridgman, Michigan

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"Amazing host and amazing space! I hope you have room after the summer season so we can do business again!! "

Jeff A.

Bridgman, MI

Apr 16, 2023

20 x 10 Garage in Palos Hills, Illinois

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"Great space and awesome people to work with will definitely recommend to anyone looking for storage."

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Allan B.

Palos Hills, IL

Apr 30, 2023

7 x 5 Self Storage Unit in Chicago, Illinois

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"Highly recommend Ron without reservation. The storage process has been smooth. "

Matthew K.

Chicago, IL

Jul 30, 2021

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What is Neighbor?

In a few words, Neighbor is an online peer-to-peer community that connects those who have extra space with those in need of storage. We love to help our hosts earn extra money and our renters save money. It’s that simple!

We’re on a mission to solve our neighbor’s problems, and that starts with the space issue. Some neighbors have too much, and some have not enough. By building community, working together, and staying neighborly, we are changing the way we think about self-storage.

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Climate-Controlled Storage Units Near Chicago

Your items are more at risk with the more moisture there is. Chicago humidity can get very high in the winter and summer, so many items (think books, important documents, electronics, clothing, antique furniture, and musical instruments) may require a climate-controlled self storage unit to prevent mildew or mold from developing. And because Chicago experiences extreme heat in the summer and frigid temps in the winter, climate-controlled storage will go a long way in protecting your items. If you don't go with climate-controlled self storage, check on your belongings routinely. Before storing your items, make sure they're completely dry, pack smaller pieces in storage bins, and consider purchasing a humidity monitor to keep track of moisture levels.

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Storage Units in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a vibrant town, so it seems only logical that you've made it your home base. But your home may not have enough room to stow your extra belongings, extra furniture, or RV. Neighbor is your self storage solution.

Neighbor's focus is to help you locate local Chicago storage units by leasing your neighbors' unoccupied bedrooms, closets, sheds, garages, parking spaces, basements, and more.

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Types of Chicago Storage Units

You'll find several types of convenient self storage units on Neighbor. Here are the basics:

  • Indoor storage: An indoor storage unit near Chicago, particularly a temperature-controlled storage unit, defends your things the most from the region's high summer temperatures. This is also the safest type of storage unit.
  • Covered storage: With a covered self storage unit in Chicago, you'll get some protection from the elements but at a lower rate than an indoor storage unit.
  • Outdoor storage units: Opt for outdoor storage in Chicago if you're storing a car, boat, or RV. These are usually parking pads, driveways, or other outdoor areas. This type of storage is the least expensive option and isn't recommended for furniture or personal belongings.

Storage Units near Chicago, : Frequently Asked Questions

On average, it costs $136 per month to rent a storage unit in Chicago. The smaller the space, the less you'll pay.

Storing a vehicle? A full-sized car most likely needs a 10' X 20' self storage unit, while an RV may require a storage unit as large as 10' X 30'. For reference, you'll typically need a 5' X 10' storage unit to fit the contents of a studio or 1-bedroom home. The size storage unit you need depends on the size of your belongings as well as what and how many items you're storing.

Enter your desired location on Neighbor for a list of all the self storage unit rentals nearby, or use our map view to help you find local self storage near Chicago. Whether you're looking in Downtown Chicago, in Theatre District, or in another nearby neighborhood, we bet you'll discover a self storage space in your community.

Pick from quite a few features and amenities for your local self storage unit in Chicago. Here is what your neighbors may offer:

  • Flexible Access: Want to access your belongings on your own timetable? No problem. Book a storage unit listing on Neighbor that provides flexible access.
  • Drive-Up Access: A self storage unit with drive-up access permits for easy drop-offs or pick-ups of your items right from your vehicle. These are often sheds near driveways or garages.
  • Climate Control: Protect your items from humidity by renting a climate-controlled storage unit. These may have both temperature control and a humidifying unit.
  • Security: Make sure your things have the safest storage unit possible by selecting a listing that offers protection like a padlock, alarm systems, an access code, or 24-hour surveillance.
  • Yes, we urge you to get climate-controlled self storage in Chicago because humidity levels in the summer may reach over 80%. It will also be beneficial during summer and winter when temperatures can get extreme.

    To prepare items for long-term storage, it's important to clean them properly to prevent damage over time. Use quality storage materials, such as boxes and covers, to ensure that sensitive items are well protected. It may also be wise to invest in moisture absorbers to prevent mold and mildew.

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    Alternative Self Storage Options near Chicago

    Despite the fact that traditional storage facilities are common in Chicago, Illnois, Neighbor storage often has affordable, close by and secure self storage.

    If you'd like information about traditional storage units nearby, use the below list of self storage facilities for more details:

    Public Storage (0.4 miles)

    362 W Chicago Ave

    Chicago, IL

    Public Storage (1.7 miles)

    947 W Van Buren St

    Chicago, IL

    Extra Space Storage (8.1 miles)

    6341 N McCormick Rd

    Chicago, IL

    Public Storage (11.1 miles)

    8220 Skokie Blvd

    Skokie, IL

    U-Stor-It Self Storage Beverly (14.4 miles)

    11118 S Rockwell St

    Chicago, IL

    Extra Space Storage (15.6 miles)

    2074 Mannheim Rd

    Des Plaines, IL

    Public Storage (17.1 miles)

    3320 W Lake Ave

    Glenview, IL

    Life Storage - Glenview (17.3 miles)

    1205 Milwaukee Ave

    Glenview, IL

    Life Storage - Addison (18.7 miles)

    426 S Westgate St

    Addison, IL

    Posen Storage (18.8 miles)

    14750 S Western Ave

    Posen, IL