The countdown to Christmas is on and there‚Äôs still so much to do before the big day. You‚Äôve got guests arriving, presents to buy (and hide), food to prepare, decorations to put up... your list is starting to rival Santa‚Äôs in length. Believe it or not, Kelowna self storage units can help with each one of these tasks.
With so much going on, the key to surviving Christmas is staying organized. With a storage unit, you can do exactly that. Here‚Äôs how:
1. Clearing Space for Guests
If you have out-of-town guests staying for a few days (or longer) over the holidays, you‚Äôll need to start planning sleeping arrangements ahead of time. If that means putting your kids in the same room to free up a bed for Uncle Stan and Aunt Martha, tell them ahead of time so they‚Äôre ready.
Or, if you have a spare room that‚Äôs full of clutter, a Kelowna self storage centre is a convenient temporary storage option.
Other items on your checklist might include:
- Making beds
- Washing extra linens and towels
- Giving guest rooms a thorough cleaning
2. Hiding Presents
Pretty much every family has a member that can‚Äôt resist peeking at presents before they‚Äôre wrapped (and even sometimes after they‚Äôre wrapped). No matter how adept you think you‚Äôve become at hiding them, they always seem to find a way to ruin the surprise.
A Kelowna self storage unit will put an end to those shenanigans in a hurry. In fact, you might even derive a little amusement from watching little Johnny scour the house, only to come up empty-handed.
3. Preparing Food
One of the best things about the holidays is the food. From turkey dinner to homemade baking to Christmas cocktails, the week between Christmas and New Year‚Äôs is like one massive feast.
If you plan on having a lot of company over, storing excess food (non-perishable, of course) and beverages in a storage unit is a good option for people who don‚Äôt want to entertain in a cluttered house. You could even use it to store that fruitcake that no one ever seems to eat.
4. Putting up Decorations
You don‚Äôt have to be Clark W. Griswold from National Lampoon‚Äôs Christmas Vacation to accumulate an abundance of Christmas decorations. When you consider how much there is, it‚Äôs easy to see how quickly it can pile up:
- Christmas lights (interior and exterior)
- Tree ornaments
- Fake tree
- Inflatable lawn ornaments
- Holiday dinnerware
- Other ornaments (Nativity scenes, wall hangings, wreaths)
You only use these things for a few weeks of the year, so why not store them out of sight for the other 11 months?
To protect these holiday knickknacks when you place them in storage, read our post: Kelowna Self Storage Tips: How to Pack Your Belongings Effectively.
Do you need temporary storage to stay organized over the holidays? The Space Centre is a Kelowna self storage company that offers both short- and long-term storage solutions. Come by our facility on the north end of town to tour our compound.