It’s that time of year again! Time to string up your lights and unpack those holiday boxes, but there’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing a treasured ornament broken or cracked or chipped because it wasn’t packed away properly.
There are some great ways to pack ornaments so they don’t break when you put them away or when stacking other things on top of those holiday boxes. (We sometimes forget what’s in those boxes, right?) So, here are some of the best tips from Waterglen Storage on how to pack away your beloved Christmas items without breaking anything!
Tip 1: Wrap, wrap, wrap! You know all of that wrapping paper that lurks around after the holidays are through? Use that to wrap up your ornaments when it’s time to pack them away for the year. There’s no need to purchase expensive bubble wrap, but ask your Waterglen Storage team for packing items if you do need to have these things for larger pieces.
Tip 2: Label the boxes. Oops! Did you just crush the really old golden ornament set because you put a mattress on top of it? Yikes! Labeling your boxes clearly will help you prevent these types of accidents from happening.
Tip 3: Consider some hard-top boxes. You can buy plastic collapsible boxes with hard tops that might be better for the really fragile things. Those leftover toy boxes are great for most things, but sometimes additional security is needed.
Tip 4: Taller items can be safely stowed using towels to wrap those items in. All you really need are some older sheets for things like carousels and other taller items that may not fit easily into a box.
Tip 5: Put all of the pieces of the tree back in the box. If you have a fake tree, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to find missing tree limbs. Putting all of the pieces back where they belong will prevent this issue from happening.
Tip 6: Make sure that the Waterglen Storage unit you rent is actually big enough for everything that you want to store. Sometimes, units that you already have might not accommodate all of those holiday things, so you may want to consider upgrading rather than smashing boxes.
Tip 7: You may need to throw some stuff out. If some of your things have seen better days, it might be time to toss some items. Never be afraid to throw things out when they are not in good shape.
Tip 8: Consider climate controlled storage units. If you have some perishable or really old things, think about putting them in storage that’s climate controlled. This way, you can make sure that those things are safe.
Help from Waterglen Storage
If you are thinking about using a storage unit to store your holiday items, you are not alone! A lot of people rent out a storage unit for this purpose, and those people often find that a storage unit is the perfect way to keep holiday items safe and secure all year long. Plus, it might be hard to store that massive inflatable Santa in your house, right?
Call Waterglen Storage today to find out what our rates are, how we can help you, and what types of storage units you need for the items that you have to store. We’re more than happy to provide you with the right unit for your needs. Until then, make sure to put away your holiday items carefully, so that you can enjoy the holiday by unwrapping all of those memories one by one.