Thanksgiving is a day for us to gather with friends and family and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. The first Thanksgiving is said to have lasted for three days, and took place sometime between September 21st and November 9, 1621. The first national celebration of Thanksgiving took place in 1775, to celebrate the win at Saratoga during the American Revolution. Thanksgiving was declared an annual holiday in 1827. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed that Thanksgiving would be officially held the third Thursday in November to lengthen the holiday shopping season. Because of the Thanksgiving is also a day to start thinking about your holiday shopping plans. More stores are beginning to open up on Thanksgiving Day for shopping, but most of the shopping occurs on the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday is the “official” kick-off to the Christmas shopping season. On average, over 135 Million people go shopping on Black Friday spending billions of dollars. For many retailers, Black Friday is their busiest shopping day of the year! This year, the holiday shopping season is shorter at only four weeks! We have all been inundated with commercials and news stories for the big deals for electronics, computers and other special items on Black Friday. Folks start camping out a few weeks early at stores such as Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target to be the first to get the specially priced items.
Once you have purchased the Black Friday gifts, where are you going to store them to keep them away from “prying” eyes and save the gifts for the surprise of Christmas morning? If you are trying to a more of a “secret” Santa, you will need a place to store the larger items that you picked up on Friday, until they are ready to be wrapped and put under the Christmas tree. If you want to prevent “sneaky” family members from finding their surprise gifts, think about storing the items in a self storage unit. Stop N Stor offers storage units in a variety of sizes for your holiday storage needs at a month-by-month rate. You can get smaller units just for your presents or even rent a larger storage unit where you can set up a wrapping station for the gifts that you don’t want your family to know about until Christmas Day.
Self Storage for Businesses for the Holidays
For retail businesses, November and December are usually the busiest time of the year. Stores have an abundance of inventory and no place to store the items in their stores. Self storage is a perfect solution for storing excess inventory during the holiday season. The self storage unit can be used as a secondary storage room for your business and will allow you to know that your items are safe and secure until you need them. You can add shelving in your storage unit for additional organization of your goods. Choose a self storage unit that is close to your store location for easier access to your items, so you can restock your store when needed.
Self Storage for Holiday Decorations
The holiday season adds more clutter to your home and business. If you do not have room to store holiday decorations in your home, rent a storage unit to place the Christmas lawn decorations, wreaths, Christmas tree and other decorations during the rest of the year. Storing the seasonal items in a storage unit will help reduce the clutter in your home. You can keep the items in your storage unit until you need them again next season. Plus, you can rotate the seasonal items more easily in a storage unit. At the end of the summer, place the summer items toward the back of your storage unit and move your winter holiday decorations to the front for easier access. From storing Black Friday gifts to holiday decorations that are only used once a year, self storage is a great storage solution.