A Guide to Short-Term Post-Holiday Storage
December 15, 2018
A lot of our storage Sparta County, NJ customers get into the holiday spirit by decorating their homes with joyful items both inside and out. But since those decorations sit in boxes for the bulk of the year, it can be annoying to have them take up precious storage space in your apartment or house. Instead of wasting space in your home on belongings that are only used for the holiday season, you can rent a storage unit and use your home’s space for more practical means. Here is everything you need to know about short-term post-holiday storage.
What Storage Unit Sizes Work?
For the average person, a 5×5 storage unit will be more than enough room for storing all of your holiday decorations. But storage units aren’t always one-size-fits-all, so here’s a quick rundown of what you might need based on your level of holiday cheer.
The Average Holiday Joe
A smaller storage unit, such as a 5×5 or 5×10, should be enough room for almost anyone who’s storing holiday decorations. A 5×5 is about the size of a large closet, so it has plenty of space for outdoor and indoor decorations, holiday lights, and an artificial tree or two. If you have a little more than that, a 5×10 will be able to handle the extra.
You REALLY love holiday decoration.
If you’re borderline fanatical about the holidays, you can upgrade to medium-sized storage units, such as a 10×10 or 10×15 storage unit for your holiday decorations. If you want to blow your neighbor’s holiday displays out of the water, these sizes will help you store everything you’ll need to get the job done, including 250 strands of lights.
You Are the Holiday Talk of the Town
If your neighbors think you go overboard (but can you really over celebrate??), you can rent a 10×20 or 10×30 storage unit for your holiday decorations. Being the size of a single-car garage, you’ll have enough room to have a workshop full of cheerful elves making toys. Or you could use the space to create the biggest Holiday village collection in the state of New Jersey.
Do You Need Climate Control?
It depends on what you’re storing, but climate-controlled storage can be a great feature for those who have collected ornaments throughout the years and have some that are old or homemade. These types of fragile and temperature sensitive items can easily be damaged by extreme temperatures.
Get the Most Out of Your Storage
It’s important to think strategically about how your storage unit should be organized. If you know you’re going to need access to certain belongings sooner than others, those items should be near the front of the storage unit and shouldn’t be buried under a pile of other boxes. Keeping labels visible and detailed lists of container contents will also help you keep your holiday cheer while searching for that one wreath that you hang on your front door.
There are plenty of reasons why you may be on the lookout for a short-term storage solution, not just the holidays. Perhaps you’ve got some time between moving dates and nowhere to keep all of your belongings, or maybe you’re doing a home renovation project and need to clear out a couple of rooms during construction. Regardless of why you’re looking for short-term Ogdensburg, NJ storage, we have a unit that will be the perfect fit.
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