There are lots of reasons why people rent storage units. Moving often necessitates extra space, both during and after a move, and so many people rent for this purpose. Other people rent storage space when they move in with someone else and need a little extra room for their stuff. Still others rent storage units to be able to actually use their garage for its intended purpose (a big bonus during the winter months). Whatever your reason for renting storage space, the sky is the limit.
With the holiday season wrapping up, one of the best ways to make use of that space in your home is to store your holiday decorations in a storage unit. Since these items often take up a significant amount of space, whether in the basement, crawlspace, garage or closet, taking advantage of a storage solution that takes them out of your home is a great idea.
For many people, the misconception tends to be that whatever goes into a storage unit gets forgotten about. Sure, for a small minority a storage unit is a convenient way to horde their unused but treasured belongings – then quickly forget about them. However, when you organize your unit correctly, and store things like seasonal decorations (those things that you use on a yearly basis and therefore don’t necessarily want to think about but won’t forget about), this isn’t typically the case.
Tips for storing seasonal items.
- Label all boxes – and be specific: ornaments, gift boxes and bags, dinnerware, wrapping paper, wreaths, etc.
- Stack heavy boxes (big, bulky decorations or that fake tree) at the bottom, followed by the lighter, more fragile boxes (heirloom ornaments) closer to the top so that the bottom boxes can handle the strain.
- Make sure to protect those fragile items by wrapping them carefully (reuse wrapping paper to save money and the environment).
- Make a blueprint of your storage space to make it easy to find these seasonal items when it comes time to bring them out again.
When it comes to self-storage solutions, seasonal decorations are a perfect candidate for a storage unit. These items, since only used annually, don’t need to be readily available, and so keeping them offsite can save you a ton of space at home.
For more self-storage solutions, or to find out about renting a storage unit, please call Personal Vault Self Storage today at (905) 853-9898.