If you have run out of space in your closet and under your bed, you may be wondering where you should hide your Christmas and Hanukkah gifts. Even if you have storage space, you may want to get the gifts out of your house to keep them away from your children. Unless you have a nearby family member with space to share, you may want to consider renting a storage unit. This way, you know your gifts will be safe and secure and far away from your children.
Hiding your gifts
Large boxes are virtually impossible to hide. This is especially true if you have children who know your best hiding spots. You may be able to hide a few smaller items away from your kids, but your larger items could be discovered. Searching for the gifts before the holidays is part of the fun, but you don’t want your children to actually find any. Seeing their surprised faces when they open a gift they did not expect is one of the best parts of the holidays. So, where should you put your gifts?
Storage and other options
If your vehicle has a closed trunk, you may be able to hide a few holiday gifts in there. You’ll have to make sure, however, that you don’t accidently open up your trunk when shopping with your children. You can also rely on shelves in your closet, containers under your bed and the attic to hide the gifts.
If you would like to remove the threat of discovery completely, you can move your gifts to a self-storage space for the month. This way, there is no chance that the gifts will be found and your home will be free of clutter.
Your gifts will be secure
The best storage units have round-the-clock video surveillance. You can even purchase a lock specifically designed for storage units that are virtually impenetrable. Some storage units are watched over by skilled employees who regularly monitor who is visiting the facility and who is near your unit.
You may not have considered getting a storage unit for the holidays in the past because you didn’t know facilities offered monthly rates. You do not have to rent a unit for a year to get a storage space. You can rent a unit for one or two months at a great rate. You may find it so convenient that you choose to keep it to store your holiday decorations and other seasonable belongings.