Self Storage Tips for Military Members in Fort Worth
Fort Worth has a robust population of active-duty military men and women, veterans and Department of Defense contractors, as well as civilians who work in military-related fields. Whether you’re stationed at Joint Naval Station Fort Worth, employed by Lockheed Martin or you’re a military spouse or dependent living on the base, you know just how transient life in the armed forces can be. Dedicating your life to the military often means unexpected travel. You might be spending a few weeks in another state for basic training or a few years stationed in another country.
Wherever your military career takes you—whether it brings you to Fort Worth or away from it— All Storage can make one aspect of your life easier by offering you a safe, clean, secure place to store your belongings. Here are some essential tips for using self storage as a military member in Fort Worth.
Storage and Military Housing
Enlisting in the military often means living on a base. If you’re moving to Fort Worth to serve at Joint Naval Station Fort Worth, odds are you’ll be living in one of the 83 housing units available on the base. Depending on your rank and your desired housing, you may be facing a 6-12 month wait to move in. Talk to the housing office about temporary options, as you may be able to stay at the Navy Lodge Fort Worth, which is located right on the base.
If you stay at the lodge or in a temporary apartment or hotel, you can store your belongings in a storage unit at All Storage and then move out when your housing becomes available. You can also transfer some of your belongings to a smaller storage unit if you would still like a little extra space to keep your clutter. Self storage leases are month-to-month, so if you don’t know when your housing will become available, you don’t need to worry about renting for a specific amount of time. Simply rent the storage unit when you need it and move out when you’re ready.
Autopay and Online Payments
Heading out to basic training or some other military-related travel outside of Fort Worth? No need to worry about being in town so you can make a rent payment on your storage unit in person. All Storage offers autopay and online payments for your convenience. Pay your monthly rent on your storage unit from your laptop, tablet or smartphone. You can opt for one-time online payments or set up autopay so that your rent is automatically deducted from your account. As a military member, you’ve got a lot to remember. With autopay, you’ll have one less thing on your mind.
Self Storage and Deployment
We get it; your storage unit isn’t the first thing you think of when you get deployed. You have to plan for your move, take care of other more pressing responsibilities all while trying to spend as much time with your family and friends as you can before heading out. If your deployment results in missed payments on your storage unit and All Storage is unable to reach you, that doesn’t mean your belongings are going to end up on an episode of Storage Wars. As a result of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, storage facilities almost never auction off the units of military members who are deployed. We’re grateful for your service, and we want to make sure your belongings are just where you left them when you return to Fort Worth.
If you’re like many military members—and many Texans—you not only know how to shoot a gun, you own a few. Let’s talk gun storage. When you rent a storage unit, you agree to not store anything combustible. That means no fireworks, no gasoline and definitely no ammunition. You can store your guns, but you may not store any ammunition in your storage unit for your own safety and for the safety of your fellow tenants. Talk to your point of contact on the military base about potential storage options on the base, as this may be an option, and don’t hesitate to ask All Storage if you have any questions about gun storage or anything else that can make your self storage experience as a military member a pleasant one.