How a Storage Unit Can Help During the Holidays

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Amazing Christmases Start at Amazing Storage (Yes, Really!)

When you think of Christmas, storage space is probably the last thing on your mind.  And really, who can blame you? The holidays are about spending time with those you love and giving from the heart. Family and friends will soon be gathered around the dining room table enjoying one another’s company and creating lasting memories. Oh, how we long for this time of year and the festivities that follow! Despite how much we love this time of year, it’s only naturally to feel a tad overwhelmed alongside all the excitement.  The cooking, the cleaning, the shopping, the crowds, the planning, the family…really the list goes on. It’s no wonder this season is often considered the most wonderful and the maddening time of the year. As family prepares to visit, from near and far, it’s time for you to prepare for their arrival—here’s some helpful and creative ideas how a storage unit can help during the holidays.

In fact, Christmas in Storage Can be a Christmas Miracle

Whether you’re committed to donating your time to help those in need or enjoy getting in the holiday spirit with gifts—chances are, those boxes will begin to pile up! Especially this year, with increased online shopping. Having your very own storage space is truly an extension of your home. You’re able to reduce holiday clutter, properly store furniture that may not be being used during the holidays and last but not least—keep those holiday gifts a secret from your loved ones!

 

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Ship All Your Gifts to Your Storage Unit

Don’t leave your packages out for anyone to see. It’s also probably not a good idea to ship them to the office and embarrass yourself with your online shopping habits.  Finally, avoid shipping them to your apartment complex that closes before 5:00PM so you can never get to them (a particular red-hot anger issue for me – just ask my dad).  Instead, ship them to your secure storage space.  Deliveries are accepted by our amazing team on your behalf, free of charge.  Your mail carrier delivers all your online orders directly to your unit.  The mail delivery person secures the package in your unit and you are assured it is safe and sound. All you need to do is leave a key on file at our property. Surprising your family members with exactly what they want every year is one of the greatest joys about the holiday. You can avoid spoiling any surprise with a self-storage unit. Ship directly to the unit and one of our A-team members will ensure it’s stored safely for you!

Sneaky peeker prevented at Amazing Spaces Christmas wrapping party

Wrap your Gifts at YOUR Will at our Christmas Wrapping Parties

Every Wednesday, Amazing Spaces plays host to a Christmas Wrapping Extravaganza! Each of our conference rooms are stocked with Amazing Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons, and bows. Bring the items you have shipped to your unit to our beautiful conference rooms. Make yourself some complimentary cocoa or coffee and go to town wrapping presents in peace.  We’ll even put on some Christmas music for you. Wrap up your gifts at the complimentary wrapping stations at any of our properties and then store your presents in your storage unit until you’re ready to place them under the tree!

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Organize your decorations

If you’re like me, you have Christmas decorations out of every corner of your home storage space.  Firstly, put those items into storage for non-Christmas time to have more room at home (and ensure they are securely stored – nobody wants to accidentally break that Swarovski star in the at-home storage pile). Secondly, when it comes Christmas time, you have a space to organize and design the home Christmas décor you’ve always dreamed. Storage makes anyone organized. We even  have electricity in our spaces, so you can test those pesky Christmas lights to see if they work. After the holidays, utilize this space for storing your Christmas décor. Utilize storage totes to organize your decorations and keep them safe for the next use. Check out our Storing the Holidays blog for ideas on how to properly store your holiday décor and keep it organized! For example, utilizing a storage unit is also the best way to store your outdoor wreaths upright and your artificial Christmas tree.

clear clutter for family during Christmas

Clear the Clutter

Give yourself and your family extra room by putting unnecessary items in storage for a month.  My mom has a craft table she uses 9 out of the 12 months of the year. There’s no place for it when we entertain. Instead of putting it awkwardly in the corner, what do we do? WE put it into storage. Our house looks great and none of my mom’s 12 brothers and sister are clued into our special organization secret. Yes, 12.. I have a big and Amazing Polish family. That’s also part of the reason why we desperately need to have a clutter-free area during the holidays.

There’s so much excitement around getting the holiday décor out for display, but, where do you store all of the additional décor and furniture? Often times, your home can feel cluttered as you try to utilize your space for both the old and the new! A storage unit allows you a space away from home where your items can be safely stored until you’re ready to use them again! Keep the guest room and additional spaces clear of clutter so you’re ready to entertain!

Peaceful setting at Amazing Spaces waiting lounge.

A Gift for Yourself…Place of peace during a time of pandemonium

One of the best and worst things about Christmas is you are always surrounded by someone. This is why most people have to wrap their presents at 2am. We never have time for our selves during Christmas time. However, renting a space at a place you trust, you are given a personal extension of your home. Relax in the conference room for 5 minutes. Check on your package deliveries. Get a cup of free coffee. Take a moment to breathe. We promise we won’t tell.

Let’s face it, we all love buying a few gifts for ourselves during the holidays! Why not invest in the gift that keeps on giving? Utilize your personal storage space as an extension of your existing home and free up space in your living space! Having a less cluttered home helps promote emotional and mental wellbeing. You deserve to have a place for your valuable items and peace of mind that they’re safe and accessible when you’re ready!

In other words…
How storage can make Christmas AMAZING!

2 Responses to “How a Storage Unit Can Help During the Holidays”

  1. Ann
    December 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks to the awesome selection of wrapping paper, ribbon, tape, and bows… including scissors- I was able to wrap my Christmas presents I had stashed in my storage unit. Not only did I get all of them wrapped, I had a great time doing it. Having the conference room decked out as a wrapping station is a genius idea!

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    • Kelsey Morrill
      December 27, 2016 at 11:56 am

      Hi Ann! So glad you enjoyed our wrapping parties! I hope your Christmas was absolutely Amazing! And don’t worry, we’re planning on doing the wrapping parties again next year! :-) Happy New Year!

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