You can do everything right when it comes to storing your decorations. You can perfectly wrap every tiny trinket. You can store items in stackable boxes to save room. You can label your boxes according to the proper holiday. But when a whole year passes without so much as a thought given to decorations, it’s easy to forget what you’ve done with all that décor.
New items pile up in front of holiday boxes and reorganization leaves you unfamiliar with where you’ve put things. (more…)
When the holidays start winding down and it’s time to say goodbye to decorations, it’s not uncommon to want to put it all away as fast as possible. The urge to de-clutter your living space can often lead to hasty packing. The damage done by swiftly storing your holiday decorations may not be an issue for almost a year, but eventually you may open your boxes of bobbles and find a mess.
Make sure you take the time to tuck your decorations away safely. (more…)
You yank down your surgical mask, pull on your industrial strength rubber nitrile gloves, say a quick Hail Mary, and reach into your kid’s backpack. You can actually hear the Jaws theme in your head. Inside the dumpster-scented bag you find the homework assignment from last spring he swore he completed and a lunch bag that now qualifies for a science experiment.
“There has to be a better way to store stuff at the end of a season,” you mutter. And you’re right. Why wait until October 30th to scurry around trying to find your Halloween decorations while at the same time trying to get the scuba equipment and banana hammocks out of the way? Of course, if your husband wears a banana hammock, you probably have much bigger issues to deal with….
Just because you were always the kid who began his 2,500-word essay the night before, doesn’t mean that you can’t get a head start on storing the summer gear and preparing for fall.
1. What’s coming out of storage for the winter?
That’s right, go to your storage unit and assess what goodies are coming out of hibernation before you try to cram all your summer gear into it. Believe us, we’ve seen people load up their storage units first and then try to remove the stuff they want second. Don’t be that guy. Organization and planning are your allies when it comes to seasonal storage.
2. Make a list of summer items in August.