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Storage units in Chicago, IL

3,011 available units | 124 facilities | Average street rate: $196

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How much is a storage unit in Chicago, IL?

The average price for a non-climate-controlled self storage unit in Chicago, IL, is now $127 per month. To ensure easy access and a safe environment for your belongings, the storage facilities listed on StorageCafe feature amenities such as drive-up access, electric gates, security cameras, climate control, elevators and more. View all of the storage units located near you, select the unit size and amenities that work best for you, and contact the facility operator to book your Chicago, IL self storage unit.

When searching for a storage unit in Chicago, IL you have plenty of options! Depending on your needs, you might choose a thrifty small unit or go for maximum space with a large unit. Monthly rent for a storage unit in Chicago, IL starts at $10 and goes up to $1,481 for current listings.

Non Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $73
5x10 $117
10x10 $196
10x15 $259
10x20 $309
10x30 $442
20x30 $627
Average all sizes $289
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $75
5x10 $124
10x10 $205
10x15 $267
10x20 $339
10x30 $471
20x30 $858
Average all sizes $334
*Average monthly rates for Chicago, IL in June 2024

Find your ideal self storage unit in Chicago, IL, today!

Interested in finding a storage unit for rent in Chicago, IL? Search through the 124 storage facilities located in Chicago, IL, that provide safe and accessible storage units. Check out the storage units in your area and sort them based on price and amenities. Get details about unit sizes, type of access, climate control, presence of security cameras, and other features. Find out how much it costs to rent a small storage unit in Chicago, IL, and decide if it’s the right option for you.

Storage facilities usually rent units on a monthly basis, which gives you the flexibility of moving in and out whenever you need to. Rent your Chicago, IL, self storage unit for just a month or keep it for an entire year – whichever works best for you. You can always extend your rental period, or switch to a bigger or smaller unit, as needed. Pick the storage unit that's right for you and rent it today!

The self storage variety in Chicago, IL

If you're a Chicago resident, self storage can assist you in various instances — whether you turn to renting a self storage unit for moving, downsizing or for keeping belongings away from home temporarily. Cars, RVs and other kinds of items are also routinely put in storage. Let's take a look at the popular types of self storage in Chicago:

Non-climate-controlled self storage in Chicago, IL

Non-climate-controlled self storage units in Chicago are great for belongings that aren't sensitive to heat or temperature such as gardening tools, plastic patio furniture and kitchen items. They can be outdoor units, which typically means you have drive-up access to them, or situated indoors. If you're looking for the smallest size available, a locker type of storage unit is also available.

Renting a non-climate-controlled storage unit costs around $123/month in Chicago.

Count on climate-controlled self storage in Chicago, IL, for sensitive items

Some items such as furniture, documents, appliances and others need to be stored in a special environment where temperature and humidity are optimal to preserve them. In this case, climate-controlled units are the perfect choice for storage away from home.

A total of 128 self storage facilities provide climate-controlled units in Chicago.

Climate-controlled units in Chicago rent for $132/month.

RV storage in Chicago, IL

RVing is a popular activity in and around Chicago and the entire state. Annual RV sales in Illinois amount to around $461M, clearly indicating the local interest for this activity. Residents are using their RVs not only for short weekend getaways in the area but also for longer vacations away from home. However, while not in use, RVs need a safe place where they can be stored – keeping them parked on the street or in the driveway is not an optimal solution. Self storage can help with that!

There are 18 self storage units suitable for storing RVs in Chicago.

The average monthly rate for an RV unit, which can hold various types of recreational vehicle, is $121.

Vehicle Storage in Chicago, IL

There are 604,772 households owning a vehicle in Chicago. If you're not using your car on a daily basis, self storage can come in handy. Also, if you own more than one vehicle and your garage is simply not enough, you can easily store your car or your motorcycle at a Chicago self storage facility.

There are 13 facilities that offer vehicle storage in Chicago.

Renting vehicle storage costs around $185/month in Chicago.

Boat storage in Chicago, IL, helps with your favorite pastime

Boating is a relaxing activity, much appreciated by residents of Chicago. Around 310,853 boats are registered in the entire state, and some of them are right here in Chicago. As boat owners in Chicago know, boating is a lot of fun, but it also involves keeping your boat safe while not in use. Boat storage is a great option, ensuring the right condition for the long-term storage of boats.

Chicago has around 5 facilities that offers boat storage.

The average monthly rent for boat storage in Chicago stands at around $121.

Why turn to self storage in Chicago, IL?

Self storage is especially helpful in the following cases for those living in Chicago:

Turning to self storage when moving to Chicago, IL

Due to growing job opportunities and lifestyle options, Chicago welcomed around 394,894 people in 2021, based on U.S. Census data. Currently, Chicago's population hovers around 2,742,119 people, a 1.58% change year-over-year.

Compared to 10 years ago, Chicago's population grew 1.47%.

Here's how the population of Chicago changed over the last 10 years:

Numbers are total population figures in Chicago, IL, as per the U.S. Census.

Involved in the Chicago, IL, housing market? Rent self storage to make moves easier.

Storage space at home can be an issue for most people in Chicago. Homeowners make up about 46% of the Chicago's residents, and another 54% are renters. Homes in Chicago most commonly have 2 bedrooms.

Factors such as family size, lifestyle and hobbies are defining the need for extra storage of people living in homes both big and small in Chicago. Whether you're a renter living in a small apartment that doesn't have space for sports or hobby gear, or a family living in a big house that needs to store extra furniture, baby-related items or tools, self storage in Chicago can help you keep your home uncluttered.

How self storage helps college students

There are 64 colleges and universities in Chicago. When you're a student in Chicago – whether international or not – self storage can come to the rescue during the summer months when you need a place to keep your apartment or dorm belongings until the next term resumes in the fall. This way, students don't have to move their belongings home during this time.

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Find the Ideal Storage Unit Near You at the Best Price by Browsing the Largest Selection of Listings Online on StorageCafe!

Are you looking to declutter your home and free up living space? You can now browse storage units near you that suit both your needs and your budget. StorageCafe listings include units of different sizes and prices and have a wide array of available amenities, so you don’t have to worry about your personal belongings. Here, you can easily look up storage facilities in your neighborhood or your ZIP code. Ideally, for easy access, you should try to find a unit within a 3-to-5-mile radius of your home. StorageCafe also makes it easy for you to explore storage listings in other cities, if you’re thinking about relocating, for example. Your perfect storage unit in Chicago, IL is now only a few clicks away!

The demographic data is from proprietary websites, Yardi Matrix and the 2021 American Community Survey (the latest U.S. Census Bureau release). No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information used for specific neighborhoods and/or ZIP Codes.

The following ZIP Codes are included in this demographic data: 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60626, 60628, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60629, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60642, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60656, 60657, 60659, 60660, 60661, 60706.