Thanksgiving is the beginning of the festive holiday season which includes lights, trees, shopping bags, wrapping paper, dinner parties, cocktail parties and a two-month stretch of nearly non-stop celebration. Along with the abundance of food, drink and gifts comes an abundance of stuff that needs to be pulled out of storage for the season. Here are a few checklists to help you get organized for the holidays.

Holiday Decorations

  • Christmas Trees
  • Indoor and Outdoor Lights
  • Christmas Tree Skirt
  • Ornaments
  • Tree Topper
  • Stockings
  • Wreaths
  • Menorahs and Candles
  • Miscellaneous Home Decor
  • Lawn Decorations

Holiday Dining and Entertaining

  • Holiday-themed Plates and Serveware
  • Wine and Cocktail Glasses
  • Serving Platters and Bowls
  • Tablecloths
  • Napkins
  • Table Decor

Holiday Gift-Giving

  • Wrapping Paper
  • Gift Boxes
  • Gift Wrap
  • Gift Bags
  • Gift Tags
  • Tissue Paper
  • Ribbons and Bows

Holiday Storage Tips

  1. Keep your lights nice and tidy. Don’t just throw them into a box only to find yourself in a tangled mess of lights that may or may not work next year. Bundle each set of lights and be sure to throw out any that don’t work.
  2. Use bins and padding to organize and protect fragile decorative items like ornaments. Store the bins on shelves vs. stacking to keep things from getting crushed.
  3. Keep your holiday items together within your storage unit to make it easier to pull everything from and put everything back into storage.
  4. Are your kids getting smarter about where Santa hides his presents until Christmas? Hide their gifts in your self storage unit and they’ll be sure to be nice vs. naughty until Santa visits.
Hope you find these checklists and tips are helpful in getting ready for the holiday season. Don’t forget to “Like” your favorite Lock Up location on Facebook for a chance to win a free iPod Touch. Go ahead and regift it, we don’t mind! Happy Holidays from The Lock Up!