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Category Archives: Storage Tips

Get Organized by Giving Back

Donation Box LargeMany new items enter our homes during the holidays. But what do you do with all that new stuff? Now is a great time to organize your current inventory, and donate unwanted items. There are many charities that will accept gently used items and give them to those in need. Or, you may know of a family in need that you can donate to as well. Below is a list of frequently needed items that are perfect to donate this time of year. Out with the old, in with the new!

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Holiday Decoration Storage Tips

The holiday season is in full swing! Here are some helpful storage tips to keep in mind now to make unpacking your holiday decorations quick and easy next year!

ornaments in compartment box


  1. Clearly mark boxes on all sides to easily identify its contents.
  2. Label everything to make things easier to find next season.
  3. Pack related items together so you won’t have to hunt for them:
    • Tree stand, topper, and skirt
    • Electrical cords with tree lights
    • Stockings, hangers, and other mantle items
  4. christmas lights wrapped around cardboard for storageBe resourceful and reuse wrapping paper, tissue paper, and gift boxes to safely pack your decorations.
  5. Keep strand lights untangled by wrapping them around pieces of cardboard.

If you follow these simple tips, decorating next season will be a well organized event.


Holiday Travel Storage Tips

Overpacked suitcaseMany people will be traveling during the holidays to colder climates bringing along warm clothes, bulky coats, and gifts. With baggage limits and weight restrictions, people often find themselves running out of room in their suitcase, or struggling with an efficient way to pack their belongings.

Here are some simple storage tips to help make your packing and travel hassle free.

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3 Simple Storage Solutions for Your Home

Organize with ShelvesHere are three simple low cost storage solutions that can help give you extra storage around your home.

1.  Shelving

Adding shelving is a great way to give you more storage space. Shelving can be installed to existing cabinets, or be bought free standing. Shelving can be added in a closet, kitchen, garage, or just about anywhere in your home. Small plastic or fabric totes can be added to the shelves to help organize items.

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Need More Space for the Holidays?

Family meeting relativesThe holidays are right around the corner which means family, parties, and a lot of extra stuff! Do you need to make temporary space for visiting family, decorations, serving ware, and gifts? A-1 Self Storage can help.

We offer various unit sizes to accommodate your storage needs. Whether you are storing holiday decorations, serving ware, or gifts and just need a closet sized storage unit; or clearing out an entire room to accommodate guests and need something a little larger, we’ve got the right size storage unit for you.

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