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Creative Storage Tips for Holiday Decorations

The holiday season means twinkling lights, delicate decorations, and inflatable snowmen. But where do these items go after the big celebration? A self-storage unit is a great safe and easy way to store your items until next year. At Migson Public Storage, we’ve been providing Torontonians with storage space for their holiday items for over 30 years.

Here are a few creative storage tips we recommend this holiday season:

Use egg cartons for Christmas bulbs. Christmas tree decorations are delicate, and can hold significant sentimental value. Keep them safe by storing them in recycled egg cartons from your fridge. They are easy to stack, and space-efficient. Just be sure they aren’t touching the ground, as carboard quickly absorbs water.

Hang up your wreaths. Fake wreaths can be just as aesthetically appealing as living wreaths, and can last for years. To ensure they maintain their shape, consider hanging them from a standing coat rack in your self-storage unit, and covering them with plastic.

Use cardboard box flaps to wind up lights. Recycle and save money by wrapping your holiday Christmas lights around a cut out section of cardboard box. It’ll prevent cords from getting tangled, and make for easy stacking and space-saving.

Combine holiday items with summer storage. If you have summer clothes and accessories kicking around, why not combine them with your holiday gear in a self-storage unit? It’s the perfect solution to get that unnecessary clutter out of the house. Just make sure you label each box carefully.

 Wrap up your artificial tree. They’re certainly not as brittle and delicate as real trees, but artificial trees can still sustain damage if handled improperly. To ensure your tree lasts for years to come, wrap it up with a roll of plastic kitchen wrap or old belts, and store it in an old box or hockey bag. Next holiday season, it’ll come out looking like new.

Bottle up your bead garlands. Tangled bead garlands are no fun. Store them in recycled (clean) plastic bottles. You’ll be surprised at how the slippery surface prevents unwanted tangles. In addition, the plastic’s flexible and non-breakable exterior ensures they store safely.

Use shoeboxes to store smaller items. Whether it be Christmas cards, napkins, or placemats, shoeboxes are the perfect solution. They are sturdy, easily stackable, and will keep your items safe until next holiday season.

With a self-storage unit, stuffing holiday decorations under the bed is a thing of the past. Clear your home of clutter this winter by renting out a unit from Migson. Choose from storage units of all sizes to suit your personal needs. To learn more about how you can benefit from a self-storage unit, get in touch with us today!

Posted on December 21, 2017 | Uncategorized

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