How A Self-Storage Unit Can Help You Plan Your Father's Day Surprise

Posted on: 8 June 2015

Father's day is a great time to show the men in your life how much you appreciate their presence. Sometimes it can be challenging planning a surprise for them, though, especially if you live in the same home. Here are a few ways a self-storage unit can help you with your gift giving without spoiling the surprise.

Hide Adult Toys Until the Big Day

Adult toys such as cars, boats, and ATVs are always fun gifts to give and receive. However, their large size can make them difficult to conceal. Certainly, you can park the item in your driveway, cover it with a tarp, and tell the recipient not to peek, but it's doubtful that would actually work.

A self-storage facility is an excellent place to hide large gifts such as recreational vehicles. Most storage facilities don't require you to sign a long-term contract, so you can purchase the space for as long as you need it, whether it's for one month or a few years.

Be certain the storage facility has a unit designed to accommodate the item. For instance, the vehicle storage option at some facilities may only consist of an assigned parking spot. While this is typically the cheapest type of vehicle storage, it doesn't protect the item from environmental elements or theft. If you're concerned about these things, look for a facility that offers indoor storage units that will help guard the item from weather and potential thieves.

Store Furniture and Other Items for a Man Cave

Another great gift idea is to turn a room in the house into a man cave where dad can relax after a long, hard day. As long as you're not doing any major renovations, you can typically complete this type of project in a day. For example, latex paint dries to the touch approximately an hour after application and becomes ready for a second coat about four hours after that. It can take two weeks to fully harden, though, so you'll have to be careful when putting up items designed to hang from the wall.

However, flat screen televisions, shelves, decorations, furniture and other items can be installed rather quickly. Therefore, all you'll need to do is arrange for your special guy to be away from the house all day so you can commence with the makeover. You can hide the renovation supplies, furniture, and other items in a self-storage unit until the big day, which will allow you to take advantage of sales to get the best deal. If there is already furniture or items in the room, you can use the storage unit to hold that stuff until you can figure out what to do with it.

Be certain to double check with the storage facility to ensure the items you want to store in the unit are okay. For instance, the company may allow you to store paint but have a ban on chemical paint removers. Additionally, not all storage facilities allow access to the storage unit 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Make sure you'll be able to access the facility on the day you want to do the makeover.

Prepay for a Storage Unit

Sometimes the storage unit itself can be the surprise. For instance, if the guy in your life wants to turn the garage into a workshop, you can rent him a storage unit for a year or two so he can clean out the garage and do what he wants with it. Storage units are also great gifts for pack rats and people who like to collect things. The unit can provide a safe space for the individual to store the things he loves while freeing up much-needed space in the home.

Some storage facilities offer gift certificates, which is ideal because it lets you pay for the space without having to sign a contract. Another option is to put the money for the unit on a prepaid Visa card so the person can pick out and pay for the space he wants when he's ready.

For more ideas on how a storage unit can help you give the perfect gift this father's day or assistance with picking out an appropriate unit, contact a self-storage facility in your area.