How to Make Space for Your Family This Thanksgiving

How much table space can one family share with a Thanksgiving turkey? Will everyone fit under the same roof? Take charge of the holidays this year by making sure you have room to spare. Even the smallest home in Hollis, NY can handle Turkey Day festivities with a little help from nearby self storage.

Start Planning Early 

It's a family celebration, so let family help with the planning. Ask for firm RSVPs, and use that headcount to figure out how much space and food you'll need. Follow up with a request to check storage units for extras like chairs, plates, and serving dishes. If they can bring it, you can scratch it off your must-find list. 

Give Everyone Room

Get ready for a full house by reorganizing the home front. Guests need to hang up coats, so clear clutter out of closets. Give everyone room to mingle by moving small furniture pieces to self storage. Expand your space with a climate-controlled unit that holds everything while you hold down the fort.

Make Space in the Kitchen

Inventory kitchen essentials like pots, pans, and serving dishes. If you don't plan on using it, move it to a lower cabinet. Use spaces below countertops as temporary storage units so that you can easily reach the things you really need. This frees up room in upper cabinets for extra plates and glassware too.

Share Smiles at the Table

Let family enjoy being together without talking over the Thanksgiving turkey. Set up a self-service buffet for your main course and sides. Turn this same space-saving idea into a separate beverage station, and be sure to keep dining table decorations low-profile. You want everyone to see and share holiday smiles and conversations.

Get Ahead of Next Year 

Swap out the small furniture you temporarily moved to storage with Thanksgiving pots, pans, and dishes. Box up Turkey Day decorations, tablecloths, and placemats, and give them a climate-controlled home away from home. Congratulate yourself for getting ahead of next year. It's time to indulge in a holiday break with a well-deserved nap. 

Share a Storage a Tradition 

Once you make storage units a part of Thanksgiving, it's hard to imagine celebrating without them. You can share all that spare square footage, too. From Hollis, NY to our other locations around the New York City metro, Safeguard has space for everything from everyone on your guest list. Make shared self storage your family's newest and roomiest holiday tradition.

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