How to Use Storage Units for Your Seasonal Decor
November 29th, 2021
Are you “all in” on decorating for the seasons? Many people are. Seasonal decorating is not just for Christmas, many families like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving with fun and creative knick-knacks that set a certain mood or atmosphere in their homes. With all those decorations, many people choose to use storage units for housing seasonal decor when it isn’t being enjoyed.
If you decorate for multiple holidays throughout the year, then it’s a good idea to rent a storage unit for all the boxes and accessories you need for each season. Storing your seasonal decorations in a storage unit helps free up space at home, where you need to keep stock of “immediate need” items. If you think it’s time you free up some space at home, and store your seasonal decor in a storage unit, then let’s take a look at a few tips to get you started.
Storage Unit Location and Size
First, you want to find a storage location that is convenient to where you live. And then find a storage unit within that facility that’s the right size for your storage needs. For example, if you decorate for two or three holidays a year, you might only need a 5x10 or a 5x15 sized unit. Use our storage size guide to find out exactly the size storage unit you need.
Organize Seasonal Decor by Holiday
Next, organize and label boxes according to the holiday, season or occasion to which they belong. Besides holidays and seasons, you might be interested in storing all birthday decor or school celebration decor to be pulled out and used when appropriate. Be sure to check out our storage unit organization ideas to learn how to label, stack and pack to get the best use of your storage space.
Inventory Your Storage Boxes for Easy Access
An inventory can be accomplished in a couple of ways: a list on the outside of the box, or a number on the box that corresponds to a piece of paper kept in the storage unit. Whatever way you decide to take an inventory of what is in each box, you’ll want to make sure you stay with that method and keep the lists updated every year. An added benefit to making an inventory of your seasonal decor is that it gives you a chance to put your hands on each item to check its condition and whether or not it’s working.
Protect Seasonal Decor
If you have special silver and china that your family likes to use on Christmas and Thanksgiving, you’ll want to make sure those items are packed with care and plenty of cushion. Make sure to keep bubble wrap, packing tape, markers, and packing peanuts on hand so that you can package heirlooms and fragile items carefully.
Other items you might want to take special care with are fabric items: stockings or tablecloths or other linens that will be used for a holiday. Make sure to keep fabrics stored according to manufacturer’s instructions to keep them intact and beautiful for many more years of use.
Free up Space for What You Need
The space you’re able to free up when you store your seasonal decor in a storage unit holds a world of possibilities. Use extra space for a hobby workshop, a guest bedroom, a child’s playroom, an in-home office or a peaceful reading nook. There’s no limit to what you can use your extra space for. When you store your seasonal items in a storage unit, you’re giving yourself a gift of freedom and organization. You’re allowing yourself to live comfortably in your home to enjoy the atmosphere it provides.
Find an Alamo Mini-Storage location near you, and let us give you back some space at home this holiday season. *Social Media for this blog is added to the social media document for December.