Black Friday. It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving, and hot on its heels is Cyber Monday. Both are an opportunity to take advantage of low prices for Christmas presents and even Christmas stocks like lighting, decorations and more.
Whether you regard it as an environmental nightmare or just a rush to grab bargains, there’s every chance someone in your family will take advantage: on average over 135 Million people go shopping on Black Friday spending billions of dollars, making Black Friday the busiest shopping day of the year for many retailers. For small companies it’s a much-needed post-COVID boost.
Apparently the term “Black Friday” was first used in 1961 by police officer in Philadelphia to describe the huge number of shoppers that crowding the Philadelphia city centre the day after Thanksgiving, and the traffic that was created. It was later adopted into the mainstream and by the media in the 1980’s, when economists pointed out that that retail stores’ profits go “into the black” on the day after Thanksgiving.
According to History.com, the first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was applied not to post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping but to the crash of the U.S. gold market on September 24, 1869. Two notorious Wall Street financiers, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, ruthlessly bought up as much of the nation’s gold as they could, trying to drive price sky-high and sell for huge profits. However, on a Friday in September, the conspiracy unravelled. The stock market fell into free-fall and bankrupted vast number of people from Wall Street barons to farmers.
But that’s not the Black Friday we’re talking about. Ours is a retail-fest that benefits consumers looking for Christmas bargains and retailers alike.
So far so good, but as a consequence, in the run up to Christmas, you suddenly have to find space for a million and one things you never had to find space for before.
Could easyStorage be your fairy Godmother, keeping those packages safely tucked away from prying eyes and little fingers, keeping everything in one place until Christmas is actually here and allowing you to continue to live with tripping over things? And could that ‘magic wand’ extend to getting to Christmas day without being fed up of the whole thing?
easyStorage can provide a safe space for you to hide all of those goodies (and baddies!) until you’re ready to either have them back to wrap, or take them fully wrapped and return them just before Christmas in time for you to wrap them then, meaning that the only thing you need to worry about under the Christmas tree is pine needles! (I’ve not yet found a good way to deal with that one – my Christmas tree this year is ceramic – yes, ceramic!)
easyStorage operates a little differently to most self storage in that we collect from our customers, and return, and can even help pack if required.
And even better, the costs around half that of traditional self storage, making a little seasonal storage a practical reality.
You can get a no-obligation quote online, any time, day or night, here. You can also grab some easyStorage Boxes and other packing materials to keep your Black Friday purchases organised including boxes of all sizes, bubble wrap/blankets/paper, tape and other accessories.
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