Storing Christmas items in January may pose some challenges. Whether you have a few special ornaments or lots of decorations, it's important to store them safely and securely. This ensures they remain in excellent condition for years to come.
Here are some tips on making your holiday packing and storage less complicated and stressful:
Most of us have an egg carton or two, so why not use them for ornament storage? An egg carton is secure, compact, and is the perfect shape for most ornaments. They stack well, help keep your ornaments organized, and are a very inexpensive storage solution.
Your beads can get wrapped around your ornaments and tangled with garland while in storage. Use a water or pop bottle that has been cleaned and dried out. Place the beads in the bottle, and it becomes an instant no-tangle solution.
Use a hanger and a clear plastic bag to store your Christmas wreaths. Bags and containers designed to house your wreaths can be bulky and expensive. This DIY solution is a simple and great way to keep your wreaths clean and dust-free.
We all know how frustrating it can be when our extension cords become tangled. A very easy solution is to use toilet paper or paper towel tubes. Label the outside of the tube with the length of the cord and place the cord inside the roll. Your cords can stay organized, tangle-free, and easy to find next year.
Most of us have had the honor of taking on the daunting task of untangling Christmas lights. Wrapping lights around a piece of cardboard or plywood with one-inch notches cut out provides an easy, stress-free, and cost-effective method to store your lights.
Another solution is to use old coffee cans. Wrap the lights around the coffee can and place the ends through the lid. Your tangled messes will be no more!
Use transparent containers or totes so you can easily view the contents inside. Make sure to label the totes to find items even easier next season.
Now that the holiday season is over and you have an abundance of wrapping paper, it’s time to store it until the next season. Garment bags are a perfect storage solution for wrapping paper. They can be purchased at almost any dollar store, hang easily and keep the rolls tidy and secure.
When it’s time to pack away the tree for storage, you may find that the box the tree originally came in has seen better days, or you can’t seem to fit the tree back into the box.
Shrink wrap is a great solution to keep your tree clean and protected. Wrap your tree tightly with the wrap, and next year, when it’s time to set up your tree, remove the wrap, fluff up the branches, and start your holiday decorating.
Using self-storage, you create extra space at home and keep your Christmas tree in good condition, ensuring years of festive enjoyment.
To protect miscellaneous holiday items like linens, stockings, tree skirts, and tablecloths from dirt, dust, and bugs, consider using large zipper bags or vacuum seal bags. You can find these at department stores, online, or even at your local dollar store.
If you don't have enough space for your Christmas decorations, rent a climate-controlled storage unit or drive-up unheated storage unit.
Elite Self Storage offers indoor heated storage and convenient drive-up storage units to meet all your storage needs. With 3 storage locations, Elite Storage offers storage solutions for all your personal or business needs. Our storage facilities ensure the security and safety of your holiday belongings through individual access codes and video surveillance. Opting for self-storage is a cost-effective solution for all your storage needs.
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