How to Properly Store Your Seasonal Decorations Before and After the Holiday Season | Countryside Self Storage
The holiday season is already in full swing, and it’s just going to get busier. Many of us are starting to dig out our holiday decorations from wherever they reside the other 11 months of the year, and we’re realizing how disorganized our storage methods are. Now is a great time to think about how Missouri self storage can help you to properly store your seasonal decorations so that they’re better protected, more convenient, and easier to access.
How do you do it? Not to worry! We’ve got some great tips that will help you store your seasonal décor items so that they’re easy to get when you need them and safely out of the way when you don’t! Let’s get started.
Document! This is a great first step, and it can be a lot of fun, too! Once you’ve decked all the halls with your holiday décor, it’s time to take out your camera or smartphone and photograph everything. You were going to post those pics to Instagram anyway, right? This not only gives you a reminder of everything that you have, it can also help you to remember how it was all set up, and what items go together.
Inventory! It helps immeasurably to have an inventory of all the decorations you’ve got and where each one is stored. You can keep your inventory list in a notebook, as an electronic document on your smart phone, or even on a sheet of paper taped to the top of a box or the inside of your storage unit. Do whatever works for you! The important thing is to have everything represented so that you know what you have and where it is when the time comes to haul it out again next year. This doesn’t just go for Christmas decorations, either. Creating an inventory and keeping like items together works for your Halloween decorations, your Easter baskets, you name it.
Pack Well. When it comes to putting stuff into storage, whether you’re using self storage in Missouri or just putting things out of the way around the house, you get out of it what you put into it. For things to store well, they need to be packed well. For decorations, that often means making sure that each item is in a box or storage bin where it fits and ensuring that breakable items are properly padded. Christmas lights should be wrapped around something to keep them from knotting up, while ornaments likely need to be placed into specialty boxes. You can buy special storage containers for those unusually shaped holiday items such as wreaths, stockings, artificial trees, or wrapping paper. Find the storage solution that works for you.
Choose the Right Missouri Storage Unit. The first step is to find a storage unit that can accommodate all your decorations. If you only have small stuff, you’ll need a smaller unit, but if you have a bunch of those inflatable lawn decorations or a full-size Christmas tree, you might need more space. You’ll also want to factor in the effect that extremes of heat, cold, and humidity can have on whatever you’re storing. If you have vintage décor items that hold special sentimental value to you and your family, you might want to invest in climate controlled self storage. Just ask the self storage experts at Countryside if you have any questions.
Speaking of Countryside, we offer five premier Kansas and Missouri storage facilities to fit all your self storage needs. If you’re looking to store your holiday décor—or anything else—this holiday season, contact us at any of our Pittsburg, Joplin, or Frontenac locations.