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Finding self storage close to Naval Station Great Lakes

Naval Station Great Lakes is located in the area that's considered North Chicago on Lake Michigan. It's the largest military installation in Illinois and home to the United States Navy's only Recruit Training Command. According to the official base webpage, around 38,000 go through the training program each year at Naval Station Great Lakes.

With such a high volume of future sailors passing through the Chicago area each year, there's a good chance that many of them will need a short-term storage solution to hold the belongings that they won't have enough room to bring on base. This is where renting a Chicago storage unit can make all the difference.

Temporary Storage for Navy Personnel

Since Naval Station Great Lakes is the only boot camp in the nation for Navy personnel, a high percentage of people that come into this area also leave it relatively quickly. This creates a unique demand for some additional space for a rather short amount of time. Self storage facilities in Chicago in the area understand these unique needs and often offer short-term rental agreements that cater to the needs of military personnel. That way, sailors don't need to rent storage for longer than they need.

Long-Term Storage

Some sailors might decide that moving all of their belongings from location to location throughout their careers is more trouble than it's worth. In this instance, renting a unit at a Chicago storage facility could be a great way to accomplish this. Choosing this option can save sailors plenty of time and money over the years so they don't have to move everything around with them.

Other Tips for Using Chicago Mini Storage

  • Chicago experiences just about every type of weather possible. Heat, cold, and humidity can all impact storage items in one way or another. If you're storing something that's of some value to you, make sure to protect it by renting a climate-controlled unit.
  • Location is important in this area because driving from place to place isn't always easy or convenient. While it might cost a little more, a good storage facility location might be worth it in the long run.
  • Storage pricing in cities like Chicago is usually higher than in other cities. Look for web-only specials on to save a few bucks.

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