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Holiday Decoration Storage
Seasonal holidays, like Christmas, Hanukkah and Halloween can be a lot of fun. Everyone fills their yards with inflatable pumpkins or covers their houses in twinkly lights. But when the fun is over, all of that stuff has to be put away. Large decorations get pushed into the backs of closets. Consumables, like wrapping paper and bows, tend to get thrown away because there simply isn’t enough room for them. If you add up the cost of those bows, boxes and extra tubes of wrapping paper, you’ll quickly discover that throwing them out is a big waste of money.
Save space and money by putting your holiday decorations in a storage unit. Use these helpful tips to get even more out of your holiday storage.
- Recycle gift wrap by sending it through your paper shredder. Bag the paper shreds and use them for packing next year’s gifts—and for filling the Easter baskets, which you can keep in the very same storage unit.
- Keep all of your bows in a separate box. Bows are expensive and easy to reuse.
- Use egg cartons to store your tiny ornaments and decorations.
- Store all your tree ornament hanging supplies in a small shoebox. Keep hooks, cords, ribbon and scissors in the box. When all of your supplies are in one box, it is easy to replace lost hangers.
- Store large, soft items in plastic storage boxes, using one box for each holiday. Boxes are easy to stack, and you’ll only be removing the items you need at holiday time. Plastic boxes are great for bulky garlands, Halloween costumes, and paper streamers and banners. When you store garlands or banners that you hang the same way every year, label them with masking tape so you’ll know where to place them next year.
- Wrap holiday lights around empty wrapping paper tubes, and tape the ends of the string to the tube. When you take them out next year, they won’t be tangled. You can even place extra bulbs in a plastic bag and store it inside the tube.
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