How to pack up your Christmas decorations for storage
It’s always a sad thing when the Christmas season ends. When all the presents are opened, all the food is eaten, and when the festive spirit slowly vanishes into thin air. Our lives are unfortunately turning back to normal, step by step. The same goes for our houses or apartments, which need to say goodbye to Christmas decorations. Fortunately, it’s the kind of packing that we can do by ourselves. No need to call any of the professional movers Miami to pack up your Christmas decorations for storage. However, there are a few things to be aware of.
Store your Christmas decorations efficiently and quickly
Before packing Christmas decorations, you should first find enough free space in your home to put it away. It may sound like a trivial thing or something that goes without saying, but it’s not. Especially if you’re living in a flat with no basement or attic. Christmas decorations aren’t easy to compress and put somewhere where they won’t bother you. Decluttering all that Christmas mess is a serious business. It takes a lot of boxes and bags to stuff everything in, and zero improvisation. That said, always pay attention not to throw away any of the original Christmas decoration boxes. No matter how hard you press or bend the Christmas tree, it’ll never fit any box as smoothly as it will its tailor-made original one. Still, you should buy a spare bag or two, just in case.
Or if you don’t want to do any of this, there is always an easy way out. Spread out wide your safety net, call any of the moving companies Hollywood FL, and move Christmas decorations to your parents’ or grandparents’ attic.
Finding the right materials to pack up your Christmas decorations for storage is important
Yes, moving boxes are the first thing on everyone’s mind when packing materials are concerned. However, it’s the fragility of packed items that dictates the packing materials. Christmas decorations are, as we all know, extremely fragile. Therefore, instead of boxes, you should consider packing paper first, or even plastic bubbles. When you wrap decorations, never stack them on top of each other, but next to each other.
Pack up your Christmas decorations for storage into appropriate boxes
Once the wrapping of Christmas decorations is done, it’s time to put them in boxes. Needless to say, different boxes should be used for different types of decorations. Ornaments shouldn’t be mixed with string lights. String lights shouldn’t be mixed with seasonal wreaths. And none of them should be anywhere close to the Christmas tree. When you take care of packing, make sure to properly label all the boxes. To prevent confusion for the next year, divide ornaments by color, size, and type. And again, write all that down.
Ways to get rid of old Christmas decoration that you won’t be using next year
Of course, Christmas decoration isn’t immune to wear and tear. We need to buy a new set of ornaments every other year. Partly because they’re no good anymore, and partly because we’re bored with them. Also, you might have been a bit too enthusiastic when buying them and bought a few too many.
In case you exaggerated this year with your Christmas decoration, and bought some you won’t be using next year, these are some ideas on how to solve that problem:
- Make them a gift for either your relatives, friends, neighbors or some institution. You can easily find someone to bring joy to;
- Sell them and get at least some of your invested money back;
- Instead to pack up your Christmas decorations for storage, leave them near a garbage container and surprise a random traveler or someone who is less fortunate.
To conclude, the irritation of chaotically packed Christmas decorations is the real thing. It happens to all of us. They’re fragile, easily breakable, and they come in different shapes and sizes. After the holidays, we’re usually tired and not in the best of moods. Not a perfect mindset to pack Christmas decorations. Still, it doesn’t take too much effort to go to the internet for advice and pick up on a few useful tips. As painful as it may seem now, you’ll applaud yourself the next year when you start unpacking them again.