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How to Store Christmas Decorations

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Putting up the Christmas decorations is an exciting time. For many of us, it signals the true start to Christmas and gets us ready and in the festive mood for the holidays. However, come January, when it’s time to take it all down, all that festive joy, time and patience is well and truly gone.

However, you can forget about those holiday blues with the help of Kangaroo Self Storage. We will remove the need for the awkward heavy box shuffle from the living room back up to the attic or the cellar with our storage options. So here, we’re giving you all our tips, tricks, and self-storage expertise to make you a pro at putting away the festivities and storing them safely again for next Christmas.

By following our simple tricks and tips, putting away those Christmas decorations will be easier than ever, and you’ll be super prepared for next year!

In What Order Should I Pack Away My Decorations?

Before packing, take a moment to categorise your decorations by type (i.e., baubles, tinsel, and lights) and size. This will help you plan the packing process and make your life easier when it comes to unpacking next Christmas.

From here, it’s time to tackle that tree. Carefully remove all baubles and other tree decorations before placing them in designated boxes, not forgetting to wrap delicate items in bubble wrap. Unwind the lights and put them aside; we’ll be dealing with those later!

Next comes the tree itself. If you’ve got an artificial tree, it will need to be stored properly so it lasts for many years without needing to be replaced. The original box or bag is the ideal way to store these, but if you no longer have it, or it’s seen better days, dismantle the tree into its sections, wrap each one in an old bed sheet and tie them closed. Put each piece in a large, sturdy box (don’t forget to label it) and tuck it away for next year.

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Then, it’s the wreath and garlands. Christmas wreaths, garlands, and other artificial festive foliage are typically delicate and must be stored in a way that won’t damage their shape so they can be used year after year. One of the best ways to do this is to keep them hung up so they don’t end up being crushed under something in the back of a cupboard. Use a coat hanger and a plastic covering (like a bin bag), and keep the wreath hung up in a wardrobe in the bag to prevent it from getting flattened and bent out of shape. Regarding garlands, roll bubble wrap or a bed sheet around them before folding them into a smaller, more manageable shape to avoid tangling.

What Can I Store My Decorations In?

The best thing you can do for your Christmas decorations is to store them safely in sturdy boxes. But if you don’t have any lying around, we can help. Kangaroo’s Box Shop offers a range of packing supplies designed to protect and organise your Christmas decorations while stored away. Various-sized cardboard boxes accommodate different-sized decorations, with larger boxes ideal for bulkier decorations or even the Christmas tree itself. Our smaller boxes can safely store delicate ornaments when combined with bubble wrap or packing paper, offering padding and damage protection.

As mentioned, bubble wrap is particularly good for fragile items like glass ornaments, and packing paper is a versatile packing aid useful for filling empty spots in boxes, providing further stability. Our wide range of materials helps you to customise the packing process to the size, quantity, and sensitivity of your decorations. Don’t forget, if you have one too many boxes, you can always get creative with Christmas cardboard crafts!

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Keeping Those Lights Knot-Free

As everyone knows, Christmas lights are one of the trickiest decorations to cope with. There just doesn’t seem to be any way of keeping them organised in a way that doesn’t result in them taking hours to untangle come next year.

Well, luckily for you, we have a handy tip from our storage experts. Wrap the lights around a piece of cardboard (you’re likely to have loads lying around after Christmas) to keep them from getting tangled up. To do this, cut a slot on both sides of the cardboard, one for the plug and one for the end of the lights, and wrap the lights around the middle.

And there you have it! Christmas lights made simple.

How Can Kangaroo Self-Storage Help?

If your Christmas decorations are still taking up too much space, even after you’ve neatly organised them and put them away, it could be time to consider self-storage. Our household self-storage units are a great way to store bulky items that you need and want to keep but that you don’t really have space for, and they come with many benefits, such as:

  • Convenience: Avoid clutter and free up space in your home or garage by utilising self-storage units.
  • Affordability: Our cost-effective storage options cater to various budgets, ensuring you only pay for the space you need.
  • Security: Keep your treasured decorations safe and protected, as our self-storage facilities are equipped with 24/7 security measures, such as CCTV and secure access systems.

In addition, at Kangaroo Self Storage, our units are flexible and affordable. There are no complicated, long-term contracts, meaning you can store with us for as long as you like, and we only need one week’s notice when you wish to vacate. And, just to make it easier, we offer a free collection service. You don’t even have to take your items down to our storage facility yourself; it’s just that easy.

Whether you’re located in Scotland or North West England, there’s a Kangaroo waiting for you:

We’re here to make your festive season easy and stress-free so you can focus on what’s important – perfecting those roast potatoes ready for Christmas dinner.

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