There are many reasons why people choose to use self storage. Some are in the middle of a divorce, some getting married, moving across country, a frequent traveler, spring cleaning, a business storing files or brave men and women needing protection for their belongings while they serve overseas. This is the seventh part in a series of tips for the most common self storage items.
Our previous sections focused on furniture, electronics, appliances, files and document, antiques and vehicles. Today we focus on seasonal storage. Seasonal items such as holiday decorations and summer and winter clothes are only useful for individuals or businesses a few months out of the year. People and businesses spend plenty of time, money and space in their homes or offices to decorate and prepare for the season. Once the holiday and season are over it is time to pack up the old and bring in the new. Self storage is a great option to consider when putting away all of those special decorations and clothes which will be used again next year.
Seasonal Storing Tips:
Most seasonal items and clothes will fit neatly in boxes. Use any boxes around the house/office to pack and store. For decorations, the boxes will need to be well padded so the items do not break. Stay away from newspaper but wrapping paper or bubble wrap will do fine. Use newspaper to neatly wrap lights and secure the ends so they do not get tangled. Keep the smaller, fragile and delicate items at the top of the boxes so they do not get crushed by larger, heavier items. Label each box so it is easier to retrieve the items next season. If a box has ornaments or fragile items, label the box as “Fragile” to ensure careful handling.
Not only do families use extra space for storing holiday and seasonal items but so do businesses. Offices may have a cluttered corner or back office with old decorations and seasonal signs. Storage units are a great, affordable option for many seasonal possessions especially if you are in the need for Chicago self storage.
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