How to Store Holiday Decorations
Holiday decorations can take up a lot of storage space in a home. Boxes and bins full of holiday decor can clutter up closets, attics, basements and garages. This year, try a self-storage unit to keep your home free of holiday clutter.
Tips for Storing Holiday Decorations
Take special care when storing decorations so that your items stay in good condition. Following simple steps will allow for continued use of treasured decorations. Check for broken ornaments and lights before packing away the holiday trimmings. If they can’t be fixed, discard them and add them to an inventory list to replace for next year. Once you have inspected the decorations, sort them in boxes by type. For example, you can keep all indoor/outdoor lights coiled and stored in one box. Christmas ornaments can be delicate, so store them in boxes away from other holiday decor. Learn more about how to store specific types of holiday decorations with the tips below:
How to Store Christmas Ornaments
Christmas tree ornaments come in many shapes and sizes, from delicate glass creations to handmade paper designs. Many ornaments hold sentimental value because they are family heirlooms. Ornaments need special treatment when preparing for storage. They should be individually wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a box. Store larger or oddly-shaped ornaments in their original ornament boxes whenever possible.
Christmas Tree Storage Tips
An artificial Christmas tree requires larger storage spaces than other holiday decorations. If possible, store trees in their original boxes. If the Christmas tree storage box is not available, take apart the tree and put in plastic bins. Christmas tree bags are also good for artificial Christmas tree storage. Some of the bags come on rollers, so you can easily transport the tree to its storage spot.
Storage Tip: Save time when putting the tree up at the beginning of the holiday season by storing your tree partially or fully assembled.
Storing Indoor and Outdoor Christmas Lights
Separate outdoor and indoor Christmas lights after use. Coil the lights to keep them from tangling. There are many great DIY Christmas light storage ideas, such as:
- Wrapping lights around the outside of a coffee can
- Coiling your lights around a piece of cardboard or plastic pants hanger
Place holiday wreaths in their original boxes and store them horizontally on a shelf. If you do not have the original box, then place a bag over the wreath and hang it in a closet or behind a door. Do not store bags of wreaths on top of one another, as the wreaths could get damaged.
Storage units are great for keeping holiday decorations safe and secure. Keep seasonal items in the back of a storage unit and then switch boxes out throughout the year when you need them.
Reserve a Storage Unit For Your Holiday Decor Today
At Storage World, we offer secure Christmas decoration storage solutions. Our storage units have gated keypad entry, surveillance cameras, and alarm systems for your peace of mind. A climate-controlled storage unit can also preserve your artificial wreaths and Christmas trees.
Need extra space to store your holiday items? Find a Storage World self-storage facility near you today.