Storage Units in Chicago, IL – Uptown
Premium Uptown Storage Units
Located in the northeast corner of Uptown, Chicago, Safeguard Self Storage on North Sheridan Road provides affordable, convenient, state-of-the-art storage solutions to the citizens of Uptown and the neighborhoods within the community, including Buena Park, Sheridan Park, and Margate Park. You can find our facility at the intersection of North Sheridan Road and West Carmen Avenue and between Big Chicks and New Sam’s Food Mart.
Uptown Chicago Facility Features and Amenities
From residents to business owners and everyone in between, Safeguard offers industry-leading features to accommodate almost any storage need. Whether you need a place to store your things during a move or commercial storage for your overstock, our units on North Sheridan Street come in a variety of sizes to accommodate how much or little space you need. Our convenient ACH, credit card, and online payment options make it easy to pay for your unit without ever having to come by the office, while 24-hour access available upon request means you never have to rush to get the items you need.
Climate Controlled Units and Moving Materials Available
When you need climate controlled storage to protect weather- and temperature-sensitive items, such as wood furniture, electronics, and photos, look to our facility in Uptown to be your go-to solution. Our climate control units offer air-conditioning, heat, or a combination of the two to ensure your items are always at the optimal temperature. If you need boxes and packing supplies for your items or a dolly or moving cart to get your items into storage, we have those available, too!
Access and Security Features
Securing your items is important to you and it’s important to us, too. At our Uptown facility, we have implemented 24/7 security monitoring, so you always have peace of mind while your items are locked away in storage. Speaking of locked away, all our tenants have touchless computer access to the facility.
Reserve Your Chicago, IL, Unit on North Sheridan Road Today
When you need storage in Uptown, Chicago, our friendly staff at our North Sheridan Road facility is ready to help you find the right storage solution for you. With a large number of unit sizes to choose from and the ability to ship your items directly to the facility, moving your items into storage is a breeze!
Use our space estimator today to find the right unit for all your belongings. When you’re ready to organize and streamline your home or business, reserve your unit contact-free by going online and take advantage of our renting specials.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your Uptown facility open for business during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Yes, our Uptown storage facility has been identified as an essential business and we are ready to do our part to serve the storage needs of our community.
How have your business practices changed in response to the Coronavirus?
To help protect our customers and managers from the Coronavirus, we have implemented several new procedures inspired by social distancing—including contactless rentals, remote payments. and touchless access options. Based on the latest orders in Chicago, visitors are also encouraged to wear masks over their nose and mouth. We have also adopted new cleaning directives to sanitize heavy touch points such as door handles, cart handles, elevator buttons, and keypads on a regular basis.
Where can I find the latest information from Safeguard Self Storage on the COVID-19 outbreak?
Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for the most current information regarding the coronavirus and how Safeguard Self Storage is responding.
What size Uptown storage unit do I need?
There are several factors to consider when deciding what size storage space you will need. First, what is it that you will be storing? Is it just boxes, or will you need to store the entire contents of your home or apartment? If it is just a few boxes, you may only need a locker-sized storage unit.
Second, you need to consider how you will use the unit. Will you need to visit the storage unit often to retrieve things, or will you place the items in storage and not go back again until you are ready to remove your things? If you will be visiting often, you’ll want to leave an aisle so you can get to the items you need to get to. If you don’t plan on going into the unit very often, then you can pack your items tighter and maximize your space.
Finally, will you be storing furniture and clothing, or will it be the tools you need for your job? Furniture storage, clothing, antiques, paper items, and household goods should always be stored in a temperature-controlled environment. Review our space estimator to calculate the amount of space required for your specific storage situation.
What features does your Chicago storage facility offer?
Our Chicago facility in Uptown features a drive-in loading area, heated and air-conditioned units, computer-controlled access, digital video recording, facility-wide intercom system, highly qualified and trained solutions staff, carts and dollies, boxes and packing supplies, ACH and credit card payment plans, and tools that allow you to rent and pay online.
Does your Uptown storage facility have room for vehicles?
No, this Safeguard Self Storage location does not have storage for vehicles, but our nearby location at 4534 West North Avenue in Chicago's Hermosa neighborhood has storage garages for vehicle storage. The vehicle height cannot exceed 6.5 feet, as the door openings are approximately 6.5 feet high. If you have a larger vehicle or are looking for outdoor vehicle storage, our location at 9800 South Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview has outdoor parking spaces in a completely enclosed, well-lit parking lot. Access to this area is computer controlled, which limits entry to only our customers who have rented spaces in this area.
Why is a climate controlled storage unit in Chicago important?
All the storage units inside our Uptown facility are air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. They are designed to store your climate-sensitive items, such as documents, leather goods (like furniture or clothing), antique wooden objects, family photos, or sensitive electronics. Weather fluctuations outdoors will not affect your items, as the temperature inside the building is controlled.
What is the minimum number of months I can rent?
Generally, there is no minimum length of stay. Rental agreements are month-to-month, so there’s no commitment to stay longer than you need to.
Do I need a reservation, or can I just walk in and rent a space?
Yes, customers can just walk in and rent a storage space at our Uptown facility, although it is always good to call ahead to make sure the storage unit you need is available. While we have a wide variety of storage unit sizes in our facility, there are times when our most popular sizes fill up. Even if that is the case, we will do our best to find the ideal solution for your storage needs.
What is 24-hour access?
24-hour access is a service we provide to our business customers that need to access their storage unit(s) at any time. Please contact our store team above for more information.
What security features does your Chicago storage facility offer?
This facility is equipped with computer-controlled access to the building and storage area and motion-sensitive digital surveillance cameras throughout the facility.
How wide are your Uptown storage unit doors?
There are two standard storage unit doors, the swing door and the roll-up door. Most of the smaller units—such as lockers that range from 5x5 to5x10—will have either swing doors or roll-up doors, which both have about a 3-foot opening. For larger units—such as 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and bigger—they will have roll-up doors that have about an 8-foot opening.
Do your Chicago storage units have electrical outlets?
Storage units are not built with electrical outlets, but that doesn’t mean one can’t be added based on your needs. After you pay for installing the outlet, electricity can be provided to your storage space for a small monthly fee. Just remember, storage spaces are for storing items, not for conducting work or business. Reach out to our store team above for more information.
How tall are your Uptown storage units?
Our walk-in storage spaces are about 8-feet tall, with the door opening about 6.5-feet high. If available, locker storage units are approximately 4-feet tall, with the door opening about 2.5- to 3-feet high.
What landmarks or neighborhoods are near your Uptown storage facility?
- West Edgewater
- Harry S. Truman Community College
- St. Augustine College
- Chicago Urban Skills Institute
- Buttercup Park
- Margate Park
- Puptown Dog Park
- Clarendon Park
- Chase Park
- Winnemac Park
- Wells Park
- Carmen Playlot Park
- Gooseberry Playlot Park
- Mariano’s Fresh Market
- Divvy Station
- Montrose Harbor
- Montrose Beach
- Foster Beach
- Weiss Memorial Hospital
- Thorek Memorial Hospital
- Graceland Cemetery
- Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club