‘Tis the season for “extra stuff” to clutter up your home. There are gifts waiting to be wrapped, wrapping paper and Christmas decorations taking up every available spot in your home. While the decorations are great to enjoy during the holiday season, they tend to get in the way and fill up your closet space during the rest of the year. Larger holiday displays such as inflatables, artificial Christmas trees, wreaths or outside lighting displays could take up a large amount of storage space in your home. Renting a self storage unit is a great alternative to keeping your holiday items in your attic, basement or garage. This will help de-clutter your storage space and allow you to put other items that you might need on a daily basis in storage in your home. The extreme temperatures of an attic or the moisture of a basement could cause damage to your holiday displays. To protect your artificial Christmas tree or holiday wreaths, place them in a climate controlled storage unit.
There are certain things to prep your holiday decorations for storage either in your home or a self storage unit. If possible, store your ornaments in specially designed ornament boxes. Wrap delicate ornaments in tissue paper or bubble wrap and store them in a separate box from your regular ornaments. Bundle strands of lights around an empty paper towel or gift wrapping tube for easier storage. This will help to elevate time spent detangling the strands of lights next year. Store the artificial wreaths in a large box with extra filler for protection. Place all of your holiday wrapping paper and ribbons together in a box for storage. Make sure to label the boxes, so you will be able to access them when you need to for the next year’s holiday season. Doing these extra steps will allow continual use of your holiday displays and decorations for years to come.
The week after Christmas is time to set your goals and resolutions for the New Year and start taking down your Christmas decorations. De-cluttering and keeping your home organized after the craziness of the holiday season is the first step of accomplishing your New Year’s goals. Renting a self storage unit is one of the best ways to help you de-clutter your home. Stay tuned for some re-organization and de-cluttering tips in future Stop N Stor blog posts.