Storing Christmas decorations can be daunting. With all the different types of decorations, how do you decide when to hang up those stockings and put away the other decorations? Here are a few simple tips for storing the decorations.
Have a Plan
Taking down the Christmas decorations is a task that some people dread. So it's always advisable to have a solid plan on when you will bring down the decorations and stick to it, either a few days after Christmas or into the new year.
Clean the Decorations
For proper storage, you will need to clean them up and store them neatly in an appropriate storage space. Dust is a common thing that has settled on your decorations. It's easy to remove it with a duster or vacuum cleaner.
Don't forget to dust the bulbs too. If some bulbs are cracked, then you'll have to throw them away. Aside from cleaning them, you can also repair any broken or worn-out parts of the decoration.
If it's not possible for you to fix it yourself, then you can consult your local hardware store or call professional Christmas decoration repair service providers for help.
Get Appropriate Storage
Storage boxes are an excellent option for storing away all of your decorations, especially if you don't have very many of them. You can place the boxes in a closet, under your bed, or even in your attic.
Instead of using boxes, you can opt for plastic storage bins. These bins come in all sizes and shapes, so you can use them to store any decoration that comes to mind. You can stack these bins on top of each other inside a closet until next year, or you can keep them in an attic or basement.
If you're storing your decorations in the garage, then garage hooks are an ideal option. These hooks are designed to keep your storage containers off the ground. However, if you're using large storage containers, they might not fit on garage hooks, so be sure the containers you buy will fit on your garage hooks before purchasing them.
Label the Containers With the Decorations
Keep track of what's in each box. You may not remember where you put those odds and ends from last year, but you'll remember that you put your Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer figurine in Storage Box A!
We hope these tips help keep your home beautiful and clear of clutter and ensure that your decorations find their way back into storage in the same great condition they were in when you put them down, having given you and your family incredible Christmas memories.