Deck the Halls

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 2:05pm

Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror and we are speeding toward Christmas.  First item on the holiday agenda is to “festive up” your house.  Nothing will get you into the Christmas spirit like transforming your home into that winter wonderland.  To begin, de-clutter the living room and all areas where you are going to decorate – so there’s room for the tree and all your other holiday accessories.

The easy way to do this is to come to Quail Creek Self Storage and rent a unit.  They come as small as 5 x 5 and as large as 10 x 40, so you can find one which fits your needs.   Once you have rented a storage unit, you have 24/7 access, so you can get to it at your convenience

After decorating, make shopping lists – for gifts and also for any holiday dinners.  If you do things little by little during the season, it reduces the stress.  Even lots of grocery items can be bought in advance – staples, canned goods and anything that can be refrigerated or frozen.  Cranberries, for example, are in the stores all season long and last quite well in the refrigerator. 

Here’s an easy, tasty recipe for cranberry sauce.  You can make it early in the season and enjoy it because it easily lasts a month,

Ingredients:  one pound – 4 cups -- of cranberries, one cup sugar, one cup brandy.

Mix sugar and brandy in a covered baking dish, add cranberries and mix.

Bake covered one hour at 350 degrees.  About halfway through I take it out and mash the cranberries to make sure they all pop.

That’s it.  When you take it out, it will still be somewhat liquid.  Don’t worry; it will firm up once it cools and when you refrigerate it.

After the season is over, box your decorations and store them in your storage unit.  So convenient – no cramming everything into the guest room closet or under the bed, no climbing that unsteady ladder and heaving everything up into the attic.  You might even decide to leave some of the furniture and accessories in storage for a while and give your home a different look.

Quail Creek Self Storage is located at 3030 West Memorial, on the south side.   We are open Monday through Friday 9:30-5:30, and Saturday 10:00-2:00.  Or give Bob a call at

794-4613 and he will meet you at your convenience. 

Quail Creek Self Storage wishes you a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season!

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