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The Five Types of People who Use Self-Storage in Oklahoma

Self-storage facilities are increasingly popular these days. Almost everywhere you go, you see them! All sorts of people find themselves turning to self-storage in Oklahoma, and for all sorts of reasons. If you’ve never considered self-storage, you may be missing out. Self-storage can be of use to practically everyone, and if you don’t believe us, read the following list and see if you see yourself among any of the following…

Home-Owners: Home-owners frequently find use for Oklahoma self-storage facilities like Storage ‘R’ Us. Whether you’re looking to permanently de-clutter, or if you’re looking to store things like camping gear that you only use a few times a year, or a crib or a toddler’s bed in case you need it again in the future, self-storage in Oklahoma is right for home-owners. It’s also a fantastic idea for any home-owner seeking to sell their home. Real estate agents often ask those who are putting their house on the market to pare down their belongings so as to let potential buyers see the shape of the space they’re considering. Whether you need temporary self-storage or a long-term storage solution, self-storage is great for any home owner.

Business-Owners: Not every business has gone (or wants to go) fully electronic, even in this, the “digital age,” and that means you may have boxes of files that need to be stored. No one wants to keep their place of business full of boxes and files that you only need to look at every once in a while. But even if you have gone digital, you may have other assets you don’t wish to keep on-premises. Older computers you may wish to sell, a desk you bought at auction in case you ever need to hire another employee… the list is endless when it comes to things business-owners may wish to store. Self-storage is an excellent solution for business-owners wishing to store things of all sorts.

Students and Former Students: Whether you’re heading off to college and want to store your childhood bed, desk, bookshelves, and toys for the next four years, or if you’ve just graduated and need a place to put those things you acquired while you come to live at home before your first job begins, self-storage can be a real boon for students.

Collectors: Collecting is an entertaining hobby, but not without its challenges. Beyond the basics of finding the perfect beanie baby, teacup, Transformer, or whatever it is you collect, there’s also the issue of where to store your collection. Self-storage in Oklahoma is a wonderful way for collectors to manage their collections. And if you collect with the idea of selling your finds on eBay or Etsy, self-storage enables you to make your home a showcase for your most precious items while housing those you’re looking to liquidate off-premises.

Members of the Military: New recruits and career servicemen alike can use self-storage to their advantage. Are you looking for military self-storage in Oklahoma? Service members stationed at Altus AFB, Vance AFB, Fort Sill, Tinker AFB, or McAlester Army Ammunition Plant are very welcome at Storage ‘R’ Us. And if you’ve been deployed and want to house your belongings in a safe, affordable, secure facility, or if you’ve just joined the service and know your parents wish to make your room into a guest room or craft room, Storage ‘R’ Us respectfully hopes that members of the United States Armed Services will use our facility for their military self-storage needs.

If you’re looking for military self-storage in Lawton, Chickasha, Moore, or Duncan, Oklahoma, feel free to stop by any of our Storage ‘R’ Us locations and see what our self-storage solutions can do for you! One of our self-storage experts will be happy to recommend a self-storage unit that affords you the kind of storage you require.

Since we’re celebrating the 4th of July this week, we thought it would be appropriate to talk a little about that great symbol of our country’s unity and freedom: the national flag of the United States of America—usually referred to as the U.S. flag or the American flag. The design of our flag has changed many times over the centuries, but through the years it has been flown with pride and has been an inspiration to many. From the first official United States flag designed in 1777, to the current U.S. Flag which has 50 stars representing each of the 50 states, and 13 stripes to honor the original 13 colonies, our flag has remained a constant symbol of our country’s unity and perseverance for over 200 years.

The design for the first official United States flag was approved on June 14, 1777, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that stated: “Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” In honor of this historic event, June 14 was proclaimed Flag Day by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was officially established as National Flag Day by the U.S. Congress in 1949. During the week of June 14th, many American citizens fly the U.S. flag at their residences, as well as on Memorial Day, President’s Day, Veterans Day, and Independence Day.

The U.S. flag is the subject of one of the most well-known songs in America, “The Star-Spangled Banner”—the national anthem of the United States. Written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, the lyrics are from a poem he wrote after he witnessed the attack on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, and was inspired by the sight of the U.S. flag still flying above the fort after the battle. The flag, which is now housed in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, was originally 30 feet by 42 feet and had 15 stripes and 15 stars representing the 15 states in the Union. Over the years, stars were added to the flag’s design as new states were added to the Union—ending in 1960 when Hawaii was added as the 50th state.

Over the last 237 years, the United States flag has been proudly displayed at government and public buildings, as well as private residences. Whether you call it “Old Glory,” the “Stars and Stripes,” the “Red, White, and Blue,” or simply the “U.S. Flag,” the national flag of the United States of America remains a treasured symbol of the land of the free and the home of the brave.

If you have a U.S. flag that looks weathered, bring it in to any Storage ‘R’ Us location in Lawton, Chickasha, Moore, or Duncan, Oklahoma and we’ll give you a 10% discount on any replacement flag in the store (see our July special on the Home Page). Your old flag will be folded as customary and disposed of in a dignified manner. Also, we’re offering a 10% discount on all flag poles too!

Have a fun and safe 4th of July, Oklahoma!

If you’re looking for long-term or short-term self-storage in Oklahoma, feel free to stop by any of our Storage ‘R’ Us locations in Moore, Duncan, Lawton, or Chickasha and see what our self-storage solutions can do for you! One of our self-storage experts will be happy to recommend a self-storage unit that affords you the kind of storage you require.

Self-storage has been a go-to resource for military personnel since the dawn of self-storage. Relocation comes with the job; it’s something that service men and women, as well as their immediate family members, know and understand. Some moves are part of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) others are more temporary in nature. In any case, self-storage for military personnel is a convenient way to securely store belongings while in the service of our country.

Here in Oklahoma, we’re home to a number of military bases, recruiting centers, armories, and support centers. The military installations in Oklahoma are vital to the security of our nation. They operate to train military personnel, as well as manufacture and repair military equipment. According to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the top five military installations in the state (Altus AFB, Vance AFB, Fort Sill, Tinker AFB, and McAlester Army Ammunition Plant) employ nearly 70,000 military personnel, contractors, and federal civilian personnel. Some of those service men and women are Oklahomans by birth. Many of them grew up elsewhere in the country. And when any of them are needed elsewhere—here in the U.S. or abroad—there’s often an urgent need to pack up belongings and put them away someplace safe for a later time.

Self-storage facilities, such as the 6 Storage ‘R’ Us locations across Southwestern Oklahoma, provide a secure place for all the furniture and boxes of belongings you can’t take with you to your next station. There are many things to consider when prepping for a change and relocation—including what items need to be placed in storage, how best to pack those items for long-term storage, and how to label and arrange all the items in your chosen self-storage unit so that identification and retrieval is made simpler. Many full-service self-storage facilities have resources available to members of the U.S. military who are looking for self-storage solutions. At Storage ‘R’ Us, all you have to do is ask the manager on duty for help. They understand the challenges posed by packing and moving in a hurry, and they’re available to help.

Benefits of Storage ‘R’ Us Self Storage for Military Personnel:

  • 24-Hour Digitally-Recorded Security Video

  • All-hours Access Available

  • Computer-controlled Property Access

  • Covered or Uncovered Vehicle Storage

  • Free Move-in Truck Available

  • Free Use of On-site Moving Equipment

  • Moving Boxes and Moving Supplies Available

  • Move-in Specials and Monthly Specials!

As a family-owned business with unique ties to the U.S. Military, Storage ‘R’ Us in Moore, Duncan, Lawton, and Chickasha, Oklahoma has a deep respect for the brave men and women who wear the uniforms of our nation’s Armed Forces. We’re proud supporters of the U.S. Military. We’ve even been honored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for our role in supporting service member-employees by keeping their jobs open and available while they’re stationed elsewhere.

If you’re looking for a self-storage solution to store your belongings while stationed here or abroad, feel free to stop by one of our six Storage ‘R’ Us self-storage locations in Moore, Duncan, Lawton, and Chickasha, Oklahoma. We’ll be glad to show you what a self-storage solution can do for you.

And we thank you for your service to our country!