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Storage for Holiday Decorations: How To Put Them Away Safely

"It's the most wonderful time of the year," the holidays that is.

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year. It's a time when families and friends get together, the weather is beautiful, and we get to indulge in the joys of cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and hot cocoa with miniature marshmallows.

However, after the holidays are done, there's a to-dos list a mile long. You have to pack away decorations and haul out winter ones, store the holiday items away, and bring out the new pyjamas.

If you are wondering how to pack away Christmas decorations, look no further. Here are some tips and tricks to pack away Christmas decorations in one piece without breaking anything.

 

1. Clear, Labelled Storage Bins
Most people have tried to save all of their Christmas gift boxes and stuff the holiday decor into them afterwards.

However, what starts as an attempt to reduce waste always ends in disaster.

Using clear storage bins helps you to see what is inside the boxes, meaning you don't need to comb through every single box to find what you're looking for.

What's more, these boxes will withstand any wear and tear from your attic or garage.

Keeping old Christmas lights and artificial trees in haphazard storage can actually be a fire hazard. Tangled-up lights, flammable artificial trees, and paper decorations thrown together are a disaster waiting to happen. This is another reason to be mindful of how you store your seasonal items.

If you're worried about this or simply want to declutter your house, putting your decorations into a storage facility may be the best way to go.

 

2. Wrap Your Lights
Perhaps the biggest culprits of holiday decoration mess are the string lights that always seem to get caught and tangled around everything else.

Even worse, when you finally plug them in, half of the strand isn't working! To prevent hours of detangling, wrap your string of lights around something else, like a piece of cardboard. Doing this simple task will ensure that the lights are protected and tangle-free!

This same tip can be applied to tinsel, garlands, or any other long pieces of decor.

 

3. Keep Fragile Ornaments in a Case
Does everyone have an ornament that they made in art class a million years ago that has now become a sentimental treasure?

Ornaments hold a lot of nostalgic value and are, unfortunately, susceptible to easy damage.

Instead of throwing them all into the same box or bin, buy an ornament case to keep them separate and safe. This ensures that they don't shatter when they knock around in there.

Ornament cases have separate compartments and are lined with layers to cushion the decorations.

 

INVEST IN STORAGE FOR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

Storage for holiday decorations is something that we never think about, but a little planning can prevent a big headache later on.

If you want to keep your holiday decorations safe and out of the way, consider putting them into storage! Storage facilities are spacious, climate-controlled, and perfect for keeping your once-a-year items safe.

Contact U-Need Storage today for storage options at different price points!