Whether you start your Christmas shopping months in advance or wait until Black Friday, the effect that all of those presents have on your home is not pretty. Finding a pair of shoes in your walk-in closet suddenly means navigating around towers of boxes and you’ve got enough toys under your bed to open your own boutique. Fortunately, there’s a remedy for this yearly dilemma: self storage. Here’s why a storage unit is the ultimate short term solution you’ve been overlooking for way too long.
1. Month-to-Month Leases
A typical self storage lease is month-to-month, which means that this problem solver is perfect for any kind of holiday shopper. Many people might eschew the idea of using a storage unit for Christmas presents because they think that they’re going to end up trapped in a long-term contract for something they only need for a month or two. They’re wrong. Month-to-month storage unit leases are an affordable, low commitment solution for holiday clutter. And if you’re only storing Christmas presents, you won't need a very big storage unit, which will save you even more money.
2. Climate Control
There are a lot of people on your holiday shopping list with a lot of different tastes, which means your gift stash probably includes a few temperature and humidity sensitive items like wine and framed artwork. Fortunately, it’s easy to find a facility that offers storage units with climate control. These units regulate temperature and humidity way better than you garage does, making them ideal if you’re gifting antiques, photographs, delicate clothing or anything else that you care about, which since it’s the holiday season, is everything.
3. Your Kids Won’t Find Them
Do you remember snooping around your parents’ room as a kid in hopes of getting a peek at your Christmas presents before the big day? Yeah, that tradition hasn’t gone away. There are only so many places in your house to effectively hide the loot. Thwart mischievous children by putting their presents in a storage unit instead.
It may be the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean that burglars will choose to be nice instead of naughty. Statistically speaking, crime levels increase around Christmas. A storage facility can keep those expensive presents safe by offering security features that go above and beyond what the average home has to offer. This can include a sturdy lock, surveillance cameras, gated access, on-site management, and even individual alarms.
5. More Space in Your Home
If all of the above reasons haven’t convinced you, maybe this one will: extra space. Your home is crowded enough during the holiday season. There’s a tree in your living room, piles of baked goods taking up real estate on your kitchen table and relatives in your guest room and on your couch. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little breathing room? Putting your Christmas gifts in a storage unit can give you extra space, and extra space means less clutter, and less clutter means less organizing, leaving you time to curl up in a cozy chair by the fire, have some hot cocoa and enjoy the holiday season without the stress.