As the holidays are quickly approaching, now is the time to start planning. Whether you start shopping the day after Christmas or don’t start until the last minute, finding a hiding place for gifts can be tricky. A storage unit can be your solution! Storing your gifts can keep the magic of the holiday season in your house and make holiday preparations easier! Rent one to wrap and store your gifts today! Here are a few tips for Holiday storage to be sure your holiday season is as smooth as possible.
Know gate hours
Unless you have prior arrangements confirmed with the manager, know the gate hours of your facility. If your gifts are being stored, you need to retrieve them from your unit during the designated hours. This also gives you time to plan ahead and have everything prepared for that special holiday tradition!
Be sure to store your items in a fashion that allows you to efficiently and quickly gather your gifts to take back to your house. Here are some tips on organizing your gifts:
-Re-use old boxes or containers
-Color code boxes, storage bins, or wrapping paper
-label boxes with a smudge-proof marker
-store same type of gifts together
-store gifts for the same person together
-when storing light strings, wrap them around paper tubes from wrapping paper to prevent tangling
Protect gifts / decorations
Make sure your gifts stay safe by following these tips when choosing your unit and storing your presents:
-keep climate control in mind
-keep unit size in mind
-if storing fragile items, use bubble wrap / tissue paper
-use leftover wrapping paper to further protect ornaments / decorations (shred it)
We’re here to help! Rent a storage unit today to prepare for the holiday season!
About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.