The holidays means decorations displayed inside and outside the home, an abundance of gift-wrapping materials and more gifts than you may know what to do with. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the amount of potential holiday clutter you could be facing, you should employ some good holiday storage tips and save yourself space and aggravation.
Get A Separate Storage Spot
When you store your holiday decorations in the attic or the basement, it can be cumbersome to get them up and down the stairs as you put them into place. The garage seems like a good place to store holiday clutter, but it can lose it luster when you realize that your inexpensive holiday decorations are preventing you from putting your expensive car in the garage.
The best solution is to get a separate spot at a self-storage facility and make holiday storage easy and convenient. You can get a storage spot that is at ground-level and never have to worry about hauling decorations up and down stairs again. When you put your holiday storage items in a self-storage spot, you free up room in your garage to park your car and protect it from the elements.
Wrapping paper is much more delicate than most people realize. If you store wrapping paper in your moist basement, the ink from the paper will start to run and the paper itself will start to fall apart. The environmental controls in your attic are not nearly as reliable as a climate-controlled self-storage spot and the heat from summer could dry out your wrapping paper and make it useless.
If you want to get the most out of those rolls of wrapping paper you bought on sale the day after Christmas, then rent a self-storage space and store them securely. Put your wrapping paper in a plastic container and put the container in storage to make sure that your paper is available to be used when it is time to wrap gifts next year.
Make Room For Those New Holiday Gifts
We have already discussed the environmental challenges that come with storing items in your basement or your attic, and those challenges apply to every item in your home. When you get new holiday gifts that you want to use in your home, you do not need to get rid of the things you already have just to make room. Instead of getting rid of family heirlooms to make way for new holiday gifts, you can pack those items up and store them securely in a self-storage facility.
The holidays are a great time for family, fun and clutter. You can clear away the clutter, while preserving your holiday gifts and decorations, when you rent a secure space from your local self-storage facility.
Give us a call today at (303) 785-7578 to get a tour and discuss your holiday storage requirements with one of our storage professionals.