By Candice Lehr, Property Manager
It’s that time of the year again when everyone is trying to find the perfect gifts for friends and family. The stress of finding the perfect gift is troublesome enough, let alone figuring out where to store the gift and keep it a secret for days or weeks. Consider storing all your gifts in a self storage unit and leave the stress behind!
We offer storage units as small as 5×5 to hold all those gifts for under the tree, all the way up to a large 10×30 (and sometimes larger) to store that lucky someone’s surprise new car! With month-to-month rental terms, you can simply store for one month or as long as you may need. It all depends on how early you shop and need a place to hide the goodies.
If you go with a 5×10 or 10×10 storage unit, you can set up a wrapping station as well. Simply get a 6’ folding table and a chair to place in the unit in the center. Take all your wrapping paper, tissue paper, tape, scissors, pen or marker and bows with you and you are all set! We recommend to keep your wrapping supplies inside a box or storage tote to protect them from dirt and dust between uses, and to keep them from getting stepped on or smashed as you move around your storage unit. Plus, something like a two or three drawer plastic bin (with or without wheels) is great for keeping the small items like tape, scissors, gift tags and ribbon organized and easy to reach quickly. Make sure you have plenty of supplies on hand so you aren’t stuck running out in between gifts to pick up more tape. By creating your secret wrapping station, you can take all your great finds straight to your storage unit instead of home, then wrap them and stack them along the wall and your kids (or nosey spouse) won’t have any idea what Santa has in store for the big day.
Storage units are also good when a child’s birthday party is coming up and you need to keep a bike or swing set a surprise; even just for storing all the theme decorations. Perhaps you have a surprise 60th birthday for your mom or a retirement party for your brother that you want to keep a secret. You can use your storage unit to hide all the gifts and decorations, and all the other party supplies like plates, plastic ware, cups and so on. Having it all in one location will let you easily see at a glance what all you have and what you still need to buy before the big event.
It certainly seems these days that everyone could use a little more space! We are here to help meet your needs with a variety or storage unit sizes and types, such as drive-up, interior and temperature control. Stop by and talk to one our friendly property managers today! And, if you are ready to start using self storage to hide those great gifts, you can rent a storage unit online 24/7 and we won’t tell!