Moving and being sent on deployment is a part of daily life for military personnel and their families. Military families can relocate every two years, which is 2.5 times more often than civilian families. Military personnel can be deployed or moved all over the world to over 900 bases in 150 countries worldwide. These assignments can happen on short notice requiring the military members and their families to have to quickly put together a moving or deployment plan therefore, military families learn to easily adapt and plan for any situation.
Military deployments can last anywhere from 6 months to over a year. If they are for over a year, it is a good idea for the soldiers without families to store their personal items into a self storage unit during their time away. Storing items in a self storage unit is a safe and economically viable option for military personnel during deployments or relocations. In fact, active military members rent up to 95% of available storage near U. S. military bases. Military families can use self storage as a place to store items if they know that there is going to be frequent moves or if the housing in a new assignment will be much smaller than a past home. Many self storage facilities, including Stop N Stor, offer military discounts to active duty military personnel.
The most important thing a solider needs to worry about when renting a storage unit during deployment is deciding what items they will need to take with them during the assignment and what items can stay in storage. Storage units are great to place furniture, electronics and appliances. If you have to store an entire home or apartment, it might be a good idea to invest in a climate controlled storage unit to protect your items over long-term storage. Placing a car in self storage during deployment is also a great idea. With the proper pre-storage preparations, the car will be ready for use when the soldier returns home. Soldiers can have peace of mind knowing that their items are protected by state-of-the-art security systems including video cameras, fencing and personalized gate and storage unit access.
Stop N Stor has storage facilities in Hinesville, Georgia near Ft. Stewart, and facilities in the Savannah Area near Hunter Air Field. Ft. Stewart is the home of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division and the largest military base east of the Mississippi River. The base is over 280,000 acres covering portions of five counties including Liberty, Long, Tattnall, Evans and Bryan. There are over 21,000 soldiers and 29,500 family members currently stationed at Ft. Stewart and Hunter Air Field. In March, over 3,000 soldiers from Ft. Stewart were deployed to different countries in Europe to train with NATO allies. Ft Stewart provides informational services to the service members and their families to help during times of relocation or deployment.
The self storage industry supports many different aspects of military life from sending essential gift boxes to supporting our wounded heroes. Stop N Stor is proud of our continued support of Wounded Warrior Outdoors, a non-profit organization that gives therapeutic outdoor adventures to wounded, but active duty service men and women.
Thank you to every member of the military past and present who have fought for and defended our freedoms! Remember to stop at Stop N Stor for all of your storage needs. We can help during times of deployment, moving or just decluttering your home.