The best Thanksgiving decoration storage tips
Thanksgiving is behind us – but its decoration still may be in place. Pilgrim and Indian decor, horns, lots of pumpkins or any other thing that took place on your table and walls can be wondering your house for days. That’s why we here at Master Moving Guide decided to give you the best Thanksgiving decoration storage tips – to clear up some space. Let’s get right into it!
What are our Thanksgiving decoration storage tips?
The best Thanksgiving decoration storage tips are the ones that save you time and money. And storing decoration that can be used again next year is the best way to save money. When it comes to packing for storage, you need to be careful not to damage your decoration. Other than that, let us give you some tips for better packing.
Tradition is important – but celebrated differently
Before we begin, we want to stress out how important tradition is. There are many traditional practices on Thanksgiving day and there is something special about each of them. Every house practices something different so every house has a time when the period of feasting ends. So, if it’s time to take out the boxes to pack the decorations, let’s see what’s the best way to do it.
Keep original packing
Keeping the original packaging is always a good idea for any item you own, but it is not always possible. This may especially come in handy when you move. And packing your items can be especially challenging. Still, packing and moving services can be cheaper than you think – and there is a way to check that out. Ask your movers what is a binding estimate and you’ll get a good idea of how much funds you’ll need to prepare for your move.
Besides that, you can store your Thanksgiving decoration in its original packing. This is the best way not to damage your items and to keep them safe until next year. But what to do if the original packaging is often damaged or you simply do not have it?
Cardboard partitions are great for separating decorations
A little cardboard, a little warm glue and make the partitions yourself, according to the dimensions of the box in which you keep the decorations. Also, you can place smaller boxes, packages, and decorations in large transparent plastic boxes. Put a lid on it and preferably find boxes with the closing mechanisms. In this way, there is no dust on the decorations when you unpack them next year. Nor the possibility of breaking something if you accidentally knock down a box while pulling out something else. Also, the contents of the box are visible in the transparent box.
Wrap your decoration with paper
When you need someone to move your parents, you call senior movers. And when you pack decoration for storage, you wrap it with paper first. We know you’re probably doing this, but it’s not bad to repeat it. Wrap any fragile ornaments in the newspaper. Also, be sure to remove the hooks or paper clips from the decoration, so as not to damage and scratch other decorations.
Use plastic cups and zip bags
If you do not want to use cardboard partitions, and you want to separate the decoration, make partitions from plastic cups glued to the cardboard. Or sort the decorations by color into zip bags. So next year, take out only those that you need. As for the garlands you can use rolls of used aluminum foil. Decorative ribbons are easiest to wrap around the arm, then tie with an elastic band.
Use quality boxes
One of the smartest ways to store your decoration is to use special boxes made for that purpose. You can ask your movers or search the Internet. Movers may be the smarter choice as they usually have a rich offer when it comes to any specific boxes or cases and they definitely represent a good investment that will save you the trouble forever. You can also ask your movers about the size and the quality. Storing items is important as you do want to save them for next year.
Store other items as well
Quality boxes can be used for many other purposes. New Year is just around the corner and you can order more boxes. In this way, you can store your Christmas decoration as well. In any case, it’s good to think in advance and buy more boxes – you never know when you need them.
Thinks to consider when packing
A smart solution is to put each piece of decoration separately in a plastic bag and roll it up, as this will avoid scratching, breaking in the box, and, of course, damage. As you may know, you don’t have to take up space in your home when you store your decoration. You can easily check with your movers what are the best storage options for you. For example, you don’t have to pay for climate-controlled storage if you only store your decoration. Also, you can ask your storage providers what to do. On the other hand, you may be surprised by how useful the storage services can be for your everyday life.
In the end, we hope you found our Thanksgiving decoration storage tips useful. You can always contact us for moving and storage services or check out our blog for other tips.