While most people associate the holiday season with delicious food, evenings by the fire, and quality time with family, it’s easy to forget how stressful this time of year can be. Accommodating out of town relatives, planning festive meals, and hours of holiday shopping can take their toll on your nerves. To make your life a little easier this holiday season, you might consider renting a self-storage unit and clearing some of the clutter.
Make Room for Relatives
For many people, the holidays are when relatives come from out of town expecting accommodations. If you home is the designated holiday hub, you probably want to maximize the amount of sleeping space for your loved ones. If space is tight, you might consider putting a few unessential belongings and even pieces of furniture in a self-storage unit.
Protect Your Precious Belongings
When there’s a lot of people in your home, there’s a greater chance that some of your possessions will break. Screaming children could accidentally knock over your favorite vase, for example. Instead of rolling the dice and keeping your valuable belongings in your home, consider keeping them in a self-storage unit, where they’ll be protected by strong doors, strong locks, and security personnel.
Bring Out the Holiday Decorations
If you already have a storage unit, you should consider stowing away all your holiday decorations during the off season. That way, you can free up space in your home all year. Once the holidays roll around, you can easily access your favorite holiday decorations—in fact, you might consider swapping them with the valuable or excess belongings discussed above. After New Year’s, you can take down your decorations and put them back in your self-storage unit until next year.
Men on the Move can help you prepare for the holidays with our high-quality storage services. If you’re looking to move in the near future, call us at (516) 773-6683 or visit us online. Our strong and responsible moving staff can provide short-distance moving services around NYC and long-distance moving services from Maine to Florida.