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Self Storage Tips

Choosing a Storage Facility or Storage Unit


If moving, do you want to pack and store items yourself or hire someone to do it for you?

If you value ease and saving time over saving money, you may want to hire professional movers who will come and pack up your belongings. All our storage specialists have worked closely with moving companies over the years and can suggest a professional and affordable mover to ensure that you are hiring a reputable and trusted company with your valuables.

Are the items you wish to store sensitive to cold, heat, moisture or dust?
If you are storing valuable items such as documents, furs, electronics, computer equipment, stereos or television sets you may want to opt for a climate-controlled unit. All of our chicagoland facilities currenttly offer climate controlled and dust-free units.

Will want to switch out the storage contents seasonally?
Often you will want to store your summer wardrobe or seasonal household items such as swimming pool equipment or patio furniture during the winter months. During the summer you may want to store your family’s skis, snowmobile, snow blower and shovels. Space may vary for these items and perhaps even the need for climate or dust control. Make sure that you consider all your possible needs before renting your unit.


Do you need to store large items such as cars, campers or other motorized vehicles?
Self storage can be a great option for storing vehicles. If needed, you can rent a climate-controlled unit to help preserve these items. You will want to be sure that you rent from one of our locations with Car Storage. We have a trusted and engaging staff to make sure all of our your valuables are kept in fantastic condition and well maintained.

Is the storage facility you chose secure?
Compare the safety and security features of facilities before renting. Ask if there are security cameras on the premises. Is the facility equipped with motion lights or otherwise well lit? Do they have onsite managers?  U-Stor-It has state of the art security and surveillance systems to ensure that all our customers valuables are kept in an extremely safe environment.

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