The Christmas holidays are over and you’re back on track with your regular routine. By now, you would have removed all your Christmas decorations including the Christmas tree, maybe a Christmas Crib and Star and other decorations to put your home back to its usual state. There are a few things you can do to ensure your Christmas decorations are stored appropriately in the right way so that they can be used for many years to come.
It is important to use the right packing materials such as boxes, bubble wrap, butchers paper, packaging tape etc. so that you can store your decorations properly. Hills Self Storage has a range of moving packs, boxes, tapes and other material to assist you with your packing requirements for everything from Christmas Trees to candles, holiday displays and lights and ornaments.
Sometimes, people have an emotional attachment to some of their Christmas decorations and that have been handed down from generation to generation. Hence, it becomes all the more important to store them correctly.
An artificial Christmas tree, depending on the size of the tree can be tricky to store. In order to lower the amount of mess and surplus items in your home, consider storing all your Christmas items in a self storage facility. A self storage unit can provide the much-required storage space but away from home for those items that you may only need than just once a year.
Here are some tips for storing your Christmas trees and decorations so that they remain in mint condition and intact for many years to come.
Tips for Storing an Artificial Christmas tree
An artificial Christmas tree is durable, but you need to ensure that your Christmas tree is stored in the right manner so that you can use it for the years to come. Prior to storing your tree, you need to check the manufacturer’s manual for storage suggestions/hints. Some manufacturers might recommend storing trees by dismantling it, whereas others recommend storing the fully assembled tree.
Storing the fully assembled Christmas tree is one of the simplest and the best ways to store because it normally takes a lot of time and efforts to put together and dismantle a Christmas tree every holiday season. Nonetheless, you can’t ignore the fact that a lot of storage space is required to store a fully assembled tree.
To keep the tree protected, you can place the fully assembled tree in an artificial Christmas tree storage bag. These artificial Christmas tree storage bags come in different sizes, which range from small to extra-large. You need to ensure that the storage bag is sized to fit your Christmas tree properly. Also, if the storage bag has wheels, it’s easier to move the tree. You’ll require a bigger storage bag if you want to keep the decorations and lights on the tree while in storage; in this case, you’ll need to take extra care not to break any lights or decorations. The second best option is to dismantle the tree (if it’s possible) for storage. For storage, you should try to keep the original boxes for the artificial Christmas tree. If you don’t have original boxes, then you can use a storage bin, box or duffel bag, which are big enough to contain all parts of the tree.
Ideas for Storing Christmas tree Decorations
Many decorations are heirlooms or are handmade by family members; thus, they should be treated and stored with special care. As Christmas tree decorations come in varied sizes and shapes, it can be difficult to store fittingly. Keep aside boxes for bigger or oddly shaped ornaments. In case, you don’t have the boxes, then cautiously wrap the ornaments in tissue paper or bubble wrap. Then after, layer the decorations in a box using filler material in between each layer. Your local craft stores should have different styles of specially designed ornament boxes. Additionally, by using a cardboard egg crate you can create your own box to store smaller ornaments.
Hills Self Storage based in the Hills District of Sydney offers various self storage options such as personal and business storage, car, boat and caravan storage as well as wine storage. So, if you’re looking for a self storage unit in Sydney or packaging supplies, you don’t have to look any further.