Serving in the U.S. military is one of the most honorable and noble acts that an American citizen can perform. But military service also has its downsides, and for many members of the military and their families, one of these downsides is having to move frequently. While frequent relocations are part of the job—and part of the adventure—military self storage can help make your next move a little easier on you and your family, whether it’s for basic training, more specialized training, your first duty assignment, or a Permanent Change of Station (PCS).
May 15 through August 31 is the peak move season for the military each year. That’s because kids are typically out of school, and the powers that be have found that moving during this time of year is less disruptive for military families. However, a Permanent Change of Station can happen at any time, and it means relocating to anywhere in the U.S. or overseas. Most PCS moves are at least 50 miles away from your current station.
To make these frequent moves as easy as possible on you and your family, it helps to have a “pack-out” plan that the whole family can follow. This starts with planning and having your supplies already in place before the order comes in. Understanding how military self storage can help store anything you don’t need (or want) to move as well as anything that’s over the weight restriction on PCS moves can also be a big advantage.
Success in the field comes from knowing and using the right tactics, and that’s true when it comes to military moves, too. When you’re putting your moving plan together, it’s important to have a few things ready in advance, rather than waiting until just before the pack-out date. You should know what you’ll do in the event of a PCS or other move before the order comes down. Know what repairs or cleaning tasks will need to be completed, and have your supplies ready. Keep your house and belongings organized so that it’s easy to get things into boxes and get those boxes where they need to go when you get to your new home. Many military families learn to get rid of unnecessary belongings (or put them into military self storage) so that they move only what needs to be moved and nothing more.
As you and your family undertake more moves, you’ll learn what works best for you and what doesn’t. Any tips you pick up should be written down in your pack-out plan folder and kept with your moving supplies so they’re easily accessible.
The first time we moved out of our parents’ house or left the dorms after college, we probably just got a bunch of boxes from a nearby retail store to pack up our stuff. That isn’t the best way to go about moving, however, especially when you’re moving a whole family or will have to be moving frequently. Getting the right moving supplies helps ensure that your stuff gets where it’s going safe and sound and that it’s easy to find and unpack once you get there.
Fortunately, you can get everything you need to plan a successful move at your friendly neighborhood self storage in Lawton, OK. At Storage ‘R’ Us, we’ve got all the moving supplies you need, from boxes and tape to markers and bubble wrap. Better still, we’ve also got all-in-one moving kits, which include everything you need to pack and move a single room or a whole apartment in one convenient package. Whether you just need a few boxes to pack up the bathroom or lots more to knock out everything in the kitchen, such as dish barrels, packing paper, and a plastic tape gun, we’ve got a package that will get you everything you need. We even have stuff you might not have thought of, such as mattress protectors or a mirror box.
Packing is one thing, but once everything is boxed up and ready to go, you need some way to get it where it’s going, whether that’s the other side of the state or the other side of the country. Many military families opt for a Personally Procured Move (PPM), which lets them handle the packing and transportation of their own stuff, rather than hiring a moving company with the military often repaying a large percentage of the bill.
If you’re looking at a PPM for your next move, Storage ‘R’ Us self storage near Ft. Sill has a great deal that can help make your PPM a breeze—and affordable to boot! Thanks to our deal with PENSKE Truck Rental, you can get up to 20% off your next moving truck rental, along with free unlimited mileage and other perks. Just stop by the nearest Storage ‘R’ Us self storage in Lawton and ask one of our friendly staff members about our PENSKE Truck Rental deals for military personnel and their families!
At Storage ‘R’ Us, we’re proud to serve the men and women who serve in our armed forces. With three locations offering self storage in Lawton, we’re well-equipped to provide storage solutions for those who are stationed at Ft. Sill and other nearby bases such as Altus Air Force Base, Vance Air Force Base, the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, and Tinker Air Force Base.
So if you need military self storage near Ft. Sill or any of the other bases we mentioned, come to one of our handy locations on East Gore Blvd., Cache Road, or Rogers Lane. Our helpful staff will be happy to answer any questions you might have about military self storage in Lawton or your next move. While you’re at it, ask us about insurance to help protect your belongings in the event of natural disasters such as tornadoes or floods.
There are as many reasons why people turn to vehicle storage in Oklahoma as there are vehicles stored at our many locations. Some people need an auto storage space to store long-term project cars while they’re working on them, or classic cars that they don’t often drive. Some people have work trucks or other equipment that they only use for part of the year, while others need a place to keep ATVs, motorcycles, RVs, boats, and other specialty vehicles during the off-season, especially since many homeowners’ associations have rules against parking RVs or boats in your back yard or driveway.
Vehicle storage can also be a good way to free up space in your garage, or to protect RVs, boats, classic cars, and more from weather damage such as hail, ice, and scorching heat. Here in Oklahoma, we’re no strangers to all of the above. Whatever your reasons for turning to auto storage in Oklahoma, there are things you should know before you bring your car, boat, motorcycle, or RV in for vehicle storage. Fortunately, we’ve got the answers you’re looking for:
There are steps that you can take to help prepare just about anything for long-term storage so that it’s as good-as-new (or good as it was when you left it, anyway) and ready to go when you need it. That goes double for auto storage. After all, vehicles are complex machines made up of metal and rubber and vinyl. There’s a lot that goes into keeping your car, boat, or RV running smoothly, and all of that should be taken into account before you drop it off for vehicle storage in Oklahoma.
Take your car in for a tune-up before you bring it in for storage to make sure that everything is in good shape. Fill it up with gas to prevent condensation in gas tanks, and consider investing in a “battery maintainer” to help keep your battery in good shape if you’re going to be leaving your vehicle in storage for long periods without driving it. It’s also a good idea to take a few precautions to help keep critters out of your vehicle while it’s in storage. Make sure that your vehicle is nice and clean before you bring it in, and maybe stick a bit of steel wool in the tailpipe to discourage four-legged visitors from nesting in there.
Naturally! In fact, auto storage is a great solution for protecting a particularly sweet ride that you don’t take out on the road every day. The keys to using vehicle storage in Oklahoma for your classic car are simply to make sure that it’s well taken care of, visit it regularly, drive it now and again, and, of course, pick up some insurance to help cover it in the event of damage from a tornado or other natural disaster. It’s also important to make sure that you keep an up-to-date credit card on file to cover the month-to-month rent on your auto storage unit. After all, nobody wants to see their beloved 1957 convertible sold at a self-storage auction because they forgot to pay their bill.
Since RVs tend to be seasonal vehicles, auto storage can be a great solution for them during the off-season, especially if you don’t have space in your yard or driveway, or if your homeowners’ association has rules against boats or RVs. Of course, RVs need the same kind of prep as any other vehicle before they go into storage—not just under the hood, but in the cabin of the RV, as well. And it’s especially important to clean up any food crumbs or other things that might attract insects and animals, who often find parked RVs to be ideal lodgings.
The fact is, you can store all kinds of vehicles in auto storage, from RVs and boats to ATVs, work trucks, seasonal vehicles, and lots more. Here is just a partial list of what’s welcome in vehicle storage in Oklahoma:
The short answer is that gate hours are generally set by the self storage facility. At Storage ‘R’ Us in Oklahoma, gate hours are typically Monday through Sunday from 7am to 9pm. When choosing a vehicle storage solution in Oklahoma, your best bet is to talk with the on-site office manager at the facility that you’re interested in, identify what kind of access you think you need, and work together with the storage facility to make your decision.
When you put a car, boat, RV, or any other vehicle into storage, it’s a good idea to leave yourself a note somewhere that you’ll be sure to find it, reminding you of anything that you might need to do before you start it up and head out on the highway. Whether that’s putting the windshield wiper blades back on, taking the bit of steel wool out of the tailpipe, or reconnecting the battery, it’ll help you remember what steps need to be taken before you’re ready to hit the road. If your ride has been in vehicle storage in Oklahoma for a long time, it’s probably also a good idea to take it to your mechanic for a tune-up right away.
As long as you pay your bill, we’re happy to keep your vehicle in our auto storage facilities!
The answer varies from vehicle to vehicle, but if you think that it’s required, the option is certainly available! And if your vehicle is small enough to fit in a climate controlled unit, it’s often a good idea for helping to preserve your ride.
Security features vary by facility, but at Storage ‘R’ Us in Oklahoma the safety and security of all your belongings is one of our top priorities. That’s why all of our facilities boast fenced and walled perimeters with 24/7 digital video monitoring, gated access, and other security features to help protect everything on the premises, whether it’s in auto storage or a regular self storage unit. That said, even we can’t protect against natural disasters such as tornados, so it’s always a good idea to have insurance on anything particularly valuable that you might have in vehicle storage in Oklahoma.
Vehicle storage in Oklahoma is usually a secure and safe place to keep a vehicle that was probably a big investment. But, like with any big investment, things can happen, no matter how good the security. All the fences, walls, and cameras in the world won’t stop a tornado. That’s why it’s a good idea to take out additional insurance on any high-value items that you keep in self storage, whether that’s your grandmother’s antiques or your RV. While Oklahoma state law prohibits storage facilities from insuring the items that are stored on our premises, our helpful self storage staff can certainly offer advice on the best ways to find insurance to cover your auto storage.
Whatever kind of vehicle you’re looking to store, and whatever your reasons for storing it, there are plenty of options for vehicle storage in Oklahoma available from Storage ‘R’ Us. With locations offering vehicle storage in Lawton on East Gore Blvd and Rogers Lane, not to mention locations in Moore and Duncan, as well as covered and enclosed RV, boat, and vehicle storage in Newcastle, we’ve got your auto storage needs covered wherever you are.
Think about all the stuff you have in your home, driveway, or business. How much of it do you actually use every day, and how much of it is stuff that you only need part of the year and could be packed away or stored during the off-season? You probably won’t need that boat until the weather warms up in the summer. That snow blower isn’t going to see any action until January. Your hunting equipment has its season, as do your camping equipment and holiday décor. And all of these things are taking up valuable space while they wait for their season to arrive. Fortunately, self storage in Lawton, Oklahoma from Storage ‘R’ Us can help you store all your off-season stuff, and here are 7 ways we do it!
When people think of self storage in Oklahoma, they tend to picture individual storage units that can hold all your unused furniture or boxes of belongings that you don’t want cluttering up your attic and garage. And of course, self storage in Lawton has plenty of those available, in different sizes to accommodate most any need! What you may not have known is that many self storage facilities also offer self storage for autos, boats, and RVs. Sure, storing an RV or boat at home doesn’t cost anything, but it takes up an awful lot of space, and some HOA agreements prohibit storing large vehicles at your house. That’s where RV, boat, and specialty auto storage in Lawton can come in really handy!
When hunting season is over, it’s important to properly store your gear. After all, you spent a lot of money on it, so you don’t want it just lying in the bed of your truck or piled in a heap in the basement. The best thing to do is to get your gear properly cleaned up, repaired where necessary, and put away neatly into a self storage facility so that you won’t be tripping over it during the off-season. While you can’t keep your actual firearms in self storage in Lawton—those should go in a gun safe—you can keep just about everything else here so it’s ready to go when hunting season rolls back around. Same goes for your tents, sleeping bags, and other camping equipment.
Most outdoor sports aren’t a year-round affair. Winters are too cold for golf, and summers are too warm for skiing. Whatever your sport, there’s a time of the year when you use your equipment, and a time of the year when it probably just sits someplace (hopefully out of the way) and waits until it’s time to get back out on the slopes or out on the links. Whatever sporting equipment you need to store during the off-season, there’s space for it at Storage ‘R’ Us.
If you own a home in Lawton, Oklahoma then you’ve probably got a fair amount of lawn equipment and garden tools in the garage or shed. From shovels and rakes to lawnmowers and leaf blowers, these items can take up a lot of space that might be better used for something else during the rest of the year. The same goes for pool furniture and equipment, or even patio furniture, which you probably don’t get much use out of in the middle of an Oklahoma winter. All these things can be packed up during the part of the year when they’re not in use—just remember to empty the gas tank on lawnmowers and other equipment with combustion engines—so that they’ll be ready to go when spring rolls around again!
If you own a business, you know that space costs money. Whether you’re leasing office space or running a business out of your own home, every square inch of real estate is valuable. No matter what kind of business you run, you’ve probably got stuff on hand that you only need part of the year—whether that’s paperwork that only comes out around tax time, seasonal inventory, or equipment related to yard work or construction. Self storage in Lawton is a good way for your business to maximize your use of space while saving money and improving operational efficiency by keeping your stuff safe, secure, and accessible even when it’s not in use.
You don’t need heavy coats and sweaters in the midst of a sweltering Oklahoma heat wave, and you probably don’t need shorts or swimsuits in the middle of winter. Especially if you have a big family, all those seasonal clothing items can take up a lot of space in the closet. So why not use self storage in Lawton as an extension of your closet to pack all those scarves and gloves away until you need them again?
Most of us decorate for the holidays, but where do we put all those decorations when Christmas, Halloween, or any other holiday is over? Some of us may keep snow tires or other automotive supplies around that we only use during the winter months. If you have a child who is going away to college, it may be time to put some of the stuff from their bedroom into storage, at least until they come back for the summer. Whatever you need to store—whether it’s for just part of the year or all of it—you can find the perfect place for it with self storage in Lawton from Storage ‘R’ Us.
Whether you’re a small business looking to save a bit of space, a hunter or sports aficionado who needs someplace safe and secure to keep your gear during the off-season, an auto buff with a project car that needs specialty auto storage in Lawton, or just someone who wants to reclaim their living space, Storage ‘R’ Us has the solution for you!
These days, more and more people are choosing to rent rather than buy their homes. In 2014, more than 40% of the population rented homes, apartments, or condos. Sometimes this is driven by convenience or budget, other times by necessity. Regardless of the reason, it’s a trend that doesn’t show any signs of going away, given that young people seem to be increasingly likely to rent rather than buy, with the share of renters aged 18 to 34 climbing to more than 70% in 2014.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who rent a home, apartment, or condo, you know that there are tradeoffs, including limited space and limited options on how to improve that space for your own storage needs. That’s where self-storage in Oklahoma comes to the rescue. Whether you’re looking for self-storage in Chickasha, Newcastle, or anywhere else in Oklahoma, you can find storage solutions to help keep your stuff safe, secure, and out of the way, while also keeping it accessible while you rent!
Making a plan is a good first step before you embark on any big operation, and moving is definitely a big operation. When you’re moving into a new apartment or condo, your game plan will be determined in part by the reasons behind your move. You may be moving to go to school, to start a new job, or as part of your military service. (Military moves are especially common, and with so many bases around Lawton, Storage ‘R’ Us provides lots of military self-storage in Oklahoma.) You may be downsizing from a larger home into a smaller apartment, or moving out of your parents’ house or out of college dorms for the first time. In many cases, rentals are used to get a feel for a place before you buy a more permanent home there.
Whatever the reasons for your move, there will be stuff that you want to take with you, stuff that you want to leave behind, and probably stuff that you want to keep but may not have room for in your new place. Getting an idea of how much space you’ll have once you move can help prevent you from living out of boxes for weeks or months at a time once you get there. You can pack some things for your new place and some things for self-storage in Newcastle, or wherever you may be moving in Oklahoma. If you want more help planning your move, visit Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton, Newcastle, Norman, Duncan, Chickasha, and Moore in Oklahoma. We’ve got plenty of moving supplies for sale, PENSKE truck rentals available, and the self-storage pros on our staff know lots of great moving tips that will help your game plan succeed!
We all have stuff that we don’t need, so if you’re downsizing your living space anyway, it’s a great time to de-clutter and simplify your life and your move. After all, the less stuff you have, the less you have to move!
Just because you own something now doesn’t necessarily mean that it needs to come with you on the move, or go into storage. Let go of things you never use, or things that have no value to you—either monetary or sentimental. There’s no need to spend the time and energy moving things that you don’t actually want or need. For what’s left, however, self-storage in Oklahoma is a great fit.
As we said, one of the most important parts of planning a move is knowing how much space you’re going to have when you get there. After all, there’s not much point in figuring out what you want to bring with you until you know what you can bring, right? When you visit the location, bring a tape measure, and get an accurate idea of the amount of usable space you’ll have to work with. Raw square footage numbers aren’t much help if it turns out that your bedroom is too narrow for your current bed. Once you know how much space you have in your rental, you can start figuring out how much space you’ll need in storage.
Some people are intimidated by the idea of renting self-storage in Chickasha or anywhere else, because they have no idea what size self-storage unit they’ll actually need. Fortunately, the pros at Storage ‘R’ Us have made it easy. You can visit any of our locations in Newcastle, Lawton, Chickasha, Moore, or Duncan, OK, and one of our self-storage associates will be happy to help you find the perfect self-storage unit for your needs. If you’re moving in from out of state, though, you may not have a lot of time to spend hanging out in Newcastle (or wherever) before you need to actually start your move, which is why we also have a handy online self-storage calculator that can help you to convert what you need to store into how much space you’ll need to store it!
Self-storage in Oklahoma isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation; at least, here at Storage ‘R’ Us, we don’t think it should be. We don’t want you to rent any more space than you need, or try to cram all of your many rooms of stuff into a too-small unit. We want you to have the self-storage solution that’s perfect for you, your home, and your family. That means drive-up, exterior self-storage units, climate-controlled units, and many more options. We even offer RV, boat, and other specialty vehicle storage, for if you’re moving to a place with more restricted parking options than you’re used to.
All you need is a valid photo ID, current contact information, and about 15 minutes of time to fill out a lease agreement form. You’ll also want to bring along your own padlock so that you’re the only one who has access to the unit, though you can also buy padlocks from our on-site store. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out our gate and office hours. While you can generally access your stuff at any time, day or night, you might want to know when offices are open and staff are around to help you out.
Generally speaking, if you bother to put something into self-storage it’s because you want to keep it—unless it’s that collection of creepy porcelain dolls that you’ve somehow inherited, along with the curse that obviously comes with them. If something is important enough to you to store, it’s probably important enough to insure.
At Storage ‘R’ Us, we take the safety and security of our customers’ belongings very seriously. All our facilities are protected by fenced and walled perimeters and 24/7 digital video. But not even we can prevent natural disasters that may impact the contents of your self-storage unit. Fortunately, there are plenty of insurance companies that offer self-storage insurance to help protect the value of your stored possessions. One popular option is SafeStor, which offers a variety of inexpensive plans. You can ask your Storage ‘R’ Us self-storage team for more information, or ask for SafeStor insurance by name.
Storage ‘R’ Us has been in business since 1972, so we’ve helped a lot of people move to, from, and within Oklahoma. We’ve got 8 convenient locations offering self-storage in Chickasha, Lawton, Moore, and Duncan, not to mention our two newest locations providing self-storage in Newcastle, OK. Whether you’re moving, looking for military self-storage in Oklahoma, or just need a place to put that RV, boat, or jet ski, we’ve got the self-storage solutions for you.
To get started making your next move easier, contact Storage ‘R’ Us at one of our 8 convenient locations today!
As most people who have looked into public storage in Lawton and around Oklahoma already know, your local self storage facility has so much more to offer than drive-up or climate controlled self storage units. You can find RV, boat, and specialty vehicle storage in Oklahoma. You can lease cedar-lined closets. You can take advantage of military self storage. And of course, the best self storage in Lawton also has all the packing and moving supplies that you need. But there’s so much more waiting for you at Storage ‘R’ Us in Oklahoma!
No home is complete without a flag pole bracket, but it can be surprisingly difficult to find American flags for sale in Lawton and around Oklahoma. If you’ve already got your flag, the United States Flag Code says that it should be flown from sunrise to sunset every day, especially on major national holidays like Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day, not to mention on your state’s birthday (Oklahoma’s is November 16) and on election days. For more info on how to properly keep and care for an American flag, you can check out the Flag Code page at the American Legion website.
If you don’t already have your flag—or you need a new one, such as when your old flag “is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display”—you can find American flags for sale at self storage facilities like Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton. And if you’re looking to replace that military service cap (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines…), we have those, too!
Sure, it’s always a great time to have Rover out in the brush with you during hunting season, but cleanup can certainly be a chore. Rather than trying to hose man’s best friend down in the driveway or bathtub, swing by the K9000 self service dog wash at our East Gore self storage location in Lawton, Oklahoma or at our location on Highway 37 in Newcastle! It’ll be easier on you, and your dog will love it, too!
The next time you’re planning for a big move, don’t run all over town trying to find boxes that are the right size and sturdy enough to hold everything. Instead, just come by the office of your friendly supplier of public storage in Lawton, Storage ‘R’ Us! All of our locations in Lawton and around Oklahoma have all the moving and packing supplies that you need, from boxes to bubble wrap, and from box cutters to tape.
And hey, while you’re visiting your local self storage location to pick up moving supplies, you can also look into a PENSKE truck rental. It’s so much easier to move when you have the right equipment, and that goes double for the right truck. No more trying to stuff things into the back seat or calling all your friends who own pickup trucks. For the price of half a dozen pizzas, you can have one truck that’s perfectly sized to fit all your stuff. Plus, you can even visit the Storage ‘R’ Us location page for Duncan, Chickasha, Moore, Norman, or any of our self storage locations in Lawton or Newcastle to reserve your truck online!
PENSKE truck rentals aren’t just for moving, either. Need help getting a load of stuff out of your garage or attic and into a climate controlled self storage unit? A PENSKE rental truck may be just what the doctor ordered. Need a hand getting a big purchase home from the store and can’t fit it into the back of your own truck or SUV? PENSKE is bound to have a truck that’ll haul it home with room to spare!
Many people don’t know that you can actually find USPS services outside of the Post Office. In fact, you can do just about anything that you could do at the Post Office right here at our self storage location on East Gore Blvd in Lawton, Oklahoma. Want to mail letters and packages? We’ve got you covered. Need to buy stamps, envelopes, or greeting cards? We’ve got them in stock. We can even handle Priority Mail, Express Mail, Certified Mail, Media Mail, and International Mailings, to name just a few. Expecting a delivery but aren’t going to be home? Many of our self storage locations can accept pre-authorized deliveries. Just give us a call at the Storage ‘R’ Us public storage location nearest you and ask about how to set one up.
You should always expect good customer service, but at Storage ‘R’ Us you can expect a little more. Our staff isn’t just friendly and happy to help you, they’re also storage experts who can help you choose the right sized self storage unit for whatever you’re planning to store, answer your questions, and let you know whether, say, climate controlled self storage is right for you. They can tell you about our move-in storage specials and property insurance, and show you how to make your monthly payments easily online. We’re always happy to talk storage, so just stop by one of our locations in Lawton or around Oklahoma anytime. And just about all of our locations have managers on-site 24/7 to help keep an eye on the property.
At Storage ‘R’ Us, self storage in Lawton and around Oklahoma is what we do, but we’re also so much more than just a place to keep your stuff. We’re a friendly face, a trusted resource, and a convenient source of supplies. From military self storage in Lawton to climate controlled storage in Newcastle to moving supplies in Moore, we’ve been helping people move, store, and keep their stuff since 1972. We’ve built a reputation for providing some of the best public storage in Lawton and across the state, and we’ve done it by putting the customer first, and by giving you access to features that you may not find at another self storage location. So if you’re looking for any of the things that we talked about above, not to mention top-notch security and just the very best self-storage in Lawton and around Oklahoma, look no further than Storage ‘R’ Us!
We may not think about it very often, but moving anxiety is a very real thing. After all, moving to a new home, a new town, maybe even a new state is a big change, and big changes can be exciting, but they can also produce a lot of stress. The average American moves 11 times in the course of their life, but if you or a family member are a part of the United States military, that number may be considerably higher.
According to professionals who study job and family stress, the various changes and logistical hurdles that come with moving invariably create a certain amount of anxiety. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to help reduce stress and make your next move as easy as possible on you and your family.
A lot goes into a successful move, so it can help to have a plan before you get started. And of course, the foundation of any good plan is understanding how much time things are going to take. So, if you have a move coming up, it’s time to sit down with your calendar, figure out when you need to start preparing, and mark out all the big events that are related to the move, such as renting the truck, buying moving supplies, renting a self storage facility for anything that won’t fit in your new place, and so on.
When actually making your family plan, remember that everyone in the family has a job to do. The kids can clean out their closets and toy chests to find items they no longer want or use that can be donated. One person can be in charge of renting a moving truck, while someone else is packing and staging boxes. And of course, don’t forget to reach out to friends and extended family members who can help you out on moving day. As you make your plan, write everything down and keep it all together in a folder or filled out on your calendar. There are even time-saving apps that you can download that will help you plan your move and schedule everything accordingly.
One way to make a move easier on yourself and your family is to simply move less stuff. Getting rid of items that you no longer want, need, or use is a good way to eliminate excess stress anyway—experts have found strong correlations between clutter and stress—and there’s no better time to de-clutter than right before a big move. Sort through everything you’ve got in the attic, the basement, the garage, or anyplace else that’s out of the way, and find anything that you don’t want to take with you to your new place. You can have a garage sale, or simply donate the stuff that you no longer want to Goodwill or some other thrift store. If you’ve still got stuff that you can’t bear to part with, but that there isn’t room for in your new place, self storage in Oklahoma can help you stay de-cluttered, even after your move.
When we think about moving, we often focus on the big stuff like furniture and appliances, but the fact is that we have a lot more little stuff, and to move all of that stuff, you’ll probably need some good packing and moving supplies. That starts with boxes, but it doesn’t end there. Think packing tape, bubble wrap, and lots more. You may want a utility knife, especially to help break the boxes down when the move is done, and you’ll definitely want a few markers so you can write on the boxes. (Write which room the boxes are destined for, and also a quick summary of their contents so that things are easy to find once you get where you’re going.)
Fortunately, you can find all of these moving supplies and lots more at your local Oklahoma self storage facility, where helpful self storage specialists will also be able to answer any questions you may have and provide you with tips to help your move go smoother.
We’ve all experienced the move where we invited over every friend and family member we know who has a pickup truck, SUV, or trailer and piled it high with all our stuff. It’s a pain to coordinate all those vehicles, and nothing ever fits quite right. While there’s certainly something to be said for having all those extra hands to help—feel free to invite everyone over still, just treat them to the traditional pizza afterward—it will actually take a lot of the stress out of your move if you rent a single truck to haul everything.
Not only will all your stuff be together, and you’ll only have one vehicle to coordinate, but you’ll also find that everything just fits better in a truck that was specifically designed for just this situation. Fortunately, Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton and across southwest Oklahoma is one of the largest PENSKE truck rental representatives in the state, so you can reserve your rental truck at the same time that you pick up moving supplies or pick out a self storage unit.
When you move, you may often find that not everything fits in the new house. Maybe you’re downsizing, or maybe you just want to reduce clutter and free up some space for a new hobby or an old one that you’ve been neglecting too long. Maybe you want to finally have the space to park the car in the garage. Whatever the reason, if you have treasured belongings that just don’t quite fit in your new home, climate-controlled self storage is the perfect solution to keep everything accessible and in good shape, while also keeping it out of the way.
Climate-controlled self storage is perfect for more fragile items that may be damaged by changes in heat, cold, or humidity. Talk to your self storage professional about the best ways to store your belongings, and if you’re storing something that’s particularly valuable to you, it’s always a good idea to ask about insurance. Self storage facilities take the security of your belongings very seriously, but even they can’t protect against events like tornadoes, floods, or other natural disasters.
Just as you may find yourself longing to de-clutter when you move, you may also get to your home and find that there’s just not a space for your project car, your boat, or your RV. Some homeowners’ associations actually have rules governing what kinds of vehicles can be parked where. So, if you find that you can no longer store your boat or RV in the back yard, it’s time to think specialty vehicle storage at Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton. You can find covered and uncovered vehicle self storage in Lawton and across Oklahoma, so talk to your self storage specialist about what type of vehicle storage is right for you. It’s also a good idea to ask for tips and tricks if you’re planning to store vehicles for the long haul. We’ve got a few suggestions.
Whether you’re planning a move because of work, family, or a military change of station, Storage ‘R’ Us has seven locations across Oklahoma offering everything from military self-storage to specialty vehicle storage to moving supplies and lots more. Visit us in Lawton, Newcastle, Duncan, Moore, or Chickasha, OK and let us help you get ready for your next move, wherever you may be headed!
Storage ‘R’ Us has been providing superior self storage solutions to the Oklahoma community since 1972, and we’re looking forward to helping make your next move your best one!
According to a July article in the St. Louis Dispatch, the United States is home to nearly 50,000 self storage facilities. All of those facilities represent more than 2 billion square feet of public self storage space, or about eight square feet per person. That means everyone in America could have a little bit of storage space, and many people already do!
Why are so many people turning to self storage in Lawton, OK and around the country? Changing lifestyles often lead people to seek out self storage solutions that fit their altered situation or needs. But with so many self storage locations to choose from all across the country, how do you pick the right one? For many people, the choice comes down to access and security. Those are the two most requested (and most Googled) features when it comes to public storage in Lawton or anywhere else.
They say that the only constant is change, and these days that feels more true than ever. According to data compiled from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American moves around 11 times over the course of his or her life. And of course, here in Lawton we know that military families often move far more frequently than other families do. Studies of jobs and careers indicate that the average American probably changes careers anywhere from five to seven times, and one-third of the nation’s workforce changes jobs almost every year.
Jobs and moves aren’t the only changes that drive a demand for public self storage in Lawton and across the country. A new addition to the family may require you to free up some space, or kids going off to college may mean that it’s time to downsize. Not everyone uses self storage as a temporary solution, either. Many Americans use self storage all year round to store holiday decorations when they’re not in use or to stow sports, hunting, and fishing equipment during the off season. Small business owners even use self storage as a way to store excess inventory or supplies or to stage products for shipment. Whatever the reasons we seek out self storage units, we want to know that our possessions are safe and that we can get to them when we need them.
Let’s face it: You wouldn’t store your treasured belongings, business inventory, or anything else that’s important to you in a place that didn’t seem safe, right? That’s why security is such a vital component of any good self storage facility. The best self storage facilities in Lawton (and anywhere else in the country) put security first, with fail-safes like fenced and walled perimeters, gated access, bright security lighting, 24-hour digitally recorded video surveillance, computer-controlled safety property access, and more.
All of this helps to keep your belongings safe and sound, but even the best self storage in Lawton can’t protect against things like tornadoes or other natural disasters, so it’s always a good idea to get insurance for your prized possessions.
Of course, keeping your valuables safe is about more than just protecting them from intruders or even natural disasters. Properly storing your belongings can help keep them safe and in good condition whenever you need them again. Climate-controlled self storage can help prevent your belongings from being damaged by extremes of heat, cold, and humidity, while heated and cooled self storage helps to store things that need to be kept within a specific temperature range. Whatever you’re storing and whatever you need, you’ll want to seek out modern and well-maintained facilities so that you know your belongings are in a place that you can trust.
People use self storage for all sorts of reasons. It’s convenient, it’s out-of-the-way, and it’s secure. But when people use self storage in Lawton or anywhere else, they still want to know that they can get access to their stuff whenever they need it. After all, you never know when you might need to haul out that snow blower (especially here in Lawton), that old cradle, those documents and files from last year’s business, or anything else that you might be keeping in public storage. It’s still your stuff, after all, so whether you need it in the middle of the night, on a Sunday, or any other time, after-hours and computer-controlled property access ensures that you (and only you) can access your belongings whenever you need them.
It’s one thing to be able to get to your stuff when you need it, but it’s another thing to be able to move it in and out easily. Fortunately, the best self storage in Lawton and across the country offers convenient ways to help you move your belongings in and out and to organize them so that they’re easy to find. The best self storage facilities will offer wide entryways, wheelchair accessible self storage units, professional storage consultants who can offer advice and answer questions, access to moving equipment on site, and plenty of boxes and moving supplies available for purchase.
Oklahoma self storage facilities didn’t really begin to appear and thrive until the 1970s, and the first Storage ‘R’ Us location opened at 2310 East Gore Blvd. in Lawton in 1972. Today, we have three locations for public self storage in Lawton and another five around Oklahoma. We’ve learned a lot in more than four decades, but one thing that’s always been true is that we’ve placed security, access, and other important self storage features first when designing, developing, building, and upgrading each of our locations over the years.
So, if you’re looking for the best self storage in Lawton with climate-controlled storage space, specialty vehicle storage, military self storage, great security features, 24/7 access, and many other features and amenities, then look no further than Storage ‘R’ Us!
Both individuals and businesses alike use vehicle storage in Lawton for vehicles they need to keep safe and secure but don’t necessarily use every day. For some shade-tree mechanics or would-be gearheads, it’s a place to keep a project car that they’re tinkering with. Others use auto self-storage in Lawton to store vehicles while they’re away at college, studying abroad, or deployed overseas. RV storage in Lawton stores RVs, boats, and other specialty vehicles so they’re out of the way during the off-season but easy to get to when their owners need them. Many businesses use vehicle storage as a secure place to keep work trucks, lawnmowers, and other equipment when it’s not in use.
Let’s face it, space comes at a premium. Even if you have a garage that’s big enough for every vehicle your family owns, chances are some of that space is taken up with other stuff. If you’ve got a boat, an RV, a four-wheeler, jet skis, or any other vehicle that you don’t use every day, it’s probably taking up space in your driveway or backyard even as you read this, right? You could find yourself getting into conflicts with homeowners’ associations, which often prohibit parking vehicles such as boats and RVs in driveways for long periods of time.
Plus, if you have a particularly nice car or motorcycle—say, something classic that you only take out on weekends or that you’ve been fixing up in your spare time—you may want to keep it someplace a little more secure than just your front drive. Auto storage in Lawton could be the answer you’re looking for.
Oklahoma isn’t exactly known for its steady climate. We get storms, hail, snow, high winds, you name it. That can do a number on a vehicle, especially if you’ve got a classic car or truck that you don’t drive that often. You could always tarp it and keep it in the garage, but then you’re running into that space issue again. And a tarp in the driveway only does so much to protect your beloved GTO from the weather and even less to protect it from critters and people who might happen by.
Fortunately, vehicle storage in Lawton is secure and can help to protect your car, truck, motorcycle, or any other vehicle from the elements. Depending on the size of the vehicle you want to store, you can choose between covered or uncovered parking and even drive-in vehicle storage. There are solutions for just about any need!
Auto self-storage in Lawton protects your vehicle from more than the weather. Vehicle storage from Storage ‘R’ Us provides multiple layers of security for all of your belongings, from on-site managers and gated access to security cameras with 24-hour digital video, fenced and walled perimeters, and security lighting. When you park your car, truck, RV, or other vehicle at Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton, you’ll know that it’s as secure as we can make it, but you’ll also know that you can get to it whenever you need it, day or night.
Some of the most commonly stored vehicles are boats and RVs. After all, you probably don’t take your boat out on the lake every day, and boats and RVs are typically seasonal vehicles that you only use for part of the year. The rest of the time they can take up space in your driveway or yard, or you can store them safely and securely at Storage ‘R’ Us!
We offer a choice of covered or uncovered boat and RV storage in Lawton, with plenty of room to move your specialty vehicles in and out whenever you need them. Some of our locations may offer more options than others, so be sure to check with an auto storage specialist at the location you’re considering.
When you bring your vehicle to auto self-storage in Lawton, we do everything in our power to keep it safe, whether that’s from the ravages of weather, time, pests, or people. But there are still things that you need to do to help keep your vehicle in tip-top shape while it’s in storage. For starters, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with a few simple ways to keep critters out of your exhaust pipe or other parts of your car, truck, RV, or boat.
If you want your vehicle to be ready to go whenever you come pick it up, you’ll need to keep it maintained while it’s in storage, and that includes cleaning it, changing the oil and other fluids, and topping off the tank before you bring it in. If you’re unsure of what to do before you bring in your vehicle, let your mechanic know that you’re planning to put it into vehicle storage in Lawton and ask them what they recommend. You can also check out our list of some ways to make the most of auto self-storage in Lawton!
Whatever kind of vehicle you need to store, for whatever reason you need to store it, you can find a variety of RV, boat, and specialty vehicle storage in Lawton at our Rogers Lane and East Gore Blvd locations. The Lawton Cache Road location offers drive-up access to exterior self-storage units, and, of course, all our locations offer a wide range of self-storage options for every need, from climate-controlled self-storage to packing and moving supplies. Come see what we have to offer at Storage ‘R’ Us!
The average American may move about once every five years, but military personnel and their families often move much more frequently than average. Sometimes this is the result of base assignments, tours of duty, or even a permanent change of station. Whatever the reason, all that moving around has taught most military families to be much more mobile than their civilian counterparts. For many military service members and their families, that means taking advantage of affordable self-storage near Fort Sill or other military bases.
Military self-storage can help military families get settled into their new homes, provide a safe, out-of-the-way place for your belongings when you’re out of the country, and help you to stage your items in preparation for your next move. It’s no wonder that military service members make up as much as 95% of the self-storage clientele near Fort Sill and other military bases. For that reason, self-storage facilities often go out of their way to provide the kind of assistance that military service members and their families need.
What can you expect from military self-storage near Fort Sill? Well, when you come to Storage ‘R’ Us, you can expect not only all the options and amenities that have made us an area leader in self-storage, but also discounts for military service personnel and their family members—just ask one of our friendly on-site managers for details!
Storage ‘R’ Us has three convenient locations near Fort Sill. Our original location on East Gore Boulevard is only five miles east of Fort Sill, while our NW Rogers Lane location is only a little farther away, and even our location on NW Cache Road is only six miles northwest of Fort Sill. So wherever you are in Lawton, Oklahoma, there’s a Storage ‘R’ Us location near you! Not stationed at Fort Sill? Not to worry! We’re also close to Altus Air Force Base, Vance AFB, Tinker AFB, and the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, to name a few! Wherever you or your family are staying, there’s a Storage ‘R’ Us nearby that’s ready to help you with all of your storing, packing, and moving needs today!
Let’s face it: you don’t put stuff in storage unless you want to keep it, right? And that also means keeping it clean and safe, even when you’re out of town, out of the state, or even out of the country. Military self-storage near Fort Sill offers a perfect solution for keeping your belongings safe and secure when you know that you’re going to be making frequent moves, or when you’re headed out for a long tour of duty.
At Storage ‘R’ Us, we’ve been providing military self-storage to U.S. service members stationed at Fort Sill and around Lawton since 1972, so we’ve had more than a little practice at this. Our friendly staff can give you tips on how best to store a particular item—whether it’s a dining room table or grandma’s good china—and we’ve also got all the packing and moving supplies you might ever need. You may also want to check out our blog, Facebook, or Twitter for handy military self-storage tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your storage unit.
Storing something for a few weeks or even a few months—say, during a move, or when you’re staging your house for sale—is one thing, but many military service members go overseas for long deployments and need a place to keep their belongings safe and sound until they get back. There are unique challenges that come with long-term storage like this, especially when you can’t swing by once every few weeks to check on your stuff. That’s why it helps to have knowledgeable people working with you who can help you set up your storage unit so that it’ll still be just like you left it when you get back.
A few good tips for long-term military self-storage include making sure that you’ve got a payment method that’ll stay up-to-date while you’re gone, as well as an emergency contact in case anything does go wrong. It’s also a good idea to take out insurance on any valuables that you may have in storage. Storage ‘R’ Us goes the extra mile to ensure the safety of all your belongings—including gated access, fenced and walled perimeters, and 24/7 digital video security—but even we can’t protect against things like natural disasters. Depending on what you’re storing, climate-controlled self-storage may also be a good choice. If all of that sounds a little daunting, not to worry. The pros at Storage ‘R’ Us can walk you through your options and help you find the perfect self-storage solutions for you before your next deployment.
Whether you’re relocating for the first time or settling into a permanent change of station, a reputable self-storage facility near Fort Sill and other Oklahoma military bases can help. Especially when they offer a one-two combination by partnering with a moving truck rental company like PENSKE to provide everything you need to make your next military move easy and affordable! From self-storage solutions and moving supplies to discounts on safe and reliable moving trucks, you can find everything you need for your next relocation at Storage ‘R’ Us near Fort Sill!
At Storage ‘R’ Us, we love to offer all kinds of self-storage solutions to all of our many neighbors, but we’re especially proud to serve the families of the men and women who serve in the United States armed forces. That’s part of why we have been honored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a Patriotic Employer. So, whether you’re moving to a new base, being deployed overseas, or just need a place to keep those Halloween decorations the rest of the year, come see what Storage ‘R’ Us has to offer when it comes to military self-storage near Fort Sill by stopping in at one of our convenient locations throughout Lawton!
Modern self-storage as we know it today got its start in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1958, but Oklahoma self-storage facilities didn’t really begin to open until the 1970s. In the years since, self-storage has continued to grow in Oklahoma and all across the country, with almost one in every ten households utilizing self-storage today. In fact, there is more than 2.3 billion square feet of rentable self-storage space in the United States right now. That’s the equivalent of 78 square miles, or about three times the size of Manhattan Island!
What do people put in all of that self-storage space? Just about anything you can imagine, from household items to business inventory, sporting goods to collectibles. People even use self-storage for boats, RVs, and other vehicles. Some of the most common items that are put into self-storage in Oklahoma are furniture, holiday decorations, seasonal clothing, and electrical appliances, but just about anything under the sun has been put into self-storage in Lawton over the years.
As with anything else, for best results you should have some idea of what you’re looking for before you start shopping for self-storage in Lawton. Decide just what it is that you’ll be storing, whether it’s business paperwork or crafting projects, and then figure out how much storage space you’ll need. An online storage calculator can help you to determine what size storage space is right for you! The most common sizes include 5×10 and 10×10 units, but many self-storage facilities offer units as large as 15×30, not to mention other solutions like covered vehicle storage.
It’s also a good idea to think about more than just the space that you’ll be using. Consider amenities and security features such as security cameras, fenced and walled perimeters, the availability of climate-controlled self-storage, gate access, and more. Some of the best self-storage facilities are designated Class-A, and often offer free use of moving equipment on-site. You might also want to ask about discounts for first responders or military self-storage.
Beware of simply going for the cheapest option, however. With self-storage in Lawton, as with anything else, you sometimes get what you pay for. If you’re tight on money, Class-A self-storage facilities often offer move-in specials or military discounts, not to mention discounts of up to 10% off the monthly rental cost for first responders. To save cash, you can also split a unit with a neighbor, family member, co-worker, hunting buddy, your church, or your scout troop. Just remember, you’ll be sharing access to your self-storage unit with the person you choose, so make sure that it’s someone you trust.
When you’re ready to rent self-storage in Lawton, the first thing to do is reserve your space. You can usually reserve in person or online, and the process is pretty quick and straightforward. To begin with, you’ll need to fill out a tenant info sheet, which will ask you for your personal information, your mailing address, probably your email address, and your date of birth (because you need to be over 18 to rent self-storage in Lawton). You’ll also need to list anyone who you want to have access to the unit and an emergency contact in case something goes wrong and you can’t be reached.
Most Class-A self-storage facilities accept just about any form of payment, and you can usually set up an auto-pay option or choose to receive monthly invoices via email. It’s also a good idea to buy insurance when you’re signing up for your self-storage unit. A good self-storage facility does everything that they can to keep your belongings safe, but there’s only so much that even the best self-storage in Lawton can do in the event of, say, a tornado.
Once you’ve signed your contract, it’s time to move in to your Lawton self-storage unit. If you haven’t already packed everything up, you can buy boxes and other moving supplies at most Class-A self-storage facilities, and find packing tips online to help you ensure that your boxes are packed safely and economically. When you move into your unit, it’s a good idea to stage the contents so that they’re easy to access and easy to find. This may include leaving aisles between boxes—not to mention leaving space between the walls of the unit and your belongings, to let your boxes “breathe”—and making an inventory list to help you locate items quickly. Pallets are great for keeping things up off the floor in a ground-level drive-up self-storage unit. And while most self-storage in Lawton is pretty sound, it’s always a good idea to take basic precautions against unwanted pests. Nobody wants to open up a box and find spiders or other creepy crawlers!
As self-storage has grown in popularity, different kinds of self-storage facilities have cropped up all across the country. Some big cities even have urban self-storage high-rises! When looking for self-storage in Lawton, your best bet may be to find a Class-A-designated self-storage facility that is close to major roads or highways for easy access and invested in the security of your self-storage unit. Self-storage in Lawton offers plenty of space, which means that the best self-storage facilities can even provide boat, RV, and other specialty vehicle storage!
With so many self-storage options to choose from, self-storage facilities have to offer excellent on-site amenities in order to compete. These include easy account management, including the ability to reserve units and make payments online; informative blog articles and helpful storage tips and tricks; multiple locations, including locations near Fort Sill for those seeking military self-storage, to make self-storage in Lawton as convenient as possible; great help from a friendly and knowledgeable staff; and self-storage managers both on-site and on-call anytime! But the best self-storage in Lawton offers something else, too: history. A Class-A-designated self-storage facility that has been serving the Lawton area for more than forty years knows what Lawton residents need when it comes to self-storage, as well as how to provide the solutions and amenities that you expect.
Whether you’re looking for military self-storage, a climate-controlled space, specialty vehicle storage, or any other self-storage in Lawton, Storage ‘R’ Us has the solution that’s perfect for you! We’re a Class-A-designated storage facility that has been serving the community since 1972, and we pride ourselves on our dedication to security, customer service, and providing the very best self-storage in Lawton!