Holiday Survival Guide: How Self Storage Makes the Season Less Stressful

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Holiday Survival Guide: How Self Storage Makes the Season Less Stressful

The winter holiday season has arrived and while the twinkling lights may spark joy in the hearts of people across the globe, let’s be honest — this time of year can be stressful. From trying to hide gifts from your children to making sure there’s enough room for your brother and his partner to stay for the entirety of Chanukah, you have a lot to deal with during the holidays. Renting a holiday self-storage unit from Security Public Storage may be the angel you’ve been seeking to relieve stress this holiday season. Consider us Santa’s little helper this holiday season.


Holiday Self Storage Survival Guide

Ease stress and maintain a tidy home this winter by renting a holiday self-storage unit from SPS. Renting a self-storage unit can be the ideal solution you need to guarantee a merry and bright holiday season.


Hide Kids' Gifts

Curious children (and overly inquisitive adults) may come across their gifts, ruining the holiday surprise, if you store presents at home. Sometimes curiosity gets the better of kids and they can't seem to resist opening wrapped gifts. Maintain the element of surprise and decrease your stress levels this holiday season by renting a storage unit to safely hide your gifts. Renting a storage unit for the holidays helps keep prying eyes off of all of those special presents until Santa delivers them in time for Christmas morning.

Hiding gifts in storage


Create Space for Guests

For many of us, the winter holidays mean hosting family and friends who need to stay at your home for a few days over Christmas, Chanukah or New Years. Rather than suggesting a nearby hotel or Airbnb, let us help you clear out enough space in your spare room, living room, family room or kitchen to allow everyone to gather together to enjoy each other for the holidays. Many SPS locations include free use of a truck or van when you rent a storage unit, which makes transporting furniture, boxes, sports equipment and more as convenient and stress-free as possible. 


Store Holiday Inventory in Climate-Controlled Storage

If you run a small business during the holiday season, you may have extra inventory on hand to fulfill December orders. Whether you have an online business or a brick-and-mortar shop, renting a holiday self-storage unit for overstock inventory can make fulfilling and shipping orders easier, more efficient and less stressful. Extra inventory needs to be kept in reserve before it’s placed on the shelf, and a storage unit reduces clutter and pileup during the busy shopping season. Renting a climate-controlled storage unit for the holidays helps you keep better control of temperature-sensitive inventory.


Protect Your Gifts and Belongings from Harsh Weather

After you’ve purchased and wrapped all your gifts or moved the contents of your family room to storage to make room for company, the last thing you want is for weather extremes to ruin them. SPS rents climate-controlled storage units at many of our facilities on the West Coast and in the greater Washington DC metro area. Climate-controlled storage units are maintained within a controlled temperature range. Freezing temperatures, snow, and rain can all potentially damage gifts, wooden furniture, electronics, musical instruments and other valuables. Climate-controlled storage units can provide relief from one more source of stress relief during the holiday season.


Buy Boxes, Packing & Shipping Supplies

Every SPS location offers customers a wide selection of boxes and packing supplies, which can really help as you prepare gifts for mailing. Whether you have eight nights of Chanukah gifts to send to your daughter in another state, or Christmas gifts for every one of your grandchildren, shipping can be one of the more stressful aspects of the holiday season. Head to your local SPS location to purchase boxes of any size, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, shrink wrap and packing tape. Buying the right packing supplies helps protect fragile gifts so they reach their destination in one piece.

Boxes for sale at SPS


Pick Up Gifts at Amazon Lockers

If you order gifts from Amazon for your loved ones, missed deliveries or stolen packages could dampen your holiday spirit and raise your stress level. If you live in Portland, Oregon, or San Ramon, California, you can take advantage of the convenience of Amazon Lockers. Amazon Lockers provide customers with a self-service delivery location to pick up and return Amazon packages. Use an Amazon Locker at an SPS location this holiday season for convenient pickup times, and avoid missed deliveries or stolen packages.

Amazon lockers at SPS


Your Convenient and Helpful Holiday Partner

SPS wants to help you have a stress-free and jolly holiday season. Renting a storage unit for the holidays helps individuals as well as business owners clear out space, get organized and make space for what matters most — the people you care about. And at select locations, we can help relieve even more stress with the convenience of moving trucks, climate-controlled storage, and easy-to-use Amazon Lockers. Find the SPS storage location nearest you to relieve stress and bring more joy to the holidays this season.


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