Imagine you are unpacking all your décor items for last year’s holiday. You are hoping to find the non-strangled lights and ornaments in good shape. However, it all turns into chaos when you encounter broken bulbs and twisted tinkles. The fun and easy-laid holiday time can turn into frustration in no time. It may happen because you fail to store your holiday decors properly.
Let’s admit it; everyone is completely exhausted after the holidays are over. Most people want to get back to their day-to-day routine. No wonder storing your holiday decors requires a lot of effort and time. Although not paying attention can be a major mistake on your part in the long run.
Each family has their own set of holiday supplies and their way of storing them. Some people like to keep them in the garage or the basement. What if you don’t have a garage or basement? Or what if you don’t want to use that space?
For this reason, consider using storage units to store your holiday decorations. One of the benefits of using a storage unit is your items are secure. The storage units have sufficient space to store your large trees and other delicate items with utmost care. Moreover, you can access your decors while they are in storage at any time. Therefore, renting storage for storing all your occasion essentials may be the most practical option.
Below are some easy tips for storing your decorations for the next holiday:
1. STORING ARTIFICIAL TREE
With proper care, you can store the artificial tree for many years. You can reuse the Christmas tree bag for storing since the box’s size would be perfect for your tree. Though, it would be a little tricky to put it back again. For packing, you need to follow the steps in reverse order.
You don’t want to go down the hassle to take off the lights from the tree and put your tree back in the box? Then you can wrap your tree inside a plastic bag by shrinking it. In this manner, you don’t have to assemble your tree for the next holiday. Also, it won’t even take up much of your vertical space.
2. STORING ORNAMENTS
Are you struggling with the packing of ornaments due to their delicate nature and odd shapes? You can wrap ornaments in a layer of tissue paper and after that in a layer of bubble wrap. These layers of wrapping will serve as protective storage for beautiful yet breakable ornaments. For small and round shaped ornaments, you can store them in a fresh new egg carton. However, for tall and odd-shaped decorations, coffee cups are a great solution.
3. WRAPPING UP LIGHTS
Keeping your holiday lights in a safe place seems like a difficult task. Not only do you need to store these lights, but also make sure that no wire and bulb gets broken. Let’s not forget the struggle of untangling these lights when you use them for the next holiday. However, with the help of a coffee tin, you can wrap up fairy lights in a smooth manner. Slash the top cover of the coffee tin and insert the switch end. Now, wrap the strings of light alongside the shape of the can. In this way, lights will remain free of knots. Also, it is better to recycle the lights if they stop working rather than throwing them away.
4. STORING WRAPPING PAPERS
You cannot keep your gifts wrapped in a wrapping sheet the entire year. You might want to get rid of these wrapping papers for using them next year too. Stacking them away in a reckless manner can cause them to rumple, making them of no use. The easiest way to store all wrapping sheets and ribbons is to use the space under the bed. If you are unable to find enough space, then you can also use an organizer box. Another option is to use a gift pack container that allows you to store all your cards, bags, and ribbons in a little space.
5. STORING WREATHS
Just like trees, wreaths also come in a storage box, which comes in handy when you need to store them for the next holidays. If you are worried about not saving your wreath box, you can hang those using ties or wires. You can cover them later to protect them from the dust. In this way, your wreath would look fresh when you use it for decorations for the next year.
6. PACKING MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Aside from all the main decoration items, don’t forget to store the table cloths, napkins, props, and other important stuff. Clean all the dust on the outdoor decoration items and cover them with a thin film of paper towels. If your occasional table has some fragile décor items, make sure you place them in a neat box. Fill the empty area with a newspaper so that the decoration pieces don’t move. Store the candles in a refrigerator to prevent them from melting. Remember to take off the batteries from electronics items.
Failing to store all your holiday decoration stuff can be a nightmare. Imagine yourself getting shocked after looking at the broken decorations and misplaced items. Make sure that you place the heavier boxes at the bottom and the lighter ones on the top. One bonus tip is to label each box so that you can find your desired item when the holiday comes around. These storing hacks can save you from losing your mind, and you can enjoy your next holiday more freely.