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Now that the Christmas holiday has come and gone, it’s time to put everything away until next year. Everything, including strings of Christmas lights, stockings, ornaments, and many other festive decorations, will need to be packed carefully in order to keep them in pristine condition. In today’s post, we will provide you with a few tips on unique ways to store your Christmas decorations so that they are ready to go for the holidays next year.

If you are someone who loves this time of year and decorates as much as possible, then you may not have enough room in your home to store all of your festive decorations — especially if you bought even more this year. At Homestead Storage in Greeley, we offer self-storage units that make it easy for Christmas lovers to store all of their decorations until they are needed. Our storage units are available on a month-to-month basis, meaning you won’t be stuck in a lengthy contract! Interested in learning more? Contact Homestead Storage or stop by our facility to start the rental process.

Repurpose Household Items

Want to safely store your Christmas ornaments while also saving the planet? When the time to take down your tree and pack away your ornaments comes, go around your home and find containers that you can easily repurpose for your packing needs. For example, you can use an old egg carton to keep some of your fragile ornaments safe, or you can reuse plastic coffee cups, allowing you to easily see what ornaments you have inside. Don’t be afraid to get creative with some of the reusable items! You can also plan ahead and save any items throughout the holidays that might come in handy when it’s time to put all of your festive decorations away.

Wrap Lights Around Cardboard

String lights are one of the biggest hassles you have to deal with year after year. All you want to do is open up your storage container, take out your lights, and string them around your tree. Instead, most of the time when you take your Christmas lights out of storage, you have to spend a good amount of time untangling them before you can actually start decorating.

While lighting storage solutions exist, we know you would much rather spend your money on more Christmas decorations. Luckily, you can reuse flap pieces of cardboard to store your lights! Instead of discarding all of the cardboard boxes that come through your home this time of year, save some of them, flatten them, and when it’s time to put away your string lights, wrap them around the flat cardboard to keep them untangled!

Use Clear Containers

This time of year, you can find red- and green-colored storage bins in just about every store, making it easy for you to buy the storage containers you need to pack away all of your festive items. However, most containers are opaque, so you can’t see what’s inside as you pull out all of your Christmas bins year after year. If you set up your decorations in a specific order or you need to find something in a certain bin, you may find yourself going through container after container to find what you need.

This year, consider buying clear containers! Storing all of your Christmas decorations in clear containers will make it easier for you to see what is inside and find anything you might need. Even if you already have a set of opaque containers, you can always buy a few smaller, clear containers to put inside.

Secure All of Your Christmas Decorations at Homestead Storage!

If you’ve run out of room for all of your Christmas decorations in your home, then Homestead Storage in Greeley has the extra space you need! We offer self-storage units in a variety of sizes to meet your needs. Explore our website to learn more about our self-storage options, and give us a call to lease a unit today!