The Fall and Winter months bring pumpkin spice, flannel, family-friendly movies, and parades. They also bring about the most decorated holidays. As you are changing your house from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas and back again, here are a few tips on how to store all your decorations.
Use Plenty of Boxes and Totes – and Label Them!
Use boxes and totes of all sizes to store lights, costumes, exterior and interior decorations. If you lean more toward the plastic totes, many stores such as Walmart and Target have color coded totes for each season. Store Halloween decorations in orange and black totes and Christmas in red and green. Most important is to label each box and tote…and be specific. You do not want to unpack the blue Christmas lights during Halloween set up!
Pack Breakables and Ornaments Separately
There can be multiple breakable decorations used during these holidays: snow globes, ornaments, a porcelain pumpkin. It is recommended to store these breakables individually. Originally intended for glasses, a dish pack box is the perfect box to store individual breakables because the box has separators within. These boxes are sold at every Bee Safe Storage location.
Wrap Large and Tall Decorations and Trees
To save on storage space and boxes, instead of taking down your artificial tree every year, try wrapping the tree in plastic wrap and stand a rolling cart for easy transport. Plastic wrap can be bought from every Bee Safe Storage location.
Take Inventory Every Season
When taking decorations down, take inventory of what you have. How many plastic Halloween candy buckets? Do you need more white lights to complete the Clark Griswold look next Christmas? Throw out any light strands that do not work and any broken decorations. If you have not used the plush turkey your great aunt sent you 5 Thanksgivings ago, donate it.
Find a Safe and Secure Storage Area
Finally, find a safe, open, and secure storage area. Garages, attics, and backyard sheds fill up too quickly with other items during the year and it is always a hassle getting to the back corners to get the decorations out. Find a Bee Safe Storage location nearby and rent a small unit solely dedicated to your holiday decorations. Throw July 4th in there as well. For a list of all Bee Safe locations by clicking here.