Christmas is a time of wonderful celebrations. Once it’s over, you’re left to deal with the chore of taking down the tree, packing away the ornaments and storing away the decorations.
You want your decorations to be in tiptop shape for the next Christmas, so how you store your cherished items is important. The following tips can help make packing away Christmas decorations easy and make sure they will last for many seasons.
Christmas tree storage tip:
When you’re taking down your artificial Christmas tree, as you take down each row of branches, put a rubber band around the stems to hold them together.
Write on the rubber band what number the row is. Put these branches in bags specifically made for storing artificial Christmas trees.
If you take the time now to label each row of branches as you put them away, you won’t have the problem of trying to figure out which branch belongs on which row.
Christmas wreath storage tip:
The best way to store your artificial Christmas wreath is to buy the round containers that are specifically made for wreaths.
Christmas wrapping paper storage tip:
For Christmas wrapping paper that’s left over, put these in the tube containers that were invented for this purpose. It’ll keep the paper from unraveling and the ends from splitting and tearing.
Plus, you can also store other wrapping paper for other occasions such as birthdays, weddings, etc.
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Christmas lights storage tip:
Before packing away the Christmas lights, always check each strand to make sure all the bulbs light up.
Secure each strand of lights with twist ties and store them in a small plastic container (i.e., Glad containers). Then you can easily store them inside a larger container.
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Christmas Village storage tip:
Wrap each Christmas village piece in bubble wrap and store back in its original box then place that box in the large plastic container. You should have room in the same container the lights are stored in.
Christmas ornament storage tip:
Wrap all Christmas ornaments in bubble wrap even if they’re not breakable. This keeps them from getting nicked. Also, wrap all Christmas candles in bubble wrap before packing them away in plastic storage containers. The bubble wrap prevents the candles from having chunks gouged out of them.
Just taking a few extra steps to protect your treasured decorations can help extend their use for many holiday seasons.