The holiday is approaching quickly! Are you an early holiday shopper, or a last minute shopper? Whichever type of shopper you are, you’ll need a place to store your gifts! Sometimes thinking of the right hiding place can be difficult, but using a storage unit makes this process easy! Not only does it make for a great hiding place, but it makes preparing for the holiday a breeze! Here are a few tips for storing your gifts to help you get ready for the holiday season.
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 get your gifts ready for the holiday!
Be sure to store your items in a manner that allows you to efficiently and quickly gather your gifts and get them back to your house. Here are some tips on organizing your gifts and getting them ready:
-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 keep your gifts a secret and get ready for the holiday!