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Storing Holiday Decorations

It’s that time of the year when the holiday decorations, including lights, wreaths and Christmas trees are everywhere you look. Some people take their decorating more seriously than others, with displays that include dozens of strings of lights, inflatable santa’s and snowmen and tons of other decorations for both inside and outside. Others choose to keep their decorations to a minimum. Either way, at some point, the holiday season will end and all of those decorations will need to be boxed up and stored until next year.
 
You may have asked yourself, as many others do, if there is a better way to pack and store Christmas decorations. Not only do you want to keep your decorations safe and intact for next year, but you also want a system that makes them easier to unpack. Here are a few ideas for storing holiday decorations:
 

Lights

 
Perhaps the most challenging of all decorations to store are Christmas lights. Simply piling them into a box can lead to broken bulbs and tangles that are sure to cause headaches when it’s time to use them again. Consider using a reeling storage device for your lights. Not only do these devices hold hundreds of feet of lights, but they also prevent tangles and unintentional breaks.
 

Ornaments

 
The Christmas tree ornaments collected over the years can be expensive. You may have inherited a treasured ornament from a grandparent or decided to spend the extra money on a really nice set. When it’s time to pack the ornaments up at the end of the season, be sure to use a heavy-duty ornament chest or other storage box specifically designed for ornaments. These may be a little bit of an investment, but they’ll help keep your ornaments looking great for years to come.
 

Tree

 
Chances are, the original box your artificial Christmas tree came in is long gone. Still, you’ll want to have a good storage solution for your tree to keep in good condition for future Christmases. Fortunately, there are several different ideas for Christmas tree storage, including a soft-sided bag with handles or even a rolling case that makes it easier to move from one place to the next.
 

Gift Wrapping Paper

 
It’s hard to know what to do with left over wrapping paper at the end of the holiday season. On the one hand, you don’t want to just throw it out – some it can be pretty expensive. At the same time, it can be maddening trying to find the best place to keep it so it won’t get damaged. There are some clever ideas floating around on the internet, including using an old hanging garment bag or creating your own holder with an upside down barstool. It’s also a good idea to identify a safe place in your storage unit or garage where this paper will contact with items that may cause damage.
 
Many of our customers keep their holiday and Christmas decorations stored in one of our clean and safe storage units here at Arizona Storage Centers. This way, the boxes and boxes of decorations don’t take up space in the garage or storage closets at home. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind that your decorations are protected and good to go when you need them next.
 
For information on storage units for 2016, call us today at 480-386-6022.
 

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