holiday storage in nycRemember the 12 Days of Christmas song? It describes the increasingly elaborate gifts one “lucky” person receives from their “true love.” In the absence of Manhattan Mini Storage and the helpfulness of seasonal storage, we wonder how this person coped with all of those ridiculous gifts? So for fun, we’ve imagined what a smart modern-day New York woman might do to survive the gift-giving season…

On the first day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…seriously reconsiders continuing a relationship with someone who traffics in partridges and pear trees; and then heads to her nearby Manhattan Mini Storage to swap a box of Halloween and Thanksgiving ephemera for a box of wreaths, candles and wrapping paper.

On the second day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…completely severs ties with someone who would FedEx two turtle doves (I mean, come on!); then promptly makes space in her closet for her winter wardrobe by packing up and storing her bathing suits, beach towels and flip flops.

On the third day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…files a restraining order against anyone who would put three French Hens in the mail (creepy). Later in the day, she makes a list of all the good dishes she needs to retrieve from her Manhattan Mini Storage unit for the elaborate holiday dinner she’s hosting.

On the fourth day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…begins to wonder if maybe she’s giving off “bird-vibes” and then gives the four calling birds to the old lady who lives across the hall. Excited to host family for the holidays, she also rearranges her second bedroom to accommodate guests.

On the fifth day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…begins to think that this gift-giver may actually be “the one, then heads to Midtown to get five gold rings appraised. On the way home, she stops into Manhattan Mini Storage to get a pair of never-used snow skis out of her self-storage unit, because one of those rings is paying for her trip to Aspen!

On the sixth day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…central park in winter

…wonders if the eggs of six geese-a-laying are good in omelets and then remembers to carefully pack up her very fragile crystal nesting dolls because her sister has a toddler who likes to spin in small spaces.

On the seventh day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…donates seven-swans-a-swimming to the Central Park Boat Pond, gets a rabies shot and then decides to baby proof her apartment. (Better safe than sorry with that spinning nephew.)

On the eighth day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…considers moving into a new apartment to accommodate eight maids-a-milking, but, even though she knows how to stage an apartment for a successful sale, she puts the kibosh on that plan after remembering that she’s lactose-intolerant.

On the ninth day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…starts thinking about Tax Day and, after sending nine ladies dancing to the nearest night club, gets her important tax documents out of self-storage and settles down for a cozy evening of adding up receipts.

On the tenth day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…sends ten lords-a-leaping to dance on the F train for some extra holiday cash and then goes on a shopping spree. Thinking ahead, she hides the gifts she bought for her visiting family in self-storage because she wants them to be a surprise.

On the eleventh day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…has just about had it with the crazy gift-giving and takes eleven pipers piping to the UPS drop-off box at her Manhattan Mini Storage location. While there, she sets up free package acceptance.

On the twelfth day of seasonal storage a smart New Yorker…

…after having survived the season of holiday dinners and holiday guests, wants her apartment back. Using a Manhattan Mini Storage Free Storage Taxi, she packs up and stores, until next year, all of the old and new seasonal decorations accumulated over the past weeks, including the twelve drummers drumming.

We wish everyone happy and bird-free holidays!