Tips for Seasonal Storage - Personal and Business Storage

the benefits of storing seasonal items in a storage unit

Seasonal items are often bulky, needed infrequently, difficult to store and take up precious space that could be put to better use. If you're in business and face the challenge of dealing with seasonal changes that require specialized decorations, extra furniture and inventory items, or if you're a home owner grappling with holiday decorations taking over your space during the off-season, there's a solution. Renting a nearby storage unit allows you to say goodbye to seasonal clutter while preserving your cherished decorations and essential items. 

Likewise, event businesses, function centres and restaurants hosting events like weddings or corporate functions require a wide range of themed decorations and equipment, which can be impractical to store on-site due to space limitations. It can also be uneconomical to store hundreds of extra tables, chairs and table cloths on site, as the large amount of space needed to store them is not income-generating.

Storing seasonal props or sporting equipment at home sacrifices valuable space that often can be put to better use. Accessing the items infrequently makes it hard to remember where you put that particular decoration or where you packed away those ski jackets and boots. It usually necessitates unpacking everything until you locate the item and then repacking everything, taking up time and adding to the chaos.

By the way, if you've bought or sold your house and are in between houses, you can find more handy tips in this blog instead: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Storage Units During a Move

The Benefits of Storing Seasonal Decorations and Inventory

Renting storage units can be a practical solution for homeowners and businesses dealing with the challenge of staying organized and clutter-free, especially when it comes to seasonal props, sporting equipment, or managing seasonal stock. By utilizing storage units, you can free up space at home or in your business, securely store items you don't regularly use, and simplify logistics.

Storing off-site at a self storage facility allows for easy access to your stored items throughout the year, ensuring convenience and organization. Consider renting a storage unit that suits your needs to keep your belongings safe and maintain a clutter-free environment in your home or business.

What is the Best Way to Store Holiday Decorations?

Storing holiday decorations properly is crucial to ensure they remain in excellent condition for the next festive season. Here are some tips and tricks to get your holiday decorations ready for your own storage space:

  •  Clean and Organize: Before packing, make sure your decorations are clean and free from dust or residue. Clean ornaments, wipe down artificial trees, and vacuum tree skirts. Organize items by category or theme to make decorating next year easier.
  • Use Sturdy Containers: Choose sturdy, airtight containers or plastic bins to store your decorations. Clear containers are especially useful as they allow you to see the contents without opening each box. If using a cardboard box, choose a design that is strong and durable. Cardboard boses are less prone to sliding and are generally more space efficient than plastic bins. 

  • Wrap Fragile Items: For delicate ornaments or decorations, use bubble wrap, tissue paper, or soft fabric to protect them. Wrap each item individually and layer them in the container. This prevents them from breaking or getting scratched.
  • Label Everything: Label each container with its contents. This will save you time when you're searching for specific decorations next year. Consider using labels or color-coding for easy identification.
  • Keep Lights Tangle-Free: To prevent tangles in holiday lights, wrap them around a cardboard spool or use specialized storage reels. Store them in a separate container to avoid damage to other decorations.
  • Protect Wreaths and Garlands: Wreaths and garlands can lose their shape if stored haphazardly. Hang them on hooks or use a specialized wreath storage container to maintain their form.
  • Store Tree Parts Separately: If you have an artificial tree, disassemble it into sections and store them in a tree storage bag or box. This keeps the tree's shape intact and makes assembly easier next year.
  • Safeguard Inflatables and Outdoor Decor: For outdoor holiday decorations like inflatables, make sure they are clean, dry, and deflated before storage. Store them in a cool, dry place, and avoid folding them to prevent damage.

By following these tips and tricks, you can ensure that your holiday decorations are well-preserved and ready to bring joy and festivity to your home next year. Properly preparing your decorations for your own personal storage can make decorating for the holidays a stress-free and delightful experience. 

Why Choose Seasonal Storage Solutions with Rent a Space?

  1. Varied Storage Sizes for All Needs

Whether you need to store a few Christmas decorations or an entire collection of winter gear, we have flexible storage options, including small storage unit rental from lockers and cupboard-sized units to oversized garages. You can choose the perfect size for your seasonal items, ensuring you only pay for the space you need.

  1. Safe and Secure

Your seasonal items are valuable and deserve the utmost protection. At Rent a Space Self Storage, we prioritize security. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art CCTV, individually alarmed storage units, and round-the-clock monitoring to ensure the safety of your belongings.

  1. Free Truck and Driver Service

We know that transporting your seasonal items can be a hassle, especially when they're bulky or numerous. That's why we offer a free truck and driver service to help you move your items to our facility. Say goodbye to the stress of going back and forth between your move with your own car!

  1. Free Trailer Hire

Need an extra hand to transport your seasonal items? Our free trailer hire service has got you covered. You can borrow one of our trailers to make your move even more convenient.

  1. Easy Access

Our facilities offer easy access to your stored items whenever you need them. Retrieve your holiday decorations for that special time of year or grab your winter gear at a moment's notice without the hassle of digging through your garage or attic. 

With 17 locations across Sydney and Canberra, you can be sure to find a facility conveniently located near you for quick and easy access to all your seasonal items when the time arises.

Contact us today to get started!

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Say goodbye to clutter and reclaim your space with Rent a Space Self Storage's seasonal storage solutions. Whether you need a safe place to store holiday decorations, winter gear, or summer sports equipment, we have the perfect storage option for you. 

Our team of storage professionals have years of experience to draw on and will help you find the best temporary storage solution and save you money by ensuring you don’t over-estimate the size of your storage unit and only pay for the space you need.

Embrace the magic of seasonal storage and enjoy a clutter-free home year-round. Contact us today on 8758 0000 to explore your storage options or get an instant quote online and take the first step towards a more organized and spacious living space.

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