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How To Store Seasonal Decor: 3 Basic Steps To Follow

Alivia Whitaker | Oct 29, 2018

If you enjoy decorating for the holiday season you're going to want to know how to store seasonal decor.  It can be easy if you follow our 3 simple guidelines on how to store seasonal decor.

Store Seasonal Decor: Wrap Individual Items

The key to an organized and safe holiday/ seasonal decor storage is to wrap individual items.  You'll want to do this by:

  • Wrap individual seasonal decor items in several layers of tissue paper
  • Store seasonal decor individually using dividers or cardboard inserts
  • Wrap more fragile items in bubble wrap over the tissue paper
  • Label everything
  • Store seasonal decor items based on type

Store Seasonal Decor: Organize By Holiday

You'll want to store seasonal decor in an organized fashion by the holiday in an orderly fashion.  That way its easy to get to and find next year when you're ready to decorate again.

Store seasonal decor this way:

  • By category of holiday
  • By type
  • By frequency of use
  • By size and weight
  • By fragility

Store Seasonal Decor: Separate Out Heavy Items

Our last tip for you is to separate out the heavy items.  An amateur seasonal decor storage move is to place to many heavy items in one box that can cause it to be too heavy to lift or that can crush other items.

Moving.tips lead a discussion on how to pack heavy items.  They said,

"1) Choose a sturdy, properly padded box that is slightly larger than the item(s) you’re about to pack;

2) Place the item(s) inside so that some space remains between them and the sides of the box;

3) Use pieces of cardboard, foam sheets, packing peanuts, or large size bubble wrap to fill the empty space in the box. If you put more than one item in a box, make sure there is sufficient cushioning between the articles as well. Keep in mind that it is very important to completely immobilize the items (especially fragile ones) inside the box;

4) Fill any extra space at the top of the box with more cushioning materials. The boxes should always have a firm top once closed or they may cave in when stacked one over the other in the moving truck. So, do not forget to test the top before sealing the box shut – if it feels like it might give way when you push down on it, reopen the box and add some more packing peanuts or foam sheets;

Bonus trick: If there is too much space left at the top of a box when you put a heavy item in it, you can use to pack some lighter articles inside the same carton. It won’t be a good idea, however, to have lightweight items on top of a box that is going to be stacked under another heavy box in the moving truck. In this case, it will be better to cut the box down to size – slice the vertical edges of the box, fold down the sides, overlap them, and seal tightly to create a smaller moving container. Depending on the items inside, you may want to turn the cut-down box upside-down – you will get a multi-layered bottom which can withstand much greater weight than a typical carton.

5) Seal the box and place it in another box, several inches larger than the already packed one. Put some cardboard pieces or other appropriate padding materials between the two boxes. Tape the second box shut. (Alternatively, you can wrap the packed box in several layers of bubble wrap and run packing tape around it to keep the wrapping in place.);

6) Label the boxes with their contents and write HANDLE WITH CARE or HEAVY on the cartons, so that the movers know that need to be cautious when carrying, loading, and unloading these boxes. Don’t forget to mark all boxes that contain fragile items as FRAGILE and THIS SIDE UP.

Keep the boxes no heavier than 50 pounds!"

Follow the above tips to keep you in line with the best way to store seasonal decor.  In addition, you can visit Keylock Storage Blog for more interesting articles about organization and lifestyle: keylockstorage.com/blogs