Storage Features to Consider with Military Storage

Looking for a military storage solution? Whether you need a place to store items during deployment or while you’re moving to a new city with PCS orders, these are the top storage features to consider for military storage!




With time zone changes, tight schedules, and getting settled at your new base, you have enough to worry about. It’s easy for low-stakes bills to fall through the cracks, but your self storage bill doesn’t have to be one of them. By taking advantage of autopay features, your method of payment will automatically be withdrawn, so you won’t have to worry about missing a payment or paying any late fees while on assignment.

Military Discounts & Move-in Specials

Does the self storage facility you’re considering offer military discounts? Be sure to ask so that you can get a better rental rate! In addition to asking about military discounts, be sure to inquire about other new customer or move-in specials, such as first month half-off or first month free.

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Month-to-Month Leasing

Maybe you only need self storage for a few months to get set up in your new home. Or maybe you’re not quite sure how long you’ll be stationed overseas—especially if your deployment gets extended. That’s why it’s important to find a self storage facility that offers flexible or month-to-month leasing. That way, you only have to rent your storage unit for as little (or as long) as you need it and don’t get stuck in a long-term contract.

Extended Access or 24/7 Access

Your schedule is most likely not a typical 9-to-5, which means you’ll want to be able to access your storage unit when it’s convenient for you. Look for self storage facilities that offer extended access hours or even 24-hour access, as this can better work with your schedule.

Security Features

Of course, you want your belongings to be safe while they’re in storage, so be sure to scope out the security measures a self storage company offers to protect customers and their valuable items. For example, Extra Space Storage uses top-of-the-line security measures, such as electronic gate access, video surveillance, individually-alarmed units, security access to your unit only, and on-site resident managers.

Climate-Controlled Storage

If you plan to store temperature-sensitive items, such as electronics or photos, you might consider renting a storage unit with climate control. At Extra Space Storage, climate-controlled storage units typically maintain temperatures between 55 and 80 degrees throughout the year to help protect delicate belongings. This feature is especially worth looking into if you’re renting self storage for a long period of time or live in a region where extreme heat, cold, or humidity is an issue.

Drive-Up Access

Drive-up storage is a convenient feature that allows you to pull your vehicle or moving truck directly up to your unit, which helps save time and effort while unloading and loading. Typically, drive-up access units are part of outdoor buildings with wide-drive aisles, but some storage facilities may even offer drive-up units inside a drive-in building.

Vehicle Storage

If you have a vehicle you need to store while you’re moving or deployed, consider a self storage facility with vehicle storage options. Military service members and families that need to store vehicles can find all kinds of options from enclosed drive-up units for cars, motorcycles, and other small vehicles to large covered and uncovered outdoor parking spaces that are perfect for boats, trailers, and RVs. Check out resources like our Vehicle Storage Size Calculator and guide on how to prepare a car for self storage.


Need military storage? With convenient storage facilities with a variety of sizes throughout the U.S., Extra Space Storage can help with your transition to a new base or before stationing overseas. Find affordable storage near you!


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