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How To Store your Christmas Decor

Updated: Jan 2

Once the festive season winds down, it's time to pack away your Christmas decorations for next year. Taking down your tree and ornaments can be a bit tricky, but with the right approach, it becomes a quick and hassle-free task. Proper storage is key to ensuring that your decorations stay beautiful and functional year after year. In this guide, we'll show you how to organize and put away your TREE, ORNAMENTS, GREENERY, and CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.


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HOW TO STORE ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREES

Storing your artificial Christmas tree in its original packaging might seem like a good idea, but it's not recommended. Cardboard storage tends to wear out over time and is susceptible to dust, pests, and other elements. Instead, consider alternative ways to protect your tree.




USE A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREE STORAGE METHOD

Find a cool, dry place to store your artificial tree. To prevent dust, you can cover it with an old bedsheet or large cloth. Ensure that the area is away from direct sunlight, extreme temperature changes, and moisture.


CONSIDER AN UPRIGHT CHRISTMAS TREE STORAGE METHOD

If you have space, consider storing your tree upright. Detach the top section, place it in a designated spot, and cover the rest with a cloth or old bedsheet. This method helps preserve the shape of the tree.


HOW TO STORE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Prepare your Christmas ornament storage boxes by gathering the original packaging or using clear plastic containers. When removing ornaments, place towels around the base of the tree to catch any fragile ones that might fall. Organize ornaments by style, size, or color for easier decorating next year. Label containers and list the contents for quick retrieval.



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HOW TO STORE OTHER CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

For RIBBONS AND GARLANDS, carefully unwrap each strand and find a way to keep them untangled. Irregularly shaped items like tree picks and toppers should go in a durable box lined with shredded paper. Use bubble wrap to secure fragile items like snow globes and place fabric decorations in a safe, dry spot.


REMOVING DECOR FOR COMMERCIAL SPACES OR OUTDOOR DECOR

If you're dealing with commercial spaces or outdoor decor, the removal process may involve additional steps. Ensure that all electrical connections for lights and other decorations are disconnected safely. For larger outdoor items, enlist the help of a team to carefully take down and store the decorations. Consider using weather-resistant covers for items that will be stored outdoors to protect them from the elements.


HOW TO STORE WREATHS, GARLANDS, AND OTHER GREENERY

Maintain the beauty of faux greenery by cleaning it and removing any decorations. Flatten the tips to fit them better into storage bags. Store wreaths and garlands in their original boxes or find a designated spot to keep them safe.



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HOW TO STORE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Avoid damaged lights and tangled wires by neatly storing light strings. Use plastic bags, tension rods, cardboard sheets, or wire spools for easy organization. Label each storage option according to the color or type of light strand. Remember to avoid direct sunlight, moisture, and pests to keep your decorations in top shape.


WHERE TO STORE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

After packing up your Christmas decorations, find a dry and cool storage area that is easily accessible but away from small children or pets. Common storage locations include the garage, attic, large cupboards, closets, cabinets, or empty shelves. If space is limited, consider converting unused corners into makeshift storage areas.


HOW TO PROTECT CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN STORAGE

Keep decorations away from direct sunlight, extreme temperature changes, and excessive moisture. Use desiccants to keep storage boxes dry and ensure that containers are sealed tight to prevent pests from damaging decorations. When stacking boxes, place heavier ones at the bottom to avoid crushing the lighter ones.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE CHRISTMAS TREE STORAGE METHODS WATERPROOF?

It's advisable to store in a cool, dry place to prevent musty odors.


HOW DO YOU HANG CHRISTMAS TREES IN STORAGE?

We recommend finding a designated spot and covering the tree with a cloth or old bedsheet.


HOW SHOULD I ORGANIZE MY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS FOR STORAGE?

Keep themed sets together and label boxes for quick retrieval.


WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO STORE?

Look for alternative ways that suit your space and needs.

We hope this guide provides useful tips on how to store and organize your Christmas decorations. At St. Nick's Christmas Lighting and Decor, we're dedicated to making your holiday traditions special. Check out our collection of festive items to elevate your Christmas experience! Visit www.stnickschristmaslighting.com

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