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Deployment Coming Up? Prepare Your Home

Are you preparing for deployment soon? Have you tackled your home yet? Going through your home to sort your items can be one of the most challenging steps. It can be even harder to decide where to put these items once you determine what you want to do with them. We have some ideas on where these things can go while you are away on deployment, whether you decide to sell, donate, or keep.

Sell Items You Don’t Want

You may realize you have way more items than you need. If there is no use to you, these items could be perfect for someone else, even if they have been used. Get rid of these items so you can move out quickly by your deadline.

Organize a Garage Sale

Garage sales can successfully get rid of your things in one day, but they take time to plan. However, if you are willing to put in the time to price, advertise, and organize your items correctly, you can make quite a bit of cash while you clear your inventory. To make this a more significant event, ask others around you if they would like to join with their sales and share the responsibilities.

Put Your Items Online

Many online platforms, like Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, or Craigslist, specialize in selling your items to locals in your area. With these sites, your items might sell quicker, and you can even skip the heavy lifting by having buyers come to you. If you don’t mind shipping other items, sites like eBay and Poshmark are perfect. However, some areas will likely take extra time to sell.

Donate Items That Need a New Home

Items that won’t sell could find great new owners by donating. Here are a few places to donate your items for a good cause.

Find a Local Charity Donation Center

Charity donation centers are a fantastic option for various gently used items. Find local chapters of organizations like Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Note any donation policies on specific things you may not be able to sell.

Donate Furniture to Local Charities

Large, heavy furniture is in high need. Let charities come to you to give people the pieces they need. Look into charities like Habitat ReStore that will pick up those items, so you don’t have to strain your back.

Donate Electronics to Local Organizations and Charities

Old electronics you don’t need can be put to good use, even if they no longer work. Libraries and schools often can recycle their parts or restore them for new users. Other groups like Big Brothers Big Sisters of America give these items to those who need them most.

Store Items You Keep

Items you want to hold onto but don’t have the space or use now can be put into self storage while you are deployed. Here is what makes self storage the perfect solution.

Free Heating and Cooling

Whether deployed for three months or 12, storing your items requires heating and cooling. Our free heating and cooling capabilities help to offset the harmful effects of the temperature extremes. This aspect makes self storage an excellent choice for long-term and short-term deployment.

Variety of Sizes for Your Needs

Our storage lockers come in a variety of sizes to meet your needs. For example, storage spaces such as 4’x5′ or 5’x10′ are suitable for furniture from 1 to 2 rooms and will also fit several medium size boxes. On the other hand, 8’x20′ or 10’x30′ storage spaces can hold an abundance of boxes & miscellaneous items or 6-12 rooms of furniture. Using our interactive Storage Guide, you can find out what will fit your needs. Additionally, our storage specialists are available if you need additional sizing assistance.

Take Advantage of Military Discounts

Self storage will help you save by offering military discounts. These military discounts, along with our other specials like up to one month FREE and up to one month at 50% off, give you the best selection at the best prices. Call Right Fit Storage to see how we can help you prepare for your deployment today! 1-833-891-9274

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