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If you are one of the fortunate ones that haven't had to pack up an entire house or apartment and move yet and you have to do so, you aren't in for a whole lot of fun. Moving is a lot more work than most people realize until they are neck-deep in packing peanuts and moving boxes. My blog was created to help those first-time movers find their footing and create a plan that will make the process a little more easy. Take your time and peruse the included tips and hopefully, your big move won't be a big headache.

3 Ways Self-Storage Can Meet Your Holiday Needs

The holidays are right around the corner, and very soon you'll be decorating your house (if you haven't already). When you pull your Christmas decorations out of your storage unit, that will free up a lot of space—space you can use for other purposes. Now is the time to think about how your storage unit can help you at the holidays.

Clear a Room for Holiday Visitors

Maybe your spare room is normally a sewing room, and the couch is currently buried in sewing supplies and your huge patchwork quilt. Or perhaps the room is empty enough, but the closet is where you currently keep your entire stuffed animal collection. Luckily, your self-storage unit will give you a good place to stash whatever valuable, bulky, or embarrassing items you keep in the empty spare room so you can let guests stay over.

Get Stuff Out of the Living Room for the Tree and Decorations

Does your living room look cluttered with the tree and decorations set down among all your normal furniture and everyday clutter? Your storage unit is the perfect place to keep extra items you don't have a place for while the Christmas decorations are out. Here are a few tips:

  • Clear off the everyday decorations on the mantle over the fireplace. The mantle is a perfect place to keep Christmas decorations, which means that your normal mantle decorations are just taking up valuable real estate in your living room.
  • If you want to replace your normal pictures with Christmas cards and Christmas-themed family photographs, your storage unit will be the perfect place to stash the normal photographs. Just be sure to wrapped the frames in bubble wrap and put the pictures in a sturdy box in case you forget what's in there and stack some heavy boxes on top of it.

Keep Christmas Surprises Hidden from the Kids 

Do you struggle to find appropriate places to hide Christmas gifts in your home? Your self-storage unit makes the perfect place to stash gifts big and small.

To ensure that your storage unit is the right place to keep your Christmas gifts a surprise, follow these tips:

  • Don't put candles, crayons, or chocolate in your storage unit if you live in a warm-weather climate, unless your storage unit is climate controlled.
  • When putting wrapped gifts in the unit, cover them with a sheet to prevent dust inside the unit from settling on the paper.
  • Set aside one place in the storage unit where all the gifts will sit together. This way, you can avoid losing one or more of the presents among the boxes in your unit.

As you can see, that extra space in your storage unit can really help you at this hectic time of year. For more information about how your storage unit can be used to your advantage, consider asking a representative at a self-storage facility.