Moving in the military is a challenge, but knowing what to do with your belongings during your move doesn’t have to be. There are options available to you as a member of the armed forces to keep your items safe during a permanent change of station.
When it comes to moving in the military, your options depend on the length of time for storage:
Short Term Storage
If your storage needs are not likely to exceed 90 days, you’ll be looking for storage-in-transit options. Many private companies offer storage-in-transit storage for military personnel to provide a safe and secure place to store your belongings without paying for a long-term contract that you don’t need. This option is great when you're facing an unexpected move and need storage options fast.
If your storage needs are likely to exceed 90 days, you’ll be looking for non-temporary storage. This more extended storage option is right for military personnel who are facing long-term or overseas training in addition to restricted assignments. Depending on the situation, you may be entitled to non-temporary storage benefits if you’re unable to take all of your belongings with you during an international tour.
There are lots of resources and benefits for military personnel to cover your storage needs, but knowing how long you’ll need a storage unit is the first step.
Moving in the military is a service we provide at Nilson Van. We offer moving as well as storage options to provide you with a full-service moving experience. Find out more about our military services.