After the holiday season is over, packing up decorations for storage is your next step. You want to ensure each treasured ornament or home decor piece is wrapped well to avoid damage until you need them again next year. Here are five tips for keeping your decorations secure.
How to Pack Holiday Decor
1. Keep Original Packing
Especially for delicate pieces, the original packaging is the best protection while in storage. The manufacturer takes great care to design perfectly shaped boxes and filler to prevent damage and reduce dust. If you no longer have the boxes, grab a resealable sandwich bag and place the ornament inside. Squeeze the air out, seal the bag, and place it in a box that fits the ornament with a bit of padding.
2. Recycle Wrapping Paper
Leftover wrapping paper can be recycled into packing materials for your breakable ornaments. Surround each piece in a sheet and add shredded remnants as padding between decorations in your storage container.
3. Untangle Lights
To avoid a tangled mess of lights, this year, find a sturdy round container such as a coffee can or a circular plastic container with a lid. Slit the lid, insert the plug inside the container, then wrap the string of lights around the perimeter of the can. You can also use a sturdy cardboard tube of wrapping paper.
4. Hang Wreaths
A clothing rack in your storage unit will keep wreaths in good shape. Cover each one in plastic or a garment bag, then hang them on the rack. Make sure not to pack them too tightly so leaves, vines, and baubles don’t get squished. Racks also let you use vertical space, freeing up the floor for bins.
When you need a storage facility for your holiday decorations, call M. Dyer & Sons. This moving and storage company in Pearl City has been Hawaii’s choice for over 50 years, with customers from Honolulu, Kaneohe, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Kapolei, and Pearl Harbor using their services. Call (808) 456-4200 or visit them online to receive a free quote. And if you have a lot of leftover food in your home that you don’t want to pack for relocation, consider using their Move for Hunger charity program.