Self-Storage: Keeping Your Things Safe

Two reasons why Christmas enthusiasts should rent storage units

If Christmas is your favourite event of the year, you would probably benefit from having a storage unit. Here are some reasons why.

It could help you to protect and extend the lifespan of your Christmas decorations

One of the big reasons why people love Christmas is that it gives them the opportunity to adorn their homes with lots of sparkly, colourful decorations. Those who love this occasion will often collect tree decorations that have sentimental value in the hopes of then passing them onto their children later in life and may gradually amass a large number of beautiful faux garlands, festive string lights, Christmas garden ornaments and faux wreaths that, collectively, have a lot of monetary and sentimental value.

If this is the case for you, you should consider storing them in a unit when they're not needed. The reason for this is that unless you're blessed with a big home that has ample storage space, you might, like many people, have to stuff your Christmas décor into your attic or leave it boxed up in an uninsulated, unheated garage. This could result in your glass baubles cracking or your faux wreaths and garlands getting mouldy.

If your decorations mean a lot to you and you want to protect them and reuse them every year and eventually pass them on to your kids, then putting them in a unit would be sensible, as storage units are normally insulated and temperature controlled. This makes it next to impossible for mould to grow, condensation to form on the walls or for items to sustain heat or cold damage. As such, your decorations will probably last for far longer in this environment.

You can store gifts in it

The other wonderful thing about having access to a storage unit is that you can keep your Christmas gifts in it. For Christmas enthusiasts, one of the great pleasures of the festive season is being able to surprise their loved ones with gifts. However, if you live with your family and don't have your own private, lockable room in the house, it can be hard to keep what you've bought them a secret. This is particularly true if any of your family members like to search for presents around the home.

By renting a unit and keeping the gifts in it, you can guarantee that no one will be able to see their presents until you are ready to hand them over to them on Christmas day. This is because only those with a key to your unit can access it.