You’ve made your new year’s resolutions, the leftovers are gone, and the presents have been exchanged. The holiday season may be over but that doesn’t mean the work ends there. With all of the holiday decorations and accessories, you need a place to store them safely and securely so that you can reuse next year. The pack up and storage process can seem like a daunting task, so we decided to give you some helpful tips on how to decrease the stress and increase the productivity so that you’re ready for the next holiday season.
1. Take Inventory of All Items
As you pack your decorations, it’s important to also inspect. For example, you may have some burned out lights or broken ornaments. If you do, make a note of it and decide which items you’d like to replace for the next holiday season. You’ll be ahead of the game if you take care of this simple task now as opposed to saving it for later.
2. Color-Code Your Storage Bins
You want to make your life as easy as possible, especially during the holidays. We recommend you use color coded storage bins when storing your holiday decorations as opposed to using clear plastic bins. When using a color coded system, you can then quickly identify the bins and the contents of each bin. This will help avoid combing through each bin when you’re looking for a specific item.
3. Store Decorations Out of the Way
No matter how big or small your place may be, the last thing you want to do is to run into any boxes or storage bins filled with holiday decorations. In order to decrease clutter in your home, we recommend that you use climate controlled storage units to store away any boxes and bins.
4. Keep Lights Tangle-Free
There’s nothing worse than trying to untangle holiday lights. It’s a never-ending maze where all you are left with is frustration and broken bulbs. Avoid the unnecessary frustration by winding all holiday light around heavy plastic reels before placing them in your color-coded bins.
5. Keep the Scraps of Wrapping Paper
Make use of all the leftover scraps of wrapping paper by using it to wrap and protect your ornaments and other holiday decorations before placing them in storage containers.
This handy list of tips should help you store away your holiday decorations, and get ready to start the new year off on an un-cluttered foot. All Storage happily provides storage units of various sizes. Contact us today to learn more about how to store away any and all unwanted and unnecessary clutter so that you can enjoy your home until the next holiday season.