7 Tips for Storing Christmas Presents


The holidays are a magical time filled with surprise and wonder, but keeping those special gifts hidden can be a logistical nightmare. With some advanced preparation and a little creativity, you can keep your presents under wraps.

If you’re wondering why you’d want to use self storage this Christmas, from disguised boxes in plain sight to off-site storage units, our complete guide will help you stash and conceal like a pro.

1. Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The first rule of hiding presents is to keep them out of the usual spots. Avoid the wardrobe and under the bed – these are the first places snoopers will look. Instead, think of less obvious places like inside suitcases, behind books on a shelf, or in with the seasonal decorations. Remember, the harder it is for you to get to, the less likely someone will find it.

2. Think Like a Squirrel

Squirrels hide their nuts by spreading them around, and you can apply the same principle to your presents. Don’t keep all your gifts in one place. Spread them around in different hiding spots to minimise the risk of them all being found at once. Just make sure to keep a list of where everything is stashed!

3. The Art of Disguise

Sometimes, the best places to hide things are in plain sight – just disguised. A great trick is to place the gift in a box of a household item. Alternatively, wrap the presents in plain brown paper and label them as something mundane, like ‘Books for Donation’. It’s unlikely that anyone will give these a second glance.

4. The Neighbour Network

If space is limited in your home, get help from neighbours, family, or friends. This is especially useful for larger items that are difficult to hide. Ask them to store a few gifts at their place, offering to return the favour. Just be discrete when making the drop-offs and pick-ups.

5. Think Outside the (Gift) Box

Get creative with clever Christmas gifts by going digital. You could opt for music streaming or magazine subscriptions, virtual gift cards, eBooks, or online gaming memberships. They don’t take up any physical space and are especially great gifts for teenagers who are difficult to please.

6. The Decoy

Keep snoops off track by setting out some empty boxes wrapped in festive paper. Place them strategically under the tree or in areas where you typically put gifts. Let them rattle the light boxes while the real gifts are safely concealed.

7. Up Your Secrecy Game with Off-Site Storage

For those with a little more to hide or with limited space, self storage units can be a lifeline. Renting a small unit for a short period can give you the peace of mind that your gifts are safe, secure, and out of the house entirely. They’re also perfect for storing extra decorations, gift-wrapping supplies, and accessories.

Bonus Tip: Get Ready to Receive!

Once the festivities are over, you’ll need to find room for all the gifts you so diligently hid and the ones you received yourself. Don’t wait for the new year or next spring to get organised and clutter-free. Get a headstart and donate or recycle anything you no longer need. 

A self storage unit can be an excellent option for all the items you don’t use frequently but still want to keep.

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A Season of Secrets with Incredible Bulk Self Storage

Keeping Christmas gifts a surprise requires creativity and sometimes a bit of extra space. Incredible Bulk offers affordable personal self storage units of various sizes to accommodate all needs.

Our secure facilities ensure that your gifts and other items are fully protected, and with flexible access, you can sneak presents in and out without arousing suspicion. 

This Christmas, let Incredible Bulk take care of the secrecy so that you can focus on the joy of giving. Get in contact today at 01274 975678 to discover how we can help with your storage needs. Alternatively, simply use our Quick Quote tool to select your required dates and storage unit size, and we’ll be in touch.

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