Picture this scenario.
You have a nice, expensive apartment in a prime downtown location next to all the bars and restaurants and you’ve set up a pretty nice man cave with all of your belongings. Over the past couple of years, you’ve spent time hiking around the Spokane River, spending time with friends at The Davenport and enjoying events like HoopFest.
When you come in for work on Monday, you bump into your commander and he gives you the news…you’re deploying to Qatar for twelve months and you leave in four days. At that moment you’d probably ask yourself, “What do I do?”
Do you keep paying rent on your expensive apartment for the next twelve months? Do you find a subletter for your place so you don’t lose that prime location? If you do move out, where are you going to put your belongings?
The biggest reason why you should consider self-storage are financial reasons. The average monthly rent for a 2-bedroom apartment can range from $1,135 in Memphis, TN to $2,835 in Washington D.C. On the other hand, the average rate for a self-storage unit can range from $40 to $330 a month depending on how much space you need.
As you can see, the potential savings by moving out of your apartment and placing your belongings in storage are quite staggering. Over the span of 12 months you could save thousands!
That money could be used for a down payment on a new car or a house if you use your VA Loan Benefits.
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