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Self Storage for Military Service Members

For anyone, moving is a stressful and difficult feat. For military members, this stress can be compounded by strict timelines and orders from above. When a service member is deployed or transferred to another base, they need to pack up and leave at a moment’s notice. Thankfully, there are storage facilities that offer help and discounts to military personnel to ease the burden.

Deployment Storage

Getting a deployment order is a highly emotional moment. There are lots of logistical questions and tasks to be done during a time crunch. If a service member is living alone or renting a place, it probably will not make financial sense to pay every month to hold on to the apartment. But what are the other options?

Rather than paying hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars each month to store your belongings in an apartment, you can easily rent a storage unit. While this will require some extra work to move out of the apartment or house you are renting, the benefits far exceed this inconvenience. 


First of all, storage units are secured. Barber Valley Self Storage units are fully fenced with code-only access, as well as security cameras and locks on all units. When deployed, the last thing you should need to worry about is whether or not your belongings are safe. By putting them in a storage unit, you will have the peace of mind that everything is protected. 

Climate Control

When living in a place that has significant temperature fluctuation, it is vital to ensure that your belongings are protected against the elements. With deployments generally being at least six months, it is more than likely that you will be gone for more than one season. With this temperature variance, it’s important to give your items a location with a consistent temperature. At Barber Valley, there are climate-controlled units that will protect against heat variation or moisture damage


While deployed, paying over a thousand dollars monthly to keep an apartment can be frustrating. Moving your belongings into storage can be a way more cost-effective plan. Barber Valley offers a variety of sizes and pricing options, all of which are affordable. If you are looking to save money and have peace of mind that your belongings are safe and secure, a storage unit will be the way to go. 

Active Duty Storage

Another time that military service members will need storage is during a transfer. If you are moving from base to base, you might not have a lot of time to pack your things and find a new place to live in a city you may not have ever been to. A storage unit is a great way to buy yourself some extra time and save yourself a headache.

Why Do I Need Storage During a Transfer?

Moving out of one apartment or house and into another can seem simple. You sell your house or terminate your lease, you find a new place to live, you rent a moving truck, and move your things from one place to the next. However, when you are an active duty military member, there are some other issues to consider that might be made easier with a storage unit.

Lack of Space

Getting transferred to a new base can pose some issues when it comes to moving. If you are moving from a rural area to a more populated city, the size of your home might vary drastically. Because the new house might be significantly smaller than your old house, you may need to get a small storage unit to hold some items. There are always things that you don’t need daily, but you also don’t want to get rid of them permanently. For example, if you’re moving during summer, you can store your winter clothes, Christmas decorations, or other winter items. 

Time Crunch

A transfer to a new base can happen quickly. If you need to be out of your current residence quickly, it will be more cost-effective to move your belongings into a storage unit for a month, than it will to extend a lease or leave your belongings on a truck. Additionally, it can sometimes be difficult to find a new home. If you are moving to a city you’ve never been to, or if there is a fluctuation in the housing market, finding a place to live could take more time than anticipated. In this case, you could rent a storage unit for a month or two to give yourself some time to house hunt. This way, you are free to look at multiple different residences, rather than settling for the first one because you desperately need a place to put your belongings. 

Who Can Help Me?

If you are relocating into or out of the Treasure Valley, Barber Valley Self Storage is here to help! We proudly offer a discount to military members and have a wide variety of storage options. If you have any questions or need help in your moving process, contact Barber Valley Self Storage today.