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5 Tips For Storing Your Holiday Decorations

Thursday, January 12, 2023

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While jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring as you rock the night away, having to store all of your Christmas decorations after the holiday season can be a real grinch. However, thanks to a bit of creativity and a touch of planning, you can still find the perfect storage solution to have all your decorative items ready to go next Christmas. Here are 5 tips to help store your festive decorations so they'll be in perfect condition and all set to go next year.

1. Choose a suitable place for storing your decorations 

The ideal storage solution for your holiday decorations is a designated storage area, like a basement, attic or even a guest room. But this is Hong Kong, where space is at a premium which makes it even more important to store everything wisely while utilizing every nook and cranny to keep storage out of sight. For instance, consider drawer-style storage containers that can fit into any corner and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors that blend into your home without overwhelming the area. If space permits, you can also use custom-made crates that fit underneath beds or in closets for easy storage during the other months of the year. If you take the time to explore pack-and-storage solutions, there is an abundance of attractive and practical storage solutions found online that will hide the clutter and give you back some much-needed space!

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2. Protect your decorations with wrap, cases, and boxes 

Holiday décor, like Christmas ornaments, figurines, ceramic art, and dishware, are delicate and must be handled with tender loving care. Choosing the right tools and materials to store your holiday decorations should be the first thing on your list. Bubble wrap is invaluable as it provides an extra cushion against bumps and drops with its air-filled pockets that absorb shock. However, exercise caution by not making the wrap too tight as this could damage the festive ornaments. Plastic cases are also great for decoration storage because they provide a barrier from dust and dirt, while still allowing ample room for padding around your item. The sturdy cardboard walls in paper boxes offer another layer of protection that can handle a bit of impact. Keep in mind that when packing your decorations into paper boxes, make sure to pack them tightly with crumpled newspaper or packaging chips for a great cushioning material. 

3. Store your lights in a dry and concealed place

The glow of Christmas lights are one of the most festive and instantly recognizable symbols of the holiday season. Whether you have strands of small twinkle lights or strings of bright holiday bulbs, proper care should make them last for many Christmases to come. To ensure that your decorative lights stay in great shape, avoid the build-up of moisture at all costs. Try to hang up Christmas lights in storage containers or plastic storage bags to keep them safe from dust and reduce tangling. Keep any fittings like adapters and replacement bulbs separate so they won't get damaged during storage. And, of course, make sure you label your Christmas decoration storage containers clearly so that they are not only easily identifiable, but the fragile lights are safe as well.

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4. Shrink-wrap the artificial tree

Unless Santa himself comes down the chimney to visit you, nothing screams Christmas more than a well-decorated tree. While an artificial tree is one of the best and most practical ways to add holiday cheer to your house, it's important to know how to properly store it to ensure it's ready again next year. Start by meticulously cleaning up any fallen needles, debris, light strands, or decoration leftovers. Next, shrink-wrap your tree with packing plastic to keep it free from any unwanted dust, moisture, and pests. You can purchase shrink wrap at almost any hardware store, just make sure the wrap is large enough to cover your tree from top to bottom.

5. Save more space and money with storage services

Perhaps the most convenient and effortless way to store all your holiday decorations in Hong Kong is to rent a storage service. Not only is it an affordable way to store some of your beloved belongings, it will also eliminate the stress of constantly packing and unpacking for both short-term and long-term storage needs. Most storage companies offer climate-controlled environments to protect your decorations from being affected by changes in humidity or temperature. Some companies will also have insurance covered in their services, giving you peace of mind throughout the year knowing that your valuables will always remain safe and sound and ready for the next holiday season.

Getting into the holiday spirit becomes much easier when you know all your treasured decorations are just a few clicks away. At RedBox Storage, our affordable prices and climate-controlled units ensure your cherished decorations are the least of your worries during all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. For more storage tips and advice, please visit our website, or contact us today to find out about our storage service.



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RedBox Mini Storage makes de-cluttering your residence simple and stress-free. For however long you need space, we are here to help. Whether it’s extra furniture, sporting equipment, seasonal clothes or an extensive collection of rare antique books, RedBox Mini Storage has a personal storage solution custom-made for you. Just tell us about your clutter and we’ll advise you the rest of the way. Your valuables are always valued in our care.

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