The holiday season has come to an end, and you may have already started taking your decorations down, but can’t seem to organize them just right. Clients in Greater Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, London, Markham, Vaughan, Kitchener, Oshawa, Barrie, and Guelph can benefit from learning a few of our simple holiday decorations storage hacks.
It may be tempting to pack things away in a rush and simply putting them anywhere, but think about this time next year! You’re going to have a much tougher time finding and unraveling everything if you’re not organized from the get-go.
Make your holiday packing and unpacking a breeze with some of these helpful storage tips.
Take The Time To Come Up With A Holiday Decorations Storage Plan
Putting some prior thought into how and where you are going to fit all your decorations will save you lots of time and hassle!
Garages are probably the best place you store your holiday decor, so you may want to maneuver things a bit if you have a lot of items already stored.
Make a section of the garage for just your holiday decorations and be sure it is easy to access. That way, in 11 or so months, you won’t be climbing over boxes to get to them and potentially hurting yourself.
Use Plastic Storage Bins And Overhead Racks
Plastic storage bins are the perfect place for ornaments, stockings, and garlands among other items. Not only are they affordable, but they can be stacked easily and save you tons of space. They’re also not a fire hazard.
Using a clear container over a solid one will also help you easily identify what’s in the box so that you’re prepared for the coming year.
Overhead racks are also a huge space saver if you don’t have many shelves in your garage. With overhead racks, you won’t have to worry about heavy items taking up space on the floor of your garage. The space can instead be used for parking or storing items you use more regularly.
Use Clear Plastic Bags And Cups For Your Ornaments
Using clear resealable bags will make it easy to color coordinate your ornaments. You can also use leftover plastic cups to store your more elaborate, fragile ornaments so that they don’t get ruined. It might also help you bubble wrap them to prevent them from breaking.
Label Your Storage Bins
Labelling your storage bins will make things much easier when it comes time to put decorations up again. You’ll know where everything is and don’t have to worry about rummaging through tons of boxes.
Shrink Wrap Your Artificial Tree
Not only does shrink wrapping your tree save space, but it will also prevent your artificial tree from collecting dust while it’s stored for months at a time. When you’re ready to take it out again, cut open the shrink wrap with scissors and fluff up the branches. Your tree will be good as new!
Wrap Lights In Cardboard
Using a few square pieces of disposable cardboard to wrap your tree lights in will help to keep them organized and detangled.
Additional Tips for Holiday Decorations Storage
Here are a few final helpful tips to help make your holiday storing a breeze:
- Use bubble wrap or decoration storage containers (avoid using newspaper as the ink tends to rub off on the ornaments)
- Use dividers for fragile decorations or even egg cartons that are then stored in plastic boxes
- Prevent tangles in lights by using discarded wrapping paper tubes
- Donate any decorations you haven’t used in a while so you don’t accumulate things
- List out any decorations that are broken so you can buy new ones next year