Military Storage Unit Rental Guide & Discounts

Posted on: July 28, 2020 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage July 28, 2020

From relocation to deployment, we understand that being in the military is never easy. Millions of active military are required to relocate every couple of years, but where do they keep all of their belongings? Military storage is necessary if you’re being deployed overseas or relocated to a military base across the state. If you’re moving overseas, you won’t be able to take all of your furniture, cars, and other personal belongings with you.

Since a majority of storage units are rented by active military duty, it is important to consider the necessary key features in military storage to keep your items secure. Lighthouse Self Storage is here to help make the transition of moving easier on you. Follow our guide to military storage for a stress-free move.

What kind of security features should the storage facility have?

It’s important to find a storage facility with safety and security measures. While you’re away from home, you don’t need to be worrying about your belongings. Lighthouse Self Storage facilities feature the finest in storage security and monitoring to help give you peace of mind when you are away from your items.

What size storage unit do I need?

The size of your storage unit depends on whether you’re storing a few items or the contents of an entire house. If you’re moving overseas, you will need to leave a majority of your belongings behind. If you’re stationed at a military base in the country, you may be able to take most of your items with you. You can always find a storage unit near your military base.

Here’s an idea of what type of items fit inside a variety of storage unit sizes:

  • 5×5 – The size of a small closet: Fits a small mattress set and a few boxes (this is good for storing a few items near your military base)
  • 10×10 Half of the size of a standard car garage: Fits the contents of 2 full bedrooms
  • 10×20The size of a standard car garage: Fits the contents of a multi-bedroom home (couch, fridge, washer/dryer, dining room set, and more)
  • 10×30The size of a standard one and a half car garage: Fits the contents of a fully furnished 3 to 5 bedroom home

If you’re still unsure about which size is best for your storage needs, check out our size guide to estimate how much space you need.

Do I need a climate-controlled unit?

Climate-controlled storage is necessary for storing valuable or heat sensitive items. It’s important to protect your belongings with climate-controlled storage because a lot of materials are prone to damage from heat or humidity. Our temperature controlled storage units are subterranean to help control the climate within your storage unit. For more information about items that need to be stored in a climate-controlled unit, check out our guide here.

Do I need vehicle storage?

If you’re being deployed, you may not be able to take your car with you to another country. You won’t be able to drive your car anyways if you aren’t a licensed driver in that country. Keep your vehicle safe and secure at home with vehicle storage. Lighthouse Self Storage offers secure storage options for cars, boats, and RVs.

How can I make payments?

You can make monthly credit card payments with Lighthouse Self Storage. When you’re abroad, the last thing you want to worry about is making sure to pay your monthly rent on time.  If you need an auto payment plan, please ask a manager at your storage facility to set up Auto Pay. With Auto Pay, you won’t have to worry about missing any payments.

Does Lighthouse Self Storage offer military discounts?

Lighthouse Self Storage is proud to offer a discount on monthly rates for active military. All you have to is show your military ID to verify. Find a storage unit near your military base today!

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