Why a Storage Unit Can Make Your Life Easier This Holiday Season

Posted on: December 5, 2019 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage September 16, 2020

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As the holiday season approaches, chaos is bound to ensue. If you anticipate preparing big meals to host extended family, furtively wrapping presents, and setting up your tree, you’re probably also expecting your house to look like a horde of busy reindeer trampled over it.

To keep the peace at home, you may want to consider moving some of the chaos outside of it. Self-storage units offer additional space outside of your home, come in various sizes, and have options that fit into almost any budget.

You might be wondering how self-storage in West Palm Beach can help you during the holidays. Here’s everything you need to know about making the most of your local storage facility.

Make room for what matters

If you have family coming over to celebrate one of the many holidays of the season, your house might get a tad cramped. Instead of spending money on sending your loved ones to a hotel, you can use a local storage facility to free up extra space in the house.

While many homes have an area designated as a spare bedroom, in reality, it often ends up being a catch-all space for everything else in the house. Then when visitors come, we’re faced with a desperate pressure to clean out that room of all our clutter.

And the spare bedroom might not be the only area that needs clearing. You may also need extra space when it comes time to put up that large Christmas tree, or laying out tables heavy with food, or simply providing room for kids to play.

Instead of panicking and trying to hide your stuff anywhere it will fit, consider renting a short-term storage unit. You can move unneeded items into West Palm Beach storage facilities until the season is over.

Read More: Advantages of Renting a Self-Storage Unit in West Palm Beach

Santa’s secret hiding place

Many parents face the challenge of keeping presents hidden from their children. Even though kids love opening presents on Christmas morning, they often can’t help but seek out their gifts ahead of time.

If you’ve tried every hiding spot you can think of without success, you might consider taking those gifts offsite. As you purchase presents for different people, you can drop them off in your secret hiding spot on your way home from the store. And if you get a unit that allows for 24-hour access, you can even sneak back to the storage site after the kids go to bed on Christmas Eve. They’ll be extra surprised when they see a room full of presents they couldn’t find the day before.

…and holiday workshop

An extra benefit to storing your gifts in a storage unit? You can use the space as a gift-wrapping workshop!

Instead of trying to clear a vast space on the floor to lay out kraft paper, or being worried about getting caught wrapping surprises, you can set up a perfect spot in your storage space. Imagine having a table, plenty of tape, and all of the room you need without anyone bothering you. You can keep things organized while getting some much needed alone time with those gifts.

A Place for Off-Season Stuff

Holidays also bring with them decorations. Depending on the size of your house and storage space, you might find that making room for all of your holiday decorations proves difficult. While many people enjoy renting a storage unit for the short-term, you may find getting a small unit is helpful all year round.

You can buy holiday decorations throughout the year, when they’re cheaper. Come winter, stop by your unit and grab only what you need. Having extra storage space means you can keep those Christmas lights untangled, your Thanksgiving platters separate, and wrapping paper adequately sorted.

A Word of Warning

If you are planning to use West Palm Beach storage units around the holiday season, make sure you organize and store your things so that the cold winter weather doesn’t damage your stuff. You might first consider getting a climate-controlled unit, to completely eliminate any weather issues. This will also create a more desirable environment if you plan on actually spending time in the unit.

Read More: 5 Signs of a Great Storage Facility in West Palm Beach

If you decide on a non-temperature-controlled storage unit, there are few things you can do to keep your items safe. First, try keeping everything off of the ground – a few wooden pallets can do wonders. You should also consider wrapping things in plastic and blankets to make sure water or cold air doesn’t take a toll. You should also invest in a weatherproof lock to protect access to your unit even if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

For nearly eleven months of the year, you can organize your house however you want. When the holiday season approaches, you might find yourself scrambling to make room for your family and festive trappings. A storage unit is a perfect place to temporarily store furniture, clutter, or anything else that doesn’t contribute to your holiday celebrations.

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Recent surveys show that 41% of consumers rent out space to facilitate moving, while 17% need the extra space to declutter their home. Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular nowadays, considering the need to maximize on the reduced size of living spaces. If you live in California or Florida and are looking for the most convenient and flexible self-storage space, Lighthouse Self Storage has got you covered. Lighthouse Self Storage Facilities has a wide range of world-class storage units that are built to meet your specific needs. Below are some of the exceptional self-storage solutions you can expect:

Self-Storage for Homeowners and Students

If you are moving, staging a home or consolidating homes, our excellent, clean, and secure units will come in handy for your storage needs. If you are a student emptying your dorm, Lighthouse offers many storage solutions for your needs and items large and small. Our storage units will keep your furniture, books, bedding, clothing, electronics, and furniture safe and secure. Why haul heavy items back and forth, miles across the country when you can rent storage whenever you need it? We are convenient and flexible to meet your needs.

Car, Boat, and RV Storage

If you are traveling, you need not leave your precious vehicle, boat, or RV at the mercy of the elements. If your garage will not fit all your toys, consider taking out some spacious motor vehicle storage at Lighthouse Self Storage for them. This way, they will remain secure and intact, and you get to have peace of mind during your trip.

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Lighthouse Self Storage has an excellent selection of climate controlled units, specially made indoor units designed to protect your property from the damaging effects of drastic changes in weather, humidity, and temperature. We offer air conditioned or heated units to keep constant indoor conditions for all of your items and their storage needs. These climate controlled units are perfect for items that need to be in a controlled environment, such as wines and spirits. If you are storing fabrics, wooden items, electronics, family heirlooms, documents, and soft metallic items, our climate controlled storage units offer a home-like atmosphere for temperature sensitive and unique articles.

Drive-up Storage

This kind of storage is exceedingly convenient for businesses and homeowners looking to store copious amounts of property, and need to reduce the hauling distance and effort. With our drive-up storage, you will not have to incur extra costs on movers' hourly fees by taking days to transfer your items. You get to drive up to your unit, unpack or belongings, and continue on with your day. It’s that simple.

Business Storage Solutions

You no longer have to worry about extra space, rent overheads, or idle property during off-peak business seasons. Whether you need to store machinery, essential documents, or inventory, our business storage solutions will cater to all of your needs. We have worked successfully with many law firms, e-commerce stores, and contractors to keep their essential business property safe. Visit us today to find out more about our business storage solutions.

Hurricane Season Storage

The last thing you should be stressing about is your valuable outdoor property, which is likely to be destroyed in the event of a storm. You may also need to clear out a safe room to use it for shelter. If you have any lawn and patio furniture, consider taking out safe storage for it with Lighthouse. Our concrete self-storage units will give your valuables the safety and security they will need to protect them from damage. Our storage units can also come in handy during the winter when you need to protect your valuables from the biting cold.

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If you are in Southern California or Florida, Lighthouse Storage is an excellent solution for all your self-storage needs. Our storage units are secure, well-lit, and clean to ensure optimal care for your valuables.

Please contact us at (866) 483-3455 for more information about our new facility for self storage in Cooper City. You can also drop by any of our storage facilities to get a free quote on any storage solution that fits your needs.

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