Do you love decorating your home for the various seasons and holidays but every time you go through the process of making your house look beautiful, you hate trying to figure out where and how to store everything? The truth is, most houses don't come with a lot of storage these days, making self-storage extremely popular, especially with seasonal items. Once you've decided to get a storage rental, the next step is understanding the best way to store your seasonal decor, particularly fall items.
Storing Fall Decorations
When we think of decorating our homes for fall, we often get images of white pumpkins, gourds, and changing leaves. We also think of Halloween since it is (really) the first big decorating opportunity of the changing season. As great as it is to make your house the show stopper of the block where kids are lined up for candy, there's a lot of work that goes into putting these items into storage each year. We've put together a few tips to help.
Bins, Bins, Bins
Plastic storage bins are your friend, and we recommend them over moving boxes since they have a little more structural integrity than cardboard boxes. Since they are solid, it's easy to stack them, allowing for more room in your storage unit.
Packing Your Bins
Before loading up your vehicle with your Halloween items to be transported to your local storage facility, take some extra time to pack them correctly. The goal is to have as few storage bins as possible and a great way to help with that is to start by putting smaller items into larger hollow ones. For example, small figurines inside a hollow plastic or ceramic pumpkin. If you go all out and have holiday towels; use those to wrap fragile items.
As you pack your bins, make a list of the contents and then once it's full tape it to the side. We also suggest you label what season or holiday the bin is for. Trust us, having a content list and season listed will save you loads of time later so you aren't stuck rummaging through multiple bins.
What About The Inflatables?
Nothing says you are more committed to the holiday(s) than a huge inflatable on your front lawn, but nobody ever thinks about storing it when they're buying it. This doesn't have to be a hard process. Try and find a place large enough to lay it out and from there take your time in folding it nicely and avoiding adding any creases. If you take your time, you should be able to get it folded to a point where you can fit one or two of them in a plastic storage container.
If you're sitting and staring at piles of fall decor right now, not knowing what to do; you are not alone. Contact the team at Space Centre Storage to get a free public storage quote and some tips on how to pack seasonal items. They are the longest-running storage facility in Kelowna so you know you're getting nothing but the best advice.