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Using Military Storage During Deployment

Posted: August 24, 2023
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When you’re in the military, moving is a common occurrence. Whether you get deployed overseas, move to another station, or have a PCS move, military members and their families are constantly on the move.

What happens if you need to move, and you need military storage short term or possibly long term? You’ll need to find a trustworthy military storage place to store your belongings. Even when you find a military storage place to store your items, you might need help moving your belongings.

That’s where U-Haul and Moving Help® can assist you. U-Haul offers various storage unit sizes, and Moving Help has moving labor providers who can help you load or unload your items for your military storage unit.

Why Choose a Storage Unit Over the Place You Rent?

You’ll want to choose a military storage unit over the place you rent because rent and your utilities will be more expensive than a military storage place. Plus, you’ll save money because you’re renting a unit and won’t have to worry about the extra utilities that come when renting your home.

While you could sublease your place, you’d still have to trust someone to not break, damage, or steal your items. With a military storage unit, you’ll have strict access to your own military storage place, and random strangers won’t have access to your belongings.

What Makes Storage a Great Choice?

If you choose a storage unit, you have the option to find a place that has climate-controlled storage units for your military storage. Some places have great security systems to keep your belongings safe whereas other places don’t have great security to keep your items safe.

You’ll also have plenty of time to access your military storage place when you need to unload or load items into your military storage unit. Having a storage unit will help you prepare for a PCS move. If you have a PCS move involving pets, and your pet has many items, storage is a good option as well.

Why Should I Use U-Haul Storage Units?

You should use a U-Haul storage unit for your military storage needs because U-Haul offers climate-controlled storage and outdoor/drive-up storage. Additionally, U-Haul offers vehicle storage for your car, motorcycle, boat, or RV, which is crucial when you might not have a place to keep your vehicles when you’re deployed overseas.

U-Haul also has three storage unit sizes, which range from small, medium, and large. The sizes are 5 x 5 up to 5 x 10 for small storage units, 5 x 15 up to 10 x 15 for medium storage units, and 10 x 20 and up for large storage units. You’ll always have enough room for your needs.

If you’re unsure about what military storage unit size you might need, you can check out U-Haul’s guide for storage unit size for help.

Additional U-Haul Storage Unit Benefits

Some other benefits that come with renting a U-Haul storage unit include: 

  • No admin or deposit fees 
  • Online account management 
  • Auto pay and online payment 
  • Tenant insurance options 
  • Pay month to month 
  • Rent now/online move-in 
  • State of the art security systems 

The auto pay option is beneficial for military members because you can set up your online account to pay for your military storage place automatically while not having to worry about it when you’re deployed.

If you want a more portable option besides a U-Haul storage unit, you may want to consider looking into a U-Box storage container.

How Can Moving Help Assist Me?

Moving Help can assist you with your military storage place needs by having Service Providers load or unload your military storage unit for you. Moving Help has plenty of Service Providers on the Moving Help Marketplace who are experts with plenty of experience in getting the most use out of your military storage unit when carefully loading or unloading your items.

Simplify Deployment with U-Haul Storage and Moving Help

When trying to figure out where you’ll store your belongings before your next deployment, check out U-Haul storage and Moving Help.

We can help take care of your military storage unit needs. Moving Help moving labor providers can carefully unload or load your items at your military storage place quickly and efficiently. You’ll see many benefits between using U-Haul and Moving Help that’ll make your process easier.