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Storing Holiday Decorations

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There is no time of year like the holidays, and few traditions are as storied as decorating for them. It’s a tradition that brings families together and lets creativity run wild.

But though your stockings are hung by the chimney with care, what about when they come down? Decorations require careful storage to ensure they can brighten up your home for years to come. Here’s how.

The Basics

Your first and most obvious choice is your storage vessel. Plastic containers are the obvious choice, especially stackable ones. However, you may also want to look at specialized boxes like this three-tier ornament container.

Your other major problem is inventory. How do you know what goes where? Box labels certainly help, but they don’t tell the whole story. Invest in a three-ring binder or even a humble notebook, and keep an inventory that’s as complex as you want it to be. If you have a laptop or tablet, you can also do this digitally, with the added bonus of easier updating.

Finally, invest in some core supplies. Get plenty of bubble wrap, old newspaper, and masking tape. When you’re finished, get some more! You can never have enough.

Specific Tips

  • Christmas Ornaments: save the original boxes! They often come with plastic molding or structural reinforcement that keep their contents safer.
  • Artificial Christmas Trees: instead of disassembling that tree every year, why not invest in a Tree Keeper bag? This handy device slides over any fully assembled Tannenbaum.
  • Lights: two things are the biggest killers of lights: broken wires and broken bulbs. You can solve both with a humble coffee can! Wrap strands gently around the can, then tuck connectors and extra bulbs on the inside.
  • Outdoor Decorations: cleaning before storage is a must for outdoor decorations! The last thing you need is bugs eating away at your stuff for an entire year.

Do you need a place to safely store your Christmas, Halloween, or other seasonal decorations? Alamance Self-Storage offers secure standard and climate-controlled storage units! With sizes ranging from a walk-in closet to a garage, we can cater to even the most discerning décor enthusiast. Contact us now for a free estimate!