(November 7, 2018) - While Americans love to deck the halls for the holidays, many say the stress of decorating can make them want to deck their spouses, neighbors and family instead! A new national survey, just released, reveals we enjoy decorating, but it can cause anxiety, friction and competition that can spoil the spirit of the season.
The online survey of 502 Americans (273 women, 229 men) reveals more than three-quarters (77%) decorate for two or more holidays a year with Christmas/Hanukkah the leading decorating holidays. But almost one-quarter of the respondents (21%) say decorating can make the festivities fraught with family friction.
Of those who say it causes family friction:
Christmas lights are the biggest decorating challenge as 37% find it frustrating to untangle them.
And while we love the holiday hoopla, it turns our homes into a decorating dumping ground.
“Holiday decorating should be joyful, but we have seen it cause too much unnecessary stress especially because people have no place to store their decorations or don’t know how to pack them properly,” says Michael McAlhany, CEO and founder of UNITS Moving and Portable Storage, “We have created UNITS Holiday Storage Hacks for creative ways to store decorations. We can also free up space in your closets, garage and attics by storing decorations in our containers we bring to your house and take back to our warehouse.”
UNITS Moving and Portable Storage Holiday Decoration Storage Hacks
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* UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage as the source for this survey.
* This online survey was done by a third party and commissioned by UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage.
* Survey participants have no affiliation with UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage.
* The survey included 502 respondents, 273 women, 229 men.
* Confidence Rate: 95%, Margin of Error: 5%
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