Chicago self-storage provider LifeStorage is hosting a garage sale event and move-in special at its Mokena, Ill., location Oct. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event was requested by current Mokena customers after noticing similar events at many of the 17 LifeStorage locations. Store Managers Kelly Butt and Corey Tolbert were happy to oblige their existing customers and hope the addition of the move-in special will create new business.
“Many of our customers have an overflow of items and were looking to do a little fall cleaning. After they read a LifeStorage blog and saw some of our sister locations holding garage sales, we received multiple requests to hold our own,” Butt said. “We have such supportive customers, we were happy to. It's a chance for renters to sell any items they don't want or need anymore and for shoppers to find some good deals.”
The move-in special is a two-day-only event coinciding with the garage sale. All 10-by-10 climate-controlled units will be available at a flat rate of $22 for the month of October. The following month is rent-free. In December, the rental fees return to street rates.
“The move-in special is our way of introducing LifeStorage's storage solutions to a new audience. The price is pretty hard to beat, and all of us at LifeStorage Mokena feel it will be a success,” Tolbert said.
This is LifeStorage-Mokena’s inaugural community event since becoming a LifeStorage in April. If the garage sale event is successful, it could become an annual occurrence, Butt said.
“We are happy to try new things and events that build community awareness for our location. The garage sale is the first of, hopefully, many events we'll hold, and the move-in special is the perfect initiation for new customers,” Butt said. “With the customers' support, we're working together to make the Mokena location the best it can be.”