Once Christmas is over, it can be difficult to know how to store Christmas decorations without breaking or damaging them. Read ahead for our top tips on how to store those fragile Christmas decorations.
Do not throw out old egg cartoons. Egg cartons are fantastic for storing Christmas ornaments. Use the egg cartons to store small and round ornaments. The egg cartons will keep them protected until they are ready to be used again next year.
Choose Containers Carefully
Most of the time when people are packing away their Christmas decorations, they tend to put them back in the original packaging. However it is best to try and avoid using cardboard for storing items for a long period of time. The reason for this is because cardboard deteriorates over time and can absorb moisture which can cause mould and dampness. Instead of cardboard boxes, invest in a few plastic containers for Christmas decoration storage, plastic containers are ideal storage solutions.
Wrap Ornaments Individually
When it comes to wrapping fragile ornaments, do not group them together, wrap each one individually in tissue paper and bubble wrap. If you group ornaments together then the chances of them smashing and becoming destroyed is extremely high as when you are moving the boxes they will be clinking together, which is something that you do not want when storing Christmas decorations.
Shrink Wrap Your Tree
This is for those of you who have an artificial Christmas tree. If you are someone who stores their tree in the garage or even the attic, wrap your tree tightly in clingfilm, this will keep the tree clean and protect it throughout all of the seasons. When it is time to decorate for Christmas the following year, all you need to do is take a pair of scissors and slice up the side of the wrap and fluff the branches back into shape.
Keep Wreaths In Your Wardrobe
If you have space in your wardrobe why don’t you hang your wreaths in here? They will remain protected, ready for the following year. Hanging your wreaths in your wardrobe will prevent them from going flat.
Use Cardboard For Your String Lights
Wrapping your Christmas lights around slabs of cardboard is a great way of storing them. This stops them from getting tangled so you do not have to go through the hassle next year of spending hours detangling tiny string lights. Take strips of cardboard and cut out a slot on each end to make a spool. This will prevent the lights from just sliding off.
There you have it, our top tips on how to store fragile Christmas decorations. If you are someone who is interested in renting a storage unit after the Christmas period, get in touch with us here at Storage Tameside. If you choose to store with us we can offer you 50% off your first 9 weeks of storage and we also offer a free collections and removals service as well. If you are interested in renting a storage unit, contact us here on 0161 826 4576 and our expert team will help you with finding a storage unit perfect for you and your needs.