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A Self-Storage Checklist for the Busy Military Spouse

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A Self-Storage Checklist for the Busy Military Spouse

When it comes to life in the military, moving is just a part of the package. Military spouses quickly get used to the ins and outs of having to pack up and move across the country or even overseas as part of a deployment or a permanent change of station. While moving may be a part of life in the military, it’s always a stressful time. Fortunately, with the right organization tips and some help from military self-storage in Lawton, you can take the worry out of your next move, whether it’s your first or your 50th.

There’s a lot of good general advice out there for how to get the most out of your self-storage unit, and how to pack for moving and storage effectively and efficiently. Here at Storage ‘R’ Us we’ve got a handy storage tips page that covers the basics, and you can also follow us on Twitter and check out the #SelfStorageTips hashtag for loads of additional ideas and info. But for military spouses, it is especially important to get moving and storage down to an art and a science. Most people will only move a few times in their lives, while military wives and husbands may move dozens, so figuring out a system that works for you becomes a matter of more than just convenience; it becomes a way of life. So here’s some advice to help military spouses get the most out of your military self-storage in Lawton:

  • Pack and label your boxes with accessibility in mind. Remember that you’ll never know when you may need to get into a box, or find something in your storage unit, so label each box clearly, and stack boxes containing like items together. A storage calculator can be helpful not only in determining how much storage space you’ll need, but also as a guide to how you can group items to make them easy to find.
  • When putting boxes in your unit, make sure that they’re accessible. Leave pathways between boxes, and also leave a little space between the box and the wall, so that the unit can “breathe.” It can be helpful to create a map and tape or hang it somewhere near the door of your unit, so that you can find what you’re looking for quickly and easily.
  • For added organization—especially if multiple people are going to be accessing the storage unit—you can create a spreadsheet that can be shared or emailed, even with spouses or other family members who are across the country or around the globe. The spreadsheet can help tell what items are in which box, and make moving, packing, and unpacking a snap.
  • Speaking of, we live in age where there’s an app for just about everything, and keeping track of your boxes is no exception. There are apps that can create and print labels and spreadsheets for your move, and some of them can even create barcodes that can be scanned to tell you exactly what is in each box! 

Military self-storage in Lawton has everything you need for your next military move, whether it’s packing and moving supplies, storage space, or simply advice and expertise from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We’re proud to support our soldiers and we know the challenges that face military husbands and military wives, so when it comes time for your next military move, let Storage ‘R’ Us take some of the pressure off!

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