2022 Holiday Season Forecasted to See Larger Holiday Gatherings. 5 Tips to Prepare Your Home

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  • Tucson, AZ (1888PressRelease) October 22, 2022 - The holiday season has always been synonymous with gathering. But this year, celebrating with friends and family is expected to increase dramatically over the past 2 years. With Covid-19 on the decline and prices on the rise, families are predicted to put more emphasis on spending time together versus buying expensive gifts.  

    According to Numerator’s 2022 Holiday Trends survey, nearly 9 in 10 (89%) of consumers expect inflation to impact their 2022 holiday shopping– 59% expect the impact to be moderate or significant. Gathering with family and friends will be the most popular way to celebrate holidays across the board, with half (49%) of consumers planning to gather for any given holiday. The top holidays surveyed for 2022 gathering are Christmas (77%) with Thanksgiving a close second (71%). Surveys also reveal that food shopping will top most spending forecasts, further indicating that good food, great friends, and time with family will be the focus of the holidays.

    With the holidays right around the corner, planning ahead is more important than ever. Convenience is the key to success. Here are a few tips to help make sure your home is ready for the holidays.    

    Storing Holiday Décor - Holiday decorations can be bulky. Store decorations out of sight, throughout the year with the convenience of a PODS container, leaving your garage more spacious. When the holidays arrive, a simple call to PODS and your festive décor can be delivered right to your doorstep.

    Clear Bulky Furniture and Surfaces – Much like a piece of art, your eye needs a place to rest. So, clear out those bulky furniture pieces and knick knacks to help create a light and airy feel in your room. Consider packing away unneeded furniture and items until the New Year.

    Start the Holiday Season with a Deep Cleaning – There is nothing more unnerving than deep cleaning your home right before relatives arrive. Make your home holiday ready with a professional deep cleaning.

    Keep the Process Stress Free – The holidays are stressful enough. Renting a truck or driving back and forth to a storage unit to retrieve your holiday decorations can add to your to do list. PODS can deliver a storage container right to your door and leave it there for as long as you would like. That means that your holiday decorating and decluttering can be planned on your schedule and at your own pace.    

    Get Organized – Keeping your holiday decorations organized in boxes, or air tight bins with color coded labels will make setup and take down of seasonal items a breeze. Mark your calendar to call PODS to bring your container to your driveway when you are ready to unpack or store away your holiday tree, lights, lawn decorations and more. 

    “We are excited to hear more families are looking forward to spending time together this holiday season. Hosting guests is always a little stressful,” said Steve Yapp, owner of Local PODS Moving & Storage. “We want to help make the holidays easier and a PODS container delivered right to your home, is the perfect solution to access your decorations and pack away the clutter when the holiday season comes to an end.”    

    About Local PODS Moving & Storage    
    Steve Yapp is the owner of three Tri-Counties PODS® franchises that serve residents and businesses in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Dedicated to the local community, Yapp’s franchises have donated hundreds of PODS containers to nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Diego and Los Angeles counties since opening their doors in 2005.       

     A partial list of recipients include: Boys & Girls Clubs, FOOD Share of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, Toys 4 Tots, California Strawberry Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Relay for Life, C.H.P. Holiday Toy Drive, Salvation Army, Santa Maria Good Samaritan, Oxnard Downtown Management District, Boy Scouts of Ventura County, California Visitors Center, Simi Valley Days, the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and Catholic Charities.      

     A moving and storage leader for nearly 25 years, PODS offers flexible, personalized solutions tailored to our customers’ unique needs. When PODS pioneered portable storage in 1998, we introduced the world to a new way of thinking about moving and storage, with unlimited time, control, and flexibility. Today, PODS provides residential and commercial moving and storage services in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the UK. The PODS network has completed more than 1.2 million long-distance moves and more than 5.4 million initial deliveries. Whether it is a long-distance or international relocation, across-town move, or renovation project, PODS provides customers with a personal moving and storage team ready for any situation. To learn more, visit PODS.com. 

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