Tips for storing Christmas decorations


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Now that both Christmas and New Year’s Eve are long gone, the time is right to start thinking about the best ways for storing Christmas decorations. For all of you who have just reused your old decorations, this article could be somewhat less interesting. However, you may come across an idea in it that could change your perception and your whole idea and outlook on how to properly do this so that you do not consume too much of your space with them.

Keeping them out of the way, but safe and sound throughout the year is something that should be on top of your goals not only when it comes to Christmas decorations but all of your belongings that you do not use on a daily basis. As one of the best movers Ottawa has to offer, we have seen many ideas for storing items. So, let’s get going!

Properly storing Christmas decorations is not that difficult really

Christmas really is the best time of the year, isn’t it? With your whole family together in your warm home, while snow outside has long been covering the streets of the city in which you live for days, this really is a magical time of year. Even in the case that you are not a winter person, I can bet that this is the best part of winter for you as well. However, this time of the year is going to come and go and you are going to be stuck with the decorations that you need to store somewhere and in some way. So, you might as well take the time to find out how to do it in the best way possible.

a warm cozy place near a Christmas tree
Christmas really is the magical time of the year

Being one of the most popular long distance movers Ontario has to offer, we have seen it all. We have helped numerous people move and start living in a new space. In this process, we have seen where they kept their decoration and in what state. So, we are confident that we have the best pieces of advice for you. Still, before we go into details, we would like to point out that storing items such as these are not going to be difficult even when you are running low on storage space. So, let’s take a look at how to make the most of it.

The best ways for storing Christmas decorations

Following are the top tips that we have prepared for you for storing Christmas decorations:

  • In the case that you have relocated recently, reuse your cardboard moving boxes
  • Wrap lights into cardboard
  • Empty plastic water bottles are an excellent tool for storing garlands
  • Undo your fake tree or wrap it in a protective cloth

Now, let’s get down to details.

small Christmas tree and decorations all around it
Pack your decorations well in order to be able to use them again in the future

Reusing cardboard moving boxes for storing Christmas decorations

The first thing that we are going to suggest doing is reusing your cardboard moving boxes. 

Now, many of you who are reading this will not be the ones that have moved recently. Obviously, you are not going to have many moving boxes around you. Worry not. All that you have to do is to take a walk to a department store near the place you live and ask them to give you some leftover cardboard boxes. These guys receive goods every day. Therefore, surely they are going to have cardboard boxes to spare. In the case that they have already got rid of them, just ask them to save some of them for you for tomorrow.

Alternatively, you can always invest in cardboard moving boxes. Many providers of storage units Ottawa has to offer will have them on the stock. All that you have to do is to make a phone call and go pick them up. Quick and efficient all the way.

Once you have obtained them, just place your decorations inside, seal the box with duct tape and you’ll be all set.

Wrap lights into cardboard

Once again, you are going to need to use cardboard. The good news is that, to prevent your lights from tangling up, you do not need to use an entire cardboard box. In fact, for this, you are going to need just a small section. You should make sure to wrap your Christmas lights around the cardboard. This way, they will really not stand any chance of getting tangled up meaning that using them again after 12 months is going to be really easy. Looking from this angle, it really does make sense to invest in packing supplies, right? Okay, let’s move on.

storing Christmas decorations such as lights is not that difficult
Storing Christmas decorations such as these lights is easy with some help from cardboard

Empty plastic water bottles are great for storing garlands

Garlands are very nice looking, right? Plus, not only can you put them on your Christmas tree in your home in Quebec, but you can put them up almost anywhere in the house and they are not going to look out of place. What’s also superb about them it’s that they are really easy to pack. All that you need to do is to place them into an empty water bottle. Close the lid and voila. Your garlands are successfully packed for storage.

Packing your fake Christmas tree

Fake Christmas trees are great for they allow the true trees to grow. So, go ahead and buy a fake one in the case that you do not have one already. Once the holidays are over, all that you need to do to pack away your tree is either to undo it and pack it back into its original packaging or you can simply wrap it in a protective cloth. The choice is all yours.

Easy storing Christmas decorations

As you have seen, storing Christmas decorations can be easy and fun at the same time. All that you need to do is to prepare well for it. The sky is your limit when it comes to preparations.

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