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Elgin Self Storage Units and Mini Storage in Elgin, Illinois

Elgin, IL Self Storage: FAQ

Where can I book the biggest deals on self-storage units in Elgin, Illinois?

Just as real estate prices do, storage prices can change from one block in Elgin to the next. The cheapest place for storage in Elgin is within the 73538 ZIP code, where prices average $51.00 a month. Elgin's highest-priced place for storage lies within the 60123 ZIP code, where storage rental rates are an average $129.04 a month.

How much does the typical storage unit in Elgin cost?

You'll have a hard time telling a good price on storage from a great price when you're unfamiliar with how much self storage in Elgin typically costs to begin with. Past experience booking storage in other cities can be misleading, as average prices will be totally different in other cities--even other cities in IL. Which is why, in order to ensure that you go into your storage search as well informed as possible, we've gone ahead and processed the data for you.

On average, a self storage unit in Elgin will rent for $89.99 a month. That's roughly $1079.88 a year, for those of you whose need for storage is of a lengthier nature. Don't, however, put too much weight on that number, as it does not discriminate by unit size. The price gap between the smallest unit sizes and the largest can be very significant. The standard sizes of storage units available in Elgin include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average rental rates for each size of storage unit found in Elgin are:

Storage Unit SizeAverage Price in Elgin, IL
5x5$38.31
5x10$76.57
10x10$116.26
10x15$150.2
10x20$187.84
10x30$259

Is self storage in Elgin expensive?

Some of the most successful storage finds occur when the storage seeker includes nearby towns, suburbs, and neighborhoods in their search. If you're searching for the cheapest storage unit out there, a good rule of thumb is to look farther abroad than you originally set out to. You might have to spend more on gas getting out to that unit, but the savings you'll be building up could totally compensate for that. However, if self-storage (often called mini storage or public self storage) in Elgin is relatively cheap for the area then searching farther afield might do little good. So how do prices in Elgin stack up to the rest of the state?

An average price of $89.99 a month for a storage unit makes Elgin the 36th most expensive city in Illinois for self-storage, while Illinois itself is the 12th most expensive state. To give you a better idea of what this means, Elgin's average price is $5.63 more than the state average of $84.36.

While average prices will give you a good idea of how much you should expect to spend, they don't necessarily tell us if storage is relatively affordable in that city. To give you a better idea of affordability, we've created a 'relative price' scale that estimates how expensive storage is for median income earners in that state. In Illinois, the median income is $51,483.00 a year, which would make the average $89.99 unit in Elgin cost 2.1% of a median earner's monthly income. When we compare this storage price as a percent of the local median income to other cities in Illinois, we find that it ranks in the 69th percentile, making it a moderately expensive place to rent storage.

If we measure according to the national scale and compare it to cities across the country, self-storage rates in Elgin are still somewhat expensive, ranking at the 71st percentile in terms of relative expense. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $17.84 more than that for self storage in Elgin.

How many self storage facilities are operating in the Elgin, IL area?

Finding storage is a game of numbers, and one important number is that of the amount of storage facilities in your city. More facilities bring more options, so the odds of finding the perfect unit increase as the number of facilities in your area does. When it comes to the number of facilities operating in Elgin, how many options are available?

Based on our data, we estimate that there are about 13 storage facilities doing business in the Elgin, IL area. Other Illinois cities have an average of 5 facilities on our network, 8 less than Elgin, which leads us to conclude that Elgin offers a moderately-high number of facilities. Indeed, Elgin ranks as the 4th city out of the 119 cities on our network in Illinois in terms of number of storage facilities, accounting for a whopping 2.23% of facilities in the state. When compared against the national average of 9 storage facilities in each city, Elgin still offers a full 4 more than the average.

Of course, simply comparing cities irrespective of their various populations tells us very little about these cities, even when we're comparing Elgin to other cities in Illinois. Approximately 107,519 people live in Elgin, IL. Is that a large population for a city with 13 self-storage facilities, or a small one? On average, cities with populations of 100,000 to 250,000 have 18 storage facilities listed on our network, which means that Elgin, with 5 fewer facilities, has a slightly-low amount of storage space for a city its size. Elgin's below average number of facilities seems to be confirmed when we look at the actual per capita number of facilities. When compared with cities nationwide, Elgin ranks in the 32nd percentile for storage facilities per inhabitant, which means that, comparatively, Elgin is somewhat-low on storage space for its 107,519 residents. Perhaps if we only compare Elgin to other cities in Illinois it might appear to have more storage space? Unfortunately, even by that measure it does seem as if Elgin offers relatively little space, as it places in the 47th percentile for per capita storage facilities in Illinois.

The fact that Elgin is growing, and doing so at a rapid rate, also bears mentioning in our discussion of storage facilities per person. The US Census reports that Elgin saw 13.2% more people move there in the first decade of this century, 9.9% more than the 3.3% population that Illinois saw altogether. Elgin's high rate of growth, plus its low level of self-storage facilities per person, could cause demand for a storage unit, and possibly storage prices, to be extremely high.

Are self storage prices in Elgin, IL lower in certain seasons? Should I book my unit in the spring, summer, fall or winter to get the best deal?

Rental rates on self storage units can change significantly from one month to the next over the course of the year, climbing higher or diving lower depending on the season. The high season typically begins in April or May and lasts till August or September, with prices dropping back down to their lowest in the late fall and winter. The single busiest day of the high season is typically National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday' by storage facility operators for the amount of activity they see that day, which is the day after Memorial Day. College students looking for a place to keep their things during the summer holiday can also have an effect on high season prices, pushing up prices on smaller units in particular, which is something to keep in mind if you live in a college town.

Elgin self storage prices on average change very little throughout the year relative to other cities, making seasonal price changes less of a worry for renters. Even so, it's often a good idea to book at the lowest price and then lock in that rate with the facility. Those looking for self storage in Elgin will find the lowest prices in September, with its average price of $48. April, however, is the most expensive month, averaging $106.49.

THE BOTTOM LINE ON ELGIN SELF STORAGE:

Trying to locate a very affordable self storage unit in Elgin, IL? September is the best month to find cheap storage, while your storage search will be most successful if you look in the 73538 ZIP code. Do your best to avoid searching in April, when unit prices reach their apex, and be attentive to the fact that the 60123 area has the steepest prices.

Elgin, IL self storage typically costs between $31 and $194 a month. Storage is currently in stock.

If you’re considering buying/selling a home instead of renting, it’s crucial to find a storage unit that will last you through the purchase or sale process. Especially when, according to Zillow, Elgin had an average home value of $149,900 which in the past year is up 0.082%.

SelfStorage.com Renters' Score

Review of Elgin Self Storage
Overall Average: 4.4 out of 5
Average Value: 4.0 out of 5
Average Time Spent on Paperwork: 3.7 out of 5
Average Security: 3.9 out of 5
Average Service: 4.5 out of 5
Average Cleanliness: 4.3 out of 5
Based on 77 reviews
The SelfStorage Renters' Score provides a review of Elgin Self Storage facilities based on the feedback from the community of online renters. Be sure to read renters' reviews of individual facilities before you book.
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Mini U Storage - Elgin

Elgin, IL 60123
2.6 miles away
5x10 Unit
1st month's rent 50% off. Free Truck rental period, $30 Value. RESERVATION HELD FOR 7 DAYS. photo of Mini U Storage - Elgin1
4.5 out of 5 stars
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StorageMart - Rt 59 & Lake Street

Elgin, IL 60124
4.7 miles away
5x5 Unit
99% Off First Month's Rent photo of StorageMart - Rt 59 & Lake Street2
4.5 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

Streamwood, IL 60107
6.9 miles away
5x5 Unit
15% Off and Half Off First Month photo of CubeSmart Self Storage3
3.5 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

West Chicago, IL 60185
9.3 miles away
5x5 Unit
15% Off and Half Off First Month photo of CubeSmart Self Storage4
3.5 out of 5 stars
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Mini U Storage - Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale, IL 60108
11.4 miles away
5x7 Unit
50% off 1st Month! Free truck rental period ($30 value). RESERVATIONS HELD 7 DAYS. photo of Mini U Storage - Bloomingdale5
4.5 out of 5 stars
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LifeStorage of Elgin

Elgin, IL 60123
2.3 miles away
2x2 Locker
15% OFF 3 Months Rent photo of LifeStorage of Elgin6
5 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

Hanover Park, IL 60133
10.4 miles away
5x15 Unit
15% Off and Half Off First Month photo of CubeSmart Self Storage7
4 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

Bartlett, IL 60103
6.9 miles away
10x20 Unit
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5 out of 5 stars
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Simply Storage - Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
6.9 miles away
5x5 Unit
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5 out of 5 stars
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U-STOR-IT Streamwood

Streamwood, IL 60107
5.5 miles away
5x5 Unit
$1 1st Month rent Special New Customers(does not include insurance or admin fee) photo of U-STOR-IT Streamwood10
5 out of 5 stars
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Superior Self Storage, Inc

EAST DUNDEE, IL 60118
3.7 miles away
5x5 Unit
Pay for 3 months at time of rental and pay just $95.99!!! photo of Superior Self Storage, Inc11
5 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

Schaumburg, IL 60193
8.5 miles away
5x5 Locker
15% Off and First Month Free photo of CubeSmart Self Storage12 Check Availability

Metro Self Storage - Batavia

Batavia, IL 60510
12.5 miles away
10x30 Unit
First Month $1.00 photo of Metro Self Storage - Batavia13
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Simply Storage - Randall Road/St Charles

St. Charles, IL 60174
8.9 miles away
10x30 Unit
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4 out of 5 stars
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LifeStorage of Carpentersville

Carpentersville, IL 60110
6.5 miles away
5x5 Unit
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Next Door Self Storage - Algonquin, IL

Algonquin, IL 60102
8.3 miles away
5x10 Unit
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Uncle Bob's Self Storage - St. Charles - 2625 East Main Street

St. Charles, IL 60174
8.2 miles away
5x5 Unit
Pay the remaining days this month, next month Free! photo of Uncle Bob's Self Storage - St. Charles - 2625 East Main Street17 Check Availability

LifeStorage of Algonquin

Algonquin, IL 60102
9.8 miles away
5x5 Unit
Rent Selected Storage Units at 50% Off Rate for Your 1st Month! photo of LifeStorage of Algonquin18
5 out of 5 stars
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U-STOR-IT Carol Stream

Carol Stream, IL 60188
12.7 miles away
5x10 Unit
$1 1st Month's Rent w/ pre-pay of 2nd month New Customers(Does not include insurance and admin fee) photo of U-STOR-IT Carol Stream19
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Metro Self Storage - West Chicago

West Chicago, IL 60185
12.7 miles away
10x15 Unit
First Month $1.00 photo of Metro Self Storage - West Chicago20
4.5 out of 5 stars
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