Ideas for Storing Christmas Decorations
The holidays are a time to celebrate, but they can also be a time of stress. It’s hard to know where or how you’re going to store all of your Christmas decorations until next year. The best solution is often the easiest one: invest in extra storage space and dedicate it for your Christmas decorations. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some ideas for storing Christmas decorations that will make your life easier during the holidays and save you from having to worry about them again until next year.
Where Should You Store Your Christmas Decorations?
A great solution for storing all of your decorations, especially if you have a lot of them, is your garage. You will need to consider the amount of space you require for all of the decorations, and calculate it ahead of time. Planning is essential to ensuring that you have the right amount of space for all of your Christmas possessions.
Another fantastic option is to rent a storage unit to store your belongings throughout the year. If you have limited space in your garage or attic, renting a space to store your Christmas decor is perfect; and allows you to store other belongings throughout the year too. Our storage units here at Cubic are extremely secure, through our Access Control and monitored CCTV system, which means that you can rest easy knowing that your belongings are safe.
How Should You Store Your Christmas Decorations?
Once all of the Christmas festivities have come to an end, you will need to know how to store your tree, lights, ornaments, and baubles so they don’t get damaged for next year. Here are a few ideas to avoid any damage:
There’s no avoiding the fact that an artificial Christmas tree is a difficult object to store. Before you begin your search for storage containers, you need to make sure that you know the tree’s measurements and if you’ll be storing it assembled or disassembling it and storing it in smaller pieces.
The easiest way to store a Christmas tree is to bag it up. Simply secure the branches so that they don’t rip or damage the bag, and then bag it up. Using a bigger bag is ideal as you won’t have to dismantle the tree as much.
Alternatively, you could shrink-wrap the tree. Shrink-wrapping the tree is perfect if you plan on leaving it in your garage, as it will prevent insects and environmental factors from damaging it.
Christmas lights are extremely hard to keep in good condition, and are always getting themselves tangled. To avoid damaging them and keeping them organised, the best solution is to wrap them around something so that they don’t unravel when you don’t want them to.
Many items may be used for this, and we’d suggest utilising what you have on hand at home, such as:
- A plastic bottle
- Piece of card
- Empty wrapping paper tube
Storing Christmas wreaths can be extremely awkward as they’re big and take up far too much space in a cardboard box. The easiest way to store these is to find an appropriately sized bag and hang them up on a wall, instead of taking up floor space.
Ornaments and Baubles
Christmas ornaments and baubles can be very fragile and expensive, and will need to be stored with care. The best way to store these items, if possible, is to return them to their original packaging and keep them together in a larger box. However, it is unlikely that you have kept the original packaging, so a great alternative is to wrap them with bubble wrap and keep them in boxes. This can take up quite a bit of room, which is why storage units – as mentioned earlier – can provide a great solution.
Reuse and Recycle Packaging
When it comes to storing Christmas decorations, you can save a bit of money, and help the environment, by reusing and recycling packaging. Make sure to use the same packaging year after year, and keep it together in a storage unit to reuse next Christmas.