Do you love decorating your home for all holidays, occasions, and seasons? There’s great joy in putting up decorations and getting into the holiday spirit. But as much as wishing every day is a holiday, they aren’t, and the decors must come down. From there, it’s up to you to decide where and how to store them.
Choosing your storage location is the first step to storing and organizing holiday decorations, which may be the toughest. Holiday decorations can take up a lot of room, and you only use them occasionally. So keeping them stored can be challenging. (I bet you didn’t think of that while buying those cute fall-themed home decors.) So your choice boils down to two options: your property or storage.
If you don’t want clutter at your home or don’t have any space for your decor, then it’s time to look for a storage solution. At Hogan Moving, we have a variety of storage solutions that will fit your needs. Just call us at (317) 639-9583 to discuss.
As you eagerly wait for the next holiday to put your decorations up, remember these tips on storing them in your storage unit once the festivities are over.
• Declutter yearly
Decorations accumulate quickly; this first step is essential to store your decor. As you put away your decorations, decide if you need each thing. Answer these questions: Is anything broken? Does it still fit your style? Do you have too much of something? Before storing your decorations, take the time to declutter what you have.
• Plan for long-term storage
You may think you’re only storing holiday decorations for a couple of months, but those months happen every year. That means you need to pack and keep for the long haul.
• Categorize by holiday
Categorizing your holiday decorations is a simple way to keep them organized. Seasonal decorations specific to a particular holiday need to be stored separately. That way, it’s easy to find the right decorations based on the season, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, or Hanukkah.
• Invest in sturdy containers
You will be using your decorations yearly, so make a one-time investment to buy excellent quality storage. Invest in sturdy bins and storage with proper lids and compartments for ornaments, lights, and collectibles. You will not have to make this investment again for many years, saving you time, money, and stress.
• Label everything
Have a list of what’s inside each bin and tape it to whichever side of the container faces the front. This label will help you to keep your items organized and easily identifiable.
• Stack smart and stay organized
Inside your storage unit, stack your boxes according to weight: heaviest on the bottom, lightest on the top. For optimal accessibility, create an aisle or two within your unit and leave yourself a simple map in case you forget where things are.
We all know decorating your home for the upcoming holidays is a great mood booster, but storing it afterward could be a drag. We hope that these tips help you store your seasonal decorations with ease. Keeping them in a self-storage unit is a way of ensuring they are protected until the big day rolls around again, saving space in your home and ensuring they stay in pristine condition.