Self Storage Blog

Room at the inn?

Our research has found that 22% of people dread Christmas gatherings due to a lack of space. While Christmas is a time for family, when they descend all at once it is best to be prepared and try to make the most of the space you have.

First things first, if they’re staying the night (or for a few days) you’ll need plenty of space for them to lay their weary head at the end of a fun filled day. Sofa beds always come in handy at this time but if you don’t have one then a good air mattress is comfortable and doesn’t take up too much room (store it inside a suitcase when not in use). At Big Yellow we offer a range of storage spaces which you can hire for as little as one week. These are perfect for you to clear out any excess furniture or possessions allowing you to make more room for your Christmas guests.

A third of women spend up to £500 on home improvements in order to impress their Christmas guests. But a festive home doesn’t have to mean additional expense. Creative décor can be fun without impacting on your much-needed space.

Dress your banister with tinsel or some carefully chosen holly and ivy. Hang decorations from the ceiling or place them around door frames. Make the most of mantel pieces and window sills by decorating with pine cones and put the regular photos and ornaments that you display into storage to give yourself a bit more room.

If you don’t want to spoil the surprise then make sure you hide the gifts you’ve bought. Rather than risk discovery, why not hire some space at Big Yellow, so your presents don’t even pass your threshold before Santa has time to deliver them. We’ve got a range of options available from wardrobe sized storage to space that’s the size of a garden shed (and beyond) for those who have been especially good.

For those who need to find a bit more space this Christmas – no matter how small the need or short term you want us to look after it – Big Yellow is an affordable option.

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