Christmas Decoration Storage Guide
by Bishop's Move, 02 January 2019
You can store Christmas decorations easily by using resealable bags, storage containers and even plastic bottles if you follow our storage guide.
If you are the type of person that loves Christmas and buys far more decorations than necessary, one of your biggest problems will be finding a way to store all of them. You won’t want to throw them all out, as you can reuse some of your decorations next year and save money. But simply cramming all of your decorations into a box and throwing them in the garage or loft isn’t always the best solution. Space might already be tight in your home, so we have put together a Christmas decoration storage guide to help you manage.
What You Will Need
In order to make sure that you store all of your Christmas decorations safely, you will need to make sure you have some storage items. Many of these items are regular household items that you can make use of to help store all of your decorations. These items include;
- Clear resealable bags / sandwich bags
- Shrink wrap
- Plastic bottles
- Egg boxes
- Storage boxes
Although all of these items aren’t essential, they can make storing your Christmas decorations much easier and help you save space.
Storing your Christmas Tree
If you have an artificial tree, then this is one of the Christmas decorations that take up the most space in your home. This can be made a bit easier if you still have the box your tree came in, but these can get damaged over time and are not the best for storage. One great way that you can store your Christmas tree and make sure it is protected is to use shrink wrap. Fold the branches of your artificial tree up in sections and start shrink wrapping from the top of the tree. Once you have wrapped the tree you should be able to easily put it back into the cardboard box it came in and this protects the tree from water damage. This is also useful if you don’t have the box anymore, as the tree will be stored safely in shrink-wrap on its own.
Tree Ornaments and Decorations
There are a number of different ways that you can store your Christmas tree ornaments and decorations. This is where your resealable bags and egg boxes will come in handy. You can place baubles and other ornaments in plastic resealable bags by colour to make it easier next year. This won’t always protect them from damage though. If you have any leftover egg boxes, you might find that your baubles and decorations fit into these, with the cardboard being good protection to avoid broken ornaments next year. You could also store the resealable bags in a plastic storage container too though. You can also store garlands or beads in plastic bottles, to save space and stop them getting tangled up.
These can be one of the most difficult items to store and are always a massive source of frustration when taking them out of storage and attempting to untangle them. But you can effectively store your Christmas lights by utilising pieces of cardboard. If you still have any left over from Christmas presents then this is the ideal use. Strings of festive lights can be wrapped around a piece of cardboard to keep them in place and avoid them getting tangled. Make small incisions either side of a piece of cardboard and feed the wires in by wrapping them around. This is a great way to store lights and can even help you save space.