Storing Your Fourth of July Decorations

By Storbox Self-Storage on June 24, 2014 - Comments off

Pasadena Storage FacilityThere are many decorations and accessories that are unique to the Fourth of July. You probably have some flags, folding chairs, and fireworks in addition to the red, white, and blue decorations that you take out each year. It is fun to participate in the festivities, but it can be frustrating to have clutter around the house when the celebration is over. It’s time to get organized.

Sort Your Belongings

Getting organized starts with simply sorting through your items and keeping similar items together. Gather all of your Fourth of July décor together, including your banners, wall hangings, table cloths, and the flags that you only bring out during the holidays. Once they are packaged together, you can store them near your other spring and summer belongings.

Storing Fireworks

In California, depending on where you live, it may be legal to purchase “safe and sane” fireworks from a licensed retailer during the holiday. If you plan on storing some fireworks until next year, please remember that they are explosives and not toys. They must be stored away from any source of heat such as heaters, naked flames, and areas where people smoke. You should also keep your fireworks away from moisture.

Accessibility Is Key

An important part of getting organized is storing your belongings in a way that makes them easily accessible. Piling your belongings in an organized manner is not only inconvenient, but also dangerous. Stacks of large, uneven boxes can tumble and fall when you start to shift them around. Ideally, your sturdy containers will balance on each other in a manner that allows you easy access without the risk of being injured.

Get Labeling

What’s the point of organizing your boxes if you don’t know what’s inside them? Stick an American flag sticker or a large white label on the box containing your Fourth of July decorations. You will thank yourself later when you won’t have to open multiple boxes to find what you are looking for. This could also save you money because you are less likely to buy duplicate items if you know what you already have.

Don’t Save Everything

Not all belongings are worth saving for next year, and there is no point in storing things you will never use again. Make it a habit to go through your things each year. Throw out belongings that are broken or damaged, and donate things you don’t need that are in good condition.

If You Run Out of Room

Don’t forget, there are storage options available if your closets are full. Since you only need holiday decorations for a couple weeks a year, you might as well get them out of your house. There is plenty of space available for all of your Fourth of July decorations here at STORBOX.

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