Tips for Storing During the Holidays

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As the holidays are quickly approaching, now is the time to start planning – not only shopping, but where you will be storing your gifts! Whether you’re an early or late shopper, finding a hiding place for gifts can be tricky. A storage unit can help! Storing your gifts can keep the magic of the holiday season in your house, and keep them a secret! Rent one to wrap and store your gifts today! Here are a few tips for storing during the holidays 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 holiday 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 plenty of time to plan ahead and have everything ready for the holiday!


Organize items

Be sure to store your items in a manner 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 and get ready for the holiday!

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Tim Glasow

About the Author: Tim is an SEO Strategist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. He is a self-storage industry specialist who has written about everything from storage advice and helpful resources to industry trends. In his free time, Tim enjoys sampling craft beer and exploring the local music scene.