The “official” start to the holiday season is Thanksgiving, celebrated throughout the United States this Thursday. Thanksgiving was declared by Congress to be an annual holiday in 1827, but the day that it was celebrated in the fall months varied every year. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the insistence of the large retail stores at the time, proclaimed that Thanksgiving Day would be officially held the third Thursday in November to lengthen the holiday shopping season. Thanksgiving Day has been held on that day ever since. It is a day for families and friends to gather together for meals and giving thanks.
Today, more and more stores are opening up for a few hours (or all day) on Thanksgiving Day for shopping, but most of the shopping starts on the day after Thanksgiving or Black Friday. This day is the “official” kick-off to the Christmas shopping season. The label Black Friday signifies that some stores finally go “in the black” for their earnings. On average, over 135 Million people go shopping on Black Friday spending billions of dollars. The popularity of shopping on-line on Cyber Monday for online deals has been increasing over the past few years. We have all been inundated with commercials and news stories for the big deals for electronics, computers and other special items on Black Friday and some stores have even started their deals earlier to entice shoppers.
Storing Holiday Gifts
What does Black Friday or Cyber Monday have to do with self storage? Renting a self storage unit is a great solution for storing your holiday purchases. If you don’t have a lot of room in your home for storage or to keep the presents away from spying eyes, then it is a good idea to rent a self storage unit for the holiday season. Magellan Storage offers month-to-month rentals, which is perfect for storing your Black Friday deals for the holiday season. Magellan Storage offers a variety of storage unit sizes from 5×5 to 10×30 for all of your storage needs. A 5×5 storage unit, or the size of a coat closet, is a great place to store smaller packages and boxes, but if you need extra room to set up a wrapping station for your gifts, then we can happily accommodate your needs with a larger storage unit size.
A self storage unit is also a great place to store holiday decorations such as Christmas trees, lights, decorations and wreaths. Utilizing a self storage unit for holiday decorations will help eliminate the after the holiday season clutter in your home. Climate controlled storage units help keep artificial wreaths and Christmas trees looking fresh and ready for use in the future. Storage units are great places to keep your holiday decorations until you need them again next year.
Magellan Storage facility offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in celebration of Thanksgiving Day and so our employees can spend time with their loved ones. Magellan Storage offices will re-open for regular hours on Saturday, November 28th. Customers can still access their storage units via the keypad gated-entry during the holiday. Magellan Storage wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season!