Are you preparing your things for deployment in the military? It can be hard to know where to begin with everything you have. Now is the perfect time to go through everything you own and reassess if you need it. Here are some ideas on where to sell, donate and keep your items while you prepare to be deployed.
Sell the Items You Don’t Want
As you go through your things, you may realize you have items you have no use for anymore. There’s no need to hold on to these, even if your deployment is short-term. Instead, getting rid of your things can help you get organized fast to move quickly now and in the future.
Organize a Garage Sale
Garage sales can be successful, but they take time to plan. If you are willing to put in the time pricing, advertising, and laying out your items correctly, you can get rid of most of your things and make quite a bit of cash. To make this a more significant event, ask others you know if they would like to join and share the responsibilities.
List Your Items Online
You can sell a plethora of items online. Many online platforms, like Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, or Craigslist, specialize in selling your items in the local area. These might go quicker, and you can have buyers pick up heavy things you may not know how to transport. If you don’t mind shipping other items, use sites like eBay and Poshmark. Be aware that some of these sites will most likely take some extra time to sell.
Donate Items That Need a New Home
Gently used clothing, furniture, and electronics 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 Your Local Charity Donation Center
Charity donation centers are a fantastic option for various gently used items. Look into 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 you don’t need could go to those who need it. Look into charities like Habitiat ReStore that will pick up those items, so you don’t have to strain your back.
Give Electronics to Local Organizations and Charities
Old electronics like cell phones, computers, and other electronics can be put to good use. Libraries and schools often can recycle these electronics for parts or restore them for new users. Other groups like Big Brothers Big Sisters of America will give these items to those who need them most.
Store Items You Want to Keep
For those items you want to hold onto but can’t, we recommend self storage while you are away. 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. Storage spaces such as 4’x5′ or 5’x10′ are suitable for furniture from 1 to 2 rooms and will also fit a number of medium size boxes. 8’x20′ or 10’x30′ storage spaces can hold an abundance of boxes & miscellaneous items or 6-12 rooms of furniture. You can find out what will fit your needs by using our interactive Storage Guide. Additionally, our storage specialists are available both on-site or just a phone call away if you need additional sizing assistance. 1-866-531-2675.
Take Advantage of Military Discounts
Self storage will help you save by offering military discounts on your deployment. 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 Mini Price Storage to see how we can help you today! 1-866-531-2675
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