A Storage Unit–A Holiday Hide-Out For Parents

It's getting to be that time again. Just as the leaves are falling from the trees, the dollar bills will begin falling from your wallet as you begin working to fulfill every Christmas wish your kids have made for this year. If you're like many smart parents, you've already begun picking up things here and there as you find great deals, but what are you going to do with all of those early purchases? Where will you keep everything without having to worry about the kids coming across your stash during a game of hide and seek? Here, you'll find out how a self-storage unit can become your favorite place over the next few months.

Lease a Storage Unit

This might seem a little bit much for some people, but if you've ever had your kids ruin the holidays by finding all of the gifts before they've been wrapped and telling all of the siblings what everyone's getting for Christmas, you know that there's no better place to stash the holiday goods than somewhere not in the house.

You will be spending some time in the storage unit, so try to find one that is climate controlled–this way, you won't freeze when you're there, you won't have to worry about batteries in toys freezing, and everything will just be better protected if you don't have to worry about freezing temperatures reaching it.

What to do With the Storage Unit?

So, what all will you be using the storage unit for? Well, this is the place that you'll use to wrap all of those gifts. Think about it–you go out shopping, you load up the back of your car with the things on the kids' lists, and then what–you can't exactly take it all home. Well, with the storage unit, you'll be able to swing into the facility, drop the packages off into the unit, lock it up, and head home package-less–the kids will be none-the-wiser.

All of the unwrapped gifts stay there until you return with wrapping paper to wrap it all up. Then, it can all sit safely there while you wait for Christmas to arrive. Then, it's just a matter of making a trip to the storage unit, loading the car, and transporting the packages from the car to underneath the tree.

This can help reduce the stress that you feel during the holidays. Not only does it keep the gifts safe from snoopy kids, but it gives you somewhere quiet to get what you need to get done, done.