Tips for Storing Christmas Decorations after the Holidays
Your decorations are what make the holidays bright and cheerful. But as Newton’s third law of motion states: what goes up must come down. When you start putting items away, you may want to do it quickly just to be done with it as soon as possible; but that could lead to frustrations next year when you get everything back out. Rather than shoving everything in boxes and worrying about it later, try these tips for storing Christmas decorations.
How to Store Holiday Decorations
When you properly care for your artificial tree, it can last for years to come. Rather than shoving it into a box and hoping for the best, consider using a tree storage bag. They’re designed specifically to fit and protect trees of different sizes. Opting for a rolling case may help further as you won’t have to drag the bag into storage, thereby keeping the tree from breaking down more.
Christmas Lights Storage
We all have experienced the frustration of tangled holiday lights — not to mention the annoyance of untangling everything only to find that half of the lights don’t work. Rather than create a battle for yourself year after year, use storage like Christmas lights reels. Then mark each strand with the length so you can easily find what you need next year.
Christmas Ornament Storage
An ornament container with multiple layers will help to protect all of your beloved bulbs, no matter what material they’re made of. Look for chests with trays that offer padding or additional space so you can add your own protection. If you can’t find an appropriate container, continue to use the original ornament boxes as they were designed specifically for each decoration.
Depending on the material of your wreath, they can be quite fragile. Taking extra care to store them properly can extend their life for another year. Wreath containers can help keep away dust and debris as well as let you stack them for easier storage. But if you don’t want to invest in individual containers, you can also wrap them loosely in plastic sheets and hang them in your preferred storage area to keep their shape.
Gift Wrapping Supplies Storage
Giving gifts is a central part of the holidays, and that means gift wrapping supplies. Items like wrapping paper, tape, ribbon and more come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so it can be difficult to find the right way to store everything together. Use a tackle box to keep the smaller items organized and label the outside so it doesn’t get mixed up with the fishing gear. Use paper towel or toilet paper cardboard rolls cut down the side to go over your wrapping paper tubes to keep the paper from tearing.
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