News flash: according to Today Money, “Americans are expected to spend about $7.4 billion less on gifts and goodies for dads this Father’s Day than they spent on moms for Mother’s Day last month, according to the National Retail Federation.”
Are you shocked? Probably not. It’s not that we don’t love our dads. The article does go on to point out that there is more stuff to buy for mom, and men are notoriously harder to shop for. Truth be told, most dads would probably rather get a nice Starbuck’s gift card than another questionable tie anyway. But over the years, your dad has probably accumulated a fair amount of “stuff”, courtesy of Father’s Day: knitted golf club covers; “World’s Greatest Dad” emblazoned coffee mug, t-shirt, key ring, and mouse pad; a mounted singing big mouth bass; a complete set of unredeemed, hand-made, personal coupons good for back rubs, etc.; a Snuggie in a manly blue color – you get the idea.
You know what Dad really needs? A place to put all that stuff, because he’s too nice to simply throw it all away. Besides, if you get him his own personal storage unit, there are probably a few other items he can store there. Like the weight bench he never uses, his R/C monster truck, his fishing tackle, and the old recliner in the garage he refuses to part with.
If he already has his own personal storage unit, here’s another great idea: get him a bigger one. That way, you can create a walkway, making it easier to get to his boxes of stuff, and giving him access to that recliner. He can sit there while he goes through those old coupons. This might be the year when he redeems the one for a car wash.
If you live in the Phoenix area, you can find just the right-sized storage unit at the following locations: