Brett Muldowney Thinks LifeStorage Is the Best!

Congratulations to Brett Muldowney of Affordable Duct Cleaning in Wrigleyville, who recently won the LifeStorage drawing for a FREE iPad. To enter the drawing, all he had to do was write a quick review of his LifeStorage experience on – how easy is that?!

iPad winnerHere’s what Brett wrote:

“I have been with this place for over 3 years and have been EXTREMELY satisfied, it’s a great location, right off the highway. The staff is so friendly and helpful, they will definitely go out of their way to help you! They not only can help with your storage needs they can also help with your moving needs as well, boxes, tape, bubble wrap, plastic wrap, etc. The facility is secure and climate controlled which is always a plus. I have had nothing but postitive experiences here and would highly reccomend the place to anyone!!

Brett has owned Affordable Duct Cleaning for 14 years, and about three years ago he was driving by the LifeStorage facility in Chicago-Wrigleyville, which is near his business. He needed some space for his tools and equipment, and he thought the facility looked clean and new, so he rented a 5’x5′ unit.

“The climate control is great, because the tools and equipment batteries are sensitive to cold and temperature extremes,” Brett says. “It’s so much better than keeping them in my garage. The service is also wonderful – the staff is really friendly. I’m over at LifeStorage almost every day early in the morning and am usually gone even before they open up the office. I love their hours and accessibility.”

Brett was very excited to win the iPad and plans to use it for both business and pleasure. “It’s not something I would have bought for myself,” he says, “but now that I have it, I’m definitely going to buy the next one that comes out. I brought it home and now my wife is claiming that it’s hers!”

To reach Brett or Affordable Duct Cleaning, give him a call at 847-934-0212.

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing, and watch for more LifeStorage giveaways in the future!

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Enter Our Video Contest and Win FREE Storage for a Year!

Hurry…it’s time to clean out and clean up before all the new holiday presents fill your house! If your collections, clothing, toys, business files or accumulation-crazy lifestyle have taken over your home, here’s your chance for change.

Now through December 21st, 2010, we’re taking video uploads of why you deserve free storage for a year.

Show LifeStorage why we should “Store your Stuff” and you could win a FREE 10’x10′ storage unit for a year! Yep, that’s right! A whole year of free storage. Just shoot your video and upload it to the wall on the LifeStorage page or send a link of your video to

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Purge, Purge, Purge…and Store, Store, Store

Just imagine all the things you can purge from your home, garage, or business with a free 10’x10′ storage unit:

•Old bank statements from 1987.

•The leaf blower you never use.

•Grandma’s antique chair.

•The old dog kennel.

•That wacky vase from Aunt Frannie (which might make a nice re-gift sometime, too).

•Your kids’ trampoline (they ain’t gonna use it in the winter!)

•That air hockey table that’s piled high with everyone’s junk

•The letters from your old girlfriend/boyfriend that you don’t want your new girlfriend/boyfriend to see

Make Yourself a Video Star

Grab your video camera and tell us in two minutes or less why you deserve a free year of storage. Managers from our 16 locations, as well as employees in our home office, will vote on the video that proves most deserving. Extra points for humor and creativity!

Grand Prize is storage for one calendar year in a 10′ x 10′ storage unit at one of our 16 locations in the greater Chicagoland area.


1. Upload your video to our Facebook page wall or email the link to us. By sending us the link, you are allowing us to load it on our YouTube channel, LifeStorageVideo, and our Facebook page.

2. Video must be no longer than 2 minutes.

3. No nudity, foul language or otherwise offensive content allowed.

4. Each video must start with an introduction that includes the name of the person, family, business or group entering to win, with contact information given at either the beginning or end of the video.

5. You must tag yourself (and anyone else featured) in the video once it’s uploaded, but first you must have their permission of participation to be in the video!


By participating in this video upload contest (“Contest”), each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against LifeStorage and its employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, managers, contractors, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Contest, or from the use of any prize. Only U.S. residents are eligible to participate.

In the news this week…sales of the wildly popular Apple iPad are expected to exceed 7.1 million in 2010. But you don’t have to buy one — just enter for a chance to win an iPad from LifeStorage, just in time for the holidays!

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Why Do We Love the iPad?

Like LifeStorage, Apple and the iPad are on the cutting edge of life in the 21st century. We love the iPad because it’s small and thin, like a notebook, but its touch screen is way bigger than our phone.

We can download and read millions of books, magazines, e-zines, and websites on the iPad (like the Kindle, but better). We can manage our music, our photos, and our websites on it. And we can download thousands of apps to let us do everything from monitoring Chicago traffic and tracking Chicago weather to taking a time out at work to play some Tetris (shhh…don’t tell anyone).

We can also take meeting notes on it, let our kids draw on it, and send e-mails to friends on it. And of course, we can keep our calendar on it. It’s a little slice of 21st-century heaven, and we want you to have one too.

You Can Win an iPad from LifeStorage!

There are two ways to win an iPad from LifeStorage. It’s easy!

1. If you’re already a LifeStorage tenant, post a review of the facility where you rent space on Google MapsYahoo! LocalYelp, and Merchant Circle. Let us know how much you love (or don’t love!) your storage unit, our climate controlled facilities, and all the amenities we provide! We want your honest feedback. Click here for directions on how to post reviews on above mentioned sites.

2. If you’re not a tenant, just stop by your nearest LifeStorage location and check the place out. Then post a review of your experience at the store. Was the store manager friendly? Did you feel at home in our self-storage facility? Honest feedback required.

3. Once completed make sure you send an e-mail to to confirm your e-mail address for the iPad drawing. Include in the subject line: “iPad Entry”.

Rules & Legal Stuff

Up to 4 chances to win an iPad per person. Avoid spam by posting only one review per LifeStorage location web site. Reviews posted before December 10, 2010 will be entered to win an iPad.  LifeStorage Centers, LLC. employees and their immediate family members are excluded from this drawing.  The winner will be contacted directly and also announced in our January Newsletter.