Make Your Christmas Decorations Last, Store Them Right

By Storbox Self-Storage on December 17, 2013 - Comments off

Many people buy a few new Christmas decorations each year, but never get rid of their old decorations. After all, there are fond memories of past Christmases attached to older ornaments, wreaths, and stockings. So, with each passing year, there are more decorations to put away.

At STORBOX, we have the experience and the space to store countless holiday knickknacks. Here are a few helpful tips to save room and ensure that your prized decorations are preserved.

Storing Artificial Christmas Trees

Of course, artificial trees are really the only ones you can keep year after year. But don’t keep your tree in the box it came in. Cardboard boxes can fall apart and are not great for stacking. Furthermore, cardboard is not strong enough to prevent insects or animals from getting inside if you are storing your tree in your home. Instead, look into getting a Christmas tree bag or a Christmas tree box.

Storing Christmas Wreaths

Nobody likes a flat wreath. The beauty of your wreaths will not last if the branches are pressed down in the year between holiday seasons. Make sure you find containers that can keep their form to preserve the shape of your wreaths.

Storing Christmas Lights

Don’t hastily throw your lights in a pile when packing them for the year, it’s a sure fire way to tangle them up in ways you never thought possible. Take the time to store them in a neat and organized way to save you time and stress next year. You can wind them from your thumb to your elbow or wrap them around an object to keep them from getting tangled. Your future self will thank you!

Storing Ornaments

Many ornaments are extremely fragile and subject to shattering. Try to keep the boxes the ornaments came in and put them back each year. After all, they kept them safe while waiting for you to buy them. For smaller items, you can put them in an empty egg carton or other small box. The goal is for the container to handle the pressure of being stacked so that your ornaments are not put under any direct pressure.

Don’t Forget the Labels

One way to make next year easier is to properly label your decorations as you store them. Creating a detailed inventory on the outside of each box will help you find items next year.

If you run out of room at your home, or your closets are beginning to feel cluttered, check out STORBOX and call us at (626) 793-9888. We will make sure that your decorations are safely preserved!

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