It’s so fun to get into the holiday spirit by decorating the home with festive items both inside and out. But those decorations sit in boxes for most of the year. It can be a problem to have them taking up any amount of space in your apartment or house. Don’t waste space in your home on something that is only used for the holiday season once a year. Rent a storage unit for holiday storage and use the extra space for more useful purposes.
- Label everything. Before packing away decorations, label everything so you know where items are, and what they are. If planning to store more than one type of decoration in a box, label each section to save time and frustration next year.
- Use divided boxes for ornaments. Divided boxes are perfect for storing round or odd-shape ornaments. They are sturdier than commercial versions and offer better protection. You can purchase these at our storage facility for perfect holiday storage.
- Wrap lights before storing. When taking down the Christmas lights, wrap them around a piece of cardboard or a wrapping paper tube. This prevents them from getting tangled in storage. Then tape the ends of the light strings to the cardboard with masking tape to keep them secure.
- Save the original packaging. When storing items with small pieces, like nativity sets or holiday villages, is helps to keep the original packaging. This ensures that the box is the right size, and the picture on the box doesn’t require a label.
- Stack flat ornaments. Place flat ornaments, such as icicles, flat snowflakes,and wooden cutouts, between layers of tissue and store them in shoe boxes or labeled gift boxes.
- Use bubble wrap. For delicate Christmas ornaments, store with bubble wrap. It is best not to place it directly against the ornament.First, wrap fragile or vintage ornaments in tissue paper, then add a layer of bubble wrap before placing in a cardboard box.
- Put together a holiday tool kit. Fill a regular toolbox or a shoe box with holiday essentials. Everything from ornament hooks, tape, wire cutters, nylon line, ribbon, scissors, florist’s wire, twist ties, the spare Christmas lights, so that next year all the Holiday supplies are ready to go.
- Hang wreaths on a rack. Instead of stuffing wreaths in plastic tubs or boxes, keep them fluffed and ready for next season using a coat rack. Cover each of the wreaths with a plastic bag and hang on a hanger. Then label each wreath accordingly.
- Hang it up– Use a see-through garment bag for wrapping paper storage. It keeps the wrapping paper dust free and easily accessible.
For those of us who are especially festive, (think Greely Grizwalds) the holiday decorations can take up quite a bit of space. Storing them at our Garden of the Gods Self Storage Facility can be the ideal solution. Consider renting a small storage unit to store all your holiday decorations for next year. There are many reasons to rent a storage unit.