How to Store Your Holiday Decorations
How to store your holiday decorations with a little help from the elves at Closets For Less in Bucks County PA
We know this sounds a bit premature. The fact that we have only just begun the holiday season and we are already writing about how to store your holiday decorations. But, with Halloween just barely behind us, it’s time to discuss the idea of storing your holiday decorations properly so that next year may not be as hectic or time consuming.
Like everything in your home, it’s important to properly store your holiday decorations. They can take up a lot of storage space in your home. Boxes and bins full of décor can clutter up closets, attics, basements, and garages. This year, try hiring a custom closet company to help you design built-in shelves, drawers, and closets to best hold all your holiday decorations so that next year pulling them out and putting them away will be effortless.
Before the professionals come to do the permanent building of your storage area, you need to sort through your decorations. Check for broken ornaments and lights before packing away the holiday trimmings (or taking them out this year). If they can’t be fixed, discard them, and add them to an inventory list to replace for next year.
Once you have inspected the decorations, sort them in boxes by type. For example, keep all lights coiled and stored in one box. Christmas ornaments can be delicate, so store them in boxes away from other décor. Learn more about how to store specific types of holiday decorations with the tips below.
Christmas tree ornaments come in many shapes and sizes, from delicate glass to handmade paper designs. Many ornaments hold sentimental value because they are family heirlooms. Ornaments need special treatment when preparing for storage. They should be individually wrapped in their original boxes whenever possible.
An artificial Christmas tree requires larger storage spaces than other holiday decorations. If possible, store your tree in its original box. Otherwise, take it apart and put in plastic bins or a tree bag.
Separate outdoor and indoor lights after use. Coil the lights to keep them from tangling.
Place holiday wreaths in their original boxes and store them horizontally on a shelf. If you do not have the original box, then place a bag over the wreath and hang it. When your professional custom closet company comes to assess your holiday décor, they will undoubtedly find a great hanging space for wreaths.
With so many decorations you may have accumulated over the years, you want to be sure they are stored properly and protected. You also want your holiday decorations stored so that each year putting out and cleaning up are easy and effortless. By having a custom closet company come to your home and find one dedicated space for all your holiday décor, you will not only ensure their safety, but you will make the holiday season a little less stressful for you and your family.