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Military Packing, Moving, and Self Storage in Lawton Made Easy

Military Families are on the Move, Always

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.

Military Moves 101: Planning Your Packing

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 Value of Boxes and Moving Kits

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 discounted 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.

Making the Moving Process Work for You

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!

Military Self Storage in Lawton for All Your Stuff

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.

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! 

American Flags for Sale and Military Service Caps Too!

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!

K9000 Self Service Dog Wash in Lawton and Newcastle

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!

Boxes and Moving Supplies for Sale Near You!

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. 

PENSKE Truck and Trailer Rentals

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, 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!

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USPS Post Office in Lawton, Oklahoma

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.

Friendly and Knowledgeable Self Storage Assistance

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.

Storage ‘R’ Us Has Been Offering Public Storage Since 1972

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.

Make a Moving Plan for You and the 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. 

De-Clutter Your World

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. 

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Make Sure You Have the Right Moving Supplies

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.

Rent a PENSKE Moving Truck for the Big Day

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.

Use Climate-Controlled Self Storage to Store Your Stuff

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.

Consider Vehicle Storage or RV Storage for that Car, RV, or Boat

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.

Self Storage in Lawton and Around Southwest Oklahoma can Help!

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!

Public Self Storage in Lawton (and Around the Nation) is Booming

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.

Why Self Storage in Lawton is So Important

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.

Self Storage Security Means Everything

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. 

Self Storage Security Means More than Cameras and Locks

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.

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24/7 Self Storage Access Because You Need it

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.

Self Storage Access Means More than Gates

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.

The Best Self Storage in Lawton is the Name You Know

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!

What to Know About Self-storage in 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.

Before You Start Shopping for Self-storage in Lawton.

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.

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Cheap Self-Storage Units in Lawton Can Be Found.

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.

Renting Self-storage in Lawton.

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.

Moving into a Lawton Self-Storage Unit.

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!

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How Does Self-storage in Lawton Compare to Others?

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!

The Best Self-storage in Lawton Includes:

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.

Reserve Your Self-Storage Unit in Lawton, OK Today!

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!

Okay, we all know that you can’t actually run a business out of your self-storage unit because it would be a violation of your contract with the facility, but if you’re running a business out of your home or even a small office, self-storage in Lawton can be a great place to house overstock, inventory, equipment, and lots more. You can even store shipping supplies in your self-storage unit and use it as a temporary staging area to prep shipments and get them in the mail!

So what kinds of businesses benefit from the additional space and resources that you can get from Lawton self-storage? The answer is: almost all of them! But here are a few suggestions that we’ve seen work over the years:

  1. eBay Businesses – Really, any kind of business that does mail-order fulfillment. Whether you’re selling things on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, or elsewhere, chances are you already know how much space order fulfillment can take up, not to mention storing excess inventory. So if your mail-order business is overflowing your living room, dining room table, or garage, then it’s time to rent out a self-storage unit in Lawton and see how much it can streamline your process.
  2. Craft Businesses – With the addition of sites like Etsy, home-based craft businesses have really taken off. Whether you’re doing online sales and mail-order fulfillment or taking your wares around to local craft fairs and community events, self-storage can be a great place to store excess beads and other crafting supplies, and can even function as a makeshift workspace for assembling your final products.
  3. Home Repair or Vintage Furniture Sales – Whether you run a side business providing minor household repairs or buy, restore, and sell vintage furniture, self-storage in Lawton can give you a place to store all your tools and supplies, or any furniture that’s still in the process of being repaired or restored.
  4. Direct Sales Businesses – Self-storage in Lawton isn’t just for businesses that do mail-order fulfillment. Some of the leading home-based businesses in America are direct sales businesses that use the “party” model popularized by Tupperware. Today, home-based party businesses include everything from Avon and Mary Kay to Amway, Origami Owl, and Scentsy.
  5. Snow Plows and Lawn Care – Home-based businesses that deal in a lot of inventory may seem like a no-brainer for Lawton self-storage, but snow removal and lawn care companies can also benefit. Vehicle storage gives you a place to keep everything from trucks to trailers, while storage units can give tools and other supplies a good home that’s out of the elements.

These are just a few of the types of businesses that can benefit from Lawton self-storage. At the end of the day, businesses of every type have inventory and supplies that can often outgrow your home or office, and renting a self-storage unit is often a lot more cost-effective than trying to lease more office space or buy a bigger house.

If you have any questions about how you can use self-storage in Lawton to your benefit or the benefit of your business, call or visit Storage ‘R’ Us today and ask one of our expert self-storage managers for advice. We’ve been in the Oklahoma self-storage business since 1972, and we’ve helped a lot of people manage their lives and businesses better through the use of self-storage. We can help you, too.

Just about every person in America collects something. We may not be very serious about it, but we all have our hobbies, and we all enjoy the thrill of the hunt. Whether we’re hitting the pawn shop or the yard sale down the street, there’s a unique joy to be had in finding that one piece you’re missing, especially someplace unexpected! Our collections do more than give us something to do, they help to surround us with the things that bring us joy and make us comfortable in our own homes.

Some people collect movies and books that they love, some people collect coins or stamps, rocks or trading cards. Many people collect dolls or antiques. Some collect autographed photos of celebrities, while others focus on comic books, snow globes, souvenir spoons, tin toy robots, and many other things. In fact, for just about anything you can think of in the world, there’s somebody out there who collects it. Back scratchers? Check. Troll dolls? You bet! Banana stickers? Naturally! Traffic cones? Of course! Even airsickness bags have their collecting enthusiasts!

We’ve even heard of a retired fire department chief in Kansas City who collected actual fire trucks. Not toys or models—the real deal! Now that’s a collection you might want to discuss with your spouse before it gets too serious.

Even if whatever you collect is a lot smaller than fire trucks, your collection can still take up a lot of space. And sooner or later you may need to make a little extra room for the other things in the house to keep your collection safe and sound and out of the way, or simply so that your spouse doesn’t end up putting you and your collection into storage instead! That’s where self-storage in Lawton comes in!

Self-storage can help keep your collection organized, secure, and easily accessible while also freeing up room in your home, whether you collect toothbrushes, erasers, miniature chairs, or clocks. Climate-controlled self-storage in Lawton can even help to protect your collection from the elements, though not even our dedication to security can defend against things like tornadoes, so it’s a good idea to make sure that your collection is also insured before you put it into self-storage.

And hey, even if you want to collect something as big as fire trucks, vehicle self-storage in Lawton can help with that, too! So whatever you collect, let us help you find the perfect space for it at Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton, Oklahoma. You can also visit any of our other locations across the area for self-storage solutions for all your stuff, from the biggest collections of the most unusual items to out-of-season holiday decorations to anything else that you just don’t want lying around your house.

Do you run a small business in Lawton, Oklahoma? If so, you’re not alone! Around 543,000 new businesses start up in the United States every month, and small businesses have accounted for 65% of new jobs since 1995. While a “small business” is defined as one with fewer than 500 employees, many small businesses—more than 20 million of them—involve just one or two people. In fact, more than half of all small businesses in the United States are run out of the home!

What does all that mean when it comes to self-storage in Lawton? Simply this: whatever size and type of business you run, whether it’s out of your home or out of an office, whether you work for yourself or have dozens of employees, sometimes you’re going to need a little extra space.

There are times when any business is going to run into an excess of inventory on hand. Maybe you’re in the run-up period to a big sale or the launch of a new product, or you’re getting ready for the holiday season. Maybe you bought an inventory staple in volume in order to receive a better deal from manufacturers, or maybe you have a large stock of raw materials that you’re planning to turn into a finished product. Whatever the reason, when you’re running a business, space always comes at a premium.

If your business is home-based, finding space for that extra inventory means folding it around your day-to-day life in ways that can be inconvenient or downright impossible. And if you’re working out of an office or a retail location, the cost for renting additional floor space is often just too high. You need someplace to store your inventory that affords you easy access and keeps your stuff safe. That’s where self-storage in Lawton comes in!

Lawton self-storage is considerably more affordable than renting additional office or retail space, but it still gives you the security and accessibility that you need. Not only can you access your inventory anytime, seven days a week, but you can also control who has access to it. If your inventory is just sitting in the middle of the stockroom, every employee you have may be tripping over it. But with self-storage in Lawton, you can ensure that only the employees who need access to the inventory get it. But we still encourage all of our customers to take out self-storage insurance, just in case. While we do everything we can to keep your stuff safe—with 24/7 digital video and fenced and walled perimeters—even we can’t prevent damage in the event of a natural disaster like a tornado.

Renting self-storage in Lawton is convenient, too. Units are available in just about any size that you need, with climate-controlled self-storage available to protect your inventory from extremes of heat, cold, and humidity all year round. Plus, you can rent Lawton self-storage units by the month, so that you only have it for as long as you need it.

In the end, if you have excess inventory or just need to free up some additional space this month, then there’s no better time to call Storage ‘R’ Us to see what self-storage in Lawton can do for your business!

Planning a move can be pretty stressful, whether you’re moving across the country or just down the street. There’s a lot to keep track of; a lot of work to be done. Fortunately, self-storage in Lawton can help take some of the stress out of your next move. Want to find out how?

The answer is that self-storage in Lawton can help make your next move easier in all sorts of different ways. Planning to sell your home and need to stage it for interested buyers? Self-storage can keep your stuff out of sight and help your home look pristine in no time. Closing date on your new house later than the closing date on your old one? Self-storage has got you covered during the downtime. Going to be in-between homes for a while during your move? Self-storage in Lawton can help with that too.

Plus, self-storage is essential if you’re downsizing after retirement or just planning to move from a larger home into a smaller one. Especially if you’ve moved before, you’ll probably remember that you don’t always know what you’re going to need until you get to the new place. Who can forget those late-night trips to the store because you don’t have enough shower curtains? So when you’re getting ready to downsize, you may not always be sure of what you want to keep, or may not have room in your new place for everything that you want to hold onto. That’s where self-storage in Lawton comes to the rescue!

One of the best parts about using self-storage to help with your next move is that self-storage in Lawton is something you can rent out months in advance so that you can slowly begin to move over boxes of stuff at your own pace. After all, everyone owns a lot of things they don’t use every day, so you could be packing it up for weeks or months before the move, and gradually staging it in your self-storage unit until you’re ready to go.

What makes it even better is that this slow and steady method lets you sort and stage certain types of items as you’re getting to them. Maybe these boxes are for Goodwill, and those are for the kids, and these need to go to the next garage sale, and those are going to the new house as soon as possible. Using self-storage to sort and stage your stuff in advance can make moving a snap by comparison. You’ll wonder why you ever did it any other way!

Planning your next move or just want to learn more about self-storage in Lawton? Storage ‘R’ Us has three convenient locations in Lawton, and our friendly staff would love to see you there any time!

There are a lot of reasons why people use secure self-storage in Lawton, Oklahoma. Some use self-storage as a way to augment a home-based business. Some use it to store collectibles or heirlooms that they want to keep safe but don’t use every day. And some simply use self-storage as a way to open up some more room in their garage, basement, or attic.

One of the most common reasons that people turn to secure self-storage is because they’re facing some kind of transition or change in their life, whether it’s moving, having kids or seeing your kids go off to college, selling a house, a death in the family, or even a disaster like a fire, tornado, or flood. Sometimes these periods of transition are joyous occasions, like a new job, a marriage, or the birth of a child. Other times they are more somber, such as an inheritance or a divorce. During these temporary periods things may be in disarray or upheaval, and secure self-storage in Lawton can provide a great solution!

  • When you are moving, whether on your own, because of a new job, or as part of a permanent change of station with the military, you may need a temporary place to keep your belongings safe and accessible while you make the transition.
  • When you’re buying or selling a house, or in the process of building a new house, you may need space to store things while you’re staging a house for sale, or someplace to keep things organized throughout the move.
  • When you welcome a new member of the family, whether because you’re getting married or having your first child—or your fifth—you may need to move things to make space, but not be ready to let them go. Fortunately, with secure self-storage, you don’t have to.
  • When your kids head off to college it may be time to reclaim their old room as a sewing room, a study, or a spare bedroom. But chances are they also left behind things that they don’t want to part with. Secure self-storage can give their stuff a home until they’re ready to collect it.
  • When the unexpected happens, whether it’s a death in the family or a disaster that damages your home or its contents, it can be an enormous help to have someplace safe and secure where you can store belongings until things get back to normal.

These transitional periods are usually not permanent. After a while, things settle back down, or find a new normal, and you’re able to reclaim the objects that you entrusted to secure self-storage in Lawton and reincorporate them into your homes and lives. The average major life transition can last from 18 months to 2 years, and that’s a long time for things to be up in the air. Secure self-storage can help take some of the load off your shoulders during major life changes, and give you one less thing to worry about.

Are you going through a major life change, or just looking for a place to store that sports equipment, fishing gear, or scrapbooking stuff when you’re not using it? Secure self-storage in Lawton from Storage ‘R’ Us has got the solution for you!