Going off to Basic Training? What to Do With Your Belongings

by Dusty Rhodes on Feb 24, 2017  in 
  • Storage

Millions of Americans proudly serve our country each and every day. Anyone in the United States Military can and probably will tell you that there are a wide range of emotions that go through your head when you begin the military process. At SMARTBOX, we are firm believers in trying to assist our military personnel whenever possible, whether it is through our military discount or in some other capacity. In this case, we would love to provide some tips on what to do with your belongings when traveling off to basic training. 

Give Them to People You Trust- A big part of the military’s overall value and core belief system is trust and teamwork. You have to be able know that those closest to you have your six at all times, no matter what. The same can be said when it comes to finding something to do with your belongings while you’re away at basic training. A great option to consider is having your family members or close friends within your area watch over your items. Having family and friends available to help you with your affairs while you are serving will allow you to stay focused on the task at hand. 

Rent Storage Units- Storage units can be a tremendous asset in many different situations, and going away for basic training is certainly no exception. There are many spacious, versatile, cost-effective storage units available out there for military service members during this time of need. If you have many things of value that need to be stored, oftentimes you can get more than one unit. If you find that you do not use all the units you asked for, some companies will only charge you for the amount of storage space you actually use. Also, with basic training and many deployments lasting for a long period of time, a company with a long-term storage option would be a great idea to consider. 

Sell or Donate Any Unneeded Items- You may go through your belongings and realize there are certain things that you do not need anymore, even after you get back from basic training. If you or someone you know in the military falls into this category, donating or selling unneeded items would be worth considering. The Salvation Army, Goodwill stores, and thrift stores can help provide you with some great options on getting rid of some of your things.

Military personnel have many things on their mind due to the mental, emotional, and physical demands that are placed on them throughout their time in uniform. We hope that the above information plays a small role in helping you or someone you know prepare for a military move so they can serve and protect the freedoms that so many Americans enjoy. For more information about our moving services, give us a call at 1-877-627-8269.    

Dusty Rhodes