Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Make Holiday Stress Easier To Handle!



                by J. Boyd, Sr. V. P. Marketing & Operations, AAAAA Rent-A-Space

The Holiday Season is one of the busiest times of the year. Frequently our friends, neighbors and ourselves say we just don't know how we’re going to get everything done before Christmas.  For families with children where both parents work, their free time is already at a premium.

Some preplanning and organization helps enormously, and storage can clear the deck for action, all easing the stress.  Start by using a planning calendar where everyone can see and write on it. 

Get family members together in a brief meeting to list all events on the same calendar.  This helps eliminate double booking dates
If relatives are coming, plan two weekends in advance to clean out and organize closets and spare rooms. Take the extra furniture, boxes, clothes and sports equipment to a self-storage unit.

If you're planning a party, clean the house one weekend ahead and prepare any food you can, freezing or refrigerating it until your event.  If you’re having music and considering dancing, you can temporarily store the dining or family room furniture and clear a larger space for fun!

If you plan to do a really festive job of decorating, you can even store extra easy chairs and footstools, end tables, things that might be in the way if you want to make room for a big, beautiful tree.

Of course “Santa's Secret” is that a self-service storage unit is the perfect place to hide special Christmas gifts away from curious eyes of children (of all ages - even the grown up ones) until the “Big Day”!  In short, storage can help ease your stress during the holidays, and continue being useful throughout the year. It really is your “invisible holiday assistant”!

Look for your useful holiday unit on line at, or give 5A a call at (800) 527-7223

    Happy Holidays to you and your family - from all of us at 5A! 

Holiday Season at 5A

It’s the Holiday Season ~ being good to our fellow man & woman
Is part of the spirit of Christmas


December 2011, one 5A Rent-A-Space 
manager was inquiring of a local senior citizen who came into his office, how he was doing in his readiness for the holidays. 

The gentleman said he wasn't ready because all their decorations were in the attic at his home, and he was dreading the chore of going up there to retrieve them. He really wished he had somewhere else to store them.

5A’s manager suggested storing the decorations in a small, ground floor storage unit, thus enabling him to get at them easily every year.

The fellow agreed, that would be an excellent solution, but said his aches and pains made it nearly impossible for him to get up into the attic, let alone cart all those boxes down to the main floor in his home then load them in his car and get them to storage.

So believe it or not – 5A’s manager said he’d come over to the gentleman’s home on his day off, go up into his attic, cart down all the holiday decoration boxes, then take them to the 5A Rent-A-Space storage facility in 5A’s moving van, and put them into a storage unit for him.

The fellow couldn't pass up a deal like that, so he rented a unit and the holiday decorations now have a new storage place! 

Footnote:  Now is a good time to rent a unit just the right size for your decorations.  When the New Year comes and the tree comes down, you've got the perfect place to store all those beautiful decorations and keep them safe and ready for the 2014 Holiday Season!