Westminster, CA Military Storage

Lubabah Memon | March 21, 2016 @ 4:24 PM

Finding room to store your things in military barracks can be very difficult because you’re not the only one looking for some extra space.  Chances are that your fellow officer is also in a bind.  In the military, you usually don’t get home from training until later in the night or you’re often away from the base for months at a time not knowing when you’ll come back.  You have a very unpredictable schedule, limited space, and limited time to take care of the things in your life, especially your belongings.  Well, you’re in luck because we have the perfect solution for you.  You can store your things in a nearby storage facility, and Westminster has 17 facilities to choose from so you can find one that best accommodates your needs.

Keeping Your Stuff Safe

As a member of the military, security is probably always on your mind.  It’s actually always on storage facility managers’ minds too, so you won’t have a problem putting your stuff in storage.  Westminster is safer than 26% of the cities in the U.S. and has annual property crimes of 2,213.  In order to prevent theft, storage facilities take security measures such as having 24-hour surveillances cameras, making sure that the facility is well lit, having gated access to the grounds, putting individual alarms on units, and hiring security to patrol the premises from time to time.  Not every facility takes every one of these measures, so look for one that has the level of security you’re looking for.

Everyone Needs Some Extra Space

California is home to dozens of military bases, and there’s one in particular that’s close to Westminster:  the March Air Reserve Base Air Force.  This base houses the Air Force Reserve Command, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, and California Army National Guard.  As you can see, there are a wide variety of people staying at this base, meaning that they all have various storage needs.  The population of the base is 1,159, and the area of the base only covers 12 square miles.  It doesn’t matter how light these people pack, there’s not enough space for everyone, especially families.

If you call this base home, temporarily or permanently, then consider storing your things in Atlas Storage Centers.  The facility is 2.7 miles away and has custom access hours, individually alarmed spaces, 24-hour video surveillance, and great lighting.  It’s a great option for storage that’s close by and also has great security.  You should also take a look at All Size Self Storage, which is also very close to the base and provides equally tight security.  One very useful amenity that they offer is delivery acceptance, so if you’re expecting a package, you don’t have to wait around all day for it and take it to your storage unit when it arrives.  They will accept your package for you and keep it in the office so you can come pick it up at your convenience.

Finding Flexibility Among Restrictions

Military personnel have the least flexible lifestyles out there because of the nature of their work.  When everything else in life can’t change, you have to find something that will.  Storage facilities are great with flexibility in terms of leasing options.  They offer month-to-month leases so you’re not bound to them for long periods of time.  You probably don’t get to live in one place for too long, so signing a long-term lease is only an added stressor for you.

If you suddenly find yourself deployed and don’t have time to pay the rent on your storage unit, you don’t have to worry about the items in your unit being auctioned off.  The government protects you against this and you’re free to make all of your payments as soon as you get back from your mission.

Lastly, you definitely want to find a facility that allows you to access your unit 24 hours a day.  Your work schedule is unpredictable and unyielding, so find ways to make your life easier in other ways, especially if you have the option available to you.

Storage and Guns

It can get pretty hot in Westminster, so you might want to store things like guns in a climate controlled unit.  Westminster is also very close to the ocean, so when you’re looking for a storage facility, find a place that’s more inland so there’s no chance that the high salt content in the ocean air will affect your guns.  There are a number of rules you have to follow when putting your guns in storage, so talk to a manager before doing so.

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