Sentinel Storage is excited to announce the release of our new infographic – Holiday Facts and Storage Tips. Our last infographic, How to Have the Ultimate Garage Sale, contained lots of interesting facts and helpful tips to ensure you have the most successful garage sale possible. This time, we wanted to share some seasonal information that you might find useful, being that the holidays are officially upon us!
Let’s start with the fall holidays. Canada’s Thanksgiving was last month, celebrated on October 13th. Canada’s first Thanksgiving was celebrated way back in 1578, but it didn’t have a fixed date until the late 19th century. And it wasn’t until 1957 that it was declared to be held on the second Monday of October- similar to the way the United States celebrates their Thanksgiving, on the fourth Thursday of November.
Then, of course, next on the holiday list is Halloween. This holiday started off much differently than the costumes and candy traditions we have today. Originally called Samhain, it was a day for the ancient Celts to celebrate the end of the harvest season and the start of winter. It was celebrated on October 31st because that was the day the Celts believed the boundary between the living and the dead was at its weakest. Spooky!
Before fall and these holidays hit, you should begin preparing your home for the winter. Store your patio furniture, lawn and garden equipment and even your grills or barbecues in a self storage unit to make room in your garage for your cars during those cold months. When you’re dropping off these items at your self storage unit, you can pick up your holiday decorations so you’re ready to start getting prepared for Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas, have you started your shopping yet? December 25th has been the official day observed as Christmas since 350 A.D. Immediately following Christmas, on December 26th, is Boxing Day in Canada. While Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, may be the biggest shopping day of the year down there, Boxing Day is the biggest shopping day here in Canada!
Once the holidays are over, you should properly store your decorations so they’re organized and easy to access for the next year. If you have run of room in your closets, attic or basement, renting a self storage unit from Sentinel is the perfect option. Your items will be safe and out of the way until you need them again.
Another great idea is to store your gifts in your self storage unit to keep them away from prying eyes. Use your unit as a “Santa’s workshop” to get everything wrapped in private and ready to go right under the tree.
Consider Sentinel Self Storage for your seasonal storage needs.