Buy Christmas Gifts Early and Hide Them in Self Storage
It’s amazing how quickly some responsibilities become apparent as Christmas approaches. It’s time to start planning what presents to give this year, which means it’s game time to decide how to go about finding those presents.
Sure, Christmas is a time for joy, but let’s face it: checking items off your Christmas shopping list can be a major source of stress. Black Friday, other pre-Christmas deals, online shops, and Christmas markets are all options for finding gifts. Anything from kid’s toys to more complex presents for relatives and friends. The stress of getting all your Christmas shopping done before the big day is nothing compared to the anxiety of keeping your presents secret until Christmas Eve.
The issue is, where on earth are you going to store it all? You may have a large enough spare room, but is it safe enough to keep prying eyes out? It’s not easy to keep a toddler from finding where a big, shiny gift is hidden.
The solution is actually pretty easy: just lease a self-storage facility and store your presents there until the situation is under control.
Why Self Storage Makes Gift Giving Easy
1. Self Storage as Gift-Wrapping Center
Waiting until the kids are in bed is not necessary in order to get the gift wrapping done.
After all, it’s not simple to find a place in the house for all of the wrapping materials. Instead of squeezing everything into your house, renting a self storage unit is the best option. This makes the most sense if you plan on using the storage unit as a staging area for gift wrapping. After purchasing, there is no need to keep them wrapped for days. Get your gifts and then transport them to your storage facility. You may bring in your tape, wrapping paper, bows, and ribbons and set up a folding table if there’s room.
Keep the wrapped gifts in self storage until you’re ready to bring them back and put them beneath the tree. Your gift can be kept in storage until it’s time to surprise the recipient, which is especially helpful if it’s something large and awkward to wrap.
2. Self Storage as a Hideout for Your Presents
Holiday gift hiding may be a challenge when you’re trying to protect presents from curious little hands, curious dogs, or a nosy significant other. Some presents under the tree may be hidden with more ease than others. A Nintendo Switch, for example, is much more compact than a treadmill, so it’s easy to see why it might be more practical to hide.
It’s convenient to pick gifts up from a shop, transport them to your storage facility, and then leave them there before going home. The goods are now safely hidden from prying eyes. If you want to hide a brand-new Tesla or other expensive items until Christmas, you can’t go wrong by putting it in storage. If you rent a storage unit for a short time, you can rest easy knowing that your gifts won’t be found and opened before Christmas Eve.
3. Self Storage as a Secure Vault for Your Gifts
Since you’re keeping expensive gifts that you spent time selecting, the storage unit should have strong security measure in place. To make sure that any would-be burglars are met with many “blocks,” you should search for multiple “lock points.” Make sure you check for things like closed-circuit television and insurance, and that you visit the location and ask the personnel about safety precautions.
Getting a climate-controlled unit is recommended if you’re storing delicate or fragile items, particularly if you live in an area that has harsh winters. Conventional units are susceptible to damage from cold and dry weather. A climate-controlled space maintains a comfortable temperature and humidity level.
Renting a storage unit is the first step in creating the most fun and surprising holiday ever. As the big day draws near, your family and friends may start to worry about where you’ve stashed all the gifts. They will look for signs that gifts have been purchased and wrapped but will come up empty-handed. In the days leading up to Christmas, you may visit your storage facility, get your presents, and place them all under the tree in your living room, just like Santa Claus. All of your efforts will be worthwhile when you see the joy on your loved ones’ faces as they open their gifts on Christmas morning.