Fall is one of our favorite seasons, and it’s not hard to tell why. The weather gets crisp, the world gets cozy, the food gets richer, and holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving help families get together and have fun. What’s not to love? In the spirit of the spiciest season of the year, we’ve put together six of our favorite fall holiday storage tips so you can spend more time enjoying the beautiful weather and less time worrying about where you’re going to put all your things.
A small amount of effort goes a long way when it comes to storing halloween costumes, including wigs, hats, and accessories.
When it comes to wigs, there are a few things you can do to make sure they aren't tangled messes when you bring them out the next year. Wash them in cold water with baby shampoo, lay them flat on a towel to dry, and then store them flat in a gallon-sized plastic bag. With wigs, a great tip for storage is to sprinkle their insides with cornstarch.
This keeps the inside of the mask from sticking to itself and becoming malformed. Other costumes can be stored and stacked in garment bags, separated by tissue paper. All of these can then be put in plastic bins that are easily stored out of the way, ready for a future in your storage unit of choice.
Fall Canning Pantry
A few metal shelving units and a small, affordable storage unit can create the “grandma’s pantry” you always wish you had. Have you always wanted to go crazy canning all the fruit and vegetables you ever dreamed of? Have you ever wanted to line a shelf with mason jar after mason jar of tasty jellies and jams? Go on! A storage unit is a small, affordable investment that gives you the extra amount of storage to finally do all the fall friendly things you want to.
Seasonal Closet Space
Instead of cluttering up limited closet space, you can alternately use a storage unit with a few hanging racks in it to create a seasonal closet. Hang your summer clothing with some mothballs in a clean, cool, dark, dry unit and they'll be ready to go when the weather warms once again. You could also store summer clothing in a plastic bin using the same principals, but hanging them will make transport and organization much easier.
Hide Clutter Before Company Arrives
A storage unit is your easy way to make room for the relative rush that can happen during the Thanksgiving holiday. Seriously! Just load all the stuff you would have had to clean up into your unit for the few weeks your aunts, grandmas, sisters, cousins, and who-knows who else are sleeping in your pad. If you need to move furniture around to make room for air mattresses, this is another easy solution so your home doesn't get too miserably cluttered.
Store Your Outdoor Goods Before Winter
We mentioned keeping your scarecrow safe in the title of this blog post, so here it goes… throw it in a bin and throw it in the unit! Unless it’s a real scarecrow, then… well, honestly, you should probably leave it in the field doing whatever it is that scarecrows do.
Long story short: storage units can be incredibly useful, especially during the fall season. If you need any help securing one, contact Storage Direct today and we’ll get you exactly what you need.