Receiving presents during the holidays is always a treat. You may get items that you need, such as clothing and furniture or you may get items that you like such as the latest gadgets and hobby products. No matter what you get for Christmas, the thing that you must do after opening the gifts is find a place to sit all of the gifts. Taking your items into storage is a good idea, especially in certain circumstances. Here are some of the items that you should put into storage after you open them on the holidays.
Summer and spring equipment
If you enjoy barbecuing, your family may get together and purchase a new smoker or a new set of barbecue tools. For those who love college football or professional football, those who know you can provide you with some tailgating equipment like chairs and coolers. Since these items are out off-season during the winter holidays, you can take them over to the storage unit. Place these in the front of the unit if you know that you will be back to grab them as soon as the holidays end.
Gifts that you won't use
Though most gifts are thoughtful, there are always some items that you know that you won't use. Doubles of items that you already have, such as toasters or blenders, and items that don't match with your current decor you may not need around the house. If you have received items that you know that you won't use, take few photographs of the item then place it in storage. This way you can store the item outside of your home, but have pictures of the product in the event that you decide to list it for sale later. Be sure to store the pictures of unwanted items inside of a file in your computer for later use.
The sooner you take down the decorations the better. Leaving up holiday decorations for too long after the holidays means that it becomes a chore that you continue to push off. Once you have decided which of your new gifts or old items that you want to take over to the storage unit, take the decorations as well. Before the trip over to the storage unit, put your Christmas decorations back in their box and deconstruct your tree or other holiday decors. Doing this will clear out space in your home and get all of the running around done at once.