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How You Can Use Self Storage this Christmas in Dorset

Posted on 19th December 2022 by The Aussie Team
How You Can Use Self Storage this Christmas in Dorset

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be running low on space and wondering where everything will go. Whether you’re a besieged parent trying to hide presents or a store owner who has run out of storage area – storage is the solution. It’s the versatile answer to the question – where should we put this?

Aussie works with hundreds of households and businesses throughout the festive season. Often, people rent a self storage unit for the holidays, and they stop after the festivities are over. However, some retain their storage unit because they see the benefits of having a clear garage or loft. Let’s look at some of the most popular reasons for storage this Christmas and New Year in Dorset.

Contents

One: Clearing the Spare Room for Overnight Christmas Guests

Two: A Super-Secret Place to Hide Presents

Three: Freeing Up Space for Christmas Dinner

Four: Emptying the House for a New Year’s Eve Party

Five: Coping with the Additional Gifts after Boxing Day

Six: A Secure Place for Expensive Presents

Aussie Store – Your Festive Storage Solution in Dorset

One: Clearing the Spare Room for Overnight Christmas Guests

When we work with new customers, we always ask them why they use storage. It helps us ensure we’re providing the correct service, and we’ll be able to assist if their needs change later. Additionally, we can pass on any recommendations to other people in similar situations. And it’s no different for our Christmas and festive season storage users.

We’re all guilty of over-stuffing our extra spaces with possessions, and the garage, loft and spare room are the prime suspects of clutter. Now that we’re in a post-pandemic situation, more people are inviting family and friends to stay over. And the holidays are the perfect time to spend more time with loved ones and welcome them as guests for a few days or a week.

The glaring problem soon confronts you when you’re already housing a guest bedroom full of containers and old clothes. You might struggle with ideas, and it’s a bit late to start hauling bags to the charity shop. That’s where storage can save the day by giving you an entire room to keep everything. It is the ideal solution when you have overnight guests for Christmas.

Two: A Super-Secret Place to Hide Presents

We won’t lie – preparing for Christmas day, and the rest of the festivities can become a chore. It’s even trickier when trying to maintain the presents’ hiding place from various little fingers. Keeping the ‘goodies’ a secret until Santa has ‘delivered’ them is a skill. But it’s much easier if you have somewhere outside of the home.

As you might expect, it’s a popular reason why people use storage for Christmas. You won’t have to worry about your mini sleuths finding the hidden treasure. They’ll be safe and sound in your self storage unit until it’s time to collect. It’s also much easier to wrap the presents in your storage unit without looking over your shoulder or waiting until 1 am.

You’ll make Santa’s job more straightforward and have fewer explanations after a discovery. The family dog or cat won’t rumble you by sniffing out their new bone or treats. Out of sight, out of mind – your storage unit is the secret weapon in your bid to keep Christmas mysterious and magical.

Three: Freeing Up Space for Christmas Dinner

If you’re this year’s host, it’s crucial you have room to move around rather than having to manoeuvre around your furniture like an obstacle course. There’s nothing like a house full of guests to highlight clutter problems. Moreover, your everyday furniture is getting in the way. So, it’s time to be ruthless when creating more space.

It will be best if you have a table and many chairs – preferably, your table extends or has a centrepiece. Next, you’ll determine which large, bulky furniture or appliances aren’t needed. You might sacrifice a settee if it’s blocking two rooms, then you can join up. Either way, remember it’s not only people – presents will take up space.

You could always shove everything in the garage or loft to give yourself more space. But the best option is a self storage unit for the duration of the holidays. It gives you a chance to move more items out of the way entirely rather than tinkering around the edges. And you’ll have peace of mind they’re safe and secure until you need them again.

Four: Emptying the House for a New Year’s Eve Party

In a similar scenario to Christmas day – you’ll need every square foot of your property for New Year’s Eve. Whether inviting everyone and their dog or just a few select friends, you don’t want them tripping over themselves. That’s why it’s time to temporarily clear out and move some items to your storage unit.

You don’t want Uncle Tim to roll over the kid’s toybox while singing Auld Lang Syne after a few sherries. If you’re not using them at the party, pop them into the car and bring them to us. We’ll help you open up your home to accommodate your guests and have a night to remember for all the right reasons.

Once you’ve recovered and welcomed 2023, you can collect everything and restore your house or apartment to its former state. Or you can always keep your using storage to keep your home free from clutter. That’s why many people work with Aussie Storage – it makes organising much easier, and they’re more likely to keep on top of things regularly.

Five: Coping with the Additional Gifts after Boxing Day

There’s something most people don’t anticipate, even though it happens every year. You’re effectively adding a significant chunk to your overall possessions without clearing out beforehand. It’s probably a bit late in the day to start decluttering now, but it’s worth remembering for future reference. Let’s look at how you can avoid this issue now.

The most effective way to cope with the post-Christmas gift haul is to move items into storage. You can then work out what to keep and get rid of after the holidays are over. We typically suggest having a declutter at least a few times a year. People who use self storage tend to do this because they don’t want to pay for things they’ll never use.

Don’t let your belongings take over your home. You can use storage to free up space for Christmas and New Year. You’ll enjoy the benefits of extra room without worrying about a long-term contract or paying over the odds. Aussie has competitive rates, and you only need to store for a period that suits your needs.

Six: A Secure Place for Expensive Presents

There might be expensive new editions if you’ve been good boys and girls. That’s for the big kids and the small ones. Now you can choose whether to store them in the house or garage – depending on size. While this is the default position, it’s not always the best choice, especially for valuable items. Our homes are vulnerable to issues that self storage can solve.

Even with a decent security system, you’re not exempt from break-ins, not to mention the potential for bad weather to cause damage. Winter in the UK is no joke and often ushers in snow, sleet, and rain. This makes using the garage or loft a bad idea until you add insulation and waterproofing.

We would always suggest taking additional measures to insulate and protect your home. But it’s probably a job for another day – might be worth popping on the New Years’ Resolution list? For now, take it easy on yourself and store the pricier presents in self storage.

Aussie Store – Your Festive Storage Solution in Dorset

We likely don’t need to remind your Christmas is close, but we can help you prepare for it. No matter how you intend to spend the festive season, space is always an issue. By working with Aussie, it won’t be – we’ll help you make the most out of your home and enjoy the festivities. And everything you store with us will be safe and secure until we’re officially in 2023.

Aussie has a range of storage options for you to choose from, with units in various sizes. We work with households and businesses of all sizes in Gillingham and Dorset. Wherever possible, we’ll accommodate unique circumstances and go the extra mile. Customer service is the driving force behind our ‘can-do’ ethos.

Click here, and we’ll assess your storage needs. Then we’ll suggest the best storage package, including a free, no-obligation quote.