The holidays have passed, and the major issue that homeowners are now facing is, “How do I store my holiday decorations until next time?”
Holiday decorations need to be stored carefully and properly and carefully so they will last a long time and remain in good condition. Not only will this help you preserve your sentimental treasures, but it will also allow you to save money by not having to buy new ones every holiday season.
Below are some smart and easy ways to store your holiday decorations:
- Sort and organize all of your decorations. You can put all Christmas tree decorations in one box, shelf and countertop displays in another box, and outdoor decorations in another. Label the boxes, so you can easily find what you’re looking for next time.
- List all holiday decorations that you have on hand. Take inventory of what you have placed inside each box and tape the paper on the outside. This will enable you to identify the items inside each box and make it much easier for you when you begin decorating next year.
- Make sure that your storage boxes are placed in a dry, elevated area to avoid damage from water or too much moisture. Also avoid areas that are too hot, so items like holiday candles won’t easily melt.
- Wrap all of your breakables with bubble wrap, newspaper, or padded packaging. This will help protect them and prevent them from rubbing against other decorations.
- Use small protective boxes for smaller ornaments. For example, use an egg carton to provide individual compartments for more fragile and smaller ornaments.
- Throw out damaged decorations or give away what you don’t need. If you don’t use them anymore, why keep them and let them take up space?
- Take care of your wreaths. These are great holiday decorations, but they can easily lose their shape or get crushed if not handled properly. Store your holiday wreaths in a garbage bag or a round container that will him them maintain their shape.
- Store garland and light strings in spools. All you’ll need to do next holiday season is unwind them, and you’ll be good to go.