Des Moines, IA Military Storage

Krista Diamond | March 21, 2016 @ 8:05 PM

If you’re in the military, you’re used to having a lot asked of you at times when it comes to serving your country. Sometimes the thing that’s asked of you is a relocation to another part of the country. If you’ve recently moved from somewhere else to Des Moines, get ready to enjoy a rapidly growing city that still feels like a small town. There’s a lot of things to figure out when you’re somewhere new. We think that storage should be one of the easier ones. Here’s what you need to know about storage if you’re in the military and you’re in Des Moines:

Storage and the Des Moines Air National Guard Base

Des Moines Air National Guard Base is a small base located at the Des Moines International Airport (so basically you have no excuse for being late for your next flight). As you might expect, if you’re moving to work at this base, you’re not going to be offered any kind of barracks or privatized housing. This would be unnecessary since the base is centrally located and housing in Des Moines is very affordable. It’s so affordable, in fact, that you might be able to afford a bigger place than you’re used to having if you’re from a pricier city. You may be able to factor in an extra bedroom or an apartment with bigger closets when calculating storage space. A high percentage of storage users report moving as one of the main reasons for using storage. Because housing is reasonably priced and widely available in Des Moines, you may consider taking your time and shopping around for your new apartment or home rather than renting online sight unseen. Thanks to flexible leases at storage facilities which allow for month-to-month rentals, you can keep your furniture and other belongings in storage for as little or as long a time as it takes to find your new home. For nearby storage, check out StorageMart’s facility on Army Post Road, just three miles away.

Storage and Camp Dodge

Camp Dodge is actually located about 20 minutes outside of Des Moines in the nearby town of Johnston, but due to its proximity to the big city, it’s easy to understand why so many troops there call Des Moines home. Like Des Moines Air International Guard Base, there’s no housing here either. Housing and storage options will be very similar. If you’re looking for storage close to the base, search for storage in Johnston rather than Des Moines. You’ll have your choice of many different facilities.

Military Considerations

Besides looking for discounts at places like Adventureland (great for families), you should also be sure to ask your storage facility manager about military discounts. Another thing you’ll want to ask your storage facility manager about if you’ve got some personal weapons is whether or not they allow the storage of guns. Some facilities do allow this, but none allow for the storage of ammunition. If you can’t find a facility that allows this, contact a local gun club or store and see about options for storage there. And of course, speak to superiors on the base about this, as they can either provide weapons storage or help you find it.

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