Holiday & Seasonal Collectibles
What Are Some Tips for Storing Holiday and Seasonal Decorations?
Putting away holiday decorations can be a stressful endeavor, and not packing them correctly creates a headache for the following year. Properly storing your holiday and seasonal decorations keeps them safe and clean for when you are ready to put them up again. For large items, such as artificial Christmas trees, consider a rolling case and a heavy-duty plastic hook for easily hanging the case out of the way. Label strands of lights with masking tape and a permanent marker, wrapping them securely on plastic spools to keep them tangle-free and working properly.
Keep silver ornaments and decorations safe by storing them in pouches made from tarnish-preventing silver cloth, or put anti-tarnish paper strips onto sealed ornament cases. Hooks, hangers, and small trinkets are best stored in plastic craft boxes and fishing tackle boxes. If you end up with a lot of containers and boxes full of decorations, you can choose an elevated storage option to keep them out of the way. Stack them into categories on a platform, and use a sturdy lift with steel support beams suspended from the ceiling of a garage or storage unit.
How Can You Repurpose Old Holiday and Seasonal Ornaments?
You can save money by repurposing old ornaments and transforming them into something new and beautiful. Turn Christmas ornaments into decorative clusters that hang on festive string, or use them to create a new wreath for the front door. Alternatively, spray paint old Christmas ornaments to match the color theme of another holiday, such as orange and black for Halloween or green for Saint Patrick's Day. You can also turn old, clear Christmas ornaments into a beautiful dangling chandelier with some sturdy wire and an eye for design.