First of all, if you are one of the nearly 1.29 million Americans serving in the military, thank you.
Leaving home for long periods of time is just one of the many sacrifices you make to keep the rest of us safe. Of course, when you head out on a long-term deployment, paying rent at your apartment just to store your furniture and personal items for a few months doesn’t make sense.
We are proud to offer men and women in the military storage options that are a more economical way of storing your stuff. Check out these tips below to make the most of your storage unit.
1. Choose Your Size Unit
Carefully consider the size unit that you need. Renting one that is too small obviously won’t work and renting one that is too large is a waste of money. Even just a few dollars a month will add up quickly when you’ll be gone for a year or more.
To give you an idea, a 10’x10′ unit is a good size for a one-bedroom apartment. It’s surprising how much stuff can fit into a small space when it’s not spread out. For a two-bedroom apartment, you may want to choose a 10’x15′ space. For a larger house, you should opt for a 10’x20′ unit.
2. Climate Control
It’s hot and humid here in Hawaii and that type of weather can wreak havoc on wooden furniture, electronic devices, and other items. For this reason, you should look for a unit that is climate controlled.
3. Consider Your Return
When you come back from deployment, you’ll be tired and the last thing you want to do is haul your belongings all over the place. If you know your return destination, it’s a good idea to store your items near there rather than near your departing point.
4. Security Concerns
Make sure that the company you choose maintains security as a high priority. The last thing you want is to return to find out that someone broke into your unit and cleared it out while you were gone.
At the very least, the facility should have an alarm system, security cameras and perimeter fencing. Restricted access is also a good idea to ensure that the wrong people don’t have easy access to the units.
Consider using a long-term storage vault. Access is more limited but you won’t be needing to get into the unit while you’re away so it’s a great option for military clients.
Your Best Military Storage Options
Here in Hawaii, the military base and the servicemen and women who live there are an important part of our community.
We do our part to support them by offering safe, secure military storage options for their belongings when they go out on deployment. The last thing they should have to worry about is their stuff getting ruined while they’re gone.
Contact us today to get a quote and learn all about our long-term storage options!