Whether you’re using our storage facility or storing your Christmas decorations in your own home, it’s important to know how to safely pack them up when the season is over. Many people find broken lights or ornaments the following year – but we want to make sure your things are properly stored and safe. Let’s get into how to safely store your Christmas decorations!
Clear Ziplock Bags
A great way to organize and store your ornaments is to pack them into clear Ziplock bags. Why? They’re reusable, you can see exactly which ornaments are in which bags, and it keeps them from getting dusty or damaged. You could also save the boxes they came in and place them back in their safe home! Obviously you’re not only going to keep them in the bags or thin boxes, but after they are separated out, put the bags in a hard, plastic bin that is either clear (so you can see what’s in it), or labeled.
If you prefer fake trees over real ones, we suggest you keep the box it came in and shrink wrap it. If you’re storing it in a basement or shed and want it even more protected from elements, mice, etc., buy a Christmas tree storage bag! After you shrinkwrap it, place it into the bag and it’ll be like-new ever year!
What About Those Tangle-Prone Lights?
Any type of string lights are always unpacked the year after in a tangled mess. So, let’s avoid that when putting them away this year! The best way to do this is to wrap the lights around a piece of cardboard and place it gently into the box. Continue to do this with each strand, layer them in the box, and boom – untangled, super organized Christmas lights! It’s also important to pack these in an unbreakable bin after they are packed. If you don’t have a bin, just make sure the box isn’t thrown around or crushed.
Use a Clothing Rack
Clothing racks could be really useful when storing your Christmas decorations. For example, you can hang your wreaths and wreath hangers on it, signage you put up around your home and outside, flags, and even Christmas lights!
If you’re left with extra wrapping paper that you could use the following year, there are few ways you can store them. One way is to cut a slit down a toilet paper roll and cuff it around the wrapping paper. This will keep them from coming loose and unrolling. Another way is to buy a plastic hamper and put them all in there! There are many ways to store these, so either take these suggestions or use your imagination!
If you’re looking for a storage unit for your household belongings that also includes your Christmas decorations, Daymakers Moving & Storage has available units for short- and long-term rentals! If you want to learn more, reach out!