Storing tips for seasonal decorations and equipment

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Many Christmas decorations to store. Image courtesy of Suat Eman at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Many Christmas decorations to store. Image courtesy of Suat Eman at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

This post is by Robert Barlow, he has some great suggestions and tips on how to store decorations and equipment. It is great timing just before the Christmas season, if I follow this list, I will definitely be more organised.

The holidays! A series of events where the world seems to transform. Your room, your house, the street and your workplace are suddenly festive, covered in the beautiful the interesting and the gaudy. Whether designed to scare, amuse, amaze or shock most people love decorations. Until the day after the holiday, where you’d better pull the things down and find a place to put them in a hurry. Here are some suggestions.

Bag ’em cover ’em and box em

The holidays! A series of events where the world seems to transform. Your room, your house, the street and your workplace are suddenly festive, covered in the beautiful, the interesting and the gaudy. Whether designed to scare, amuse, amaze or shock most people love decorations. Until the day after the holiday, where you’d better pull the things down and find a place to put them in a hurry. Here are some suggestions.

Decorations all packed up & ready to be stored.Image courtesy of antpkr at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Decorations all packed up & ready to be stored.Image courtesy of antpkr at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Bag ’em cover ’em and box em

Dust has a knack for getting everywhere and covering everything. So you might want to consider a couple of layers between the decorations and the outside world. You don’t want things getting damp or dusty. Get a simple storage bag or furniture cover and coat the inside of the box in it, then close it and tape it up. You might not think you need it, but nothing is more depressing than pulling out mouldy stockings and stripped tinsel.

Simple even labelled boxes

This might seem simple but surprisingly few people figure it out. Get some uniform boxes from a storage company, decorate them differently for each holiday and leave them, organised by holiday and slightly separate from each other, that way when you need them you can go find them and move them in a simple logical manner. For added ease, labels, simple, effective, inexpensive, and definitely underused.

Placing and location

Understandably you probably have quite a few things you need to store, but it’s important that you put your holiday things somewhere that you won’t have to elbow your way through them, but also won’t be too hard to reach when you need them. To that end you should keep your holiday things to one side of everything else, and put them in a logical order. If at all possible leave a small space to one side of the holiday boxes, so that when you’re done with the first holiday you can fill the space, leaving easy access. At the end of the year there should be some space at the other end, fill it with the first box of next year and reverse the order.

Take the easy way. Hired Storage

Self Storage with Fort Knox Storage Queensland

Self Storage with Fort Knox Storage Queensland

The simplest and easiest option. Load everything into boxes, rent out a storage space from Fort Knox Sunshine Coast. For when the attic is too dusty, the basement is too hard to haul from and the things inside are too delicate or awkward to risk being pushed out of the way while you’re getting something else. Just put them in storage, take them out a couple of weeks before the holiday in question and put them back when you’re done. Cheap, simple and logical.

Festivities are important, Holidays are a time when the family, friends, even people you barely know, come together in the name of good will and decorations are a big part of developing the atmosphere. Don’t let a few little irritations get in the way of enjoying them, just follow these simple steps and you can cut down on your holiday stresses.

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