The fall and winter seasons are chock-full with holidays that require a certain amount of decorative flair, so to speak. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid and their ilk—these different celebrations usually leave our homes festooned with all sorts of seasonal decorations.
We know it’s fun to put all these festive stuff up, but we also know how much of a pain it is to get your seasonal decorations in and out of storage. With Halloween now over, you might be staring at a pile of skeletons and tombstones and cursing your own holiday spirit. Where are you supposed to put your giant inflatable turkey with this haunted mess in the way?
Before you go crazy from disorganization, check out these best practices for storing your seasonal decorations. If you follow these tips even a little bit, you’ll find your
If you want to get your life back in order between seasons, first you need to know what you have. Go through all your items and take inventory of everything you have.
To most easily keep track of your stuff, we recommend keeping a spreadsheet on your phone. Google Sheets is a great and easy-to-use spreadsheet app.
Check for Damage
As you’re going through all your stuff, check for anything that’s damaged and throw it out. If anything’s damaged or not working properly—we’re looking at you, Christmas lights—toss it in the junk pile to be dealt with later.
Separate by Season
Once you’ve got everything that’s worth keeping inventoried, you can begin to organize. You can start by grouping things on your inventory sheet so you’re not trying to organize on the fly.
Start big-picture by separating your decorations by season and give each season its own floorspace in your unit. It’ll be easier to put things back when you don’t have to move other seasonal stuff out of the way. It’ll also be easier to get to next year.
Group Like Items
Getting more granular, it’s a good idea to group similar items together within the seasons. You can get good-sized storage tubs especially for certain items—and make sure you label them clearly. For instance, get one box for all your Christmas tree lights and ornaments, and another box for outdoor lights.
With related items together in one big box, you won’t need to dig through multiple boxes and create even more of a mess.
Keep It Tidy
As the seasons change and you shuffle things in and out, make sure you keep it tidy! If you let things get out of order, you’ll be back doing the same thing in a year or 2. Take the few extra minutes to put things back where you found them.
Double Springs, Elkins & Ozark Storage Is Here to Help
The best organization can only save you so much space. If your seasonal decorations are taking up too much space at home, a 24/7 storage unit at Double Springs, Elkins & Ozark Self Storage is a great way to make room and save stress.
With locations in Fayetteville, Elkins and Springdale, we’re always here to take care of your stuff. There’s no one more 24-hour than us—we guarantee it. If you need more than just 24-hour access to your storage unit, we also offer amenities like moving supplies and U-Haul rentals. We’re your one-stop moving and storage shop.