Thinking Outside the Box when Storing Christmas Decorations
As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season draw to a close, many of us are still left with a house full of chaos and clutter. Between piles of presents and heaps of holiday décor, the task of finding storage solutions can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to ease the process.
Consider Renting a Storage Unit
Give your garage a break! If you’re having difficulty finding a place to park in your garage, it might be time to expand your space. Renting a storage unit can be an inexpensive way to cut the clutter while providing a safe resting place for your holiday treasures. LockTite Storage offers both climate-controlled and drive-up traditional units in most any size and budget. Check out all the options at LockTitestorage.com. Post-holiday pricing specials make the deal even sweeter.
Store Décor Strategically
Instead of packing away your precious ornaments in cardboard, consider using clear, plastic bins. They protect against crushing and outside elements. Plus, you can easily see what’s inside. By numbering the bins by order of placement, you can cut time and frustration when the next holiday season rolls around.
Prevent Breakage with Protective Packaging
Save time and money by using everyday items to individually wrap fragile decor. Egg cartons make the perfect resting spot for delicate trimmings. You can also use plastic cups or leftover takeout cartons lined with paper towels.
Don’t Let Your Tinsel Get in a Tangle
Nothing is more maddening than trying to unravel a tangled mess of lights and garland. Try using an empty water bottle to store strings of beads. Ribbon can be easily rolled around a paper towel roll. Choose a large piece of cardboard or a coffee can for wrapping lights around, but be sure they’re in working order before you pack them up!
Keep the Tree Trimmed
Use floral wire to help permanently attach decorations to the tree. Then, when the season’s over, you can just store your tree fully-trimmed, saving storage space and time. Recycled dry cleaning bags or large trash bags are an inexpensive way to wrap and protect your holiday masterpiece until the next season.
Don’t forget, when storing pictures, linens or items that are adorned with candy—a climate-controlled storage unit is your best bet. Temperatures are kept in a mild range to ensure belongings don’t discolor or fray, and you’ll avoid the nuisance of unwanted critters in search of a snack.
Make your New Year’s resolution to get organized---and keep these few, important tips in mind. You’ll be well on your way to receiving the best gift of all next year---Stress relief!