Storage Solutions for Seasonal Items

This will seem like an unusual question, but where does your giant plastic Santa Claus live? Of course I’m referring to your Christmas decorations. Almost everyone has a giant illuminated Santa outside his or her house at Christmas. Or are you a giant Snowman kind of person? Either way, where do you store it for the rest of the year?

It is astounding just how many items we have laying around that are only ever used at certain times during the year. Christmas decorations are a prime example. With so many of us decorating the exterior of our homes and competing with our neighbors to have the most lights, we use more decorations than ever before. And larger ones!

But Christmas decorations aren’t the only items that only have a seasonal use. Other holidays require decorations like never before. Gardening tools depend on the season. Sports equipment might only be used during the summer months and seasonal clothing is redundant for almost half of the year round.

Just think how much space is taken up by all of these items collectively. I can tell you, it adds up to a lot. And that’s space that could be used for other things.

Storage units are ideal for the purpose of keeping seasonal items out of sight and out of mind, clearing valuable space in your home. You will only ever need as many as half of these items at any one time so why not store the others away until the seasons change and they become useful once again? Winter items (including Christmas decorations) can be stored during the summer and summer items can be stored during the winter. When the seasons do change, you can just drive down to your storage unit and pick up what you need, taking the unneeded items to be stored.

It’s a simple idea but it works. Here are some suggestions of seasonal items that you might want to store:

Items To Store Through The Winter:

  • Camping Equipment
  • Summer Clothing (summer dresses etc)
  • Summer Jackets
  • Gardening Tools
  • Garden Furniture
  • Garden Ornaments
  • Halloween Decorations
  • Halloween Costumes

Items To Store Through The Summer:

  • Leaf blowers
  • Porch/Patio heaters
  • Winter coats and jackets
  • Winter clothing (sweaters etc)
  • Christmas lights and decorations
  • Giant illuminated Santa Claus

If you are concerned about the protection of your stored items, for example, if you want to store sensitive items like clothing or electrical products, precious items such as antiques or sentimental items such as family photo albums, then you might want to take the additional precaution of using a climate controlled storage unit. Climate controlled storage units are air conditioned to ensure a constant temperature and reduce the effects of heat and damp, which can damage certain items. These are also more effectively sealed to help keep your stored items clean and free from dust.

Let’s go back to the original Santa question. Where does he live? And don’t say the North Pole. In all likelihood you store him in your garden shed, your garage or your basement. Is he constantly in the way? Does he take up valuable space? Do you just want him out of the house? Well here is an idea: Put all of your Christmas decorations into Santa’s sack and put him away for the rest of the year in a climate controlled storage unit. The air conditioning will keep him nice and cool all year round.

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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Good ideas. I like storage units for items you want to keep but have no room for them. We have a barn and put big Christmas decor in there but it is not the best place for everything, gets to damp. Voted up.

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Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks moonlake! It is nice when there is some climate and weather control for your storage to avoid damage.

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