The holiday season is upon us in the Northeast and across the rest of the country. It’s the time of year filled with the hustle and bustle of buying gifts for family and friends, planning holiday festivities and decorating our homes, offices and businesses in celebration.
However, as fast as the holidays and all of their cheer kicked into high gear, they will soon be over for the year. When that time comes, as it always does, holiday décor will need to be packed away once again.
One of the best ways to ensure your holiday decorations stay secure, stay intact and stay out of the way without taking up precious space in your home or business is to store them in portable storage containers.
In particular, storing your holiday décor in portable storage containers from A.B. Richards, the leading supplier of ground-level storage containers in the Northeast since 1982, will give you peace of mind because our containers are weatherproof and fireproof and feature heavy-duty, stainless steel construction with sturdy swing-out doors that can be locked.
Inside each of our mobile storage containers, you’ll also find thick, metal interior walls and one-and-3/8-inch hardwood floors and plenty of room to stow all of your decorations, from trees, lights and lawn ornaments to all of your gift-wrapping supplies.
How to Store Holiday Décor in Mobile Storage Containers
Organization is the key to properly storing holiday decorations in portable storage containers while maximizing the abundant space inside our on-site mobile storage units, according to the pros at A.B. Richards.
To get started, sort your decorations into groups of items that will be displayed together. Then pack them in reverse order: tree first, followed by lights, then ornaments, for example. By first packing away the items you put up last, you’ll make decorating the following year much easier.
Be sure to label every box of decorations so you don’t have to guess at what’s inside. In addition, keep a separate inventory list and a map of everything you store inside the container for easy reference.
Also consider making an “open first” box filled with essentials that you’ll need early in the season, such as cookie cutters, holiday cards, baking dishes or festive china. Make sure you keep that front and center in your portable storage unit so you don’t have to go digging through decorations to find it at the start of the season.
Clever Ways to Store Holiday Decorations in Storage Containers
Here are a few more tips for storing holiday decorations from HGTV:
- Wrap strands of lights around a sturdy piece of cardboard cut to the size of a shoebox top in order to store them tangle-free.
- Use egg cartons to store smaller ornaments and use plastic drinking cups hot-glued to a piece of sturdy cardboard to store larger ornaments. These can then be placed inside larger boxes or bins.
- Store holiday wrapping paper in garment bags.
- Place beaded garland inside clear plastic soda bottles.
- Stow wreaths on a coat rack. Place each one on a hanger, cover in plastic and hang on the rack.
We hope these tips inspire the organizer in you to tackle the task of taking down, sorting and storing your decorations after the holidays with the same enthusiasm you have at the start of the holiday season!
Contact A.B. Richards today at (800) 597-5971 to learn more about our storage container renting and leasing options. Our expert personnel can answer any questions, review your precise needs, and guide you to the proper portable storage units that work for you and your needs.