Guide to Storing Your Holiday Decorations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Lin   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 16:24

After the Holidays, cleaning up and putting away decorations can be a nuisance. Below are a few tips that will help you clean up quickly and stay organized for easy decorating next year.

  1. Label everything. Before you start packing away your decorations, the key is to label everything so you know where items are -- and what they are, as well.
  2. Use divided boxes for ornaments. Divided wine or liquor boxes are perfect for storing round or odd-shape ornaments -- they're sturdier than commercial versions and often free at your local store. Line the compartments with felt or tissue paper to protect the ornaments.
  3. Wrap lights before storing. When taking down your lights, wrap them around a piece of cardboard or a wrapping paper tube to prevent them from getting tangled in storage.
  4. Find a cool place for candles. Holiday candles should be stored in a cool place, such as a basement or the refrigerator if possible. Wrap them in cellophane to keep them from melting together or transferring color if they get warm.
  5. 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.
  6. Make bubble wrap your last step. For more delicate Christmas ornaments, store with bubble wrap. First, wrap fragile or vintage ornaments in acid-free tissue paper, then add a layer of bubble wrap and place in a cardboard box.
  7. Repurpose a hat box. Unused hat boxes are the perfect storage solution for holiday wreaths. To give your wreath extra protection, wrap in thin plastic.
  8. Put together a holiday tool kit. Fill a regular toolbox (or a shoe box) with holiday essentials, such as ornament hooks, tape, wire cutters, narrow ribbon, scissors, twist ties, and spare holiday light bulbs, so that next year all these supplies will be ready to go.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 08:24